Top 50 DC Comics Of 1996

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1996

To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1990’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 1996 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 1996 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 1996 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1996; all key comics from 1996 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 302 Nightwing #1 10/96 D.C. Comics
2. 293 Preacher #13 4/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
3. 268 Superman: The Wedding Album 1 Collector’s Edition 12/96 D.C. Comics
4. 218 Kingdom Come #1 1996 D.C. Comics
5. 164 Kingdom Come #2 1996 D.C. Comics
6. 139 Kingdom Come #3 1996 D.C. Comics
7. 136 Kingdom Come #4 1996 D.C. Comics
8. 122 Batman: The Long Halloween #1 10/96 D.C. Comics
9. 110 DC Versus Marvel #1 1996 D.C. Comics
10. 86 Batman: Black and White #1 6/96 D.C. Comics
11. 80 Green Lantern v3 #81 Deluxe Edition 12/96 D.C. Comics
12. 68 Supergirl #1 9/96 D.C. Comics
13. 66 Preacher #12 3/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
14. 63 Preacher #10 1/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
15. 63 Hitman #1 4/96 D.C. Comics
16. 51 Flex Mentallo #1 6/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
17. 45 DC Versus Marvel #4 1996 D.C. Comics
18. 42 Preacher #11 2/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
19. 40 Preacher Special: The Story of You-Know-Who #1 12/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
20. 37 Detective Comics 700 Collector’s Edition 8/96 D.C. Comics
21. 36 Preacher #20 12/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
22. 32 Preacher #17 9/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
23. 32 Preacher #18 10/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
24. 30 Preacher Special: Saint of Killers #1 8/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
25. 30 Preacher #19 11/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
26. 29 Superman: The Wedding Album #1 12/96 D.C. Comics
27. 28 Batman Chronicles #4 Spring 1996 D.C. Comics
28. 28 Sandman #75 3/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
29. 27 Preacher #15 6/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
30. 27 Batman and Robin Adventures #8 7/96 D.C. Comics
31. 27 Superman Adventures #1 11/96 D.C. Comics
32. 25 Final Night #4 11/96 D.C. Comics
33. 23 Batman 532 Glow-in-the-dark Variant 7/96 D.C. Comics
34. 22 Black Canary/Oracle: Birds of Prey #1 1996 D.C. Comics
35. 22 Preacher #14 5/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
36. 21 Flex Mentallo #3 8/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
37. 19 Wonder Woman #105 1/96 D.C. Comics
38. 19 Batman 531 Glow-in-the-dark Variant 6/96 D.C. Comics
39. 19 Flex Mentallo #2 7/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
40. 18 Nightwing #2 11/96 D.C. Comics
41. 18 Flex Mentallo #4 9/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
42. 17 Batman #535 10/96 D.C. Comics
43. 17 Batman: Black and White #3 8/96 D.C. Comics
44. 16 Preacher #16 8/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
45. 16 Preacher Special: Saint of Killers #2 9/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
46. 16 Parallax: Emerald Night #1 11/96 D.C. Comics
47. 16 Batman: Black and White #2 7/96 D.C. Comics
48. 15 Batman 530 Glow-in-the-dark Variant 5/96 D.C. Comics
49. 14 Preacher Special: Saint of Killers #4 11/96 D.C./Vertigo Comics
50. 13 Batman: Black and White #4 9/96 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1996

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1996, more key comic books of 1996 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1996, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1990s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂