Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1997

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 1997

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 1997 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 1997 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 1997 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1997; all key comics from 1997 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,171 Deadpool #1 1/97 Marvel Comics
2. 355 Incredible Hulk #449 1/97 Marvel Comics
3. 247 Uncanny X-Men 350 Prism Foil Cover 12/97 Marvel Comics
4. 154 Uncanny X-Men 342 Variant Cover 3/97 Marvel Comics
5. 95 Wolverine #1/2 1997 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
6. 90 Deadpool #2 2/97 Marvel Comics
7. 80 Thunderbolts #1 4/97 Marvel Comics
8. 73 Wolverine/Witchblade #1 3/97 Image/Top Cow-Marvel
9. 72 Deadpool #11 12/97 Marvel Comics
10. 66 Deadpool #-1 7/97 Marvel Comics
11. 63 Uncanny X-Men #345 6/97 Marvel Comics
12. 56 Deadpool #4 4/97 Marvel Comics
13. 55 Amazing Spider-Man #424 6/97 Marvel Comics
14. 54 Deadpool #3 3/97 Marvel Comics
15. 53 Uncanny X-Men #346 8/97 Marvel Comics
16. 50 Amazing Spider-Man #425 8/97 Marvel Comics
17. 47 Uncanny X-Men #344 5/97 Marvel Comics
18. 46 Amazing Spider-Man #427 10/97 Marvel Comics
19. 45 Amazing Spider-Man #422 4/97 Marvel Comics
20. 44 Uncanny X-Men #350 12/97 Marvel Comics
21. 44 Wolverine 1/2 Wizard Special Edition 1997 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
22. 42 Amazing Spider-Man #426 9/97 Marvel Comics
23. 42 Amazing Spider-Man #421 3/97 Marvel Comics
24. 41 Amazing Spider-Man #423 5/97 Marvel Comics
25. 40 Amazing Spider-Man #419 1/97 Marvel Comics
26. 38 Uncanny X-Men #343 4/97 Marvel Comics
27. 38 Deadpool #6 6/97 Marvel Comics
28. 38 Deadpool #5 5/97 Marvel Comics
29. 37 Devil’s Reign #1/2 3/97 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
30. 37 Uncanny X-Men #347 9/97 Marvel Comics
31. 35 X-Men 62 Variant Cover 3/97 Marvel Comics
32. 35 Deadpool #9 10/97 Marvel Comics
33. 34 Amazing Spider-Man #420 2/97 Marvel Comics
34. 33 Deadpool #7 8/97 Marvel Comics
35. 33 Wolverine #-1 7/97 Marvel Comics
36. 32 Amazing Spider-Man #428 11/97 Marvel Comics
37. 31 Wolverine #119 12/97 Marvel Comics
38. 31 Wolverine #114 6/97 Marvel Comics
39. 31 Amazing Spider-Man #429 12/97 Marvel Comics
40. 29 Wolverine #118 11/97 Marvel Comics
41. 29 Incredible Hulk #454 6/97 Marvel Comics
42. 29 Uncanny X-Men #340 1/97 Marvel Comics
43. 28 Silver Surfer/Superman #1 1/97 D.C.-Marvel
44. 28 Wolverine #116 9/97 Marvel Comics
45. 27 Uncanny X-Men #348 10/97 Marvel Comics
46. 27 Uncanny X-Men #349 11/97 Marvel Comics
47. 27 Iron Man v2 ##9 7/97 Marvel Comics
48. 26 Wolverine #113 5/97 Marvel Comics
49. 26 Wolverine #115 8/97 Marvel Comics
50. 26 Uncanny X-Men #341 2/97 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 1997

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 1997, more key comic books of 1997 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 1997, 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! 🙂