Top 50 DC Comics Of 1987

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1987

[ 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 1987 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 1987 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 1987 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1987; all key comics from 1987 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,543 Batman #404
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/87 D.C. Comics
2. 1,109 Legends #3
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/87 D.C. Comics
3. 750 Suicide Squad #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/87 D.C. Comics
4. 669 Wonder Woman #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/87 D.C. Comics
5. 646 Batman #405 3/87 D.C. Comics
6. 646 Batman #406 4/87 D.C. Comics
7. 548 Batman #407 5/87 D.C. Comics
8. 516 Watchmen #12 10/87 D.C. Comics
9. 495 Superman #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/87 D.C. Comics
10. 480 Watchmen #6 2/87 D.C. Comics
11. 479 Watchmen #11 8/87 D.C. Comics
12. 477 Watchmen #5 1/87 D.C. Comics
13. 441 Watchmen #7 3/87 D.C. Comics
14. 413 Watchmen #8 4/87 D.C. Comics
15. 409 Justice League #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/87 D.C. Comics
16. 406 Flash #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/87 D.C. Comics
17. 392 Watchmen #9 5/87 D.C. Comics
18. 378 Watchmen #10 7/87 D.C. Comics
19. 308 Detective Comics #575 6/87 D.C. Comics
20. 290 Detective Comics #576
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/87 D.C. Comics
21. 289 Justice League 3 Logo Variant 7/87 D.C. Comics
22. 259 Detective Comics #577
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/87 D.C. Comics
23. 256 Detective Comics #578
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/87 D.C. Comics
24. 143 Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #1 8/87 D.C. Comics
25. 129 Fury of Firestorm 61 Logo Variant 7/87 D.C. Comics
26. 107 Batman #408 6/87 D.C. Comics
27. 101 Legends #6 4/87 D.C. Comics
28. 85 Action Comics #1 1987 D.C. Comics
29. 64 Detective Comics #570 1/87 D.C. Comics
30. 58 Legion of Super-Heroes #38 9/87 D.C. Comics
31. 55 Batman #409 7/87 D.C. Comics
32. 50 Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #2 1987 D.C. Comics
33. 50 Action Comics Annual #1 1987 D.C. Comics
34. 47 Legion of Super-Heroes #37 8/87 D.C. Comics
35. 47 Detective Comics #572 3/87 D.C. Comics
36. 47 Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters #3 1987 D.C. Comics
37. 46 Secret Origins #14 5/87 D.C. Comics
38. 45 Wonder Woman #7 8/87 D.C. Comics
39. 44 Legends #4 2/87 D.C. Comics
40. 44 Batman #410 8/87 D.C. Comics
41. 43 Wonder Woman #3 4/87 D.C. Comics
42. 42 Legends #5 3/87 D.C. Comics
43. 41 Detective Comics #574 5/87 D.C. Comics
44. 41 Action Comics #584 1/87 D.C. Comics
45. 40 Superman #2 2/87 D.C. Comics
46. 38 Swamp Thing #64 9/87 D.C. Comics
47. 35 Adventures of Superman #424 1/87 D.C. Comics
48. 33 Batman Annual #11 1987 D.C. Comics
49. 32 Detective Comics #571 2/87 D.C. Comics
50. 32 Doom Patrol #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/87 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1987

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1987, more key comic books of 1987 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1987, 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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