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205 NEW ITEMS
ON SALE THIS
WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 4th, 2009

PSYLOCKE #1

Writer: Christopher Yost, Duane Swierczynski
Artist: Harvey Tolibao, Steve Dillon
Psylocke has returned to the X-Men! Following the defeat of Madelyne Pryor and her Sisterhood, Psylocke travels to Japan to re-inter her former body in its proper resting place. But when a swarm of Hand ninjas attack Psylocke and do the unspeakable under orders from Matsu’o—the assassin originally responsible for transplanting Psylocke’s mind into the body of an Asian ninja—Psylocke determines that Matsu’o is one loose end that can no longer be left unresolved.

REORDERS

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OUT OF PRINT

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KIDS CORNER

Over a dozen new comics, magazines & books for ALL ages this week!

CHECKLIST

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SHIPSHAPE ARCHIVES

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THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

  1) CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4 (OF 6)
  2) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610
  3) ASTONISHING X-MEN #32
  4) SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #9 (OF 12)
  5) ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4
  6) DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899
  7) PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4)
  8) DOOM PATROL #4 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
  9) X-MEN VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 (OF 2)
10) BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #3 (OF 6)

BONUS! HERE'S 11 & 12

11) HAUNT #2
12) NOVA #31

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AGE OF REPTILES JOURNEY #1
ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #1 (OF 4)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1
DEATHLOK #1 (OF 7)
ETERNAL CONFLICTS OF THE COSMIC WARRIOR
GREAT TEN #1 (OF 10)
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #1 (OF 2)
MARVEL ZOMBIES EVIL EVOLUTION
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (OF 8)
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4)
X-MEN ORIGINS ICEMAN
VIDEO OUTHOUSE
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WEDNESDAY, 110409 SHIP-SHAPE UPDATE
Book of the week is Psylock #1, Marvel's in first place this week, Kids Corner features Marvelous Lnad of Oz #1, BASKET CASE is Flash Rebirth #6 and CBM shows off his magical abilities!
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CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1 $2.99 $1.79
DEATHLOK #1 (OF 7) $3.99 $2.39
GREAT TEN #1 (OF 10) $2.99 $1.79
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4) $3.99 $2.39
TRADES (3)
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL COMPANION TP $14.99 $8.99
SHERLOCK HOLMES HC VOL 01 TRIAL OF SHERLOCK HOLMES $24.99 $14.99
WONDER WOMAN RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN HC $24.99 $14.99
TOTAL $78.93 $47.35

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97 NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
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24 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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$104.27 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$18.40
is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #610
ASSAULT ON NEW OLYMPUS
ASTONISHING X-MEN #32
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #1 (OF 4)
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #1 (OF 4) RANEY VAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4 (OF 6)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #899
DEATHLOK #1 (OF 7)
DOCTOR VOODOO AVENGER OF SUPERNATURAL #2
GHOST RIDERS HEAVENS ON FIRE #4 (OF 6)
HOUSE OF M MASTERS OF EVIL #4 (OF 4)
IMMORTAL WEAPONS #4 (OF 5)
IRON MAN ARMOR WARS #4 (OF 4)
MARVEL ZOMBIES EVIL EVOLUTION
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (OF 8)
NOVA #31
OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE #11
PSYLOCKE #1 (OF 4)
STARR THE SLAYER #3 (OF 4) (MR)
STRANGE TALES #3 (OF 3) (MR)
TORCH #3 (OF 8)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #4
X-MEN ORIGINS ICEMAN
X-MEN VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 (OF 2)
PLUS THESE 8 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM MARVEL THIS WEEK
ASTONISHING X-MEN #32 SUPER HERO SQUAD VAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4 (OF 6) CASSADAY VAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #4 (OF 6) JOE KUBERT VAR
DARK AVENGERS #9 2ND PTG VAR
MARVEL ZOMBIES RETURN #3 2ND PTG VAR
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #1 (OF 8) MCGUINNESS VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS #2 2ND PTG VAR
X-MEN VS AGENTS OF ATLAS #2 (OF 2) RAMOS VAR
21 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$71.29 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks DC's.
$60.59 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$10.69 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AUTHORITY #16
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #36
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #3 (OF 5)
BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #3 (OF 6)
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #1 (OF 6) (MR)
DOOM PATROL #4 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
GEARS OF WAR #10 (MR)
GREAT TEN #1 (OF 10)
GREEK STREET #5 (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #19 (MR)
JONAH HEX #49
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #1 (OF 2)
LOONEY TUNES #180
MAGOG #3
MIGHTY #10
NORTH 40 #5 (OF 6)
RED TORNADO #3 (OF 6)
SECRET SIX #15
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #9 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #3 (MR)
WARLORD #8
PLUS THIS 1 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM DC THIS WEEK
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #9 (OF 12) VAR ED
7 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$22.44 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks IDW's.
$16.11 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.84 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AGE OF REPTILES JOURNEY #1
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #30 ADAM HUGHES CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #30 JEANTY CVR
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN #15
END LEAGUE #9 (OF 9)
STAR WARS INVASION #5 (OF 5)
WITCHFINDER IN THE SERVICE OF ANGELS #5 (OF 5)
6 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$18.96 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks IDW's.
$16.11 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.84 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AOD ASH SAVES OBAMA #3 (OF 4)
ATHENA #2
BOYS #36 (MR)
BOYS HEROGASM #6 (OF 6) (MR)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #4
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS MEET THE BAD GUYS #3 (OF 4)
4 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$19.47 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks BOOM's.
$16.54is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.92 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AGE OF BRONZE #29 (MR)
ETERNAL CONFLICTS OF THE COSMIC WARRIOR (ONE SHOT)
HAUNT #2
SAVAGE DRAGON #154
SKY PIRATES OF NEO TERRA #2
TYRESE GIBSONS MAYHEM #3 (OF 3)
26 OTHER INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
$90.78 is what you'll pay at ANY OTHER STORE.
$77.16 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$13.61 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ABSOLUTION #3 (OF 6) (MR)
ABSOLUTION #3 (OF 6) 3-COPY VIGILANTE ED INCV (NET) (MR)
ABSOLUTION #3 (OF 6) CRIMEFILES ED (MR)
ABSOLUTION #3 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
ATOMIKA #11 (OF 12)
ATOMIKA 2009 SKETCHBOOK
DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #347
FATHOM #9 CLARK CVR
FATHOM #9 GARZA CVR
FINDING NEMO REEF RESCUE #4 (OF 4)
GOLD DIGGER ANNUAL #15
GOLD DIGGER SWIMSUIT END OF SUMMER SPECIAL 2009
KILL AUDIO #2 (OF 6)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #155
PHANTOM GHOST WHO WALKS #6
SECRET HISTORY BOOK 06 (OF 7) (RES) (MR)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #206
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #9 A CVR CRUZ
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #9 B CVR VRIENS
TITANIUM RAIN DOUBLE-SIZED #3 & #4 (MR)
UNKNOWN DEVIL MADE FLESH #2
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #3 FRANCHESCO CVR
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #3 JUSKO CVR
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #3 STEGMAN CVR
VAMPIRELLA SECOND COMING #3 SUYDAM CVR
VERONICA #197
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
108 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL (4)
AVENGERS BURST TURQUOISE MENS T/S XL
PUNISHER LATINO PUN BLK T/S XL
SPIDER-MAN BIG CHEST GRAY T/S XL
X-MEN EXCESS THREE SILVER T/S XL
BOBBLE (2)
BRUCE LEE FISTS OF FURY FUNKO FORCE ACTION FIGURE
BRUCE LEE FIST OF FURY BOBBLE HEAD
BOOKS (3)
DRAGON BALL CHAPTER BOOK VOL 05 ONE ENEMY ONE GOAL
NARUTO CHAPTER BOOK VOL 10 THE FIRST TEST
VAMPIRES DRACULA & UNDEAD LEGIONS SC
CARDS (1)
SPIDER MAN ARCHIVES T/C BOX
MAGAZINES (51)
AMERICAN GIRL 1209
AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR 0110
ASK 1209
BACKYARD FLYER 0110
BASEBALL AMERICA #923
CAT FANCY 1209
CLICK 1209
COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1660
COOK'S HOLIDAY BAKING-HOLIDAY 2009
CRICKET #37.3
DIG 1209
DOG FANCY #40.12
EATING WELL 1209
EMMY #5
FUNNY TIMES 1109
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #117
GIRLS OF GAMING VOL 07
GUNS AND AMMO 1209
HEAVY METAL FALL 2009
HIGHLIGHTS 1109
HIGHLIGHTS GET SET FOR THE HOLIDAYS
HORRORHOUND #20
HUMANIST 1209
INSIDE KUNG FU #38.1
JUXTAPOZ #106
MENTAL FLOSS #8.6
MILITARY HISTORY #26.5
MOTHER JONES 1209
MOVING PICTURES MAGAZINE FALL 2009
MUSE #13.9
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC 1109
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 1109
NEW MOON GIRLS 1209
PALS N GALS DOUBLE DIGEST #136
PLAYBOY SPECIALS-LINGERIE
PLAYBOY SPECIALS-VOLUPTOUS VIXENS
POETS & WRITERS 1209
RUE MORGUE #95
SCALE AVIATION MODELLER #15.10
SFX #188
SHOCK CINEMA #37
SHONEN JUMP DECEMBER 09
SPIDER 1209
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #22 SPECIAL PX ED
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #22-NEWSTAND EDITION
STAR WARS INSIDER #113-NEWSTAND EDITION
TAMIYA MODEL MAGAZINE #168
VIDEO WATCHDOG #152
WWE MAGAZINE1209
WWE SPECIAL-0FFICIAL 2010 CALENDAR
YOUR BIG BACKYARD 1109
2 ADULT MAGAZINES SHIPPING THIS WEEK
STATUES (1)
STAR TREK MOVIE ENTERPRISE
TRADES (46)
BATMAN BATTLE FOR THE COWL COMPANION TP
BEAST MASTER GN VOL 01
BLACK BIRD GN VOL 02
BODY GN VOL 07)
CLAYMORE TP VOL 15
CODE GEASS LELOUCH OF THE REBELLION GN VOL 06
D GRAY MAN GN VOL 15 (MR)
EXILES POINT OF NO RETURN TP
FANTASTIC FOUR VISIONARIES WALTER SIMONSON TP VOL 03
FIRE INVESTIGATOR NANASE VOL 03
FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN TP VOL 09
GHOST RIDER DANNY KETCH TP VOL 01
GIN TAMA TP VOL 15
GOLD DIGGER SOURCEBOOK TP
HELLBLAZER SCAB TP (MR)
HIGH SCHOOL DEBUT GN VOL 12
HIKARU NO GO TP VOL 17
HONEY HUNT TP VOL 03
JUNGLE GIRL HC VOL 02 OVERSIZED
KAZE HIKARU GN VOL 15
KING OF CARDS VOL 08
KUROHIME TP VOL 14
LOVE COM TP VOL 15
MARVEL ZOMBIES 3 TP
NANA TP VOL 19 (MR)
NOVA TP VOL 05 WAR OF KINGS
OTOMEN GN VOL 04
OURAN HIGH SCHOOL HOST CLUB TP VOL 13
POKEMON GIRATINA & THE SKY WARRIOR ANI-MANGA
PRINCE OF TENNIS GN VOL 34
SA GN VOL 13
SHAMAN KING TP VOL 25
SHERLOCK HOLMES HC VOL 01
SHERLOCK HOLMES HC VOL 01 TRIAL OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (MR)
SPIDER-MAN SHORT HALLOWEEN PREM HC
SUPERMAN BATMAN SEARCH FOR KRYPTONITE TP
TALES FROM THE CRYPT GN VOL 08 STINKY DEAD KID
TERROR INC TP APOCALYPSE SOON (MR)
TIMESTORM 2009-2099 HC
TUROK SON OF STONE ARCHIVES HC VOL 04
ULTIMATE MUSCLE GN VOL 24
VAMPIRE KNIGHT TP VOL 08
WAQ WAQ GN VOL 02
WE WERE THERE GN VOL 07
WONDER WOMAN RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN HC
WONDER WOMAN RISE OF THE OLYMPIAN TP
NO ADULT TRADE SHIPPING THIS WEEK
FUN FACT:
ALTERNATE REALITY receives more New Sale Items than any other store in Chicago! Each week anywhere between 175-250 brand new Comics, Books, Trades, Magazines, Statues, etc come through the door and go on sale. So be sure to get a look at CHICAGO'S LARGEST SELECTION of NEW STUFF every week here in SHIP-SHAPE!
  ABBREVIATIONS KEY TO THIS PAGE

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

2ND PTG VAR=Second Printing Variant
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
BK=Book
BLK=Black
CCG=Collectable Card Game
COLL ED=Collected Edition
CRAP FACTOR=The variant covers (new or reprint) that a company ships out as new product for a week. While these are new SKU items they are not new material (except for the covers) and so we do not count them towards the weeks total creative output for that company.
CURR PRTG=Current Printing
CVR=Cover
ED=Edition
DKR=Dark Reign
DLX=Deluxe
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
NOTE PRICE=Price is different from this titles regular price.
O/A=Order Again
OSW=Dark Hore Comics "One Shot Wonders" event
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 ED=Variant Edition
VOL or V.=Volume
WRAP CVR=Wraparound cover
XL=Extra Large

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