Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1987

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1987

[ Note: a newsstand rarity estimate of 30% exists for this year for Marvel.  If you are not already in-the-know about the difference between newsstand and direct edition versions see the following: Comic Book Newsstand Editions: Understanding The Difference ]

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 1987 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 1987 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 1987 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1987; all key comics from 1987 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,642 Uncanny X-Men #221 9/87 Marvel Comics
2. 1,413 Punisher #1 7/87 Marvel Comics
3. 1,371 Uncanny X-Men #213 1/87 Marvel Comics
4. 995 Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21 1987 Marvel Comics
5. 856 Uncanny X-Men #222 10/87 Marvel Comics
6. 800 Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1 2/87 Marvel Comics
7. 683 Amazing Spider-Man #289 6/87 Marvel Comics
8. 517 Amazing Spider-Man #293 10/87 Marvel Comics
9. 378 Incredible Hulk #330 4/87 Marvel Comics
10. 363 Amazing Spider-Man #294 11/87 Marvel Comics
11. 316 Amazing Spider-Man #285 2/87 Marvel Comics
12. 272 X-Factor #15 4/87 Marvel Comics
13. 258 Uncanny X-Men #214 2/87 Marvel Comics
14. 256 X-Factor #19 8/87 Marvel Comics
15. 245 Silver Surfer v3 ##1 7/87 Marvel Comics
16. 230 Amazing Spider-Man #287 4/87 Marvel Comics
17. 228 Amazing Spider-Man #292 9/87 Marvel Comics
18. 210 Uncanny X-Men #217 5/87 Marvel Comics
19. 206 Web of Spider-Man #32 11/87 Marvel Comics
20. 186 Uncanny X-Men #215 3/87 Marvel Comics
21. 181 Amazing Spider-Man #288 5/87 Marvel Comics
22. 179 Web of Spider-Man #29 8/87 Marvel Comics
23. 176 Web of Spider-Man #31 10/87 Marvel Comics
24. 172 Incredible Hulk #331 5/87 Marvel Comics
25. 171 Amazing Spider-Man #290 7/87 Marvel Comics
26. 167 Amazing Spider-Man #286 3/87 Marvel Comics
27. 164 Amazing Spider-Man #284 1/87 Marvel Comics
28. 156 Uncanny X-Men #216 4/87 Marvel Comics
29. 136 Amazing Spider-Man #291 8/87 Marvel Comics
30. 134 Punisher #2 8/87 Marvel Comics
31. 132 Amazing Spider-Man #295 12/87 Marvel Comics
32. 130 Uncanny X-Men #219 7/87 Marvel Comics
33. 125 Uncanny X-Men #218 6/87 Marvel Comics
34. 124 Captain America #332 8/87 Marvel Comics
35. 122 Spectacular Spider-Man #131 10/87 Marvel Comics
36. 120 Incredible Hulk #336 10/87 Marvel Comics
37. 109 Uncanny X-Men #220 8/87 Marvel Comics
38. 107 Spectacular Spider-Man #132 11/87 Marvel Comics
39. 97 G.I. Joe and the Transformers #1 1/87 Marvel Comics
40. 95 Uncanny X-Men #223 11/87 Marvel Comics
41. 93 Incredible Hulk #333 7/87 Marvel Comics
42. 85 Alpha Flight #51 10/87 Marvel Comics
43. 84 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #56 2/87 Marvel Comics
44. 82 Incredible Hulk #334 8/87 Marvel Comics
45. 81 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #60 6/87 Marvel Comics
46. 80 X-Factor #23 12/87 Marvel Comics
47. 78 Incredible Hulk #337 11/87 Marvel Comics
48. 76 G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero #59 5/87 Marvel Comics
49. 71 Uncanny X-Men #224 12/87 Marvel Comics
50. 64 Excalibur Special Edition #nn 1987 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1987

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1987, more key comic books of 1987 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1987, 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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