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FACES OF EVIL SOLOMON GRUNDY

Written by Scott Kolins & Geoff Johns
Art by Scott Kolins
Cover by Shane Davis & Sandra Hope
The marsh monster stars in his first solo book ever! Who was the man who would be reborn as Solomon Grundy? Discover the secret history of the creature as his curse is explored and redefined in this one-shot special!

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THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

   1) PUNISHER #1 DKR
   2) SECRET INVASION WAR OF KINGS ONE SHOT
   3 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #582
   4) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 DKR
   5) TRINITY #32
   6) DETECTIVE COMICS #852 (FOE)
   7) X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #5 (OF 5)
   8) MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #4 (OF 4)
   9) CABLE #10
 10) FACES OF EVIL GRUNDY #1 (FOE)

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 11) WOLVERINE SWITCHBACK
 12) TERROR TITANS #4 (OF 6)
 13) BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE #1 (OF 6)

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BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE #1 (OF 6)
BLUE MONDAY THIEVES LIKE US #1 (OF 5) (MR)
BROKEN TRINITY ANGELUS (ONE SHOT)
DEAD OF NIGHT WITH WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1
FACES OF EVIL GRUNDY #1 (FOE)
HEXED #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD HERO UP
OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE #1
PUNISHER #1 DKR
SECRET INVASION WAR OF KINGS ONE SHOT
SHRAPNEL #1 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN FEAR ITSELF #1
WOLVERINE SWITCHBACK
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FACES OF EVIL GRUNDY #1 $2.99 $1.79
PUNISHER #1 $3.99 $2.39
SECRET INVASION WAR OF KINGS ONE SHOT $3.99 $2.39
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DC UNIVERSE ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS HC VOL 01 $39.99 $23.99
SECRET INVASION TP $29.99 $17.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS STRANGE ADVENTURES TP VOL 01 $16.99 $10.19
TOTAL $100.93 $60.55

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23 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #582
CABLE #10
DEAD OF NIGHT FEATURING WEREWOLF BY NIGHT #1 (OF 4) (MR)
ETERNALS #7
ETERNALS #7 MARTIN VAR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #9 DKR
KULL #3 (OF 6)
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED KIDNAPPED #3 (OF 5)
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT DARK REIGN DKR
MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD HERO UP
MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 #4 (OF 4)
NYX NO WAY HOME #5 (OF 6)
OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE #1
PUNISHER #1 DKR
SECRET INVASION WAR OF KINGS ONE SHOT
SPIDER-MAN FEAR ITSELF #1
SUB-MARINER DEPTHS #4 (OF 5)
WOLVERINE POWER PACK #3 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE SWITCHBACK
X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY #5 (OF 5)
X-MEN NOIR #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG CALERO VAR
X-MEN NOIR #2 (OF 4)
X-MEN NOIR #2 (OF 4) CALERO VAR
18 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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AUTHORITY #6
BLACK LIGHTNING YEAR ONE #1 (OF 6)
DETECTIVE COMICS #852 (FOE)
EL DIABLO #5 (OF 6)
FACES OF EVIL GRUNDY #1 (FOE)
HAUNTED TANK #2 (OF 5) (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #9 (MR)
JONAH HEX #39
LOONEY TUNES #170
MIRRORS EDGE #3 (OF 6)
SANDMAN DREAM HUNTERS #3 (OF 4) (MR)
SECRET SIX #5 (FOE)
SGT ROCK THE LOST BATTALION #3 (OF 6)
SUPERGIRL COSMIC ADVENTURES IN THE 8TH GRADE #2
SUPERMAN SUPERGIRL MAELSTROM #5 (OF 5)
TERROR TITANS #4 (OF 6)
TRINITY #32
VIXEN RETURN OF THE LION #4 (OF 5)
6 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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ARCHIBALD CHASES THE DRAGON (ONE SHOT) (MR)
BOMB QUEEN V #5 (OF 6) (MR)
BROKEN TRINITY ANGELUS (ONE SHOT) SPOKES CVR B
BROKEN TRINITY ANGELUS (ONE SHOT) STELFREEZE CVR A
SWORD #14 (MR)
WALKING DEAD #57 (RES) (MR)
3 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
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$7.62 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #21 CHEN CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #21 JEANTY CVR
HELLBOY WILD HUNT #2 (OF 8)
39 INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
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ANNA MERCURY #5 (OF 5) (MR)
ANNA MERCURY #5 (OF 5) PAINTED CVR (MR)
ANNA MERCURY #5 (OF 5) WRAP CVR (MR)
BLUE MONDAY THIEVES LIKE US #1 (OF 5) (MR)
BOYS #26 (MR)
CTHULHU TALES #10 CVR A
CTHULHU TALES #10 CVR B
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #11 (MR)
DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #11 WRAP CVR (MR)
FULL CIRKLE II #2 (OF 3) (RES) (MR)
GRAVEL #7 (MR)
GRAVEL #7 WRAP CVR (MR)
HEXED #1 (OF 4) CVR A
HEXED #1 (OF 4) CVR A
HEXED #1 (OF 4) CVR B
HSU AND CHAN #8
LAST REIGN KINGS OF WAR #2 (OF 5) CVR A
LAST REIGN KINGS OF WAR #2 (OF 5) CVR B
MERCY SPARX #2 (OF 3) BLAYLOCK CVR B
MERCY SPARX #2 (OF 3) MERHOFF CVR A
NO HERO #3 (OF 7) (MR)
NO HERO #3 (OF 7) WRAP CVR (MR)
PHANTOM #26
REST #2 JIMENEZ CVR A
REST #2 PHOTO CVR B
SABRINA VOL 2 #99
SHRAPNEL #1 (OF 5) A CVR LANGLEY
SHRAPNEL #1 (OF 5) B CVR WERNECK
SHRAPNEL #1 (OF 5) C CVR KAI
SHRAPNEL #1 (OF 5) D CVR MOSZI
SHRUGGED #8
TRANSFORMERS MAXIMUM DINOBOTS #2
VERONICA #192
WARHAMMER 40K DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR #2 CVR A
WARHAMMER 40K DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR #2 CVR B
XENA VS ARMY OF DARKNESS WHAT AGAIN #3
2 ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK

84 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK

ACTION FIGURES (13):
DREAMLAND CHRONICLES FIGURE ALEXANDER
HALO HEROIC COLL 2009 WAVE 1 ACTION FIGURE-Lone Wolves Pack 1
HALO HEROIC COLL 2009 WAVE 1 ACTION FIGURE-Lone Wolves Pack 2
HALO HEROIC COLL 2009 WAVE 1 ACTION FIGURE-Set 1: Red Team
HALO HEROIC COLL 2009 WAVE 1 ACTION FIGURE-Set 2: Blue Team
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA SERIES 3-Flash ACTION FIGURE
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA SERIES 3-Geo Force ACTION FIGURE
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA SERIES 3-Green Lantern ACTION FIGURE
JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA SERIES 3-Wonder Woman ACTION FIGURE
MARVEL LEGENDS 2 PACK-Mr. Fantastic/The Thing ACTION FIGURE SET
MARVEL LEGENDS 2 PACK-Skrull Elektra/Ronin ACTION FIGURE SET
MARVEL LEGENDS 2 PACK-Ultimate Captain America/Nick Fury ACTION FIGURE SET
MARVEL LEGENDS 2 PACK-Wolverine/Forge ACTION FIGURE SET
APPAREL (1):
JOKER GO FISH T/S XL
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DARK SUN PRISM PENTAD BK 03 AMBER ENCHANTRESS MMPB
DRAGONLANCE ELVEN NATIONS OMNIBUS
F WILDS BK 01 FANGED CROWN MMPB
FRGTN REALMS LEGEND OF DRIZZT COLLECTORS ED BK 03
TAROT CAFE NOVEL VOL 01 (OF 3) WILD HUNT
WARHAMMER 40K ICE GUARD MMPB
WARHAMMER SUNDERING BK 01 MALEKITH MMPB
MAGAZINES (17):
2000 AD #1615
2000 AD #1616
2000 AD PROG 2009
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #167
CINEMA RETRO #13
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #82 MOON KNIGHT
CLASSIC MARVEL FIGURINE COLL MAG #83 DEATHLOK
DR WHO MAGAZINE #403
FORTEAN TIMES #244
GOTHIC BEAUTY MAGAZINE #27
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #279
SFX SPECIAL #36
SHONEN JUMP FEB 09
WEIRD DETECTIVE ADV OF WADE HAMMOND VOL 02
WIZARD MAGAZINE #208 ANDY KUBERT BATMAN & ROBIN CVR
WIZARD MAGAZINE #208 WOLVERINE MOVIE CVR
NO ADULT MAGAZINES SHIPPING THIS WEEK
MODELS (1):
WEIRD OHS COLLECTOR CARDS T/C BOX
TRADES (45):
AAGENTS OF ATLAS TP
AMERICAN SPLENDOR ANOTHER DOLLAR TP (MR)
ASTRAL PROJECT VOL 02 (MR)
BIRDS OF PREY KIDS CLUB TP
CASTLE OF DREAMS GN STORIES FROM THE KARE KANO CREATOR
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 01
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE HC VOL 03 FRANKENSTEIN
CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED DELUXE SC VOL 03 FRANKENSTEIN
DAREDEVIL BY FRANK MILLER TP VOL 03
DAZZLE GN VOL 10 (OF 10) (MR)
DC UNIVERSE ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS HC VOL 01
DEVILS PANTIES HC VOL 02 (MR)
ELEMENTAL GELADE GN VOL 10 (OF 14)
FANTASTIC FOUR WORLDS GREATEST PREM HC
FANTASTIC FOUR WORLDS GREATEST PREM HC DM ED
GREEN LANTERN WANTED HAL JORDAN TP
GROO HELL ON EARTH TP
HIM & HERS SMUGGLING VACATION GN (MR)
INFINITY CRUSADE TP VOL 02
JUNJO ROMANTICA GN VOL 08 (OF 10) (A)
JUSTICE TP VOL 03
KUROSAGI CORPSE DELIVERY SERVICE TP VOL 08 (MR)
MANGA SUTRA FUTARI H GN VOL 04 (OF 5) (A)
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED THREE MUSKETEERS PREM HC
MARVEL ZOMBIES TP DEAD DAYS
MOMO TAMA GN VOL 01 (OF 4)
NAME OF THE FLOWER VOL 01
NEW AVENGERS HC VOL 09 SECRET INVASION
OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 31
RASL TP VOL 01 DRIFT (MR)
RUNAWAYS PREM HC PRIDE & JOY
SAIYUKI RELOAD GN VOL 09 (OF 9) (MR)
SECRET INVASION TP
SHOWCASE PRESENTS STRANGE ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
SPIDER-MAN PREM HC BLUE
TALES OF THE BATMAN TIM SALE TP
TRANSFORMERS MOVIE PREQUEL SAGA O/T ALLSPARK TP
TREASURY 20TH CENTURY MURDER SC VOL 01 LINDBERGH CHILD
ULTIMATE ORIGINS PREM HC
ULTIMATE ORIGINS PREM HC DM ED
UNIVERSAL WAR ONE PREM HC VOL 01 (MR)
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)
WARHAMMER FIRE & HONOR TP
2 ADULT TRADE PAPERBACKS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
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  ABBREVIATIONS KEY TO THIS PAGE

"What does it mean above when it sez...."

2ND PTG= Second Printing
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
BK=Book
BLK=Black
BND="Brand New Day" Spiderman storyline
CCG=Collectable Card Game
COLL ED=Collected Edition
CURR PRTG=Current Printing
CVR=Cover
ED=Edition
DKR=Dark Reign
DLX=Deluxe
DWS="Divided We Stand" storyline
FOE= "Faces of Evil" DC event
FRGTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
LTD ED=Limited Edition
MD="Manifest Destiny" X-Men storyline
MED=Medium (as in a "Medium Sized Statue")
MLB=Major League Baseball
MMPB=Mass Media Paper Back
MMW=Marvel Master Works
(MR)=Mature Readers, this item is NOT intended for younger or more sensitive readers.
NBA=National Basketball Association
NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
NOTE PRICE=Price is different from this titles regular price.
NWD="New Ways to Die" Spiderman storyline
O/A=Order Again
OMD="One More Day" storyline
PKT=Pocket
PTG=Printing
PX=Previews Exclusive
(RES)=Re-solicited
RIP="Batman R.I.P." storyline
SC=Soft Cover
SER=Series
SI="Silent Invasion" storyline
TBA=To Be Announced
TKP=Tokyopop
TOS=Referencing Star Trek "THE ORIGINAL SERIES"
TP=Trade Paperback
T/C=Trading Card
T/S=Tee-Shirt
VAR=Variant
VOL or V.=Volume
WRAP CVR=Wraparound cover
XL=Extra Large

DATES: Many magazines have a numbered designation based on the month (s) and year of their release, which we list as a 4 digit number. EX: "0306" means March, 2006. "1205" means December, 2005...

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