InvestComics Comic Hot Picks 8-22-12

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Welcome to the InvestComics Comic Hot Picks for comic releases on 8-22-12

This week Marvel’s flagship character is reaching its 50th anniversary issue. It’s very odd how we’re not getting much fanfare about this. Amazing Spider-Man #692…No large quantity of variants (only 5 at last count), no huge news stories, no big press releases, notthing “BIG” pertaining to this awesome feat. Bet we get a big push right before release date on Wednesday though. The guess here for not showing much love for the 50th probably and most likely has to do with the fact that Spidey is only 8 issues from the “colossal” number 700. Marvel has already promised some serious storytelling leading up to that issue. Until then….Happy 50th Spidey!

Speaking of Spider-Man, Venom has been bringing it every month and this week with Venom #23 it doesn’t look like it will let up anytime soon from the awesome meter. This Venom issue promises a new era for our favorite Symbiote character which features an appearance of “The Monsters of Evil”. Sounds like fun! Featured in this issue is the artistry of new comer Thony Silas. Check out Thony’s first Spidey in the recent Amazing Spider-Man Ends of Earth.

Teen Titans #12 features the first appearance of Diesel into the new 52. Diesel’s first appearance came in Batgirl #5. Fantastic cover from InvestComics’ friend Phil Noto too!

Batman The Dark Knight #12 has the villain Scarecrow in Batman’s side again. Scarecrow’s been around for quite some time wreaking havoc on Bruce’s life, since 1941 to be exact. World’s Finest Comics #2 owns the Scarecrow’s first appearance. And what is up with the cover? Where is Batman’s batting helmet? Why isn’t Superman wearing umpire gear? They can get hurt! Better yet, Robin has no catcher protective gear, but who cares about him?

Flash #12 reintroduces the new 52 world to Glider. The “Golden” Glider first appeared in Flash #250 (1977) and the Glider appeared first appeared in The Flash #6.

Before Watchmen continues this week with Dr. Manhattan. Of course the doc’s first appearance was in Watchmen #1. And as said many of times in this column, if you do not own the original series or the trade of Watchmen…..well then you aren’t a comic collector or comic enthusiast.

IDW cranks out another Rocketeer book, this time with Rocketeer Cargo of Doom #1. Hard to fathom that the Rocketeer first appeared in 1982 and that his first “full” appearance is under $10! You’d probably get very lucky and pick up Starslayer #2 in some 50 cent long box if you look hard enough!

That’s it for this week. Be sure to scroll through the InvestComics’ Covers of The Week below.

See you next week. Invest wisely.

Jay Katz

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