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Total Nerd The Most Popular Superhero Teams By Comic Book Appearances  

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Here are the superhero teams who have the most appearances in comics, which also makes them the most popular superhero groups in comic book history. Featuring Marvel, DC, and more, the most published superhero groups also includes supervillain teams, such as Sinister Six and the Brotherhood of Mutants. Make sure to also check out the most published individual superheroes and villains

From the X-Men to the Suicide Squad, the most published superhero teams do not always feature the most popular comic characters. You probably assume superteams like the Avengers and Justice League have the most comic book appearances, but seeing the Inhumans higher than the Guardians of the Galaxy might surprise even the most hardcore comic book fans. Several less famous superhero duos and groups, like Cloak and Dagger and the Defenders, now have their own TV shows. 

Which comic book teams and groups appear most frequently in comic books? Check out which superhero groups have the most comic book appearances below!

X-Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Superhero Teams By Comic Book Appearances
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Number of appearances: 11,177 issues

The X-Men are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-writer Jack Kirby, the characters first appeared in The X-Men #1. They are among Marvel Comics' most popular and lucrative intellectual properties, appearing in numerous books, television shows, films, and video games. The X-Men are mutants, a subspecies of humans who are born with superhuman abilities. The X-Men fight for peace and equality between normal humans and mutants in a world where antimutant bigotry is fierce and widespread. They are led by Charles Xavier, also known as Professor X, a powerful mutant telepath who can control and read ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: The X-Men, The Giant-Size X-Men, The Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, Ultimate X-Men

Created By: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

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#39 on The Greatest Avengers Villains of All Time

#3 on The Best Superhero Teams & Groups

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Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Superhero Teams By Comic Book Appearances
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Number of appearances: 6,073 issues

The Avengers are a fictional team of superheroes appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, the characters first appeared in The Avengers #1. Labeled "Earth's Mightiest Heroes", the Avengers originally consisted of Ant-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp. The team, famous for its battle cry of "Avengers Assemble!", has featured humans, mutants, Inhumans, androids, aliens, supernatural beings, and even former villains. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: The Avengers, Avengers, Captain America, iron Man

Created By: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

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#2 on The Best Superhero Teams & Groups

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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Superhero Teams By Comic Book Appearances
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Number of appearances: 4,707 issues

The Fantastic Four is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Making their debut in The Fantastic Four #1, the Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by editor/co-plotter Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby. Gaining superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays, Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm became Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Human Torch, and the Thing, respectively. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: The Lost Adventure

Created By: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

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#7 on The Best Superhero Teams & Groups

#19 on The Best Fantastic Four Versions Of All Time

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Justice League is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Superhero Teams By Comic Book Appearances
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Number of appearances: 1,678 issues 

The Justice League, is a fictional superhero team appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The Justice League was conceived by writer Gardner Fox and first appeared as a team in The Brave and the Bold #28. The seven original members were Batman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The team roster has rotated throughout the years, consisting of many superheroes from the DC Universe, such as Atom, Black Canary, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Plastic Man, Stargirl, Shazam, and Zatanna, among others. ...more on Wikipedia

Appears In: The Brave and the Bold, Justice League of America vol. 2

Created By: Gardner Fox

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#1 on The Best Superhero Teams & Groups

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