Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1985

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1985

[ 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 1985 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 1985 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 1985 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1985; all key comics from 1985 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 3,787 Web of Spider-Man #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/85 Marvel Comics
2. 648 Amazing Spider-Man #265
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/85 Marvel Comics
3. 459 Longshot #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/85 Marvel Comics
4. 456 Uncanny X-Men #193 5/85 Marvel Comics
5. 391 Amazing Spider-Man #268 9/85 Marvel Comics
6. 366 Rocket Raccoon #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/85 Marvel Comics
7. 363 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #10
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/85 Marvel Comics
8. 357 Transformers #3
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/85 Marvel Comics
9. 350 Uncanny X-Men #200
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/85 Marvel Comics
10. 341 Amazing Spider-Man #260
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/85 Marvel Comics
11. 333 Avengers #257
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/85 Marvel Comics
12. 333 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #9
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/85 Marvel Comics
13. 331 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #12
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/85 Marvel Comics
14. 330 Amazing Spider-Man #261
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/85 Marvel Comics
15. 328 Transformers #4
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/85 Marvel Comics
16. 295 Uncanny X-Men #197
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/85 Marvel Comics
17. 292 Uncanny X-Men #191 3/85 Marvel Comics
18. 290 Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #11
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/85 Marvel Comics
19. 287 Amazing Spider-Man #264 5/85 Marvel Comics
20. 267 Uncanny X-Men #198 10/85 Marvel Comics
21. 261 Amazing Spider-Man #267 8/85 Marvel Comics
22. 259 Uncanny X-Men #192 4/85 Marvel Comics
23. 256 Transformers #5
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/85 Marvel Comics
24. 248 Uncanny X-Men #196
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/85 Marvel Comics
25. 240 Amazing Spider-Man #269 10/85 Marvel Comics
26. 238 Amazing Spider-Man #262 3/85 Marvel Comics
27. 231 Thundercats #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
12/85 Marvel Comics
28. 226 Uncanny X-Men #199 11/85 Marvel Comics
29. 216 Uncanny X-Men #194 6/85 Marvel Comics
30. 214 Transformers #8
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
9/85 Marvel Comics
31. 210 Uncanny X-Men #195
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/85 Marvel Comics
32. 208 New Mutants #26
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/85 Marvel Comics
33. 204 Uncanny X-Men #190 2/85 Marvel Comics
34. 202 Amazing Spider-Man #266 7/85 Marvel Comics
35. 191 Uncanny X-Men #189 1/85 Marvel Comics
36. 190 Amazing Spider-Man #263
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/85 Marvel Comics
37. 186 Groo the Wanderer #1 3/85 Marvel/Epic Comics
38. 175 Amazing Spider-Man #270 11/85 Marvel Comics
39. 166 Web of Spider-Man #2 5/85 Marvel Comics
40. 156 Amazing Spider-Man #271 12/85 Marvel Comics
41. 146 New Mutants #25 3/85 Marvel Comics
42. 144 Secret Wars II #1 7/85 Marvel Comics
43. 137 Web of Spider-Man #3 6/85 Marvel Comics
44. 127 Star Wars #100
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
10/85 Marvel Comics
45. 127 Iron Man #200 11/85 Marvel Comics
46. 125 Transformers #6 7/85 Marvel Comics
47. 124 Longshot #3 11/85 Marvel Comics
48. 122 X-Men Annual #9 1985 Marvel Comics
49. 110 Rocket Raccoon #2
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/85 Marvel Comics
50. 110 Heroes for Hope Starring the X-Men #1 12/85 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1985

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1985, more key comic books of 1985 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1985, 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! 🙂