Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1986

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1986

[ Note: Marvel’s 1980’s cover price variant window “closes” in this year, with 8/1986 being the final month before the window closed ]

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 1986 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 1986 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 1986 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1986; all key comics from 1986 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 3,811 X-Factor #6
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/86 Marvel Comics
2. 1,576 X-Factor #5
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/86 Marvel Comics
3. 1,366 Punisher Limited Series #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/86 Marvel Comics
4. 1,259 Uncanny X-Men #211 11/86 Marvel Comics
5. 1,066 Uncanny X-Men #212 12/86 Marvel Comics
6. 981 Uncanny X-Men #201
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
1/86 Marvel Comics
7. 935 Captain America Annual #8 1986 Marvel Comics
8. 921 X-Factor #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/86 Marvel Comics
9. 904 Star Wars #107 9/86 Marvel Comics
10. 842 New Mutants Annual #2 10/86 Marvel Comics
11. 682 Amazing Spider-Man #275
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/86 Marvel Comics
12. 519 Uncanny X-Men #205
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/86 Marvel Comics
13. 502 Punisher Limited Series #4
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/86 Marvel Comics
14. 491 Punisher Limited Series #2 2/86 Marvel Comics
15. 484 Punisher Limited Series #3 3/86 Marvel Comics
16. 470 Uncanny X-Men #210 10/86 Marvel Comics
17. 408 Punisher Limited Series #5
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
5/86 Marvel Comics
18. 352 Masters of the Universe #1 5/86 Marvel Comics
19. 350 Uncanny X-Men #202
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/86 Marvel Comics
20. 342 Amazing Spider-Man #276 5/86 Marvel Comics
21. 316 Uncanny X-Men #207
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
7/86 Marvel Comics
22. 296 Alpha Flight #33
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/86 Marvel Comics
23. 287 Amazing Spider-Man #274
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/86 Marvel Comics
24. 280 Elektra: Assassin #1 8/86 Marvel/Epic Comics
25. 280 Amazing Spider-Man #272 1/86 Marvel Comics
26. 245 Amazing Spider-Man #282 11/86 Marvel Comics
27. 240 Fantastic Four #286 1/86 Marvel Comics
28. 225 Amazing Spider-Man #277 6/86 Marvel Comics
29. 220 The ‘Nam #1 12/86 Marvel Comics
30. 205 Incredible Hulk and Wolverine #1 10/86 Marvel Comics
31. 205 Uncanny X-Men #203
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
3/86 Marvel Comics
32. 187 Amazing Spider-Man #280 9/86 Marvel Comics
33. 187 Amazing Spider-Man #278 7/86 Marvel Comics
34. 184 Uncanny X-Men #206
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
6/86 Marvel Comics
35. 181 Web of Spider-Man #18 9/86 Marvel Comics
36. 178 Amazing Spider-Man #273 2/86 Marvel Comics
37. 178 Amazing Spider-Man #283 12/86 Marvel Comics
38. 176 Uncanny X-Men #204 4/86 Marvel Comics
39. 171 Daredevil #227
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
2/86 Marvel Comics
40. 153 Uncanny X-Men #209 9/86 Marvel Comics
41. 153 X-Men Annual #10 1986 Marvel Comics
42. 152 Daredevil #232 7/86 Marvel Comics
43. 149 Uncanny X-Men #208
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
8/86 Marvel Comics
44. 143 Amazing Spider-Man #279 8/86 Marvel Comics
45. 139 Avengers #263 1/86 Marvel Comics
46. 136 X-Factor #2 3/86 Marvel Comics
47. 135 Droids #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand cover price variant is confirmed to exist
4/86 Marvel Comics
48. 133 Incredible Hulk #324 10/86 Marvel Comics
49. 121 Classic X-Men #1 9/86 Marvel Comics
50. 121 Amazing Spider-Man #281 10/86 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1986

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1986, more key comic books of 1986 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1986, 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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