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187 NEW ITEMS
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WEDNESDAY
DECEMBER 16th, 2009 

BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1

Written by Steve Niles, Ivory Madison, David Tischman, Simon Spurrier and others
Art by Chris Samnee, Clayton Henry, Marcus To, Saleem Crawford and others
Cover by Andy Kubert
The BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT features can't-miss action from some of today's premiere up-and-coming talent working on your favorite characters! It's the biggest blizzard of the year, and everyone in Gotham City is doing what they can to help. Find out what Batman, Robin, Alfred, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Veil, Poison Ivy and more get up to when snow brings Gotham City to a standstill!
ONE-SHOT o On sale December 16 o 80 pg, FC, $5.99 US

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

View what's shipped out every week over the last year.
THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

  1) NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #3
  2) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #21
  3) ADVENTURE COMICS #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
  4) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #614 GNTLT
  5) WHAT IF WORLD WAR HULK
  6) DARK X-MEN #2 (OF 5)
  7) INCREDIBLE HULK #605
  8) NATION X #1 (OF 4)
  9) X NECROSHA GATHERING XN
10) RED ROBIN #7

BONUS! HERE'S 11 thru 21

11) BOOSTER GOLD #27 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
12) DEADPOOL #18
13) DOOM PATROL #5 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
14) REBELS #11 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
15) WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #3 GNTLT
16) ACTION COMICS #884
17) SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4)
18) WOLVERINE UNDER BOARDWALK ONE-SHOT
19) REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #2 (OF 5)
20) TITANS #20
21) BATGIRL #5
22) PUNISHERMAX #2 (MR)

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ANYWHERE #1 (OF 6) (MR)
DANTES INFERNO #1 (OF 6)
DAYTRIPPER #1 (OF 10) (MR)
DC HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2009 #1
ENDERS GAME WAR OF GIFTS ONE-SHOT
FARSCAPE DARGOS QUEST #1
GHOSTBUSTERS PAST PRESENT FUTURE (ONE SHOT)
GOD COMPLEX #1
MARVEL 70TH ANNIVERSARY FRAME ART ONE-SHOT
MUPPET SHOW #0
NATION X #1 (OF 4)
PILOT SEASON MURDERER #1
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #1 (OF 4)
STAR TREK ALIEN SPOTLIGHT CARDASSIANS
TANK GIRL NUGGETS (ONE SHOT) (MR)
TOY STORY #0
WHAT IF WORLD WAR HULK
WOLVERINE UNDER BOARDWALK ONE-SHOT
X NECROSHA GATHERING XN
X-MEN NOIR MARK OF CAIN #1 (OF 4)
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Book of the week is BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1, Marvel in first place again in this weeks Horse Race, the KIDS CORNER features Batman Brave and the Bold #12 and a passel of magazines, BASKET CASE is Batman Widening Gyre #4!
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BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1 $5.99 $3.59
COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (OF 4) $4.99 $2,99
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #1 $3.99 $2.39
WHAT IF DAREDEVIL VS ELEKTRA $3.99 $2.39
TRADES (3)
HOUSE OF M HC SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC FOUR X-MEN $39.99 $23.99
THOR TP AGES OF THUNDER $19.99 $11.99
VIXEN RETURN OF THE LION TP $17.99 $10.79
TOTAL $96.93 $58.15

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101 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
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30 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$110.70 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Marvels.
$94.09 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$16.60
is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615 GNTLT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS ANTI VENOM #3 (OF 3)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #33
BLACK PANTHER 2 #11
CABLE #21
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA REBORN #5 (OF 6) CASSADAY VAR
DAREDEVIL #503
DARK AVENGERS #12
DARK WOLVERINE #81
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #6
DOCTOR VOODOO AVENGER OF SUPERNATURAL #3
HULK #18
KOOKABURRA K #2 (OF 3) (MR)
MARVEL SUPER HERO SQUAD #4 (OF 4)
MARVELOUS LAND OF OZ #2 (OF 8)
MIGHTY AVENGERS #32
MS MARVEL #48
NOMAD GIRL WITHOUT A WORLD #4 (OF 4)
OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE #12
REALM OF KINGS INHUMANS #2 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN 1602 #3 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN CLONE SAGA #4 (OF 6)
THUNDERBOLTS #139
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #3 (OF 4)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #4
WHAT IF DAREDEVIL VS ELEKTRA
X-FACTOR #200
X-FORCE #22 XN
X-MEN LEGACY #230
PLUS THESE 8 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM MARVEL THIS WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #615 QUINONES VAR GNTLT
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HULK #18 MCGUINNESS VAR
HULK #18 SANTA MCGUINNESS VAR (PP #894)
NEW MUTANTS #6 2ND PTG VAR
X NECROSHA 2ND PTG CRAIN VAR
X-FACTOR #200 YARDIN VAR
X-FORCE #22 CRAIN VAR XN
21 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$71.81 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks DC's.
$61.03 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$10.77 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AIR #16 (MR)
AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #4 (OF 12)
AZRAEL #3
BATMAN #694
BATMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM SPECIAL
BATMAN CONFIDENTIAL #39
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM #7
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #12
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #30
EX MACHINA #47 (MR)
FABLES #91 (MR)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #43 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
HELLBLAZER #262 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #40 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
OUTSIDERS #25 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
POWER GIRL #7
SUPERGIRL #48
SUPERMAN BATMAN #67 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
TINY TITANS #23
WORLD OF WARCRAFT SPECIAL #1
NO THIS "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM DC THIS WEEK
 
13 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
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$45.72 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.06 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANGEL #28
ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #1
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #6
GHOSTBUSTERS DISPLACED AGGRESSION #4
GI JOE #13
GI JOE MOVIE SNAKE EYES #3
GI JOE VS COBRA FALL SPECIAL CRIMSON STRIKE
LAST RESORT #5 (MR)
LOCKE & KEY CROWN OF SHADOWS #2
STAR TREK DS9 FOOLS GOLD #1
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #1
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #2
TRANSFORMERS TIMELESS FALL SPECIAL WINGS OF HONOR
NO THIS "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM DC THIS WEEK
TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE #1 10 COPY CHEE SKETCH
7 BOOM! COMICS THIS WEEK
$25.93 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks IDW's.
$22.04 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.88 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
FARSCAPE ONGOING #2
HUNTERS FORTUNE #2 (OF 4)
INCORRUPTIBLE #1
NOLA #2
UNCLE SCROOGE #386
UNKNOWN DEVIL MADE FLESH #3
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #701
7 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$23.46 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks BOOM's.
$19.94 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.51 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
DARKNESS PITT #3 (OF 3) BASALDUA CVR B
DARKNESS PITT #3 (OF 3) KEOWN CVR A
ELEPHANTMEN #23
FORGETLESS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
GODLAND #30
NEXT ISSUE PROJECT #2 (SILVER STREAK COMICS #24)
UNDERGROUND #4 (OF 5)
23 OTHER INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
$88.87 is what you'll pay at ANY OTHER STORE.
$75.53 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$13.93 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BETTY & VERONICA #245
CHAMPION ONE-SHOT (MR)
COMPLETE ALICE IN WONDERLAND #1 (OF 4)
DONATELLO BRAIN THIEF #4 (OF 4)
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #3 (OF 6) A CVR CHEN
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #3 (OF 6) B CVR PANOSIAN
FEARLESS DAWN #1 (OF 4) SP ED
GIANT-SIZE GFT 2009 HOLIDAY ED A CVR FRANCHESCO
GIANT-SIZE GFT 2009 HOLIDAY ED B CVR GARCIAS
GOLD DIGGER CHRISTMAS SP #3
GOLD DIGGER TIFFANY & CHARLOTTE 2ND SEMESTER #4 (OF 4)
LADY ACTION SPECIAL ONE SHOT
LADY ACTION SPECIAL ONE SHOT INCV
LOVE AND CAPES #12
NINJA HIGH SCHOOL #175
OKKO CYCLE OF EARTH #3 (OF 4) (MR)
PROJECT SUPERPOWERS CHAPTER TWO #5
PS238 #42
ROBERT E HOWARD THULSA DOOM #4
SIMPSONS COMICS #161
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #10 A CVR RYU SAGAT
STREET FIGHTER II TURBO #10 B CVR Q TRENCHCOAT
ZOMBIES THAT ATE THE WORLD #7 (OF 8) (MR)
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
86 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL (5)
BATMAN CLASSIC LOGO BASEBALL T/S XL
BATMAN HEAVY WASHED CANVAS ADJUSTABLE CAP
SUPERMAN ABOVE THE CLOUDS BLK T/S XL
SUPERMAN CLASSIC LOGO BASEBALL T/S XL
TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT CORE LOGO T/S XXL
BOBBLE HEAD (1)
CHE GUEVARA BOBBLE HEAD
BOOKS (6)
WARHAMMER 40K CADIAN BLOOD MMPB
WARHAMMER 40K DARK CREED MMPB
WARHAMMER 40K SONS OF DORN MMPB
WARHAMMER 40K SPACE WOLF OMNIBUS VOL 02
WARHAMMER GOTREK & FELIX SHAMANSLAYER MMPB
WARHAMMER SHADOW KING MMPB
GAMING (1)
D&D THE PLANE BELOW
MAGAZINES (27)
AMERICA IN WWII 0210
ASAIN CULT CINEMA #64
BLAST PRESENTS: NEW MOON ROBERT PATTINSON
COMICS REVUE PRESENTS DEC 2009
COOKS ILLUSTRATED #102
DON DIVA #39
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1079/1080
FANGORIA #289
GOREZONE #50
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #156
LEES TOY REVIEW #205 DEC 2009
LIFE STORY: MILEY CYRUS
LOCUS #587
LOST OFFICIAL MAGAZINE #26 PX ED
MODEL CAR RACING #49
MYSTERY SCENE #112
OUTLAW BIKER #178
PARANORMAL #42
REALMS OF FANTASY 0210
STAR WARS INSIDER #114 PX ED
STAR WARS INSIDER #114-NEWSTAND EDITION
STONE SOUP 0210
TALES FROM RIVERDALE DIGEST #36
THE NATION 121409
TOMARTS ACTION FIGURE DIGEST #183
WRESTLER/INSIDE WRESTLING #31
YEN PLUS #3.1
NO ADULT MAGAZINES SHIPPING THIS WEEK
STATUES (3)
BATMAN FAMILY MULTI PART STATUE PART 3
JLA TROPHY ROOM GREEN LANTERN RINGS PROP REPLICA
UNCLE SCROOGE COMIC CHARACTER #4 MAGICA DE SPELL
TRADES (43)
AMORY WARS TP VOL 02 SECOND STAGE TURBINE BLADE
ART OF EMILY THE STRANGE HC
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT ARCHIVES HC VOL 06
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA CYLON WAR TP
BLACK JESUS GN (MR)
BOYS HC LTD ED VOL 03 GOOD FOR THE SOUL (MR)
CHILDREN OF THE SEA TP VOL 02
CLASSIC GI JOE TP VOL 06
CLASSICS ILLUS HC VOL 07 DR JEKHLL & MR HYDE
COMPLETE LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE HC VOL 04
DEAD RUN TP VOL 01
DEADPOOL TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN
ENGINEER HC
FINDING NEMO REEF RESCUE TP
FRINGE TP
FUSHIGI YUGI VIZBIG ED GN VOL 04
GIANT MONSTER HC
GO WEST VOL 04
GRAVEL TP VOL 02 THE MAJOR SEVEN (MR)
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY ENEMIES LIST TP
HOUSE OF M HC SPIDER-MAN FANTASTIC FOUR X-MEN
MARVEL ILLUSTRATED TP GN KIDNAPPED
NAOKI URASAWA 20TH CENTURY BOYS GN VOL 06
NIGHTMARE WORLD TP VOL 01 13 TALES OF TERROR (IMAGE ED)
ONE MODEL NATION GN
ONE PIECE TP VOL 23
OOKU INNER CHAMBERS GN VOL 02 (MR)
PRINCESS AI GN VOL 02 (OF 3) THE PRISM OF MIDNIGHT DAWN
PUNISHER DEAD END PREM HC
PUNISHER FRANK CASTLE MAX TP WELCOME TO BAYOU (MR)
ROCKETEER COMPLETE COLLECTION HC VOL 01
RUROUNI KENSHIN VIZBIG ED GN VOL 08 (OF 9)
SECRET WARRIORS TP VOL 01 NICK FURY AGENT OF NOTHING
SHOWCASE PRESENTS WONDER WOMAN TP VOL 03
SIMON DARK TP VOL 03 THE GAME OF LIFE
SULLENGREY SACRIFICE TP (MR)
THOR TP AGES OF THUNDER
THUNDERBOLTS PREM HC WIDOWMAKER
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 12
VIXEN RETURN OF THE LION TP
WOLVERINE WEAPON X 100 PROJECT TP
X-INFERNUS TP
 1 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!
  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
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
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

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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