Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1990

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1990

[ Note: a newsstand rarity estimate of 15% exists for this year for Marvel.  If you are not already in-the-know about the difference between newsstand and direct edition comics see the following: Comic Book Newsstand Editions: Understanding The Difference ]

To repeat the caveat I gave on the main 1990’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 1990 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 1990 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 1990 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1990; all key comics from 1990 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 8,475 Uncanny X-Men #266 8/90 Marvel Comics
2. 5,199 Spider-Man 1 Silver Edition 8/90 Marvel Comics
3. 5,043 New Mutants #87 3/90 Marvel Comics
4. 3,510 Spider-Man #1 8/90 Marvel Comics
5. 1,925 Spider-Man 1 Gold Edition 8/90 Marvel Comics
6. 1,294 Spider-Man 1 Platinum Edition 8/90 Marvel Comics
7. 1,251 Amazing Spider-Man #328 1/90 Marvel Comics
8. 1,131 Uncanny X-Men #268 9/90 Marvel Comics
9. 1,087 X-Men Annual #14 1990 Marvel Comics
10. 693 Spider-Man 1 Poly-Bagged Silver Edition 8/90 Marvel Comics
11. 579 New Mutants 87 Second Printing 3/90 Marvel Comics
12. 566 Ghost Rider v2 ##1 5/90 Marvel Comics
13. 546 Thanos Quest #1 1990 Marvel Comics
14. 534 Uncanny X-Men #267 9/90 Marvel Comics
15. 457 Spider-Man 1 UPC Gold Edition 8/90 Marvel Comics
16. 449 Spider-Man 1 Poly-Bagged Edition 8/90 Marvel Comics
17. 447 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 6/90 Marvel Comics
18. 338 Spider-Man #2 9/90 Marvel Comics
19. 333 Uncanny X-Men #257 1/90 Marvel Comics
20. 307 Amazing Spider-Man #330 3/90 Marvel Comics
21. 300 Silver Surfer v3 ##44 12/90 Marvel Comics
22. 297 Thanos Quest #2 1990 Marvel Comics
23. 232 Silver Surfer v3 ##34 2/90 Marvel Comics
24. 209 Amazing Spider-Man #333 6/90 Marvel Comics
25. 197 Amazing Spider-Man #331 4/90 Marvel Comics
26. 195 Spider-Man #4 11/90 Marvel Comics
27. 189 Uncanny X-Men #258 2/90 Marvel Comics
28. 186 Spider-Man #3 10/90 Marvel Comics
29. 179 Uncanny X-Men #270 11/90 Marvel Comics
30. 174 New Mutants #93 9/90 Marvel Comics
31. 166 New Warriors #1 7/90 Marvel Comics
32. 165 Amazing Spider-Man #332 5/90 Marvel Comics
33. 157 Uncanny X-Men #271 12/90 Marvel Comics
34. 153 Spider-Man #5 12/90 Marvel Comics
35. 148 Uncanny X-Men #269 10/90 Marvel Comics
36. 144 New Mutants #86 2/90 Marvel Comics
37. 136 Amazing Spider-Man #336 8/90 Marvel Comics
38. 127 Uncanny X-Men #259 3/90 Marvel Comics
39. 125 Uncanny X-Men #261 5/90 Marvel Comics
40. 120 New Mutants #88 4/90 Marvel Comics
41. 119 Uncanny X-Men #260 4/90 Marvel Comics
42. 114 Fantastic Four #347 12/90 Marvel Comics
43. 114 Amazing Spider-Man #340 10/90 Marvel Comics
44. 106 Amazing Spider-Man #334 7/90 Marvel Comics
45. 106 Silver Surfer v3 ##35 3/90 Marvel Comics
46. 105 Robocop #1 3/90 Marvel Comics
47. 104 Amazing Spider-Man #338 9/90 Marvel Comics
48. 102 Amazing Spider-Man #339 9/90 Marvel Comics
49. 100 Amazing Spider-Man #329 2/90 Marvel Comics
50. 100 Namor, the Sub-Mariner #1 4/90 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1990

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1990, more key comic books of 1990 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1990, or jump to this list of important comics from the 1990s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂

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