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There are hundreds of comic books out there, most selling for around three dollars, maybe more. With all of these comics to choose from, what is a new collector to do? Check out a list of the top popular comic books out there. There were many factors in putting this list together, such as the sales, the acclaim they have been getting, timeliness of arrival, and history of the title, to name a few.

Does this mean that these are the only comics worth reading? Of course not. These comics are just a good place to start. So do yourself a favor and check out some of these titles on this top list of popular comics.

1. Astonishing X-Men

Not only is the X-Men one of the top superhero teams out there. Joss Whedon and John Cassaday have been enjoying huge amounts of success with their run on this comic. The popularity of the comic is enormous and this comic book shows a creative team at the top of their game.

2. Justice League of America - JLA

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Novelist Brad Meltzer was entrusted with DC's flagship title, and it was well worth it. Teamed with artists Ed Benes and Sandra Hope, the JLA is having a resurgence of popularity. The comic has really taken off with sales going through the roof and the JLA is stronger than ever.

3. New Avengers

Brian Michael Bendis changed the Avengers forever. He relaunched the title with a brand new team of heroes adding popular characters Spider-Man and Wolverine to the mix. With artists like Francis Leinil Yu on the New Avengers and Frank Cho on the upcoming Mighty Avengers, Bendis has taken the Avengers to new heights of popularity. The buzz surrounding this book is awesome, with Marvel keeping the details "classified" until further notice.

4. Batman

There's no doubt about it, Batman is one of DC's top characters. The title has had numerous high profile creators on it, including Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and more. Currently, Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert have been lighting up Batman's world with shocking results to the characters associated with the title. This team is one to keep an eye on as to where they take this iconic character.

5. Amazing Spider-Man

J. Michael Strazynski, JMS to his fans, has been on a roll writing Spider-Man. The maturity in his writing shows as he handled the Civil War storyline, showing a confused hero on the fence of a huge issue. Artist Ron Garney's art is superb, often reminding me of Romita or Ditko's artwork from Spidey's early days. This comic is a sure bet.

6. Action Comics

Superman is a classic superhero with fans worldwide. It would be hard to find a more popular superhero. Superstar comics writer has paired with his mentor Richard Donner, director of the first and second Superman films, along with artist Adam Kubert, have brought back the villain Zod. Kubert's art is spectacular and the pacing and storytelling is great. Fans of the films as well as fans of the character are in for a treat.

7. The Incredible Hulk

Greg Pack and artists Aaron Lopresti and Carlo Pagulayan have rocketed the Hulk in a story that is near rivaling the crossover Marvel event, "Civil War." Pak has taken the Hulk back to his roots and given him a world to destroy. The result, along with the stunning art, has done great things for the popularity of this character.

8. Wolverine

Wolverine is arguably one of the top characters in the Marvel universe. The title has seen many great creators associated with it, and it continues to sell well. The latest creative team of Jeph Loeb and Simone Bianchi will surely send Wolverine's popularity even further forward.

9. The Ultimates

Mark Millar is famous for pushing the envelope with huge story arcs, violence that mirrors todays issues, and many twists and turns that leave the reader wanting more. Bryan Hitch's art is superb and highly detailed, showing the massive battles and emotion from the characters all at the same time. If only the Ultimates would stay on schedule and arrive every month, then this comic would rank much higher.

10. Teen Titans

The Teen Titans have seen a huge rise in popularity with the help of a smash hit cartoon series, as well as some great writing and art. Writer Geoff Johns has taken the Titans to new ground that would make the classic team of Perez and Wolfman proud.
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