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MARCH 11th, 2009

BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL
 #1 (OF 3)

Written by Tony Daniel
Art by Tony Daniel & Sandu Florea
Covers by Tony Daniel
"Batman: R.I.P." and FINAL CRISIS saw the end of Batman. Now, months following the disappearance of her protector, Gotham City sits at a precipice and it may be too far gone for Nightwing, Robin, Commissioner Gordon and the rest of the city's heroes to save the day. Amid the fires, rioting, looting and gang warfare, one question rings out from the souls of Gotham's desperate citizens: Where is Batman?

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   1) BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1 (OF 3)
   2) SUPERMAN BATMAN #56
   3) ACTION COMICS #875
   4) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11 DKR
   5) GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34
   6) TITANS #11
   7) TRINITY #41
   8) X-MEN MANIFEST DEST NIGHTCRAWLER 1 SHT
   9) GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #11
 10) ASTONISHING TALES #2

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 11) CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #11
 12) IMMORTAL IRON FIST #23
 13) PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX #68 (MR)
 14) REBELS #2
 15) BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #27
 16) GHOST RIDER #33
 17) STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #1 (OF 5)
 18) EX MACHINA SPECIAL #4 (MR)
 19) WALKING DEAD #59 (MR)
 20) BLACK TERROR #3
 21) FABLES #82 (MR)

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FEMALE FORCE SARAH PALIN
GI JOE MOVIE PREQUEL #1 DUKE
HILLARY CLINTON ONE SHOT
LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #1
MISSILE TO THE MOON #1 (OF 4)
ODYSSEY PRESENTS JUDO GIRL & VENUS
POWER OF THE VALKYRIE #1 (OF 4)
RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS 10TH MUSE 800 #1
RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS PIT & THE PENDULUM
RESIDENT EVIL #1 (OF 6) (MR)
STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #1 (OF 5)
SUPER-ZOMBIES #1
VOYAGES O/T SHEBUCCANEER #1 (OF 3) EYE O/T JADE DRAGON (MR)
WRATH OF THE TITANS CYCLOPS ONE SHOT
X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY NIGHTCRAWLER ONE SHOT
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SECRET INVASION TP INHUMANS $14.99 $8.99
STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS PREMIUM HC $24.99 $14.99
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24 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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ADAM LEGEND OF BLUE MARVEL #5 (OF 5)
AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 2ND PTG PAGULAYAN VAR DKR
ASTONISHING TALES #2
BLACK PANTHER 2 #1 2ND PTG LASHLEY VAR DKR
CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI 13 #11
GHOST RIDER #33
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #11
IMMORTAL IRON FIST #23
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10 2ND PTG LARROCA VAR DKR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #11 DKR
MARVEL ADVENTURES SPIDER-MAN #49
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #9
MARVEL APES SPEEDBALL SPECIAL
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED ODYSSEY #7 (OF 8)
MARVEL SPOTLIGHT WOLVERINE
OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE #3
PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX #68 (MR)
SECRET WARRIORS #1 2ND PTG CASELLI VAR
SKAAR SON OF HULK #7 2ND PTG GUICE VAR
STAND AMERICAN NIGHTMARES #1 (OF 5)
WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ #4 (OF 8)
X-MEN MANIFEST DESTINY NIGHTCRAWLER ONE SHOT
X-MEN NOIR #4 (OF 4)
X-MEN NOIR #4 (OF 4) CALERO VAR
23 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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ACTION COMICS #875
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL #1 (OF 3)
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #27
BOOSTER GOLD #18
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #35
DMZ #40 (MR)
EX MACHINA SPECIAL #4 (MR)
FABLES #82 (MR)
GEN 13 #28
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #18
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #34
NORTHLANDERS #15 (MR)
REBELS #2
RESIDENT EVIL #1 (OF 6) (MR)
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING #21 SPECIAL EDITION
SCALPED #26 (MR)
SCOOBY DOO #142
SIMON DARK #18
SUPERMAN BATMAN #56
TITANS #11
TOP 10 SEASON TWO #4 (OF 4)
TRINITY #41
YOUNG LIARS #13 (MR)
5 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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CHARLATAN BALL #6
LIFE AND TIMES OF SAVIOR 28 #1
SOUL KISS #2 (OF 5) (MR)
SPECIAL FORCES #4 (OF 6) (MR)
WALKING DEAD #59 (MR)
2 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
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$5.51  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
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AMAZON #1 (OF 3)
BPRD BLACK GODDESS #3 (OF 5)
39 INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
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30 DAYS OF NIGHT 30 DAYS TIL DEATH #4
ANGEL BLOOD AND TRENCHES #1
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #129 (NOTE PRICE)
BLACK TERROR #3
C E MURPHYS TAKE A CHANCE #3
CITY OF DUST #5 (OF 5) A CVR IVAN
CITY OF DUST #5 (OF 5) B CVR LANGLEY
CITY OF DUST #5 (OF 5) C CVR PERCIVAL
FAR WEST BAD MOJO #1 (OF 2)
FEMALE FORCE SARAH PALIN
FURRLOUGH #188
GALVESTON #4 CVR A
GALVESTON #4 CVR B
GI JOE #3
GI JOE MOVIE PREQUEL #1 DUKE
HEXED #3 (OF 4)
HILLARY CLINTON ONE SHOT
HYBRID #4 (OF 4) (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
LAST REIGN KINGS OF WAR #4 (OF 5) CVR A
LAST REIGN KINGS OF WAR #4 (OF 5) CVR B
MAN WITH NO NAME #8
MISSILE TO THE MOON #1 (OF 4)
ODYSSEY PRESENTS JUDO GIRL & VENUS
PATRICIA BRIGGS MERCY THOMPSON HOMECOMING #2 (OF 4)
POWER OF THE VALKYRIE #1 (OF 4)
PS238 #38
RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS 10TH MUSE 800 #1 (OF 4)
RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS PIT & THE PENDULUM
RAY HARRYHAUSEN PRESENTS THE ELEMENTALS #3 (OF 4)
REMNANT #3 (OF 4)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #198
SOULFIRE SHADOW MAGIC #4 (OF 5)
SUPER-ZOMBIES #1
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON #8
VOYAGES O/T SHEBUCCANEER #1 (OF 3) EYE O/T JADE DRAGON (MR)
WARHAMMER 40K DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR #4 CVR A
WARHAMMER 40K DEFENDERS OF ULTRAMAR #4 CVR B
WRATH OF THE TITANS CYCLOPS ONE SHOT
1 ADULT COMIC SHIPPING THIS WEEK
87 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (5):
DC HEROES WAVE 7 GREEN LANTERN AF
DC HEROES WAVE 7 WONDER WOMAN AF
HALO 2009 DELUXE HUNTER AF BOX SET
PRO SHOTS TIGER WOODS III SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURE
PRO SHOTS TIGER WOODS IV SERIES 2 ACTION FIGURE
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MAGIC OF SHAZAM SYMBOL RED T/S XL
OBAMA TIME FOR CHANGE YOUTH BLK T/S LG
STAR TREK SCIENCE BLUE T/S XL
BOOKS (2):
LETS FIND POKEMON GOLD & SILVER SC
TILTING AT WINDMILLS SC VOL 02
BOBBLE HEADS (1):
BIG LEBOWSKI MAUDE BOBBLEHEAD
MAGAZINES (30):
ALTER EGO #84
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 0309
AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR 0509
ARCHIE DIGEST #252 (NOTE PRICE)
BASEBALL AMERICA #0906
BEST LIFE 0409
BITCH #43
COIN VALUES 0509
COMICS JOURNAL #296
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL #25
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1037
FLY RC #66
HIGHLIGHTS CHILDREN'S SPECIAL ANIMAL FUN
HOGAN'S ALLEY #16
HORN BOOKS 0409
LEES TOY REVIEW #196 FEB 2009
MILITARY HISTORY #26.1
MYSTERY SCENE #108
NEW MOON GIRLS 0409
PASTE #51
RUE MORGUE #87
SCRYE #131
STRAND 0509
TOYFARE #141 HASBRO X-MEN ORIGIN WOLVERINE CVR
TOYFARE #141 PLAYMATES STAR TREK MOVIE CVR
VIDEO WATCHDOG #147
WHO'S WHO IN BASEBALL-2009
WOMEN AND GUNS 0409
WRITER 0409
WRITER'S CHRONICLE #41.5
STATUES (5):
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE THE JOKER JIM LEE
IRON MAN CLASSIC ACTION STATUE
IRON MAN STEALTH ARMOR STATUE
MARVEL SELECT ANTI-VENOM AF
MS MARVEL MODERN STATUE
TRADES (41):
ANGEL AFTER THE FALL HC VOL 03
ANNA MERCURY TP VOL 01 THE CUTTER (MR)
APOTHECARIUS ARGENTUM VOL 07
BAKEGYAMON GN VOL 01
CATWOMAN THE LONG ROAD HOME TP
EMMA VOL 08
EPILOGUE TP
ESSENTIAL POWER MAN AND IRON FIST TP VOL 02
FRANKLIN RICHARDS TP NOT SO SECRET INVASION DIGEST
GRAVESLINGER TP VOL 01
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL HC VOL 04
LOSERS BY JACK KIRBY HC
LOVE ATTACK GN VOL 06 (OF 9)
MAMOTTE SHUGOGETTEN GN VOL 04 (OF 10)
MASK OMNIBUS TP VOL 02 (RES)
ME & MY BROTHERS GN VOL 07 (OF 9)
NEW AVENGERS TP VOL 08 SECRET INVASION BOOK 01
OH MY GODDESS RTL TP VOL 11
PEACE MAKER KUROGANE GN VOL 01 (OF 5) (MR)
RED STAR SWORD OF LIES TP VOL 01 (C: 0-0-1)
SAMURAI DEEPER KYO GN VOL 33 (OF 38) (MR)
SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE TP VOL 07 MIST & PHANTOM (MR)
SECRET INVASION TP INHUMANS
SECRET INVASION TP WHO DO YOU TRUST
SECRET INVASION TP X-MEN
SHINOBI LIFE GN VOL 02 (OF 5)
SHOWCASE PRESENTS JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA TP VOL 04
STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS PREM HC BERMEJO ED
STAND CAPTAIN TRIPS PREM HC PERKINS LTD ED
STAR TREK ARCHIVES TP VOL 04 DS9
SUPER FRIENDS FOR JUSTICE TP
SWITCH GN VOL 07
WARHAMMER CROWN OF DESTRUCTION TP
WONDER WOMAN THE ENDS OF THE EARTH HC
WORMWOOD GENTLEMAN CORPSE HC VOL 01
YAKITATE JAPAN TP VOL 16
ZOMBIE TALES TP VOL 03 GOOD EATIN
ZORRO YEAR ONE HC VOL 01 TRAIL O/T FOX PX CVR
3 ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
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2ND PTG= Second Printing
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
BK=Book
BLK=Black
CCG=Collectable Card Game
COLL ED=Collected Edition
CURR PRTG=Current Printing
CVR=Cover
ED=Edition
DKR=Dark Reign
DLX=Deluxe
FOE= "Faces of Evil" DC event
FRGTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
LTD ED=Limited Edition
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
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O/A=Order Again
PKT=Pocket
PTG=Printing
PX=Previews Exclusive
(RES)=Re-solicited
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
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