Top 50 DC Comics Of 1997

January 13, 2017

Top 50 D.C. Comics Of 1997

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 1997 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 1997 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 1997 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1997; all key comics from 1997 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 359 Superman Adventures #5 3/97 D.C. Comics
2. 314 JLA #1 1/97 D.C. Comics
3. 140 Transmetropolitan #1 9/97 D.C./Helix
4. 89 Superman 123 Glow-in-the-Dark Cover 5/97 D.C. Comics
5. 54 Spectre #54 6/97 D.C. Comics
6. 44 JLA #2 2/97 D.C. Comics
7. 39 Batman: Special Replica Edition #121 1997 D.C. Comics
8. 37 Preacher #21 1/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
9. 35 Detective Comics Special Replica Edition #38 1997 D.C. Comics
10. 32 Detective Comics Special Replica Edition #359 1997 D.C. Comics
11. 30 Preacher #25 5/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
12. 29 Batman: The Long Halloween #3 2/97 D.C. Comics
13. 28 Batman: The Long Halloween #7 6/97 D.C. Comics
14. 27 Batman: The Long Halloween #10 9/97 D.C. Comics
15. 27 Batman: The Long Halloween #2 1/97 D.C. Comics
16. 26 Superman #123 5/97 D.C. Comics
17. 26 Superman Adventures #4 2/97 D.C. Comics
18. 25 Batman: The Long Halloween #13 12/97 D.C. Comics
19. 24 JLA #3 3/97 D.C. Comics
20. 21 Batman: The Long Halloween #9 8/97 D.C. Comics
21. 21 Batman: The Long Halloween #6 5/97 D.C. Comics
22. 21 Preacher #24 4/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
23. 20 Batman: The Long Halloween #11 10/97 D.C. Comics
24. 20 Batman: The Long Halloween #5 4/97 D.C. Comics
25. 20 JLA #4 4/97 D.C. Comics
26. 20 Batman: The Long Halloween #12 11/97 D.C. Comics
27. 19 Preacher #23 3/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
28. 19 Batman: The Long Halloween #8 7/97 D.C. Comics
29. 18 Nightwing #1/2 1997 D.C.-Wizard
30. 18 Preacher: The Good Old Boys #1 8/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
31. 17 Stardust #1 1997 D.C./Vertigo Comics
32. 17 Preacher #27 7/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
33. 17 Preacher #22 2/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
34. 17 Preacher #32 12/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
35. 17 Batman & Superman Adventures: World’s Finest #nn 1997 D.C. Comics
36. 16 Batman/Aliens #1 3/97 D.C. Comics-Dark Horse
37. 16 Catwoman/Vampirella: The Furies #nn 2/97 D.C. Comics-Harris
38. 16 Batman: The Long Halloween #4 3/97 D.C. Comics
39. 15 Preacher #26 6/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
40. 14 Batman and Robin Adventures #21 8/97 D.C. Comics
41. 14 Batman/Aliens #2 4/97 D.C. Comics-Dark Horse
42. 13 Scooby Doo #1 8/97 D.C. Comics
43. 13 Preacher #30 10/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
44. 13 Preacher #29 9/97 D.C./Vertigo Comics
45. 12 JLA #9 9/97 D.C. Comics
46. 12 Batman and Robin Adventures #18 5/97 D.C. Comics
47. 12 Batman: Bane #nn 1997 D.C. Comics
48. 12 Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight #100 11/97 D.C. Comics
49. 12 Batman #538 1/97 D.C. Comics
50. 12 Resurrection Man #1 5/97 D.C. Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1997

Also see: top 50 Marvel comics of 1997, more key comic books of 1997 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1997, 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! 🙂