Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1983

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1983

[ Note: Marvel 75 cent variants continue to exist as newsstand exclusives in 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 1983 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 1983 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 1983 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1983; all key comics from 1983 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 3,944 Amazing Spider-Man #238
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/83 Marvel Comics
2. 1,720 Thor #337
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/83 Marvel Comics
3. 1,582 Amazing Spider-Man #239
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/83 Marvel Comics
4. 1,527 New Mutants #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/83 Marvel Comics
5. 852 Alpha Flight #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/83 Marvel Comics
6. 768 Star Wars #68
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/83 Marvel Comics
7. 735 Uncanny X-Men #171
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/83 Marvel Comics
8. 513 Daredevil #190
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/83 Marvel Comics
9. 478 Uncanny X-Men #172 8/83 Marvel Comics
10. 461 Daredevil #196
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/83 Marvel Comics
11. 448 Uncanny X-Men #173
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/83 Marvel Comics
12. 401 Amazing Spider-Man #245
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/83 Marvel Comics
13. 401 Uncanny X-Men #166 2/83 Marvel Comics
14. 380 Uncanny X-Men #165 1/83 Marvel Comics
15. 376 Uncanny X-Men #167 3/83 Marvel Comics
16. 366 Uncanny X-Men #175 11/83 Marvel Comics
17. 364 Uncanny X-Men #168
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/83 Marvel Comics
18. 362 Uncanny X-Men #169 5/83 Marvel Comics
19. 354 Thor #338
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/83 Marvel Comics
20. 337 Uncanny X-Men #176 12/83 Marvel Comics
21. 336 Thing #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/83 Marvel Comics
22. 300 Amazing Spider-Man #244
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/83 Marvel Comics
23. 269 Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/83 Marvel Comics
24. 260 Daredevil #191
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/83 Marvel Comics
25. 250 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/83 Marvel Comics
26. 236 Uncanny X-Men #174
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/83 Marvel Comics
27. 235 Amazing Spider-Man #240
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/83 Marvel Comics
28. 231 Uncanny X-Men #170 6/83 Marvel Comics
29. 218 Amazing Spider-Man #236
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/83 Marvel Comics
30. 217 Amazing Spider-Man #241
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/83 Marvel Comics
31. 207 Fantastic Four #250
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/83 Marvel Comics
32. 193 Amazing Spider-Man #243
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/83 Marvel Comics
33. 192 Amazing Spider-Man #246 11/83 Marvel Comics
34. 185 Daredevil #200 11/83 Marvel Comics
35. 183 Iron Man #170
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/83 Marvel Comics
36. 162 Amazing Spider-Man #237
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/83 Marvel Comics
37. 153 Iron Man #169
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/83 Marvel Comics
38. 149 Hawkeye Limited Series #1 9/83 Marvel Comics
39. 146 Special Edition X-Men #1 2/83 Marvel Comics
40. 137 Amazing Spider-Man #247
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/83 Marvel Comics
41. 137 Amazing Spider-Man #242
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/83 Marvel Comics
42. 135 Daredevil #197
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/83 Marvel Comics
43. 129 Fantastic Four #252
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/83 Marvel Comics
44. 127 Ghost Rider #81 6/83 Marvel Comics
45. 114 Spectacular Spider-Man #85
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/83 Marvel Comics
46. 112 Cloak and Dagger #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/83 Marvel Comics
47. 110 Fantastic Four #253
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/83 Marvel Comics
48. 109 Fantastic Four #256 7/83 Marvel Comics
49. 107 X-Men Annual #7 1983 Marvel Comics
50. 104 Star Wars #74
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/83 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1983

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1983, more key comic books of 1983 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1983, 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! 🙂