Top 50 DC Comics Of 1978

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1978

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 1978 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 1978 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 1978 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1978; all key comics from 1978 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 636 Firestorm #1 3/78 D.C. Comics
2. 396 DC Comics Presents #1 7-8/78 D.C. Comics
3. 364 Detective Comics #476 3-4/78 D.C. Comics
4. 323 Detective Comics #475 2/78 D.C. Comics
5. 166 Firestorm #3 6/78 D.C. Comics
6. 148 Detective Comics #478 7-8/78 D.C. Comics
7. 145 Showcase #97 2/78 D.C. Comics
8. 138 Batman #300 6/78 D.C. Comics
9. 108 Detective Comics #477 5-6/78 D.C. Comics
10. 100 Detective Comics #479 9-10/78 D.C. Comics
11. 96 Steel, The Indestructible Man #1 3/78 D.C. Comics
12. 87 Showcase #100 5/78 D.C. Comics
13. 80 Doorway to Nightmare #1 1-2/78 D.C. Comics
14. 80 Green Lantern #100 1/78 D.C. Comics
15. 72 DC Comics Presents #2 9-10/78 D.C. Comics
16. 62 Action Comics #485 7/78 D.C. Comics
17. 60 Detective Comics #480 11-12/78 D.C. Comics
18. 55 All-Star Comics #70 1-2/78 D.C. Comics
19. 54 DC Special Series #16 Fall 1978 D.C. Comics
20. 53 Showcase #101 6/78 D.C. Comics
21. 52 Showcase #99 4/78 D.C. Comics
22. 52 Firestorm #2 4/78 D.C. Comics
23. 49 Batman #296 2/78 D.C. Comics
24. 49 DC Special Series #15 Summer 1978 D.C. Comics
25. 47 All-Star Comics #74 9-10/78 D.C. Comics
26. 44 Batman #295 1/78 D.C. Comics
27. 42 Jonah Hex #8 1/78 D.C. Comics
28. 42 Army at War #1 10-11/78 D.C. Comics
29. 42 Action Comics #484 6/78 D.C. Comics
30. 41 All-Star Comics #73 7-8/78 D.C. Comics
31. 41 Batman #298 4/78 D.C. Comics
32. 40 All-Star Comics #71 3-4/78 D.C. Comics
33. 39 Justice League of America #154 5/78 D.C. Comics
34. 37 All-Star Comics #72 5-6/78 D.C. Comics
35. 37 Showcase #98 3/78 D.C. Comics
36. 35 Batman #297 3/78 D.C. Comics
37. 35 Firestorm #4 8-9/78 D.C. Comics
38. 35 Weird War Tales #64 6/78 D.C. Comics
39. 35 Jonah Hex #9 2/78 D.C. Comics
40. 34 Justice League of America #151 2/78 D.C. Comics
41. 33 Batman #299 5/78 D.C. Comics
42. 33 Brave and the Bold #140 3-4/78 D.C. Comics
43. 32 Battle Classics #1 9-10/78 D.C. Comics
44. 32 Batman #301 7/78 D.C. Comics
45. 29 Jonah Hex #12 5/78 D.C. Comics
46. 28 Justice League of America #159 10/78 D.C. Comics
47. 28 Showcase #102 7/78 D.C. Comics
48. 28 Green Lantern #103 4/78 D.C. Comics
49. 26 Green Lantern #107 8/78 D.C. Comics
50. 26 Justice League of America #153 4/78 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1978

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1978, more key comic books of 1978 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1978, 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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