Top 50 DC Comics Of 1973

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1973

To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1970’s page [which has links to see other years within the decade], the list you are about to see involves no judgment or pricing data, but rather simply ranks the universe of D.C. comics published in 1973 by how many copies have passed through CGC’s doors to date — that’s it!

This exercise should tease out a very interesting list of “key” or otherwise interesting D.C. comics from 1973 but not necessarily an all-encompassing list (if very few copies were created for a given key, that restricted supply could keep the count of CGC submissions low). So without further ado, here below is a list of the top 50 most-submitted D.C. comics from 1973 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1973; all key comics from 1973 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,508 Shazam #1 2/73 D.C. Comics
2. 1,156 Batman #251 9/73 D.C. Comics
3. 729 Shadow #1 10-11/73 D.C. Comics
4. 467 Swamp Thing #7 11-12/73 D.C. Comics
5. 277 Swamp Thing #2 12/72-1/73 D.C. Comics
6. 266 Swamp Thing #3 2-3/73 D.C. Comics
7. 203 Swamp Thing #6 9-10/73 D.C. Comics
8. 192 Swamp Thing #4 4-5/73 D.C. Comics
9. 190 Swamp Thing #5 7-8/73 D.C. Comics
10. 150 Batman #253 11/73 D.C. Comics
11. 149 Secret Origins #1 2-3/73 D.C. Comics
12. 137 Plop! #1 9-10/73 D.C. Comics
13. 132 Detective Comics #431 1/73 D.C. Comics
14. 121 Shazam #2 4/73 D.C. Comics
15. 119 Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #2 12/72-1/73 D.C. Comics
16. 115 Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #3 2/73 D.C. Comics
17. 114 Shazam #8 12/73 D.C. Comics
18. 107 Adventure Comics #428 7-8/73 D.C. Comics
19. 103 Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #4 3/73 D.C. Comics
20. 98 Justice League of America #108 11-12/73 D.C. Comics
21. 94 Batman #247 2/73 D.C. Comics
22. 94 Detective Comics #437 10-11/73 D.C. Comics
23. 91 Flash #219 12/72-1/73 D.C. Comics
24. 86 Sword of Sorcery #1 2-3/73 D.C. Comics
25. 83 Batman #248 4/73 D.C. Comics
26. 81 Black Magic #1 10-11/73 D.C. Comics
27. 77 DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #18 7/73 D.C. Comics
28. 77 Shazam #3 6/73 D.C. Comics
29. 75 Wonder Woman #206 6-7/73 D.C. Comics
30. 74 Prez #1 8-9/73 D.C. Comics
31. 72 Action Comics #425 7/73 D.C. Comics
32. 72 DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #15 3/73 D.C. Comics
33. 69 Batman #252 10/73 D.C. Comics
34. 69 Batman #250 7/73 D.C. Comics
35. 68 Batman #249 6/73 D.C. Comics
36. 67 Shazam #4 7/73 D.C. Comics
37. 65 DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #14 2/73 D.C. Comics
38. 65 Strange Sports Stories #1 9-10/73 D.C. Comics
39. 64 DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #20 9/73 D.C. Comics
40. 64 Justice League of America #107 9-10/73 D.C. Comics
41. 63 Wonder Woman #205 3-4/73 D.C. Comics
42. 63 Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #5 4/73 D.C. Comics
43. 60 Mister Miracle #13 3-4/73 D.C. Comics
44. 60 DC 100 Page Super Spectacular #22 11/73 D.C. Comics
45. 59 Wonder Woman #207 8-9/73 D.C. Comics
46. 59 Detective Comics #436 8-9/73 D.C. Comics
47. 59 House of Mystery #210 1/73 D.C. Comics
48. 58 Brave and the Bold #108 8-9/73 D.C. Comics
49. 57 Action Comics #421 2/73 D.C. Comics
50. 57 Superboy #197 9/73 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1973

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1973, more key comic books of 1973 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1973, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1970s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂