Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2008

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2008

[ Note: three years prior, 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 2008 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 2008 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 2008 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2008; all key comics from 2008 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 909 Captain America #34 3/08 Marvel Comics
2. 874 Hulk 1 Wizard World 2008 Con Edition 3/08 Marvel Comics
3. 858 Secret Invasion 1 Sketch Edition 6/08 Marvel Comics
4. 790 Hulk #1
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant is confirmed to exist
3/08 Marvel Comics
5. 756 Invincible Iron Man 1 Wizard World 2008 Con Editio 7/08 Marvel Comics
6. 550 Guardians of the Galaxy #1 7/08 Marvel Comics
7. 509 Wolverine v3 #66 8/08 Marvel Comics
8. 435 Hulk 1 Variant Edition 3/08 Marvel Comics
9. 393 Hulk 1 Hero Initiative/Atomic Comics 3/08 Marvel Comics
10. 381 Secret Invasion 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 6/08 Marvel Comics
11. 368 Kick-Ass #1 4/08 Marvel/Icon
12. 343 Amazing Spider-Man 569 Variant Edition
CGC variant confirmed Rare CGC-recognized newsstand variant for issue #569 is confirmed to exist
10/08 Marvel Comics
13. 343 Secret Invasion #1 6/08 Marvel Comics
14. 337 Captain America 34 Dynamic Forces Edition 3/08 Marvel Comics
15. 305 Amazing Spider-Man 568 Sketch Cover 10/08 Marvel Comics
16. 288 Uncanny X-Men 500 Variant Edition 9/08 Marvel Comics
17. 285 Deadpool #1 11/08 Marvel Comics
18. 281 Uncanny X-Men #500 9/08 Marvel Comics
19. 269 Secret Invasion 1 Variant Edition 6/08 Marvel Comics
20. 267 Invincible Iron Man #1 7/08 Marvel Comics
21. 246 Hulk 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 3/08 Marvel Comics
22. 244 Hulk 7 Variant Edition 12/08 Marvel Comics
23. 243 Amazing Spider-Man 573 Colbert Variant Edition 12/08 Marvel Comics
24. 235 Uncanny X-Men 500 Sketch Cover 9/08 Marvel Comics
25. 234 Avengers/Invaders 1 Dynamic Forces Sketch Edition 7/08 Marvel Comics
26. 233 Secret Invasion 1 Sketch Cover 6/08 Marvel Comics
27. 231 Wolverine v3 #66 Dynamic Forces Edition 8/08 Marvel Comics
28. 217 Amazing Spider-Man 568 Variant Edition 10/08 Marvel Comics
29. 206 X-Force #1 4/08 Marvel Comics
30. 201 Avengers/Invaders 3 Dynamic Forces Edition 9/08 Marvel Comics
31. 200 Amazing Spider-Man 568 Negative Edition 10/08 Marvel Comics
32. 197 Astonishing X-Men 25 San Diego Comic Con Edition 9/08 Marvel Comics
33. 184 Captain America 34 Director’s Cut Edition 2008 Marvel Comics
34. 184 Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust? 1 Wizard World 8/08 Marvel Comics
35. 178 Hulk 2 Sketch Cover 4/08 Marvel Comics
36. 175 Amazing Spider-Man 546 Sketch Edition 2/08 Marvel Comics
37. 172 Avengers/Invaders 1 Dynamic Forces Edition 7/08 Marvel Comics
38. 170 Wolverine v3 #66 Sketch Cover 8/08 Marvel Comics
39. 168 Astonishing X-Men 25 Dynamic Forces Edition 9/08 Marvel Comics
40. 165 Invincible Iron Man 1 Variant Edition 7/08 Marvel Comics
41. 154 Amazing Spider-Man #546 2/08 Marvel Comics
42. 154 Amazing Spider-Man 573 Variant Edition 12/08 Marvel Comics
43. 152 Deadpool 1 Variant Edition 11/08 Marvel Comics
44. 151 X-Men: Worlds Apart 1 Wizard World 2008 Con Editio 12/08 Marvel Comics
45. 148 Iron Man: Legacy of Doom 1 New York Comic Con Edit 6/08 Marvel Comics
46. 146 Kick-Ass 1 Sketch Cover 4/08 Marvel/Icon
47. 144 Wolverine v3 #66 Variant Edition 8/08 Marvel Comics
48. 142 X-Men 205 Variant Edition 1/08 Marvel Comics
49. 140 Kick-Ass 1 Sketch Variant Cover 4/08 Marvel/Icon
50. 140 Giant-Size Astonishing X-Men 1 Sketch Cover 7/08 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 2008

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2008, more key comic books of 2008 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2008, 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! 🙂

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