Top 50 DC Comics Of 1989

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1989

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 1989 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 1989 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 1989 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1989; all key comics from 1989 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,655 Sandman #1 1/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
2. 693 Batman #429 1/89 D.C. Comics
3. 683 Sandman #8 8/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
4. 459 Batman #442 12/89 D.C. Comics
5. 334 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #1 11/89 D.C. Comics
6. 287 Batman #436 8/89 D.C. Comics
7. 254 Sandman #4 4/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
8. 170 Suicide Squad #23 1/89 D.C. Comics
9. 167 Sandman #2 2/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
10. 125 Sandman #3 3/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
11. 106 Batman #439 9/89 D.C. Comics
12. 99 Detective Comics #600 5/89 D.C. Comics
13. 99 Sandman #5 5/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
14. 95 Batman #438 9/89 D.C. Comics
15. 88 Catwoman #1 2/89 D.C. Comics
16. 81 Batman #440 10/89 D.C. Comics
17. 77 Batman #441 11/89 D.C. Comics
18. 77 Sandman #6 6/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
19. 72 V for Vendetta #8 2/89 D.C. Comics
20. 72 Batman #437 8/89 D.C. Comics
21. 70 Sandman #7 7/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
22. 64 Green Lantern: Emerald Dawn #1 12/89 D.C. Comics
23. 64 V for Vendetta #7 1/89 D.C. Comics
24. 63 Detective Comics #598 3/89 D.C. Comics
25. 60 Batman #433 5/89 D.C. Comics
26. 57 V for Vendetta #6 2/89 D.C. Comics
27. 56 Star Trek: The Next Generation #1 10/89 D.C. Comics
28. 56 Sandman 8 Editorial Variant 8/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
29. 55 V for Vendetta #10 5/89 D.C. Comics
30. 55 V for Vendetta #9 3/89 D.C. Comics
31. 53 Justice League Europe #1 4/89 D.C. Comics
32. 53 Catwoman #2 3/89 D.C. Comics
33. 50 Batman #434 6/89 D.C. Comics
34. 46 Sandman #9 9/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
35. 46 Star Trek #1 10/89 D.C. Comics
36. 43 Batman: Gotham by Gaslight #nn 1989 D.C. Comics
37. 39 New Titans #61 12/89 D.C. Comics
38. 39 Huntress #1 4/89 D.C. Comics
39. 35 Batman: Official Motion Picture Adaptation nn Pres 1989 D.C. Comics
40. 34 Batman #430 2/89 D.C. Comics
41. 33 New Titans #60 11/89 D.C. Comics
42. 32 Action Comics #643 7/89 D.C. Comics
43. 31 Sandman #11 12/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
44. 31 Detective Comics #608 1989 D.C. Comics
45. 31 Secret Origins Special #1 1989 D.C. Comics
46. 30 Detective Comics #599 4/89 D.C. Comics
47. 29 Catwoman #4 5/89 D.C. Comics
48. 28 Detective Comics #606 11/89 D.C. Comics
49. 28 Detective Comics #604 1989 D.C. Comics
50. 25 Sandman #10 11/89 D.C./Vertigo Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1989

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1989, more key comic books of 1989 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1989, 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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