Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1972

January 12, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1972

To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1970’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 Marvel comics published in 1972 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 Marvel comics from 1972 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 Marvel comics from 1972 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1972; all key comics from 1972 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,856 Marvel Spotlight #5 8/72 Marvel Comics
2. 1,500 Hero For Hire #1 6/72 Marvel Comics
3. 1,258 Tomb of Dracula #1 4/72 Marvel Comics
4. 1,024 Defenders #1 8/72 Marvel Comics
5. 761 Marvel Premiere #1 4/72 Marvel Comics
6. 738 Marvel Team-Up #1 3/72 Marvel Comics
7. 729 Avengers #100 6/72 Marvel Comics
8. 603 Werewolf By Night #1 9/72 Marvel Comics
9. 589 Amazing Adventures #11 3/72 Marvel Comics
10. 578 Marvel Spotlight #2 2/72 Marvel Comics
11. 549 Amazing Spider-Man #105 2/72 Marvel Comics
12. 523 Amazing Spider-Man #107 4/72 Marvel Comics
13. 498 Amazing Spider-Man #113 10/72 Marvel Comics
14. 462 Amazing Spider-Man #112 9/72 Marvel Comics
15. 447 Avengers #96 2/72 Marvel Comics
16. 411 Amazing Spider-Man #109 6/72 Marvel Comics
17. 405 Amazing Spider-Man #110 7/72 Marvel Comics
18. 361 Amazing Spider-Man #115 12/72 Marvel Comics
19. 350 Avengers #98 4/72 Marvel Comics
20. 349 Amazing Spider-Man #108 5/72 Marvel Comics
21. 344 Amazing Spider-Man #111 8/72 Marvel Comics
22. 333 Warlock #1 8/72 Marvel Comics
23. 291 Marvel Team-Up #3 7/72 Marvel Comics
24. 290 Conan the Barbarian #15 5/72 Marvel Comics
25. 285 Amazing Spider-Man #106 3/72 Marvel Comics
26. 265 Marvel Spotlight #6 10/72 Marvel Comics
27. 263 Fantastic Four #121 4/72 Marvel Comics
28. 261 Amazing Spider-Man #114 11/72 Marvel Comics
29. 257 Cat #1 11/72 Marvel Comics
30. 252 Amazing Spider-Man #104 1/72 Marvel Comics
31. 236 Marvel Team-Up #2 5/72 Marvel Comics
32. 227 Avengers #95 1/72 Marvel Comics
33. 224 Marvel Premiere #3 7/72 Marvel Comics
34. 221 Conan the Barbarian #13 1/72 Marvel Comics
35. 221 Hero For Hire #2 8/72 Marvel Comics
36. 216 Marvel Premiere #2 5/72 Marvel Comics
37. 209 Fear #10 10/72 Marvel Comics
38. 207 Conan the Barbarian #16 7/72 Marvel Comics
39. 205 Marvel Team-Up #4 9/72 Marvel Comics
40. 198 Shanna the She-Devil #1 12/72 Marvel Comics
41. 196 Marvel Feature #3 6/72 Marvel Comics
42. 195 Avengers #97 3/72 Marvel Comics
43. 192 Avengers #102 8/72 Marvel Comics
44. 187 Conan the Barbarian #19 10/72 Marvel Comics
45. 182 Conan the Barbarian #17 8/72 Marvel Comics
46. 181 Conan the Barbarian #14 3/72 Marvel Comics
47. 180 Amazing Adventures #12 5/72 Marvel Comics
48. 180 Fantastic Four #123 6/72 Marvel Comics
49. 178 Avengers #99 5/72 Marvel Comics
50. 171 Marvel Feature #2 3/72 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1972

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1972, more key comic books of 1972 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1972, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1970s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂

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