Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1984

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1984

[ 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 1984 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 1984 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 1984 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1984; all key comics from 1984 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 8,834 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/84 Marvel Comics
2. 7,346 Amazing Spider-Man #252
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/84 Marvel Comics
3. 1,812 Transformers #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/84 Marvel Comics
4. 1,499 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/84 Marvel Comics
5. 867 Marvel Team-Up #141
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/84 Marvel Comics
6. 743 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #21
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/84 Marvel Comics
7. 474 Uncanny X-Men #186 10/84 Marvel Comics
8. 459 Amazing Spider-Man #259
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/84 Marvel Comics
9. 452 Uncanny X-Men #184 8/84 Marvel Comics
10. 440 Transformers #2
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/84 Marvel Comics
11. 406 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #3 7/84 Marvel Comics
12. 383 Amazing Spider-Man #250
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/84 Marvel Comics
13. 371 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #5 9/84 Marvel Comics
14. 366 Amazing Spider-Man #253
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/84 Marvel Comics
15. 365 Amazing Spider-Man #258
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/84 Marvel Comics
16. 358 Thor #344
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/84 Marvel Comics
17. 354 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #7
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
11/84 Marvel Comics
18. 350 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #6 10/84 Marvel Comics
19. 350 Amazing Spider-Man #256 9/84 Marvel Comics
20. 343 Uncanny X-Men #179 3/84 Marvel Comics
21. 341 Uncanny X-Men #188
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/84 Marvel Comics
22. 338 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #4
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/84 Marvel Comics
23. 329 Amazing Spider-Man #254
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/84 Marvel Comics
24. 325 Amazing Spider-Man #251
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/84 Marvel Comics
25. 316 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #2 6/84 Marvel Comics
26. 306 New Mutants #16
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/84 Marvel Comics
27. 303 Amazing Spider-Man #255
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/84 Marvel Comics
28. 288 Thor #339
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/84 Marvel Comics
29. 274 Uncanny X-Men #183 7/84 Marvel Comics
30. 238 Uncanny X-Men #180 4/84 Marvel Comics
31. 233 Uncanny X-Men #181 5/84 Marvel Comics
32. 230 Uncanny X-Men #185 9/84 Marvel Comics
33. 230 Amazing Spider-Man #257 10/84 Marvel Comics
34. 228 Uncanny X-Men #178 2/84 Marvel Comics
35. 225 Incredible Hulk #300
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/84 Marvel Comics
36. 211 Amazing Spider-Man #249
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/84 Marvel Comics
37. 211 New Mutants #18
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/84 Marvel Comics
38. 206 Uncanny X-Men #177 1/84 Marvel Comics
39. 202 Amazing Spider-Man #248
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/84 Marvel Comics
40. 187 Spectacular Spider-Man #90
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/84 Marvel Comics
41. 180 Uncanny X-Men #182
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/84 Marvel Comics
42. 178 Uncanny X-Men #187 11/84 Marvel Comics
43. 172 Phoenix #1 4/84 Marvel Comics
44. 152 Kitty Pryde and Wolverine #1 11/84 Marvel Comics
45. 131 Amazing Spider-Man 252 Canadian Edition 5/84 Marvel Comics
46. 124 X-Men Annual #8 1984 Marvel Comics
47. 115 Star Wars #81
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/84 Marvel Comics
48. 111 Alpha Flight #17 12/84 Marvel Comics
49. 111 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #4
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/84 Marvel Comics
50. 108 X-Men and the Micronauts #1 1/84 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1984

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1984, more key comic books of 1984 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1984, 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! 🙂

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