100 Greatest Marvels of All Time

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The 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time was a series of trade paperbacks published in 2001 by Marvel Comics. Earlier in the year, the publisher had held a poll asking readers to vote on their favorite issues of Marvel comic book series. The top 25 issues were then reprinted in trade paperback form, with a list in the back of each volume listing the results of the poll from the 100th issue to the last issue contained in that particular volume. Numbers 25 to 6 were published in volumes one through five, each of which contained four issues. The top five issues were each reprinted in their own volumes (volumes six through ten).

The issues[edit]

Sortable table
Number Title Issue Reprint Series Volume Notes
100 Generation X 1 First appearance of Generation X
99 Captain America (vol. 1) 444 First issue written by Mark Waid
98 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 232 First issue written and drawn by John Byrne
97 X-Factor (vol. 1) 87 The team visits psychiatrist Doc Samson
96 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 101 First appearance of Morbius, the Living Vampire
95 Iron Man (III) 1 Heroes Return, first issue written by Kurt Busiek
94 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 18 First appearance of Super-Skrull
93 Uncanny X-Men 145 Doctor Doom and Murderworld
92 Captain Marvel (vol. 1) 34 Captain Marvel I battles Nitro and contracts cancer
91 X-Men (vol. 1) 121 First appearance of Alpha Flight
90 Uncanny X-Men 282 First appearance of Bishop
89 Secret Wars 8 First appearance of the black Spider-Man costume
88 Uncanny X-Men 248 First issue by Jim Lee
87 X-Factor (vol. 1) 24 First appearance of Archangel
86 X-Men (vol. 2) 53 First appearance of Onslaught
85 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 238 First appearance of Hobgoblin
84 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 194 First appearance of Black Cat
83 The Avengers (vol. 1) 57 First appearance of Vision
82 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 90 Death of Captain Stacy
81 Captain America (vol. 1) 117 First appearance of Falcon
80 Fantastic Four Annual 3 Wedding of Susan Storm (Invisible Woman) and Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic)
79 Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) 57 First appearance of Hawkeye
78 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 31 First appearances of Harry Osborn and Gwen Stacy
77 Uncanny X-Men 266 First appearance of Gambit
76 X-Force (vol. 1) 1
75 The Punisher War Journal 6 Punisher vs. Wolverine
74 X-Factor (vol. 1) 6 First (full) appearance of Apocalypse
73 Iron Man (vol. 1) 55 First appearance of Thanos
72 Uncanny X-Men 162 Wolverine vs. the Brood
71 Uncanny X-Men 172 Wedding of Wolverine and Mariko Yashida
70 X-Men (vol. 1) 14 First appearance of Sentinels
69 Uncanny X-Men 212 Wolverine vs. Sabretooth
68 X-Men (vol. 2) 30 Wedding of Jean Grey (Phoenix) and Scott Summers (Cyclops)
67 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 13 First appearance of Mysterio
66 X-Factor (vol. 1) 1 Return of the original X-Men
65 X-Men (vol. 1) 129 First appearance of the Hellfire Club and Kitty Pryde
64 Uncanny X-Men 256 Introduction of "new" Psylocke
63 Uncanny X-Men 210 Mutant Massacre
62 The New Mutants (vol. 1) 1 First issue of their own series
61 X-Men (vol. 1) 100 Sacrifice and death of Jean Grey (Phoenix)
60 Uncanny X-Men 303 Death of Illyana Rasputin (Magik)
59 Iron Fist (vol. 1) 14 First appearance of Sabretooth
58 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 100 Features all previous Fantastic Four villains
57 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 298 First issue drawn by Todd McFarlane
56 X-Men (vol. 1) 9 X-Men vs. the Avengers
55 Iron Man (vol. 1) 225 “Armor Wars”
54 Marvel Spotlight (vol. 1) 5 First appearance of Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
53 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 4 Return of Namor the Sub-Mariner
52 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 2 First appearance of the Vulture
51 X-Men (vol. 1) 108 The X-Men save the M'Kraan Crystal
50 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 129 First appearance of the Punisher
49 Uncanny X-Men 171 Rogue joins the X-Men
48 Uncanny X-Men 225 Fall of the Mutants
47 Uncanny X-Men 159 X-Men vs. Dracula; origin of Bloodstorm
46 The Avengers (III) 1 Heroes Return; first issue written by Kurt Busiek
45 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 50 First appearance of the Kingpin
44 X-Men (vol. 1) 12 First appearance of Juggernaut
43 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 6 First appearance of the Lizard
42 X-Men (vol. 1) 58 First appearance of Havok
41 X-Men (vol. 1) 3 First appearance of the Blob
40 Wolverine (vol. 2) 145 Wolverine gets his adamantium skeleton back
39 The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) 340 Hulk vs. Wolverine
38 X-Men (vol. 1) 2 First appearance of the Vanisher
37 Wolverine (vol. 1) 4 Wolverine and Mariko Yashida are engaged
36 Secret Wars 1 First appearance of Beyonder
35 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 3 First appearance of Dr. Octopus
34 The Silver Surfer (vol. 1) 1 Silver Surfer gets his own series
33 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 12 The Thing battles the Hulk for the first time
32 X-Men (vol. 1) 95 Death of Thunderbird (John Proudstar)
31 Journey into Mystery (vol. 1) 83 First appearance of Thor
30 X-Men (vol. 1) 4 First appearance of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants
29 Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) 39 First appearance of Iron Man
28 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 5 First appearance of Dr. Doom
27 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 14 First appearance of Green Goblin
26 Daredevil (vol. 2) 1 First issue of Daredevil under the Marvel Knights imprint; first issue written by Kevin Smith
25 X-Men (vol. 1) 141 1 (#25-#22) Days of Future Past
24 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 48 1 (#25-#22) First appearance of Silver Surfer and Galactus
23 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 1 1 (#25-#22) First issue of Spider-Man in his own series; he meets the Fantastic Four; first appearance of Chameleon
22 Daredevil (vol. 1) 181 1 (#25-#22) Death of Elektra
21 The Avengers (vol. 1) 1 2 (#21-#18) First appearance of the Avengers
20 Uncanny X-Men 350 2 (#21-#18) Gambit’s secret revealed, return of Magneto
19 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 122 2 (#21-#18) Death of Green Goblin (Norman Osborn)
18 Captain America (vol. 1) 109 2 (#21-#18) Origin of Captain America retold
17 The Incredible Hulk (vol. 2) 181 3 (#17-#14) First appearance of Wolverine
16 X-Men (vol. 2) 25 3 (#17-#14) Magneto removes Wolverine's adamantium and is rendered catatonic by Professor X; this is later revealed to be the birth of Onslaught
15 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 33 3 (#17-#14) Spider-Man overcomes many obstacles to save his sick Aunt May
14 Spider-Man (vol. 1) 1 3 (#17-#14) First issue of the Todd McFarlane-created series
13 Incredible Hulk (vol. 1) 1 4 (#13-#10) First appearance of the Hulk
12 Ultimate X-Men 1 4 (#13-#10)
11 Daredevil (vol. 1) 227 4 (#13-#10) Kingpin learns Daredevil’s secret identity
10 Wolverine (vol. 2) 75 4 (#13-#10) Wolverine copes with the loss of his adamantium; he is revealed to have bone claws
9 Ultimate Spider-Man 1 5 (#9-#6)
8 X-Men (vol. 1) 1 5 (#9-#6) First appearance of the X-Men and Magneto
7 The Avengers (vol. 1) 4 5 (#9-#6) First (real) Captain America appearance since World War II
6 The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) 121 5 (#9-#6) The death of Gwen Stacy
5 X-Men (vol. 2) 1 6 Sold more than 8 million copies (thanks in part to five different covers)
4 Giant-Size X-Men 1 7 First appearance of a new team of X-Men
3 X-Men (vol. 1) 137 8 The death of Jean Grey (Phoenix)
2 Fantastic Four (vol. 1) 1 9 First appearance of Marvel’s first Silver Age superhero team
1 Amazing Fantasy 15 10 First appearance of Spider-Man.

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