Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2004

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2004

[ Note: in the prior 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 2004 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 2004 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 2004 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2004; all key comics from 2004 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 2,739 NYX #3 2/04 Marvel Comics
2. 987 Ultimate Fantastic Four #1 2/04 Marvel Comics
3. 908 Wolverine v3 #20 Wizard World 2004 Con Edition 12/04 Marvel Comics
4. 845 Wolverine: The End 1 Wizard World 2003 Con Edition 1/04 Marvel Comics
5. 762 Secret War #1 4/04 Marvel Comics
6. 667 Astonishing X-Men 1 Cassaday Variant Cover 7/04 Marvel Comics
7. 642 Astonishing X-Men #1 7/04 Marvel Comics
8. 614 Marvel Knights Spider-Man #1 6/04 Marvel Comics
9. 599 Astonishing X-Men 1 Variant Cover 7/04 Marvel Comics
10. 554 Astonishing X-Men 1 Director’s Cut Edition 7/04 Marvel Comics
11. 448 NYX #4 7/04 Marvel Comics
12. 432 Wolverine: The End #1 1/04 Marvel Comics
13. 394 Wolverine v3 #20 Retailer Incentive Edition 12/04 Marvel Comics
14. 340 Secret War 1 Commemorative Edition 4/04 Marvel Comics
15. 332 Ultimate Spider-Man #50 2/04 Marvel Comics
16. 330 Astonishing X-Men 4 Variant Cover 10/04 Marvel Comics
17. 325 Daredevil: Father 1 Wizard World 2004 Con Edition 6/04 Marvel Comics
18. 313 Secret War #2 7/04 Marvel Comics
19. 301 Ultimate Spider-Man #60 8/04 Marvel Comics
20. 253 Avengers/JLA #4 2004 D.C.-Marvel
21. 251 Cable/Deadpool #1 5/04 Marvel Comics
22. 246 Ultimate X-Men 50 Wizard World 2004 Con Edition 2004 Marvel Comics
23. 232 Ultimate Spider-Man 6 Niagara Falls Edition 5/04 Marvel Comics
24. 224 Ultimate Spider-Man #62 9/04 Marvel Comics
25. 212 Amazing Spider-Man #129 6/04 Marvel Comics
26. 208 Ultimate Fantastic Four #2 3/04 Marvel Comics
27. 207 Punisher #1 3/04 Marvel Comics
28. 191 Uncanny X-Men #450 12/04 Marvel Comics
29. 187 Wolverine v3 #20 12/04 Marvel Comics
30. 176 Ultimate Spider-Man 54 Variant Cover 5/04 Marvel Comics
31. 175 Punisher: The End #1 6/04 Marvel Comics
32. 174 Astonishing X-Men #3 9/04 Marvel Comics
33. 173 Ultimate Fantastic Four #3 4/04 Marvel Comics
34. 173 New X-Men #151 3/04 Marvel Comics
35. 171 Knights 4 #1 4/04 Marvel Comics
36. 168 Astonishing X-Men #2 8/04 Marvel Comics
37. 166 Ultimate Spider-Man #61 8/04 Marvel Comics
38. 165 Astonishing X-Men #6 12/04 Marvel Comics
39. 158 Avengers #500 9/04 Marvel Comics
40. 156 Ultimate Spider-Man #52 3/04 Marvel Comics
41. 154 Secret War #3 10/04 Marvel Comics
42. 151 Uncanny X-Men #451 12/04 Marvel Comics
43. 148 Ultimate Spider-Man 8 Payless ShoeSource Reprint 1/04 Marvel Comics
44. 147 Ultimate Nightmare #1 10/04 Marvel Comics
45. 135 Venom vs. Carnage #1 9/04 Marvel Comics
46. 133 Wolverine: The End #2 3/04 Marvel Comics
47. 133 Ultimate Spider-Man #63 10/04 Marvel Comics
48. 128 Astonishing X-Men #5 11/04 Marvel Comics
49. 123 X-Men: The End #1 10/04 Marvel Comics
50. 122 Astonishing X-Men #4 10/04 Marvel Comics
 « 2003  2005 » 

More Top Comic Books of 2004

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2004, more key comic books of 2004 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2004, 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! 🙂