Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1980

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1980

[ Note: 1980 marked the second year of the existence of 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 1980’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 1980 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 1980 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 1980 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1980; all key comics from 1980 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,879 Savage She-Hulk #1 2/80 Marvel Comics
2. 2,720 X-Men #137 9/80 Marvel Comics
3. 1,973 Amazing Spider-Man #200 1/80 Marvel Comics
4. 1,950 X-Men #129 1/80 Marvel Comics
5. 1,780 X-Men #140 12/80 Marvel Comics
6. 1,483 X-Men #130 2/80 Marvel Comics
7. 1,434 X-Men #139 11/80 Marvel Comics
8. 1,416 X-Men #136 8/80 Marvel Comics
9. 1,408 X-Men #135 7/80 Marvel Comics
10. 1,384 X-Men #138 10/80 Marvel Comics
11. 1,223 X-Men #134 6/80 Marvel Comics
12. 1,159 X-Men #133 5/80 Marvel Comics
13. 1,152 Moon Knight #1 11/80 Marvel Comics
14. 1,092 Star Wars #42 12/80 Marvel Comics
15. 1,045 X-Men #132 4/80 Marvel Comics
16. 939 X-Men #131 3/80 Marvel Comics
17. 817 Avengers #196 6/80 Marvel Comics
18. 573 Star Trek #1 4/80 Marvel Comics
19. 452 Amazing Spider-Man #201 2/80 Marvel Comics
20. 419 Avengers #195 5/80 Marvel Comics
21. 417 Captain America #241 1/80 Marvel Comics
22. 397 Marvel Team-Up #95 7/80 Marvel Comics
23. 349 Amazing Spider-Man #209 10/80 Marvel Comics
24. 348 Avengers #200 10/80 Marvel Comics
25. 337 Power Man and Iron Fist #66 12/80 Marvel Comics
26. 318 Star Wars #39 9/80 Marvel Comics
27. 306 Amazing Spider-Man #202 3/80 Marvel Comics
28. 284 Amazing Spider-Man #205 6/80 Marvel Comics
29. 278 Amazing Spider-Man #210 11/80 Marvel Comics
30. 269 Amazing Spider-Man #204 5/80 Marvel Comics
31. 259 Amazing Spider-Man #206 7/80 Marvel Comics
32. 255 Daredevil #164 5/80 Marvel Comics
33. 246 Daredevil #163 3/80 Marvel Comics
34. 229 Amazing Spider-Man #208 9/80 Marvel Comics
35. 227 Incredible Hulk #250 8/80 Marvel Comics
36. 226 Marvel Spotlight v2 ##6 5/80 Marvel Comics
37. 225 Amazing Spider-Man #203 4/80 Marvel Comics
38. 223 Daredevil #167 11/80 Marvel Comics
39. 217 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #14 1980 Marvel Comics
40. 214 Amazing Spider-Man #211 12/80 Marvel Comics
41. 192 King Conan #1 3/80 Marvel Comics
42. 186 Epic Illustrated #3 Fall 1980 Marvel Comics
43. 183 Amazing Spider-Man #207 8/80 Marvel Comics
44. 181 Daredevil #166 9/80 Marvel Comics
45. 173 Star Wars #40 10/80 Marvel Comics
46. 170 Marvel Team-Up #100 12/80 Marvel Comics
47. 166 Star Wars #41 11/80 Marvel Comics
48. 146 X-Men Annual #4 1980 Marvel Comics
49. 144 Daredevil #165 7/80 Marvel Comics
50. 142 Marvel Premiere #57 12/80 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1980

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1980, more key comic books of 1980 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1980, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1980s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂