Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2005

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2005

[ Note: in this year a newsstand rarity estimate of 2% 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 2005 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 2005 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 2005 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2005; all key comics from 2005 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 1,248 Ultimate Spider-Man 79 Wizard World 2005 Con Editi 9/05 Marvel Comics
2. 930 New Avengers 1 Variant Cover 1/05 Marvel Comics
3. 871 New Avengers 1 Quesada Variant Cover 1/05 Marvel Comics
4. 642 New Avengers #1 1/05 Marvel Comics
5. 604 X-Men 175 Wizard World 2005 Con Edition 2005 Marvel Comics
6. 593 X-23 1 Limited Edition 4/05 Marvel Comics
7. 532 Wolverine v3 #26 Limited Edition 5/05 Marvel Comics
8. 530 X-23 #1 3/05 Marvel Comics
9. 492 Ultimate Iron Man #1 5/05 Marvel Comics
10. 475 New Avengers 2 Variant Cover 2/05 Marvel Comics
11. 454 Fantastic Four 527 Wizard World 2005 Con Edition 2005 Marvel Comics
12. 448 New Avengers 4 Variant Cover 4/05 Marvel Comics
13. 436 New Avengers 3 Variant Cover 3/05 Marvel Comics
14. 413 Captain America #6 6/05 Marvel Comics
15. 385 Young Avengers 1 Wizard World 2005 Con Edition 4/05 Marvel Comics
16. 360 Captain America 6 Variant Edition 6/05 Marvel Comics
17. 338 Ghost Rider 1 Retailer Incentive Edition 11/05 Marvel Comics
18. 305 New Avengers #4 4/05 Marvel Comics
19. 293 New Avengers 5 Variant Cover 5/05 Marvel Comics
20. 284 Young Avengers #1 4/05 Marvel Comics
21. 281 New Avengers 1 Second Printing 1/05 Marvel Comics
22. 272 House of M 1 Quesada Variant Cover 8/05 Marvel Comics
23. 271 Ultimates 2 1 Variant Cover 2/05 Marvel Comics
24. 259 Captain America #1 1/05 Marvel Comics
25. 251 House of M 1 Limited Edition 8/05 Marvel Comics
26. 243 Wizard Ace Edition: Ultimate Spider-Man #1 2005 Marvel-Wizard Pub.
27. 243 Ultimate Iron Man 1 Variant Cover 5/05 Marvel Comics
28. 233 House of M 2 Variant Cover 8/05 Marvel Comics
29. 231 Wolverine v3 #27 Limited Edition 6/05 Marvel Comics
30. 218 X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong 1 Limited Edition 3/05 Marvel Comics
31. 216 Ultimate Spider-Man Annual #1 10/05 Marvel Comics
32. 216 X-23 2 Limited Edition 3/05 Marvel Comics
33. 213 Black Panther 1 Limited Edition 4/05 Marvel Comics
34. 203 New Avengers 6 Variant Cover 6/05 Marvel Comics
35. 196 X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong #1 3/05 Marvel Comics
36. 189 New Avengers #3 3/05 Marvel Comics
37. 178 New Avengers #5 5/05 Marvel Comics
38. 172 Ultimates 2 #1 2/05 Marvel Comics
39. 169 Ultimate Fantastic Four 13 Variant Cover 1/05 Marvel Comics
40. 163 New Avengers 1 Director’s Cut Edition 1/05 Marvel Comics
41. 163 Ultimate Spider-Man #75 6/05 Marvel Comics
42. 160 House of M 3 Variant Cover 9/05 Marvel Comics
43. 158 Ghost Rider #1 11/05 Marvel Comics
44. 157 New Avengers Guest Starring the Fantastic Four #nn 2005 Marvel Comics
45. 154 New Avengers 7 Variant Cover 7/05 Marvel Comics
46. 153 Ultimate X-Men 61 Retailer Incentive Edition 9/05 Marvel Comics
47. 152 Shanna, The She-Devil #1 4/05 Marvel Comics
48. 148 New Avengers #2 2/05 Marvel Comics
49. 134 Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1 12/05 Marvel Comics
50. 132 Ultimate Spider-Man #76 6/05 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 2005

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2005, more key comic books of 2005 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2005, 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! 🙂