Top 50 DC Comics Of 1974

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1974

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 1974 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 1974 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 1974 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1974; all key comics from 1974 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 655 Sandman #1 Winter 1974 D.C. Comics
2. 450 Omac #1 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
3. 405 Swamp Thing #9 3-4/74 D.C. Comics
4. 251 Swamp Thing #10 5-6/74 D.C. Comics
5. 247 Swamp Thing #8 1-2/74 D.C. Comics
6. 175 Adventure Comics #431 1-2/74 D.C. Comics
7. 142 Batman #255 3-4/74 D.C. Comics
8. 138 Adventure Comics #433 5-6/74 D.C. Comics
9. 138 Rima, the Jungle Girl #1 4-5/74 D.C. Comics
10. 128 Adventure Comics #432 3-4/74 D.C. Comics
11. 110 Swamp Thing #11 7-8/74 D.C. Comics
12. 108 Shadow #2 12/73-1/74 D.C. Comics
13. 101 Shadow #3 2-3/74 D.C. Comics
14. 99 Detective Comics #438 12/73-1/74 D.C. Comics
15. 95 Detective Comics #441 6-7/74 D.C. Comics
16. 88 Detective Comics #440 4-5/74 D.C. Comics
17. 88 Detective Comics #439 2-3/74 D.C. Comics
18. 87 Batman #259 11-12/74 D.C. Comics
19. 83 Adventure Comics #435 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
20. 83 Batman #258 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
21. 77 Swamp Thing #12 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
22. 73 Detective Comics #443 10-11/74 D.C. Comics
23. 72 Batman #254 1-2/74 D.C. Comics
24. 71 Detective Comics #442 8-9/74 D.C. Comics
25. 69 Shadow #4 4-5/74 D.C. Comics
26. 68 Batman #256 5-6/74 D.C. Comics
27. 66 Adventure Comics #436 11-12/74 D.C. Comics
28. 65 Brave and the Bold #112 4-5/74 D.C. Comics
29. 62 Shadow #6 8-9/74 D.C. Comics
30. 61 Superboy #202 5-6/74 D.C. Comics
31. 61 Superman #273 3/74 D.C. Comics
32. 61 Adventure Comics #434 7-8/74 D.C. Comics
33. 61 Mister Miracle #17 12/73-1/74 D.C. Comics
34. 59 Plop! #4 3-4/74 D.C. Comics
35. 59 Brave and the Bold #113 6-7/74 D.C. Comics
36. 58 Justice League of America #111 5-6/74 D.C. Comics
37. 58 Batman #257 7-8/74 D.C. Comics
38. 57 Flash #229 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
39. 57 Shadow #5 6-7/74 D.C. Comics
40. 56 Justice League of America #113 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
41. 55 Justice League of America #109 1-2/74 D.C. Comics
42. 54 House of Mystery #221 1/74 D.C. Comics
43. 51 Kamandi, the Last Boy on Earth #15 3/74 D.C. Comics
44. 50 Shazam #12 5-6/74 D.C. Comics
45. 50 Brave and the Bold #115 10-11/74 D.C. Comics
46. 50 Superman #272 2/74 D.C. Comics
47. 50 World’s Finest Comics #225 9-10/74 D.C. Comics
48. 49 Flash #225 1-2/74 D.C. Comics
49. 49 Superman Family #164 4-5/74 D.C. Comics
50. 48 Superboy #205 11-12/74 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1974

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1974, more key comic books of 1974 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1974, 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! 🙂

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