Top 50 DC Comics Of 1988

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1988

[ Note: DC’s 1980’s newsstand cover price variant window closes 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 1988 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 1988 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 1988 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1988; all key comics from 1988 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 4,142 Batman: The Killing Joke #nn 1988 D.C. Comics
2. 989 Batman #428 12/88 D.C. Comics
3. 623 Batman #426 12/88 D.C. Comics
4. 577 Hellblazer #1 1/88 D.C. Comics
5. 560 Action Comics #1 1988 D.C. Comics
6. 528 Batman #427 12/88 D.C. Comics
7. 416 V for Vendetta #1 9/88 D.C. Comics
8. 374 Batman: The Cult #1 1988 D.C. Comics
9. 239 Batman #423
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9/88 D.C. Comics
10. 203 Green Arrow #1 2/88 D.C. Comics
11. 161 Batman #417 3/88 D.C. Comics
12. 155 Batman: The Cult #2 1988 D.C. Comics
13. 122 Batman: The Cult #3 1988 D.C. Comics
14. 110 Batman #418 4/88 D.C. Comics
15. 108 Detective Comics #583 2/88 D.C. Comics
16. 101 Batman: The Cult #4 1988 D.C. Comics
17. 100 Animal Man #1 9/88 D.C. Comics
18. 95 Batman #419 5/88 D.C. Comics
19. 89 Batman #420 6/88 D.C. Comics
20. 89 Action Comics #600 5/88 D.C. Comics
21. 81 V for Vendetta #3 11/88 D.C. Comics
22. 66 Action Comics #598 3/88 D.C. Comics
23. 61 V for Vendetta #2 10/88 D.C. Comics
24. 58 Batgirl Special #1 1988 D.C. Comics
25. 54 Batman: The Killing Joke nn Second Printing 1988 D.C. Comics
26. 53 V for Vendetta #5 1988 D.C. Comics
27. 50 V for Vendetta #4 12/88 D.C. Comics
28. 48 Star Trek: The Next Generation #1 2/88 D.C. Comics
29. 43 Hellblazer #2 2/88 D.C. Comics
30. 43 Cosmic Odyssey #1 1988 D.C. Comics
31. 39 Batman: The Killing Joke nn Fifth Printing 1988 D.C. Comics
32. 36 Black Orchid #1 1988 D.C. Comics
33. 34 Batman: The Killing Joke nn Sixth Printing 1988 D.C. Comics
34. 34 Batman 423 Third Printing 9/88 D.C. Comics
35. 32 Superman #nn 1988 D.C. Comics
36. 29 Batman #416 2/88 D.C. Comics
37. 25 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons #1 12/88 D.C. Comics
38. 24 Deadshot #1 11/88 D.C. Comics
39. 24 Green Arrow #2 3/88 D.C. Comics
40. 24 Wonder Woman #13 2/88 D.C. Comics
41. 23 Batman #415 1/88 D.C. Comics
42. 23 Batman #424 10/88 D.C. Comics
43. 23 Hellblazer #4 4/88 D.C. Comics
44. 22 Hellblazer #3 3/88 D.C. Comics
45. 21 Batman: The Killing Joke nn Third Printing 1988 D.C. Comics
46. 21 Sgt. Rock #422 7/88 D.C. Comics
47. 20 Wonder Woman #19 8/88 D.C. Comics
48. 20 Wonder Woman #14 3/88 D.C. Comics
49. 20 Batman #422 8/88 D.C. Comics
50. 19 Wonder Woman #12 1/88 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1988

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1988, more key comic books of 1988 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1988, 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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