Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2002

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2002

[ Note: two years prior, a newsstand rarity estimate of 5% exists 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 2000’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 2002 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 2002 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 2002 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2002; all key comics from 2002 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,326 Wolverine: The Origin #3 1/02 Marvel Comics
2. 1,285 Ultimate Spider-Man #1/2 2002 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
3. 1,032 Ultimates #1 3/02 Marvel Comics
4. 1,020 Wolverine: The Origin #4 2/02 Marvel Comics
5. 962 Wolverine: The Origin #5 5/02 Marvel Comics
6. 776 Wolverine: The Origin #6 7/02 Marvel Comics
7. 625 New X-Men #128 8/02 Marvel Comics
8. 518 Captain America v4 #1 6/02 Marvel Comics
9. 505 Incredible Hulk #34 1/02 Marvel Comics
10. 375 Wizard Ace Edition: Amazing Spider-Man #129 4/02 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
11. 351 Ultimate Spider-Man 1 Free Comic Book Day Edition 5/02 Marvel Comics
12. 337 Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #1 8/02 Marvel Comics
13. 271 Ultimate Spider-Man #15 1/02 Marvel Comics
14. 266 Ultimate Spider-Man 1/2 Wizard World East Con Edit 2002 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
15. 253 Ultimate Spider-Man #25 10/02 Marvel Comics
16. 225 Ultimate Spider-Man #16 2/02 Marvel Comics
17. 220 Ultimate Spider-Man #27 11/02 Marvel Comics
18. 214 Ultimate Spider-Man #24 9/02 Marvel Comics
19. 208 Ultimate Spider-Man #18 4/02 Marvel Comics
20. 197 Ultimate Spider-Man #20 6/02 Marvel Comics
21. 192 Ultimate Spider-Man #17 3/02 Marvel Comics
22. 188 Incredible Hulk: The End #1 8/02 Marvel Comics
23. 188 Ultimate Spider-Man #1 3/02 Marvel Comics
24. 183 Ultimate Spider-Man #19 5/02 Marvel Comics
25. 183 Ultimate Spider-Man #29 12/02 Marvel Comics
26. 177 Ultimate Spider-Man #21 6/02 Marvel Comics
27. 173 Ultimate Spider-Man #22 7/02 Marvel Comics
28. 171 Ultimate Spider-Man #23 8/02 Marvel Comics
29. 164 Ultimate Spider-Man #26 11/02 Marvel Comics
30. 164 Ultimate X-Men #1/2 2002 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
31. 163 Ultimate Spider-Man Special #1 7/02 Marvel Comics
32. 152 Ultimates #2 4/02 Marvel Comics
33. 145 Wizard Ace Edition: Uncanny X-Men #94 6/02 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
34. 143 Ultimate Spider-Man #28 12/02 Marvel Comics
35. 138 Peter Parker: Spider-Man #44 8/02 Marvel Comics
36. 138 Spider-Man: Blue #1 7/02 Marvel Comics
37. 134 Moment of Silence #nn 2/02 Marvel Comics
38. 133 Ultimates #5 7/02 Marvel Comics
39. 111 Spider-Man: The Official Movie Adaptation #1 6/02 Marvel Comics
40. 96 Wizard Ace Edition: Avengers #4 11/02 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
41. 93 New X-Men #129 9/02 Marvel Comics
42. 93 Wizard Ace Edition: Amazing Spider-Man #14 8/02 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
43. 92 Deadpool #65 5/02 Marvel Comics
44. 92 Ultimates #3 5/02 Marvel Comics
45. 89 Ultimates #4 6/02 Marvel Comics
46. 86 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #38 2/02 Marvel Comics
47. 77 Call of Duty: The Brotherhood #1 8/02 Marvel Comics
48. 75 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #37 1/02 Marvel Comics
49. 75 Deadpool #69 9/02 Marvel Comics
50. 72 Spider-Man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do #2 9/02 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 2002

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2002, more key comic books of 2002 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2002, or jump to this list of important comics from the 2000s. Or explore Lists of Key Comic Books by Year. Or jump to my blog’s home page.

Happy Collecting! 🙂