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WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 13th, 2010 

AVP THREE WORLD WAR #1 Of (6)

Randy Stradley (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Wes Dzioba (C)
 Raymond Swanland (Cover)
A centuries-old interstellar conflict threatens humanity's very existence as a long-lost Predator clan stakes its claim for galactic dominance, intent on exterminating its rival clan, the selfsame trophy hunters who have plagued Earth's history and every world they have touched. And if the advanced technology and military precision of this new threat weren't enough, they have an even more terrifying weapon at their disposal-Aliens, weaponized and under their malefic control. This puts earthmen in the dangerous position of parlaying with the same alien warriors who have relentlessly hunted them, and who better to carry out the negotiations than Machiko Naguchi, the only human known to have spent time alongside the Hunters.
FC, 40 pages, $3.50

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THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

  1) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #22
  2) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #617 GNTLT
  3) BATMAN #695
  4) ADVENTURE COMICS #6
  5) BLACK PANTHER 2 #12
  6) ACTION COMICS #885
  7) CATWOMAN #83 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
  8) NATION X #2 (OF 4)
  9) POWER OF SHAZAM #48 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
10) SECRET SIX (BLACKEST NIGHT) #17

BONUS! HERE'S 11 & 12

11) DARK X-MEN #3 (OF 5)
12) REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #3 (OF 5)

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ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON HORNBOOK (MR)
ARMY OF TWO #1
AVP THREE WORLD WAR #1 (OF 6)
BLOODRAYNE REVENGE OF THE BUTCHERESS
CARS #0
CONAN CIMMERIAN WEIGHT O/CROWN ONE SHOT
ED HANNIGAN COVERED
MUPPET SHOW #1
STAR TREK CAPTAINS LOG SULU #1
SUPER HERO SQUAD #1
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #1
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS B&W NEWSPAPER ED #1
X-MEN ORIGINS CYCLOPS
VIDEO OUTHOUSE
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Book of the week is AVP WORLD WAR 3 #1, Marvel is in first place this week, Kids Corner features SUPERHERO SQUAD #1, and this week's BASKET CASE JUSTICE LEAGUE #41!
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COMICS (4)
AVP THREE WORLD WAR #1 (OF 6) $3.50 $2.10
POWER OF SHAZAM #48 (BLACKEST NIGHT) $2.99 $1.79
SECRET SIX (BLACKEST NIGHT) #17 $2.99 $1.79
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #1 $3.99 $2.39
TRADES (3)
RED SONJA OMNIBUS TP VOL 01 $29.99 $17.99
SPIDER-MAN ELECTION DAY TP $24.99 $14.99
ULTIMATUM TP $19.99 $11.99
TOTAL $88.44 $53.06

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98 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
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22 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$84.78 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Marvels.
$72.06 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$12.71
is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #617 GNTLT
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #3 (OF 5) (MR)
BLACK PANTHER 2 #12
BLACK WIDOW DEADLY ORIGIN #3 (OF 4)
DARK X-MEN #3 (OF 5)
ED HANNIGAN COVERED
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #22
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #19
MARVELS PROJECT #5 (OF 8)
MARVELS PROJECT #5 (OF 8) EPTING COVER
NATION X #2 (OF 4)
PSYLOCKE #3 (OF 4)
PUNISHERMAX #3 (MR)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #3 (OF 5)
SKY DOLL DOLL FACTORY #2 (OF 2) (MR)
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #2 (OF 4)
STRANGE #3 (OF 4)
SUPER HERO SQUAD #1
SWORD (MARVEL) #3
UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS #7 (OF 8)
X-MEN FOREVER #15
X-MEN ORIGINS CYCLOPS
PLUS THESE 2 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM MARVEL THIS WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #617 QUINONES VILLAIN VAR GNTLT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #617 RHINO IS COMING VAR GNTLT
20 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$57.63 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks DC's.
$48.99 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.64 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ACTION COMICS #885
ADVENTURE COMICS #6
BATGIRL #6
BATMAN #695
BATMAN WIDENING GYRE #4 (OF 6)
BOOSTER GOLD #28
CATWOMAN #83 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
DANTES INFERNO #2 (OF 6) (MR)
DAYTRIPPER #2 (OF 10) (MR)
DMZ #49 (MR)
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #28
MAGOG #5
POWER OF SHAZAM #48 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
REBELS #12
RED HERRING #6 (OF 6)
SCOOBY DOO #152
SECRET SIX (BLACKEST NIGHT) #17
SHIELD #5
SUPER FRIENDS #23
TITANS #21
UNWRITTEN #9 (MR)
PLUS THIS 1 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM DC THIS WEEK
ADVENTURE COMICS #509 VAR ED
14 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
$47.48 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks BOOM's.
$40.35 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$7.12 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANGEL #29
ANGEL HOLE IN THE WORLD #2
ARMY OF TWO #1
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING #7
GI JOE MOVIE SNAKE EYES #4
GRIMJACK MANX CAT #6
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITTS MUSIC BOX #2
JOHN SABLE FREELANCE ASHES OF EDEN #4
STAR TREK CAPTAINS LOG SULU #1
STARSTRUCK #5
TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #3
TRANSFORMERS TALES O/T FALLEN #6
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS #1
WEEKLY WORLD NEWS B&W NEWSPAPER EDITION #1
8 BOOM! COMICS THIS WEEK
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$23.73 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$4.18 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANCHOR #4
CARS #0
DIE HARD YEAR ONE #4
FARSCAPE DARGO'S QUEST #2
GHOUL #2
INCREDIBLES #4
MUPPET SHOW #1
WALT DISNEY'S COMICS & STORIES #702
PLUS THIS 1 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM BOOM THIS WEEK
KILL AUDIO #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG
5 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
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$14.00 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
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AGE OF REPTILES JOURNEY #2 (OF 4)
AVP THREE WORLD WAR #1 (OF 6)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #31 JEANTY CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER #31 JO CHEN CVR
CONAN THE CIMMERIAN WEIGHT OF CROWN ONE SHOT (OSW)
PLUS THIS 1 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM BOOM THIS WEEK
AVP THREE WORLD WAR #1 (OF 6) LEONARDI VAR CVR
25 OTHER INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
$91.08 is what you'll pay at ANY OTHER STORE.
$77.41 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$13.66 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ABSOLUTION #6 (OF 6) (MR)
ABSOLUTION #6 (OF 6) 3-COPY VIGILANTE ED (MR)
ABSOLUTION #6 (OF 6) CRIME FILES ED (MR)
ABSOLUTION #6 (OF 6) WRAP CVR (MR)
ALAN MOORE NEONOMICON HORNBOOK (MR)
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #139
BARACK THE BARBARIAN #4 (OF 4) (NOTE PRICE)
BLOODRAYNE REVENGE OF THE BUTCHERESS (ONE SHOT)
CAVEWOMAN MERIEMS GALLERY #5
CAVEWOMAN MERIEMS GALLERY #5 SP ED
CYBERFORCE HUNTER KILLER #4 (OF 5) BENITEZ CVR B
CYBERFORCE HUNTER KILLER #4 (OF 5) ROCAFORT CVR A
FEARLESS DAWN #2 (OF 4)
FEMALE FORCE #10 J K ROWLING
GALACTICA 1980 #4
HAUNT #2 3RD PTG
HAUNT #3 2ND PTG
JERICHO SEASON 3 #2 (OF 6) A CVR WEST
JERICHO SEASON 3 #2 (OF 6) B CVR PHOTO
POLITICAL POWER #4 RONALD REAGAN
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #208
TALISMAN ROAD OF TRIALS #3
TERRY MOORES ECHO #18
THE GOOD THE BAD & THE UGLY #7
WILLIAM SHATNER PRESENTS TEK WAR #4 (MR)
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
109 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL (5)
ARKHAM ASYLUM LOGO T/S XL
CAPTAIN AMERICA AT THE THEATRE BLK T/S XL
SPIDER-MAN SPIDEY THE MAN GRAY LS T/S XL
THOR ARM AND HAMMER BLK T/S XL
X-MEN MARVELED OUT BLK T/S XL
BOBBLE HEADS (10)
BUFFALO SOLDIER BOB MARLEY BOBBLEHEAD
GI JOE CLASSIC COBRA COMMANDER BOBBLE HEAD
LIZARD KING JIM MORRISON BOBBLEHEAD
ST KHAN TALKING BOBBLE HEAD
ST KLINGON BOBBLE HEAD
ST MCCOY TALKING BOBBLE HEAD
ST SCOTTY TALKING BOBBLE HEAD
TRANSFORMERS CLASSIC BUMBLEBEE BOBBLE HEAD
TRANSFORMERS CLASSIC MEGATRON BOBBLE HEAD
TRANSFORMERS CLASSIC OPTIMUS PRIME BOBBLE HEAD
CARDS (1)
UPPER DECK 2009 10 BLACK DIAMOND NHL T/C BOX
GAMING (2)
MARVEL HEROCLIX CLASSICS BATTLEPACKS
MARVEL HEROCLIX THORS MIGHTY CHARIOT
MAGAZINES (47)
2000 AD PROG 2010
ALFRED HITCHCOCK 0310
ALTER EGO #91
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 0110
AMERICAN CURVES SPRING 2010
AMERICAN GIRL 0210
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #205
ATLANTIC MONTHLY 0210
BABYBUG 0110
BACK ISSUE #38
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #177
BOP 0210
CINEFEX #120
COIN VALUES #8.3
COOKS ILLUSTRATED-SOUPS & STEWS
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG SPEC SOLOMON GRUNDY
DR WHO MAGAZINE #416 (NOTE PRICE)
EATING WELL 0210
ELLERY QUEEN 0210
EMMY #6
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1082/1083
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1084
FAERIE MAGAZINE #19
FANGORIA #290
FILMFAX #122
FUNNY TIMES 0110
HAUNTED TIMES WINTER #4.3
HEAVY METAL 0310
HI-FRUCTOSE #14
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #292
MAJOR THRILLS ADVENTURE BOOK
MENTAL FLOSS #9.1
NATION 011110-011810
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0210
PARANORMAL #43
PETERSEN'S PHOTOGRAPHIC VOL.05
POETS & WRITERS 0210
SCALE AUTO 0210
SCRIPT MAGAZINE #16.1
SHONEN JUMP 0210
SUSIE 0110
TIPS & TRICKS 0310
TOYFARE #151 JAKKS UFC CVR
VIDEO WATCHDOG #154
WRITER 0210
WRITER'S CHRONICLE #42.4
WWE KIDS 0210
NO  ADULT MAGAZINE SHIPPING THIS WEEK
STATUES (2)
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE LEE BERMEJO
FLASH VS GORILLA GRODD MINI STATUE
TRADES (42)
AGENTS OF ATLAS TURF WARS PREM HC
ARMY OF DARKNESS TP VOL 09 HELLBILLIES & DEADNECKS
BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD TP
BIG ADVENTURES OF MAJOKO GN VOL 03 (OF 5)
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL TP VOL 22 FOOTSTEPS
CABLE PREM HC VOL 03 STRANDED
CALAMITY JACK HC VOL 01
CHRISTMAS CAROL GN
CLASSICS ILLUS HC VOL 08 COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO
CRAYON SHINCHAN VOL 10 (MR)
DEAD ROMEO TP
DOC SAVAGE THE SILVER PYRAMID TP
ELEPHANTMEN TP VOL 02 FATAL DISEASES
FALLEN ANGEL REBORN TP VOL 01
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST TP VOL 22
GRAYLIGHT GN
HARRY HOUDINI GN
HUMAN TARGET CHANCE MEETINGS TP
INCREDIBLE HERCULES TP DARK REIGN
INU YASHA TP VOL 44
LITTLE ADVENTURES IN OZ BOOK 01
LOLA HC (RES)
NINJA BASEBALL KYUMA GN VOL 02 (OF 3)
NO HERO TP (MR)
RED RIVER GN VOL 28
RED SONJA OMNIBUS TP VOL 01
REMNANT TP
RUNAWAYS ESCAPE TO NEW YORK PREM HC
SILENT MOBIUS COMPLETE ED GN VOL 02
SOUL KISS HC VOL 01
SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 04
SPIDER-MAN ELECTION DAY TP
SPIDER-MAN RETURN OF BLACK CAT PREM HC
STAR TREK SPOCK REFLECTIONS TP
SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON GN
SWITCH GN VOL 12
TEARS OF A LAMB VOL 07
TRANSFORMERS ALL HAIL MEGATRON TP VOL 04
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 22 ULTIMATUM
ULTIMATUM TP
WOLVERINE WEAPON X 100 PROJECT TP
YAKITATE JAPAN TP VOL 21
 NO ADULT TRADES SHIPPING THIS WEEK
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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
FOH="Fall of the Hulks" storyline
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=Variant
VAR ED=Variant Edition
VOL or V.=Volume
WRAP CVR=Wraparound cover
XL=Extra Large

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