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176 NEW ITEMS
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THURSDAY
DECEMBER 3rd, 2009

JSA ALL STARS #1

Written by Matthew Sturges
Art and cover by Freddie Williams II
Variant cover by Ryan Sook
An all-new ongoing series! The Justice Society spin off group struggles to pull itself toward some semblance of order after the JSA's devastating split! New home base, new training methods, new villains - all bringing the JSA All-Stars face-to-"face" with one of their greatest villains again - for the first time! Join writer Matthew Sturges (JUSTICE SOCIETY, JACK OF FABLES) and artist Freddie Williams II (ROBIN) for a new chapter in the JSA legacy.

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KIDS CORNER

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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) UNCANNY X-MEN #518
  2) SIEGE CABAL
  3) THOR #604
  4) DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
  5) FALL OF HULKS ALPHA FOH
  6) BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
  7) JSA ALL STARS #1
  8) WHAT IF SECRET INVASION
  9) X-FORCE ANNUAL #1
10) ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5

BONUS! HERE'S 11 thru 18

11) BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
12) BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
13) BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3)
14) CAPTAIN AMERICA TOW PRISONERS  OF DUTY
15) DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
16) DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5)
17) DINGO #1
18) EMPOWERED ONE SHOT

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BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3)
CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR PRISONERS OF DUTY
DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5)
DINGO #1
EMPOWERED ONE SHOT (MR)
EXISTENCE 3.0 #1 (OF 4)
FALL OF HULKS ALPHA FOH
HULK WINTER GUARD ONE-SHOT
IRON MAN REQUIEM
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4)
JSA ALL STARS #1
ROGER CORMAN PRESENTS BLACK SCORPION #1
SIEGE CABAL
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4)
X-FORCE ANNUAL #1
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SHIPSHAPE UPDATE 12.3.09.mp4 THURSDAY, 120309 SHIP-SHAPE UPDATE
Book of the Week is JSA All Stars #1, Marvel in first place this week, Kids Corner features Sonic #207, BASKET CASE is Cap Reborn #5/Cap Who Will Wield the Shield
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BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4) $2.99 $1.79
EMPOWERED ONE SHOT $3.99 $2.39
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4) $3.99 $2.39
JSA ALL STARS #1 $3.99 $2.39
TRADES (3)
BATMAN THE CAT AND THE BAT TP $12.99 $7.79
CHRONICLES OF KULL TP VOL 01 KING COMES RIDING $18.99 $11.39
CHRONICLES OF SOLOMON KANE TP VOL 01 $18.99 $11.39
TOTAL $65.93 $39.55

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108 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
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28 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$110.72 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Marvels.
$94.11 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$16.60
is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #2 (OF 5) (MR)
BLACK WIDOW AND MARVEL GIRLS #1 (OF 4)
CAPTAIN AMERICA THEATER OF WAR PRISONERS OF DUTY
DARK AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #1 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL TEAM-UP #898
FALL OF HULKS ALPHA FOH
HULK WINTER GUARD ONE-SHOT
IRON MAN REQUIEM
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4)
MARVELS PROJECT #4 (OF 8)
MARVELS PROJECT #4 (OF 8) EPTING VAR
NOVA #32
PSYLOCKE #2 (OF 4)
SIEGE CABAL
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #1 (OF 4) CALERO VAR
SPIN ANGELS #4 (OF 4) (MR)
STARR THE SLAYER #4 (OF 4) (MR)
STRANGE #2 (OF 4)
THOR #604
TORCH #4 (OF 8)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #5
UNCANNY X-MEN #518
WHAT IF SECRET INVASION
X-BABIES #3 (OF 4)
X-BABIES #3 (OF 4) STAR COMICS CHABOT VAR
X-FORCE ANNUAL #1
PLUS THESE 2 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM MARVEL THIS WEEK
IRON MAN VS WHIPLASH #1 (OF 4) SUPER HERO SQUAD VAR
THOR #604 COIPEL GATEFOLD VAR
23 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$74.94 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks DC's.
$63.89 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$11.24 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AUTHORITY #17
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #38
BATMAN THE UNSEEN #5 (OF 5)
BLACKEST NIGHT THE FLASH #1 (OF 3)
BLACKEST NIGHT WONDER WOMAN #1 (OF 3)
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #44
CINDERELLA FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE #2 (OF 6) (MR)
FREE REALMS #4 (OF 12) (RES)
GREAT TEN #2 (OF 10)
GREEK STREET #6 (MR)
HOUSE OF MYSTERY #20 (MR)
JACK OF FABLES #40 (MR)
JONAH HEX #50 (NOTE PRICE)
JSA ALL STARS #1
LOBO HIGHWAY TO HELL #2 (OF 2)
LOONEY TUNES #181
MIGHTY #11
NORTH 40 #6 (OF 6)
RED TORNADO #4 (OF 6)
SCALPED #33 (MR)
SUPERMAN WORLD OF NEW KRYPTON #10 (OF 12)
SWEET TOOTH #4 (MR)
WARLORD #9
PLUS THIS "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM DC THIS WEEK
BATMAN AND ROBIN #2 4TH PTG
7 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
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$18.66 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.29 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS SERIES 2 #13
GI JOE #12
GRIMJACK MANX CAT #5
LEGION PROPHETS #2 (OF 4)
LEGION PROPHETS #3 (OF 4)
STARSTRUCK #4
TRANSFORMERS BEST O/T UK PREY #5 (OF 5)
7 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$21.95 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks BOOM's.
$18.65 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.29 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
EXISTENCE 3.0 #1 (OF 4)
HAUNT #3
INVINCIBLE PRESENTS ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE #2 (OF 3)
KING CITY #3
MICE TEMPLAR DESTINY #5 OEMING CVR
SAVAGE DRAGON #155
SWORD #20 (MR)
PLUS THESE 2 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM IMAGE THIS WEEK
HAUNT #1 3RD PTG
HAUNT #2 2ND PTG
6 BLUE WATER COMICS THIS WEEK
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$20.34 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.59 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
FEMALE FORCE #8 BARBARA WALTERS
LEGEND OF ISIS (BLUEWATER) #7
POLITICAL POWER #5 TED KENNEDY
ROGER CORMAN PRESENTS BLACK SCORPION #1 (MR)
TOM CORBETT SPACE CADET #3 (MR)
VINCENT PRICE PRESENTS #13 (MR)
32 OTHER INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
$119.91 is what you'll pay at ANY OTHER STORE.
$101.92 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$17.98 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS ADVENTURES OF SINBAD #10
28 DAYS LATER #4
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) (MR)
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) 3-COPY VIGILANTE ED INCV (NET) (MR)
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) CRIME FILES ED (MR)
ABSOLUTION #4 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
ALIENS #4 (OF 4)
ATHENA #3
BARACK THE BARBARIAN #3 (OF 4)
BETTY #183
BOYS #37 (MR)
CAPTAIN BLOOD ODYSSEY #2 (OF 5) (NOTE PRICE)
DINGO #1
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #6 (OF 24)
DONALD DUCK AND FRIENDS #348
EMPOWERED ONE SHOT (MR)
GLAMOURPUSS #10
HACK SLASH SERIES #28 A CVR SEELEY (MR)
HACK SLASH SERIES #28 B CVR PARENT (MR)
INCREDIBLES #3
KILL AUDIO #3 (OF 6)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #156
PHANTOM GENERATIONS #6
SECRET HISTORY BOOK 07 (OF 7) (RES) (MR)
SIMPSONS WINTER WINGDING #4
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #207
SUPERGOD #2 (OF 5) (MR)
SUPERGOD #2 (OF 5) 3-COPY CHURCH VAR INCV (NET) (MR)
SUPERGOD #2 (OF 5) WRAP CVR (MR)
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #2 CVR A MASSIMO CARNEVALE
THE GOOD THE BAD & THE UGLY #6
UNITED FREE WORLDS #6 (OF 6) (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
68 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (1)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA AF BOX SET
APPAREL (5)
AVARICE ORANGE LANTERN T/S XL
COMPASSION INDIGO LANTERN T/S XL
LOVE VIOLET LANTERN T/S XL
WONDER TWINS JAYNA SYMBOL T/S XL
WONDER TWINS ZAN SYMBOL T/S LG
BOBBLE HEADS (1)
ELVIS 50S STYLE BOBBLE HEAD
BOOKS (1)
VAMPIRE HUNTER D NOVEL VOL 13 TWIN SHADOWED KNIGHTS 1&2 (MR)
CARDS (1)
UPPER DECK 2009 10 MVP NHL T/C BOX
GAMING (2)
WOW TCG SCOURGEWAR BOOSTER PACK DIS
YU GI OH TCG 5DS STARDUST OVERDRIVE BSTER DIS
MAGAZINES (3)
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #204
COMICS JOURNAL #300
SHONEN JUMP JANUARY 2010
NO ADULT MAGAZINES SHIPPING THIS WEEK
MODELS (1)
ALPHA CENTAURI UFOS SHORT RANGE SAUCERS MODEL KIT
TRADES (53)
A365 SAMURAI & FEW BOWLS OF RICE SC
ANNE STEELYARD GARDEN OF EMPTINESS GN VOL 02 (OF 3)
BABY & ME GN VOL 17
BAKEGYAMON GN VOL 04
BATMAN THE CAT AND THE BAT TP
BEANWORLD HC VOL 03 REMEMBER HERE
BIONICLE GN VOL 07 REALM OF FEAR
BLACK PANTHER TP DEADLIEST OF SPECIES
BLEACH TP VOL 29
BROKEN BLADE VOL 02
BUTTERFLIES FLOWERS GN VOL 01 (MR)
CHRONICLES OF KULL TP VOL 01 KING COMES RIDING
CHRONICLES OF SOLOMON KANE TP VOL 01
DEMONS OF SHERWOOD GN
DOCTOR WHO THROUGH TIME AND SPACE TP
ELECTROPOLIS TP
EMMA VOL 10
ESSENTIAL X-FACTOR TP VOL 03
EX MACHINA DELUXE EDITION HC VOL 02 (MR)
EXILES ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP BOOK 03
EYESHIELD 21 TP VOL 29
GOGO MONSTER GN
HONEY & CLOVER GN VOL 08
HOSHIN ENGI TP VOL 16
JOJOS BIZARRE ADVENTURE TP VOL 13
KODT BUNDLE OF TROUBLE TP VOL 29
LEGEND OF ZELDA GN VOL 08
LITTLE LULU TP VOL 21 MISS FEENYS FOLLY & STORIES
MAGIC TOUCH GN VOL 05
MIRRORS EDGE TP
MIXED VEGETABLES GN VOL 06
MMW UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 01
MONKEY HIGH GN VOL 08
MUHYO ROJIS BUREAU SUPER INVEST TP VOL 14
MYSPACE DARK HORSE PRESENTS TP VOL 04
NEW MUTANTS PREM HC RETURN OF LEGION
NEXT MEN PREMIERE ED HC VOL 02
NORA LAST CHRONICLE OF DEVILDOM GN VOL 08
NUNS WITHOUT GUNS GN (RES)
POKEMON ADVENTURES TP VOL 04 2ND ED
RANN THANAGAR HOLY WAR TP VOL 02
RASETSU GN VOL 03
ROSARIO VAMPIRE GN VOL 10 (OF 10)
SLAM DUNK GN VOL 07
SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 03
ST DRAGON GIRL GN VOL 05
STAR WARS CLONE WARS TP VOL 01 SLAVES OF REPUBLIC
STAR WARS LEGACY TP VOL 07 STORMS
STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS TP VOL 02 CHUN LI
STREET FIGHTER TP VOL 01 NEW ED
STREET FIGHTER TP VOL 05 KICK IT INTO TURBO
TALES FROM WONDERLAND TP VOL 02
TEEN TITANS DEATHTRAP TP
TRANSMETROPOLITAN TP VOL 05 LONELY CITY NEW ED (MR)
TREASURY 20TH CENTURY MURDER SC VOL 02 FAMOUS PLAYERS
TROJAN WAR PREM HC
UNTHINKABLE TP
YU GI OH R GN VOL 02
 NO ADULT TRADES 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!
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"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
GNTLT="Gauntlet" storyline in Amazing Spiderman
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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