Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1979

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1979

[ Note: 1979 is a pivotal year for Direct Edition comics — if you are not already in-the-know about the difference between that type and the newsstand type, read this: Comic Book Newsstand Editions: Understanding The Difference ]

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 1979 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 1979 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 1979 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1979; all key comics from 1979 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 3,067 Amazing Spider-Man #194 7/79 Marvel Comics
2. 1,820 X-Men #121 5/79 Marvel Comics
3. 1,705 Daredevil #158 5/79 Marvel Comics
4. 1,222 X-Men #119 3/79 Marvel Comics
5. 1,220 X-Men #120 4/79 Marvel Comics
6. 1,211 Marvel Premiere #47 4/79 Marvel Comics
7. 1,158 X-Men #125 9/79 Marvel Comics
8. 1,068 X-Men #127 11/79 Marvel Comics
9. 1,029 X-Men #118 2/79 Marvel Comics
10. 978 X-Men #126 10/79 Marvel Comics
11. 954 X-Men #128 12/79 Marvel Comics
12. 952 X-Men #117 1/79 Marvel Comics
13. 930 X-Men #123 7/79 Marvel Comics
14. 920 X-Men #124 8/79 Marvel Comics
15. 860 Iron Man #128 11/79 Marvel Comics
16. 777 X-Men #122 6/79 Marvel Comics
17. 759 Battlestar Galactica #1 3/79 Marvel Comics
18. 728 Micronauts #1 1/79 Marvel Comics
19. 720 Rom #1 12/79 Marvel Comics
20. 600 Amazing Spider-Man #195 8/79 Marvel Comics
21. 593 Avengers #181 3/79 Marvel Comics
22. 584 Spectacular Spider-Man #27 2/79 Marvel Comics
23. 511 Amazing Spider-Man #189 2/79 Marvel Comics
24. 477 Conan the Barbarian #100 7/79 Marvel Comics
25. 459 Amazing Spider-Man #192 5/79 Marvel Comics
26. 451 Amazing Spider-Man #191 4/79 Marvel Comics
27. 440 Amazing Spider-Man #190 3/79 Marvel Comics
28. 438 Amazing Spider-Man #193 6/79 Marvel Comics
29. 415 Daredevil #159 7/79 Marvel Comics
30. 396 Amazing Spider-Man #199 12/79 Marvel Comics
31. 377 Amazing Spider-Man #198 11/79 Marvel Comics
32. 371 Iron Man #118 1/79 Marvel Comics
33. 362 Amazing Spider-Man #188 1/79 Marvel Comics
34. 362 Daredevil #160 9/79 Marvel Comics
35. 359 Daredevil #161 11/79 Marvel Comics
36. 358 Shogun Warriors #1 2/79 Marvel Comics
37. 348 Amazing Spider-Man #197 10/79 Marvel Comics
38. 339 Amazing Spider-Man #196 9/79 Marvel Comics
39. 323 X-Men Annual #3 1979 Marvel Comics
40. 306 Man-Thing v2 ##1 11/79 Marvel Comics
41. 304 Spectacular Spider-Man #28 3/79 Marvel Comics
42. 303 Marvel Premiere #48 6/79 Marvel Comics
43. 226 Star Wars Annual #1 1979 Marvel Comics
44. 225 Micronauts #8 8/79 Marvel Comics
45. 184 Marvel Premiere #50 10/79 Marvel Comics
46. 164 Incredible Hulk #234 4/79 Marvel Comics
47. 163 Avengers #185 7/79 Marvel Comics
48. 157 Tomb of Dracula #70 8/79 Marvel Comics
49. 150 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #13 1979 Marvel Comics
50. 139 Fantasy Masterpieces v2 ##1 12/79 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1979

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1979, more key comic books of 1979 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1979, 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! 🙂