Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2003

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2003

[ Note: in this year a newsstand rarity estimate of 4.25% 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 2003 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 2003 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 2003 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2003; all key comics from 2003 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 889 Ultimate Spider-Man #33 2/03 Marvel Comics
2. 857 Amazing Spider-Man #500 12/03 Marvel Comics
3. 630 Wolverine v3 #1 7/03 Marvel Comics
4. 552 JLA/Avengers #1 9/03 D.C.-Marvel
5. 366 Ultimate War #1 2/03 Marvel Comics
6. 333 Marvel 1602 #1 11/03 Marvel Comics
7. 312 Ultimate Spider-Man #34 3/03 Marvel Comics
8. 300 Runaways #1 7/03 Marvel Comics
9. 292 Ultimate Spider-Man #38 5/03 Marvel Comics
10. 274 Fantastic Four 500 Director’s Cut Edition 9/03 Marvel Comics
11. 264 Ultimate Spider-Man #35 3/03 Marvel Comics
12. 248 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #50 4/03 Marvel Comics
13. 237 Avengers/JLA #2 10/03 D.C.-Marvel
14. 224 JLA/Avengers #3 12/03 D.C.-Marvel
15. 218 Emma Frost #1 8/03 Marvel Comics
16. 217 Ultimate Spider-Man #36 4/03 Marvel Comics
17. 210 Mystique #1 6/03 Marvel Comics
18. 206 Ultimate Spider-Man #32 2/03 Marvel Comics
19. 205 Venom #1 6/03 Marvel Comics
20. 193 Ultimate Spider-Man #31 1/03 Marvel Comics
21. 193 Ultimate Daredevil and Elektra #1 1/03 Marvel Comics
22. 186 Wizard Ace Edition: Amazing Spider-Man #1 1/03 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
23. 184 Ultimate Spider-Man #39 6/03 Marvel Comics
24. 182 Spectacular Spider-Man #1 9/03 Marvel Comics
25. 170 Supreme Power 1 Special Edition 10/03 Marvel Comics
26. 167 Ultimate Spider-Man #37 5/03 Marvel Comics
27. 165 NYX #1 12/03 Marvel Comics
28. 161 Ultimate Spider-Man #41 7/03 Marvel Comics
29. 157 Ultimate Spider-Man #30 1/03 Marvel Comics
30. 151 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #52 6/03 Marvel Comics
31. 143 Born #1 2003 Marvel Comics
32. 124 Thanos #1 12/03 Marvel Comics
33. 122 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #51 5/03 Marvel Comics
34. 122 Ultimate Six #1 11/03 Marvel Comics
35. 117 Ultimate X-Men #34 8/03 Marvel Comics
36. 112 Supreme Power #1 10/03 Marvel Comics
37. 110 Ultimate Spider-Man #47 12/03 Marvel Comics
38. 109 Hulk: Gray #1 12/03 Marvel Comics
39. 108 Ultimate Spider-Man #44 10/03 Marvel Comics
40. 108 Ultimate Spider-Man #45 11/03 Marvel Comics
41. 99 Marvel 1602 #2 11/03 Marvel Comics
42. 99 Daredevil: The Target #1 1/03 Marvel Comics
43. 97 Incredible Hulk #50 4/03 Marvel Comics
44. 96 Ultimate Spider-Man #46 11/03 Marvel Comics
45. 96 Ultimate Spider-Man #48 12/03 Marvel Comics
46. 92 Ultimate Spider-Man #40 7/03 Marvel Comics
47. 90 Wizard Ace Edition: Incredible Hulk #1 5/03 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
48. 83 Ultimate Six #2 11/03 Marvel Comics
49. 76 Amazing Spider-Man v2 #58 11/03 Marvel Comics
50. 74 Ultimate Spider-Man #43 9/03 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 2003

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2003, more key comic books of 2003 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2003, 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! 🙂