Top 50 DC Comics Of 1985

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1985

[ Note: DC’s 1980’s newsstand cover price variant window continues in this year. ]

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 1985 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 1985 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 1985 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1985; all key comics from 1985 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,275 Crisis on Infinite Earths #7
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/85 D.C. Comics
2. 1,222 Crisis on Infinite Earths #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/85 D.C. Comics
3. 1,174 Saga of the Swamp Thing #37
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/85 D.C. Comics
4. 896 Crisis on Infinite Earths #8
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/85 D.C. Comics
5. 367 Batman #386 8/85 D.C. Comics
6. 287 Crisis on Infinite Earths #4 7/85 D.C. Comics
7. 279 Crisis on Infinite Earths #2 5/85 D.C. Comics
8. 258 Crisis on Infinite Earths #6 9/85 D.C. Comics
9. 232 Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 8/85 D.C. Comics
10. 224 Crisis on Infinite Earths #9 12/85 D.C. Comics
11. 218 DC Comics Presents #87
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/85 D.C. Comics
12. 200 Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 6/85 D.C. Comics
13. 126 Green Lantern #195 12/85 D.C. Comics
14. 81 Flash #350 10/85 D.C. Comics
15. 72 Jonah Hex #92
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/85 D.C. Comics
16. 69 Saga of the Swamp Thing #38 7/85 D.C. Comics
17. 67 Hex #1 9/85 D.C. Comics
18. 64 Superman Annual #11 1985 D.C. Comics
19. 64 DC Spotlight #1 1985 D.C. Comics
20. 52 Saga of the Swamp Thing #34 3/85 D.C. Comics
21. 45 Detective Comics #554 9/85 D.C. Comics
22. 45 DC Comics Presents #85
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/85 D.C. Comics
23. 40 Saga of the Swamp Thing #33 2/85 D.C. Comics
24. 39 Batman #385 7/85 D.C. Comics
25. 34 Saga of the Swamp Thing #36 5/85 D.C. Comics
26. 33 Swamp Thing Annual #2 1985 D.C. Comics
27. 32 DC Comics Presents #86 10/85 D.C. Comics
28. 32 Tales of the Teen Titans #50 2/85 D.C. Comics
29. 29 Swamp Thing #39 8/85 D.C. Comics
30. 28 Tales of the Teen Titans #52 4/85 D.C. Comics
31. 28 All-Star Squadron #47 7/85 D.C. Comics
32. 28 Batman #382 4/85 D.C. Comics
33. 27 Batman #387 9/85 D.C. Comics
34. 27 Green Lantern #188 5/85 D.C. Comics
35. 26 Mask #1 12/85 D.C. Comics
36. 26 Infinity Inc. #14 5/85 D.C. Comics
37. 25 Batman #383 5/85 D.C. Comics
38. 25 Saga of the Swamp Thing #35 4/85 D.C. Comics
39. 24 Super Powers #1 9/85 D.C. Comics
40. 23 Batman #390 12/85 D.C. Comics
41. 23 Detective Comics #549 4/85 D.C. Comics
42. 23 Batman #379 1/85 D.C. Comics
43. 22 Batman #389 11/85 D.C. Comics
44. 22 Green Lantern #194 11/85 D.C. Comics
45. 21 Detective Comics #552 7/85 D.C. Comics
46. 21 Tales of the Teen Titans #55 7/85 D.C. Comics
47. 20 Batman #388 10/85 D.C. Comics
48. 20 Flash #349 9/85 D.C. Comics
49. 19 Saga of the Swamp Thing #43 12/85 D.C. Comics
50. 19 V #1 2/85 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1985

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1985, more key comic books of 1985 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1985, 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! 🙂

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