Top 50 DC Comics Of 1981

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1981

To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1980’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 1981 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 1981 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 1981 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1981; all key comics from 1981 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 213 Detective Comics #500 3/81 D.C. Comics
2. 168 All-Star Squadron #1 9/81 D.C. Comics
3. 132 New Teen Titans #10 8/81 D.C. Comics
4. 128 Action Comics #521 7/81 D.C. Comics
5. 93 New Teen Titans #3 1/81 D.C. Comics
6. 91 Justice League of America #193 8/81 D.C. Comics
7. 89 New Teen Titans #4 2/81 D.C. Comics
8. 82 New Teen Titans #9 7/81 D.C. Comics
9. 76 Green Lantern #141 6/81 D.C. Comics
10. 73 New Teen Titans #13 11/81 D.C. Comics
11. 68 New Teen Titans #7 5/81 D.C. Comics
12. 66 New Teen Titans #8 6/81 D.C. Comics
13. 65 Batman #332 2/81 D.C. Comics
14. 64 New Teen Titans #5 3/81 D.C. Comics
15. 56 New Teen Titans #12 10/81 D.C. Comics
16. 54 Batman #341 11/81 D.C. Comics
17. 54 Flash #300 8/81 D.C. Comics
18. 52 Detective Comics #504 7/81 D.C. Comics
19. 52 New Teen Titans #6 4/81 D.C. Comics
20. 48 Arak, Son of Thunder #1 9/81 D.C. Comics
21. 48 New Teen Titans #14 12/81 D.C. Comics
22. 47 New Teen Titans #11 9/81 D.C. Comics
23. 46 Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #1 5/81 D.C. Comics
24. 46 Batman #342 12/81 D.C. Comics
25. 43 Batman #333 3/81 D.C. Comics
26. 42 Batman #331 1/81 D.C. Comics
27. 41 Justice League of America #197 12/81 D.C. Comics
28. 40 Batman #337 7/81 D.C. Comics
29. 40 Batman #338 8/81 D.C. Comics
30. 39 Madame Xanadu #1 7/81 D.C. Comics
31. 39 Batman #335 5/81 D.C. Comics
32. 35 Batman #340 10/81 D.C. Comics
33. 34 Tales of the Green Lantern Corps #2 6/81 D.C. Comics
34. 33 House of Mystery #290 3/81 D.C. Comics
35. 32 Justice League of America #195 10/81 D.C. Comics
36. 32 Green Lantern #144 9/81 D.C. Comics
37. 31 DC Comics Presents #29 1/81 D.C. Comics
38. 30 Justice League of America #192 7/81 D.C. Comics
39. 28 Green Lantern #142 7/81 D.C. Comics
40. 27 Batman #334 4/81 D.C. Comics
41. 27 Batman #339 9/81 D.C. Comics
42. 25 Justice League of America #186 1/81 D.C. Comics
43. 25 Justice League of America #196 11/81 D.C. Comics
44. 25 Detective Comics #498 1/81 D.C. Comics
45. 24 Flash #296 4/81 D.C. Comics
46. 23 Flash #293 1/81 D.C. Comics
47. 22 Flash #297 5/81 D.C. Comics
48. 22 Detective Comics #509 12/81 D.C. Comics
49. 22 Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes #1 1/81 D.C. Comics
50. 21 Justice League of America #194 9/81 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1981

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1981, more key comic books of 1981 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1981, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1980s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂