Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1982

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1982

[ Note: Marvel 75 cent variants begin to exist as newsstand exclusives in October of this year ]

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 1982 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 1982 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 1982 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1982; all key comics from 1982 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 11,050 Wolverine Limited Series #1 9/82 Marvel Comics
2. 3,645 Wolverine Limited Series #2
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/82 Marvel Comics
3. 3,455 Daredevil #181 4/82 Marvel Comics
4. 3,317 Wolverine Limited Series #3
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/82 Marvel Comics
5. 3,014 Wolverine Limited Series #4
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/82 Marvel Comics
6. 2,034 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #1 6/82 Marvel Comics
7. 1,683 Incredible Hulk #271 5/82 Marvel Comics
8. 892 Daredevil #184 7/82 Marvel Comics
9. 880 Daredevil #183 6/82 Marvel Comics
10. 874 Spectacular Spider-Man #64 3/82 Marvel Comics
11. 776 Daredevil #182 5/82 Marvel Comics
12. 670 Uncanny X-Men #158 6/82 Marvel Comics
13. 606 Silver Surfer v2 ##1 6/82 Marvel Comics
14. 561 Daredevil #180 3/82 Marvel Comics
15. 557 Daredevil #186 9/82 Marvel Comics
16. 500 Marvel & DC Present Featuring X-Men & Teen Titans 1982 D.C.-Marvel
17. 490 Uncanny X-Men #157 5/82 Marvel Comics
18. 483 Uncanny X-Men #160 8/82 Marvel Comics
19. 457 Uncanny X-Men #156 4/82 Marvel Comics
20. 433 Daredevil #188
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/82 Marvel Comics
21. 413 Daredevil #187
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/82 Marvel Comics
22. 400 Marvel Graphic Novel #4
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1982 Marvel Comics
23. 398 Uncanny X-Men #154 2/82 Marvel Comics
24. 395 What If? #31 2/82 Marvel Comics
25. 394 Daredevil #189 12/82 Marvel Comics
26. 367 Uncanny X-Men #153 1/82 Marvel Comics
27. 360 Uncanny X-Men #162 10/82 Marvel Comics
28. 356 Uncanny X-Men #164
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/82 Marvel Comics
29. 350 Daredevil #185 8/82 Marvel Comics
30. 331 Uncanny X-Men #155 3/82 Marvel Comics
31. 315 Daredevil #179 2/82 Marvel Comics
32. 310 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #2 8/82 Marvel Comics
33. 283 Uncanny X-Men #161 9/82 Marvel Comics
34. 279 Amazing Spider-Man #229 6/82 Marvel Comics
35. 267 Marvel Fanfare #1 3/82 Marvel Comics
36. 264 Daredevil #178 1/82 Marvel Comics
37. 234 Amazing Spider-Man #230 7/82 Marvel Comics
38. 233 Uncanny X-Men #163 11/82 Marvel Comics
39. 227 Amazing Spider-Man #226 3/82 Marvel Comics
40. 216 Amazing Spider-Man #225 2/82 Marvel Comics
41. 208 Uncanny X-Men #159 7/82 Marvel Comics
42. 204 Marvel Team-Up #117 5/82 Marvel Comics
43. 197 Amazing Spider-Man #234
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/82 Marvel Comics
44. 189 What If? #35
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/82 Marvel Comics
45. 189 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #3 9/82 Marvel Comics
46. 182 Amazing Spider-Man #233
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/82 Marvel Comics
47. 180 Dreadstar #1 11/82 Marvel/Epic Comics
48. 178 Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions #1 6/82 Marvel Comics
49. 176 Amazing Spider-Man #235
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/82 Marvel Comics
50. 175 Amazing Spider-Man #232 9/82 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1982

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1982, more key comic books of 1982 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1982, 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! 🙂