Top 20 characters from DC and Marvel with highest # of appearances in comics

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Information taken from this site: Comic Vine ( comicvine.com )

DC Comics characters link: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/dc-comics/4010-10/characters/

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Marvel Comics characters link: https://comicvine.gamespot.com/marvel/4010-31/characters/

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Publisher: Character (First Appearance) - Number of Appearances

#1 DC: Batman (1939) - 15781 appearances

#2 DC: Superman (1938) - 14195 appearances

#3 Marvel: Wolverine (1974) - 13285 appearances

#4 Marvel: Spider-Man (1962) - 12546 appearances

#5 Marvel: Captain America (1940) - 9444 appearances

#6 Marvel: Cyclops (1963) - 9202 appearances

#7 Marvel: Iron Man (1963) - 8988 appearances

#8 Marvel: Ororo Munroe aka Storm (1975) - 8051 appearances

#9Marvel: Beast (1963) - 7941 appearances

#10 Marvel: Thing (1961) - 6667 appearances

#11 Marvel: Thor (1962) - 6582 appearances

#12 DC: Dick Grayson (1940) - 6473 appearances

#13 Marvel: Iceman (1963) - 6457 appearances

#14 Marvel: Hulk (1962) - 6292 appearances

#15 DC: Wonder Woman (1941) - 6239 appearances

#16 Marvel: Colossus (1975) - 6204 appearances

#17 Marvel: Jean Grey (1963) - 6181 appearances

#18 Marvel: Professor X (1963) - 6122 appearances

#19 Marvel: Angel (1963) - 6114 appearances

#20 Marvel: Mr. Fantastic (1961) - 5717 appearances

#21 Marvel: Human Torch (1961) - 5686 appearances

#22 Marvel: Nightcrawler (1975) - 5631 appearances

#23 Marvel: Rogue (1981) - 5392 appearances

#24 Marvel: Invisible Woman (1961) - 5187 appearances

#25 Marvel: Kitty Pryde (1980) - 5059 appearances

Wolverine / Storm / Nightcrawler / Rogue / Kitty Pryde / Colossus
Wolverine / Storm / Nightcrawler / Rogue / Kitty Pryde / Colossus

Superman / Wonder Woman / Batman / Dick Grayson
Superman / Wonder Woman / Batman / Dick Grayson

Iceman / Beast / Angel / Professor X / Jean Grey / Cyclops
Iceman / Beast / Angel / Professor X / Jean Grey / Cyclops

Invisible Woman / Mr. Fantastic / Thing / Human Torch
Invisible Woman / Mr. Fantastic / Thing / Human Torch

Thor / Spider-man / Captain America / Hulk / Iron Man
Thor / Spider-man / Captain America / Hulk / Iron Man
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#2 Posted by Charan_ (1400 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks for the info. I didn't know Wolverine had that many appearances.

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#3 Posted by jhazzroucher (25150 posts) - - Show Bio

You're welcome.

Wolverine is everywhere. :)

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#4 Posted by jhazzroucher (25150 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-man has second highest number of appearances among the Marvel characters, behind Wolverine.

Batman and Superman started in the late 30s but after about 34 years, Wolverine debuted but is just a thousand appearances away from Superman and 2 thousand appearances away from Batman.

Storm is the female with the highest appearances, nearly 2 thousand appearances ahead of Wonder Woman. Jean Grey comes places third while Rogue and Kitty Pryde takes the 4th and 5th spot respectively.

All the original 5 X-men members including the founder himself Professor X, are on the list. They may have started i

Captain America has the highest number of appearances among the Avengers. Iron Man places second and Thor at 3rd place.

All Fantastic Four members are on the list too, due to starting in year 1963, but they have all placed higher than 3 of the Fantastic Four members whose comic started in year 1961. Thing is ahead of Professor X and 4 of the original X-men members but behind Cyclops.

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