Most Wanted & Collected Comics Of 2018 & Database Trends

The Comicogs database has more than doubled in the past year, thanks to your amazing contributions. We ended 2017 with 16,454 comics in the database. This year we’ve had just under 18,000 more submissions – about 10,000 of those have been in the second part of the year – bringing the database total up to almost 35,000 comics, graphic novels, manga and more.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits to Comicogs. We appreciate you making 2018 a great year for the Comicogs database.

What’s new on Comicogs this year:

  • The improved submission form makes adding a book to the database a breeze, as well as autosave in case you accidentally click out or close the window
  • Filtering and sorting on browse pages to narrow down the database on your interests
  • Better searching – get more info in the search bar dropdown, including images, so you click through to the right item
  • More granular settings so you have more choice over how you interact with Comicogs
  • Plenty more – check it out for yourself

Most Cataloged Languages in Comicogs

As with Bookogs, English is the most commonly seen language in the Comicogs database, accounting for about 60% of all cataloged items. French and German are fairly even runners-up with almost 3,500 each. The rest of the top 10 is pretty diverse, featuring Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Dutch, as well as a few Greek.

Most Cataloged Publishers

Marvel and DC are likely to always be the two most cataloged publishers in the database, but Panini Comics, Avatar Press and National Periodical Publications are also pretty popular in terms of submission volume.

And then there’s Image Comics. While they don’t have a huge number of items in the database, what they do have sure is popular. More than half of the items in our Most Collected and Most Wanted Comics of 2018 are Image comics. Our community can’t get enough.

Most Cataloged Items

I mean, it’s called Comicogs, so perhaps it’s not surprising that the overwhelming majority of items cataloged are comic books. But we’d love to see more graphic novels, manga and strips added too. Right now, we have about 1,689 graphic novels and 1,467 manga. It’s a good start, but we know you’ve got more. Let us see them.

Most Collected and Most Wanted Comics of 2018 Compared to Mid-Year

Not much has changed in the top 10 Most Collected comics since mid-year: The Killing Joke has held onto the top spot, while  Saga pretty much dominates the rest of the list. The only real change is the addition of another Saga volume, furthering their command of the top 10 Most Collected comics.

Meanwhile, the Most Wanted list has changed up a fair bit since our mid-year tally. Where the Most Wanted list was also previously dominated by Saga comics, they’ve dropped from 6 to two, allowing room for cult favorites, Robert Crumb with Zap Comix, and Clive Barker‘s Tapping The Vein. Great to see Italian comic, Dylan Dog also hit the Most Wanted list.

Most Collected Comics of 2018:

Most collected poster in the Posterogs database

  1. Batman: The Killing Joke – DC Comics (1988)
  2. Saga, Vol. 1 TP #1-6 – Image Comics (2012)
  3. Saga, Vol. 3 TP #13-18 – Image Comics (2013)
  4. Saga, Vol. 2 #7-12 – Image Comics (2014)
  5. Saga, Vol. 4 TP #19-24 – Image Comics (2014)
  6. Saga, Vol. 5 TP #25-30 – Image Comics (2015)
  7. The Walking Dead: Days Gone Bye Vol. 1 – Image Comics (2004)
  8. Paper Girls, Vol. 1 #1 – Image Comics (2015)
  9. Saga, Vol. 6 TP – Image Comics (2016)
  10. Hellboy: Seed Of Destruction – Dark Horse Books (2003)

Most Wanted Comics of 2018:

Most wanted poster in the Posterogs database

  1. The Incredible Hulk: And now… the Wolverine! Vol. 1 #181 – Marvel Comics Group (1974)
  2. Amazing Fantasy Vol. 1 #15 – Atlas Magazines (1962)
  3. The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 1 #6 – Marvel (1963)
  4. Spawn In 3D #1C – Image Comics (2006)
  5. Fantastic Four, Vol. 1 #48 “The Coming of Galactus!” – Marvel Comics Group (1966)
  6. Saga #1B – Image Comics (2012)
  7. Dylan Dog, Vol 1 #1 “L’Alba Dei Morti Viventi” – Sergio Bonelli Editore (1986)
  8. Zap Comix #1  – Apex Novelties (1968)
  9. Tapping The Vein #1 – Eclipse Comics (1989)
  10. Saga #1E – Image Comics (2012)


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