Comic books have been a staple for decades, allowing young kids to fantasize about an alternate universe where they can play the crime-fighting, world-saving hero. These nine best-selling comic books of all time have fought off all the haters and landed themselves into this list. Check it out below!
Number Nine: The Phantom. The Phantom, created by Lee Falk in 1936, has sold over 150 million copies worldwide. It first appeared as a daily comic strip and continues to be published today.
Number Eight: Dragon Ball. You might assume Dragon Ball first appeared as a cartoon, but that’s where you’d be wrong. Having sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, Dragon Ball was created in 1984 by Akira Toriyama.
Number Seven: The Adventures of Tintin. The mastermind behind The Adventures of Tintin is Georges Remi. Overall, this genius comic about a boy and his dog has sold more than 200 million copies.
Number Six: Captain America. This patriotic hero first appeared in 1941, and its first issue was a giant success, selling more than one million copies. Today, Captain America has sold more than 210 million copies and continues to be one of the most popular comics in the world.
Number Five: X-Men. Created by Stan Lee, X-Men is about a group of people with superhuman powers. Since its creation in 1963, X-Men has sold more than 270 million copies.
Number Four: One Piece. One Piece was created in 1997 and has sold more than 345 million copies. It is both written and illustrated by Elichiro Oda.
Number Three: Spider-Man. This legendary Marvel character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Worldwide, Spider-Man has sold more than 360 million copies and has even been made into a musical.
Number Two: Batman. Second on our list of the nine best-selling comics of all time is Batman, which has sold more than 460 million copies worldwide. Batman has been in existence since 1939 and is published by DC Comics.
Number One: Superman. Finally, the best-selling comic of all time is the iconic Superman, which has sold more than 600 million copies. Superman was created in 1938 and continues to be loved by both kids and adults around the world.