Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1973

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1973

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 1973 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 1973 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 1973 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1973; all key comics from 1973 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 3,747 Amazing Spider-Man #121 6/73 Marvel Comics
2. 3,293 Amazing Spider-Man #122 7/73 Marvel Comics
3. 2,518 Iron Man #55 2/73 Marvel Comics
4. 1,656 Ghost Rider #1 9/73 Marvel Comics
5. 1,326 Tomb of Dracula #10 7/73 Marvel Comics
6. 1,064 Special Marvel Edition #15 12/73 Marvel Comics
7. 896 Amazing Spider-Man #119 4/73 Marvel Comics
8. 720 Amazing Spider-Man #120 5/73 Marvel Comics
9. 656 Conan the Barbarian #24 3/73 Marvel Comics
10. 651 Amazing Spider-Man #125 10/73 Marvel Comics
11. 626 Defenders #10 11/73 Marvel Comics
12. 608 Amazing Spider-Man #127 12/73 Marvel Comics
13. 565 Amazing Spider-Man #126 11/73 Marvel Comics
14. 504 Amazing Spider-Man #123 8/73 Marvel Comics
15. 498 Conan the Barbarian #23 2/73 Marvel Comics
16. 469 Amazing Spider-Man #117 2/73 Marvel Comics
17. 441 Amazing Spider-Man #124 9/73 Marvel Comics
18. 423 Frankenstein #1 1/73 Marvel Comics
19. 414 Amazing Spider-Man #116 1/73 Marvel Comics
20. 388 Fear #19 12/73 Marvel Comics
21. 342 Ghost Rider #2 10/73 Marvel Comics
22. 338 Amazing Spider-Man #118 3/73 Marvel Comics
23. 334 Incredible Hulk #162 4/73 Marvel Comics
24. 296 Strange Tales #169 9/73 Marvel Comics
25. 277 Captain Marvel #26 5/73 Marvel Comics
26. 259 Captain Marvel #25 3/73 Marvel Comics
27. 233 Supernatural Thrillers #5 8/73 Marvel Comics
28. 224 Avengers #110 4/73 Marvel Comics
29. 219 Marvel Feature #11 9/73 Marvel Comics
30. 213 Avengers #112 6/73 Marvel Comics
31. 210 Incredible Hulk #161 3/73 Marvel Comics
32. 206 Iron Man #54 1/73 Marvel Comics
33. 204 Avengers #116 10/73 Marvel Comics
34. 203 Tomb of Dracula #13 10/73 Marvel Comics
35. 188 Avengers #117 11/73 Marvel Comics
36. 179 Marvel Feature #12 11/73 Marvel Comics
37. 177 Marvel Spotlight #12 10/73 Marvel Comics
38. 172 Conan the Barbarian Annual #1 1973 Marvel Comics
39. 172 Marvel Spotlight #9 4/73 Marvel Comics
40. 170 Marvel Team-Up #15 11/73 Marvel Comics
41. 169 Ghost Rider #3 12/73 Marvel Comics
42. 168 Marvel Spotlight #8 2/73 Marvel Comics
43. 161 Defenders #9 10/73 Marvel Comics
44. 160 Captain Marvel #29 11/73 Marvel Comics
45. 160 Daredevil #100 6/73 Marvel Comics
46. 158 Conan the Barbarian #22 1/73 Marvel Comics
47. 158 Jungle Action #5 7/73 Marvel Comics
48. 155 X-Men #83 8/73 Marvel Comics
49. 154 Captain Marvel #27 7/73 Marvel Comics
50. 151 Captain Marvel #28 9/73 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1973

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1973, more key comic books of 1973 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1973, 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! 🙂