The 30 Best-Selling Comic Series of all Time

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  1. Days of Future Piff

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    30. Casper the Friendly Ghost by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo
    29. Astro Boy by Osamu Tezuka
    28. Amar Chitra Katha by Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
    27. Slam Dunk by Takehiko Inoue
    26. Bleach by Tite Kubo
    25. Avengers by Marvel

    24. Oishinbo by Tetsu Kariya and Akria Hanasaki
    23. Garfield by Jim Davis
    22. The Phantom by Lee Falk
    21. Spawn by Todd McFarlane
    20. Diabolik by Angela and Luciana Giussani
    19. KochiKame by Osamu Akimoto
    18. Case Closed by Gosho Aoyama
    17. Spike and Suzy by Willy Vandersteen
    16. The Adventures of Tintin by Herge
    15. Golgo 13 by Takao Saito
    14. Captain America by Marvel
    13. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
    12. Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama
    11. X-men by Marvel

    10. Lucky Luke by Morris, Rene Goscinny
    09. Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz
    08. Asterix by Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo, and Jean-Yves Ferri
    07. Spider-man by Marvel
    06. One Piece by Eiichiro GOATda
    05. Batman by Bob Kane and Bill Finger
    04. Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

    03. Classics Illustrated by Elliot Publishing Co., Gilberton Company, and Frawley Corporation
    02. The Beano by DC Thomson
    01. Micky Maus (Mickey Mouse) by Egmont Ehapa


    Note: X-men vol. 2 #1 (by Chris Claremont and Jim Lee) is the best selling single-issue of any comic, having sold over 8 million copies.
     
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    as expected, if you go off series made by a single author One piece would be NO.1
     
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    :jbhmm:What is a somic?
     
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    Facts. America is sleeping hard on One Piece. It's the GOAT shonen adventure manga.

    If you're asking about Asterix, it's apparently a French comic set in 50 BC about a villager who protects his village from the Romans (under Julius Caesar's rule).
    It's been running for decades and has been translated into over 100 ( :merchant: ) languages.

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    This list also further confirms what real ones already knew. Spider-man and X-men are the true crown jewels of Marvel, even though the movies want y'all to believe differently.
    I'm a little shocked that Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Fantastic Four didn't make the list though :mjcry:
     
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    One Piece is & will always be ass. Just another piece of overrated garbage but there are many cases of garbage selling mind boggling numbers. :yeshrug:
     
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    The fact that One Piece has outsold Spider-Man is :wow:.
     
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    Its pretty popular its just not DBZ/Naruto popular here
    IMO OP was never going to blow up in the era it came up in even if you took 4kids out of the equation.
    When OP came, anime/manga in America were wanted in certain types to be distanced from western shows. In aesthethic, theme tone, tropes, nonepisodic etc.

    OP is different and unique where its like the Kingdom Hearts(never played a game just comparing concepts) of Manga/anime and it mixes western, eastern, Disney, shounen, etc aesthetics, and tropes. Plus its a series about Magical Pirates instead of Magical Ninjas(Naruto) and Magical martial artist(DBZ). Which people during that time wanted more of the latter than former

    Plus OP has elements of being episodic, espescially in the first saga. So mix together the western cartoonish/Disney elements of wackiness in the show + the episodicness + other elements = popular but not as big as DBZ/Naruto in America. Im no anime/manga wiz, not even a fan. But I recall what series were popular and what made people in US, not pick up OP: it was either "to cartoony", "to wacky", "its about pirates, no thanks" etc But the series has grown in popularity in the US since then.
     
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    Maybe its because he was the 1st one:hubie:.....But shouts out to Superman for finally beating Spidey and Bats on some kinda list lol:salute:
    Thats my GOAT superhero:ahh:
     
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    ...and Dragon Ball, X-men, Naruto, Bleach, Avengers etc. :banderas:
     
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    Superman- 600 million copies sold
    Batman- 485 million copies sold
    One Piece- 470 million copies sold
    Spider-man- 385 million copies sold
    Asterix- 370 million copies sold
    Peanuts- 300 million copies sold
    Lucky Luke - 300 million copies sold
    Dragon Ball - 250-300 million copies sold
    Golgo 13- 280 million
    X-men - 270 million copies sold
    Naruto - 250 million copies sold
    Case Closed/Detective Conan - 230 million copies sold

    :whew:

    That's going off Wikipedia though, so my numbers could be a bit off :hubie:
     
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    15. Golgo 13 by Takao Saito

    :ehh:
     
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    Found an updated list. Golgo 13 is a lot bigger than I thought :merchant:

     

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