Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1978

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1978

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 1978 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 1978 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 1978 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1978; all key comics from 1978 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,279 Spider-Woman #1 4/78 Marvel Comics
2. 1,129 X-Men #109 2/78 Marvel Comics
3. 934 Ms. Marvel #18 6/78 Marvel Comics
4. 877 X-Men #112 8/78 Marvel Comics
5. 841 X-Men #110 4/78 Marvel Comics
6. 795 X-Men #111 6/78 Marvel Comics
7. 764 X-Men #114 10/78 Marvel Comics
8. 761 X-Men #115 11/78 Marvel Comics
9. 759 Machine Man #1 4/78 Marvel Comics
10. 717 X-Men #113 9/78 Marvel Comics
11. 702 X-Men #116 12/78 Marvel Comics
12. 538 Amazing Spider-Man #177 2/78 Marvel Comics
13. 511 Amazing Spider-Man #179 4/78 Marvel Comics
14. 487 Devil Dinosaur #1 4/78 Marvel Comics
15. 411 Amazing Spider-Man #180 5/78 Marvel Comics
16. 378 Ms. Marvel #16 4/78 Marvel Comics
17. 374 Amazing Spider-Man #183 8/78 Marvel Comics
18. 360 Ms. Marvel #17 5/78 Marvel Comics
19. 349 Amazing Spider-Man #185 10/78 Marvel Comics
20. 339 Amazing Spider-Man #176 1/78 Marvel Comics
21. 334 Star Wars #7 1/78 Marvel Comics
22. 328 Amazing Spider-Man #187 12/78 Marvel Comics
23. 321 Amazing Spider-Man #178 3/78 Marvel Comics
24. 314 Star Wars #9 3/78 Marvel Comics
25. 304 Amazing Spider-Man #182 7/78 Marvel Comics
26. 290 Amazing Spider-Man #186 11/78 Marvel Comics
27. 288 Amazing Spider-Man #181 6/78 Marvel Comics
28. 275 Star Wars #10 4/78 Marvel Comics
29. 269 Star Wars #8 2/78 Marvel Comics
30. 227 Power Man and Iron Fist #50 4/78 Marvel Comics
31. 221 Amazing Spider-Man #184 9/78 Marvel Comics
32. 175 Star Wars #13 7/78 Marvel Comics
33. 164 Star Wars #15 9/78 Marvel Comics
34. 162 Marvel Team-Up #65 1/78 Marvel Comics
35. 161 Star Wars #11 5/78 Marvel Comics
36. 160 Fantastic Four #200 11/78 Marvel Comics
37. 158 Star Wars #14 8/78 Marvel Comics
38. 155 What If? #10 8/78 Marvel Comics
39. 148 Star Wars #12 6/78 Marvel Comics
40. 147 Avengers #167 1/78 Marvel Comics
41. 139 Marvel Super Special #5 1978 Marvel Comics
42. 138 Fantastic Four #199 10/78 Marvel Comics
43. 134 Star Wars #17 11/78 Marvel Comics
44. 133 Star Wars #18 12/78 Marvel Comics
45. 130 Captain America #217 1/78 Marvel Comics
46. 126 Star Wars #16 10/78 Marvel Comics
47. 126 Avengers #171 5/78 Marvel Comics
48. 121 Ms. Marvel #15 3/78 Marvel Comics
49. 119 Ms. Marvel #20 10/78 Marvel Comics
50. 113 Spider-Woman #2 5/78 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1978

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1978, more key comic books of 1978 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1978, 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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