Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2012

January 13, 2017

Top 50 Marvel Comics Of 2012

[ Note: Marvel newsstand comics are ending the final end-of-life stage by this time.  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 2012 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 2012 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 2012 (census numbers are as of year-end 2016). [Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2012; all key comics from 2012 ].

Rank CGC Count Issue Date Publisher
1. 512 Avengers vs. X-Men 1 Diamond Select Toys Edition 6/12 Marvel Comics
2. 324 Amazing Spider-Man 692 Convention Edition 10/12 Marvel Comics
3. 323 Hawkeye #1 10/12 Marvel Comics
4. 277 Avenging Spider-Man 1 Sketch Cover 1/12 Marvel Comics
5. 277 Avenging Spider-Man 1 Sketch Edition 1/12 Marvel Comics
6. 263 Avenging Spider-Man #9 9/12 Marvel Comics
7. 262 Avengers 1: Coming of the Avengers 1 El Capitan Th 2012 Marvel Comics
8. 261 Uncanny X-Men 1 Sketch Edition 1/12 Marvel Comics
9. 232 Deadpool 50 Sketch Edition 4/12 Marvel Comics
10. 229 Avengers vs. X-Men 1 Sketch Edition 6/12 Marvel Comics
11. 187 Avengers vs. X-Men #1 6/12 Marvel Comics
12. 183 Uncanny Avengers #1 12/12 Marvel Comics
13. 167 Uncanny Avengers 1 Campbell Variant Cover 12/12 Marvel Comics
14. 150 Wolverine 300 Sketch Cover 3/12 Marvel Comics
15. 147 Avengers Assemble 1 Sketch Cover 5/12 Marvel Comics
16. 142 Avengers vs. X-Men 1 Midtown Comics Edition 6/12 Marvel Comics
17. 141 Amazing Spider-Man #692 10/12 Marvel Comics
18. 133 Uncanny Avengers 1 Brooks Sketch Cover 12/12 Marvel Comics
19. 132 Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe #1 10/12 Marvel Comics
20. 132 Avengers vs. X-Men 12 Stegman Variant Cover 12/12 Marvel Comics
21. 130 Amazing Spider-Man 678 Variant Edition 3/12 Marvel Comics
22. 114 Wolverine 310 Sketch Edition 9/12 Marvel Comics
23. 111 Amazing Fantasy #15: Spider-Man! #nn 8/12 Marvel Comics
24. 109 Captain Marvel #1 9/12 Marvel Comics
25. 105 Avengers vs. X-Men #0 5/12 Marvel Comics
26. 105 Fantastic Four 600 Hero Initiative Edition 1/12 Marvel Comics
27. 100 Uncanny Avengers 1 Brooks Variant Cover 12/12 Marvel Comics
28. 97 Uncanny Avengers 1 Granov Variant Cover 12/12 Marvel Comics
29. 92 Uncanny Avengers 1 Sketch Edition 12/12 Marvel Comics
30. 92 Astonishing X-Men #51 8/12 Marvel Comics
31. 89 Spider-Men #1 8/12 Marvel Comics
32. 88 Avenging Spider-Man 1 Campbell Variant Cover 1/12 Marvel Comics
33. 88 Avenging Spider-Man #1 1/12 Marvel Comics
34. 83 Avengers: X-Sanction 1 Sketch Edition 2/12 Marvel Comics
35. 82 Amazing Spider-Man 688 Variant Edition 8/12 Marvel Comics
36. 81 Defenders 1 Sketch Edition 2/12 Marvel Comics
37. 81 Hit-Girl 1 Sketch Edition 8/12 Marvel/Icon
38. 80 Avengers vs. X-Men 1 Sketch Cover 6/12 Marvel Comics
39. 78 Uncanny Avengers 1 Young Variant Cover 12/12 Marvel Comics
40. 77 Avengers vs. X-Men 2 Diamond Retailer Summit Editi 6/12 Marvel Comics
41. 77 First X-Men #1 10/12 Marvel Comics
42. 77 AVX: VS #1 6/12 Marvel Comics
43. 77 Age of Apocalypse 1 Sketch Edition 5/12 Marvel Comics
44. 77 Fantastic Four #600 1/12 Marvel Comics
45. 76 Avenging Spider-Man 1 Variant Edition 1/12 Marvel Comics
46. 75 Battle Scars #1 1/12 Marvel Comics
47. 75 Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe 1 Second Printi 11/12 Marvel Comics
48. 73 Avengers vs. X-Men 0 Variant Edition 5/12 Marvel Comics
49. 72 Avengers vs. X-Men 1 Convention Edition 6/12 Marvel Comics
50. 71 Scarlet Spider #1 3/12 Marvel Comics
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More Top Comic Books of 2012

Also see: top 50 D.C. comics of 2012, more key comic books of 2012 outside of Marvel and DC, all key comics from 2012, 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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