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147 NEW ITEMS
ON SALE THIS
WEDNESDAY
FEBRUARY 10th, 2010

HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 6)

Written by Len Wein & Peter Johnson
Art by Bruno Redondo, Sergio Sandoval, Chris Sprouse & Karl Story
Cover by Lee Bermejo, Photo variant cover
On the heels of the highly anticipated Human Target Fox television series comes a brand-new adventure pitting Christopher Chance against the organized crime...of the world! When he's tasked with protecting a highly placed informant and collecting damaging evidence throughout Europe, every assassin and goon from Paris to Prague will be gunning for the Human Target!

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

Click n'print checklist of every new comic shipping this week!

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) BATMAN AND ROBIN #8
  2) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620 GNTLT
  3) ADVENTURE COMICS W/BLACK LANTERN
      SUPERBOY #7
  4) ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7
  5) SECRET SIX #18 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
  6) DARK X-MEN #4 (OF 5)
  7) ACTION COMICS #886
  8) JSA ALL STARS #3
  9) NEW MUTANTS #10
10) HIT-MONKEY #1

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CHOKER #1 (MR)
COLT NOBLE AND MEGALORDS (ONE SHOT)
HIT-MONKEY #1
HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 6)
MUPPET KING ARTHUR #1
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #1
TAILS OF PET AVENGERS #1
X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK #1 (OF 4)
VIDEO OUTHOUSE
YOUR "TEACHABLE VIDEO MOMENT" FOR THIS WEEKS SHIPPING
SHIPSHAPE UPDATE 2.10.10.mp4 WEDNESDAY, 021010 SHIP-SHAPE UPDATE
Book of the week is Human Target #1, Marvel is in first place this week, Kids Corner features Tails of the Pet Avengers #1, and the BASKET CASE this week is Brian Bendis' Powers.
1st DAY SALE TITLES FOR THIS WEEK
40% OFF ALL THESE BRAND NEW TITLES ON THIS WEDNESDAY ONLY!
SAVE 40% ($35.17) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N-021010!

TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
COMICS (4)
HIT-MONKEY #1 $3.99 $2.10
HUMAN TARGET #1 $2.99 $1.79
LEGENDARY TALESPINNERS #1 $3.99 $2.10
X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK #1 $3.99 $2.39
TRADES (3)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD MILESTONE TP $17.99 $10.79
NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE TP ULTIMATE COLLECTION $34.99 $20.99
X-MEN LEGACY PREM HC EMPLATE $19.99 $11.99
TOTAL $87.93 $52.75

Minimum $5.00 purchase of ANYTHING in the store is required to receive your "1st DAY DALE" discount on any/all of these items. "1st DAY SALE" prices are good only for the date listed, only for one copy of each item and only while supplies last.

83 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
24 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$87.76 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Marvels.
$74.59 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$13.16
is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620 GNTLT
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN PRESENTS JACKPOT #2 (OF 3)
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #4 (OF 5) (MR)
DARK TOWER BATTLE OF JERICHO HILL #3 (OF 5)
DARK X-MEN #4 (OF 5)
ENDERS GAME COMMAND SCHOOL #5 (OF 5)
HIT-MONKEY #1
MARVEL ADVENTURES SUPER HEROES #20
MARVEL BOY URANIAN #2 (OF 3)
NEW MUTANTS #10
PUNISHERMAX #4 (MR)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #4 (OF 5)
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #3 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN NOIR EYES WITHOUT A FACE #3 (OF 4)
STRANGE #4 (OF 4)
SUPER HERO SQUAD #2
SWORD #4 (MARVEL)
TAILS OF PET AVENGERS #1
ULTIMATE COMICS ARMOR WARS #4 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #7
UNCANNY X-MEN FIRST CLASS #8 (OF 8)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #5
X-MEN FOREVER #17
X-MEN PIXIE STRIKES BACK #1 (OF 4)
PLUS THESE 5 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM MARVEL THIS WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #620 DEADPOOL VAR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23 DEADPOOL VAR
NEW MUTANTS #10 DEADPOOL VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS X #1 A ADAMS FOILOGRAM VAR
WOLVERINE SAVAGE DEADPOOL VAR
18 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$59.84 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks DC's.
$50.86 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.97 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ACTION COMICS #886
ADVENTURE COMICS WITH BLACK LANTERN SUPERBOY #7
BATGIRL #7
BATMAN AND ROBIN #8
BOOSTER GOLD #29
DAYTRIPPER #3 (OF 10) (MR)
DMZ #50 (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
GEN 13 #34
GREEN ARROW BLACK CANARY #29
HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 6)
JSA ALL STARS #3
REBELS #13
SCOOBY DOO #153
SECRET SIX #18 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
SHIELD #6
SUPER FRIENDS #24
TITANS #22
UNWRITTEN #10 (MR)
PLUS THESE 3 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM DC THIS WEEK
ADVENTURE COMICS #510 VAR ED
BATMAN AND ROBIN #8 VAR ED
HUMAN TARGET #1 (OF 6) VAR ED
7 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$26.44 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks BOOM's.
$22.47 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.96 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANGELUS #2 (OF 6)
CHOKER #1 (MR)
COLT NOBLE AND MEGALORDS (ONE SHOT)
HAUNT #5
INVINCIBLE PRESENTS ATOM EVE & REX SPLODE #3 (OF 3)
PHONOGRAM 2 #7 (OF 7) SINGLES CLUB (MR)
TRACKER #3 (OF 5)
5 BOOM! COMICS THIS WEEK
$16.95 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks IDW's.
$14.40 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.54 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANCHOR #5
FARSCAPE DARGOS QUEST #3 (OF 4)
MUPPET KING ARTHUR #1
MUPPET SHOW #2
WALT DISNEYS COMICS & STORIES #703 
4 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$14.47is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks IDW's.
$12.29 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.17 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BLACKBEARD LEGEND OF THE PYRATE KING #3
LEGENDARY TALESPINNERS #1 (OF 3)
QUEEN SONJA #4
THE GOOD THE BAD & THE UGLY #8
17 OTHER INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
$60.32 is what you'll pay at ANY OTHER STORE.
$51.27 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.04 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANYWHERE #2 (OF 6) (MR)
ARCHIE & FRIENDS #140
BPRD KING OF FEAR #2 (OF 5)
DIGGER AND FRIENDS #4 (OF 4)
DOMINO LADY #4 (MR)
DON BLUTH SPACE ACE #6 (OF 6)
ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND #4 (OF 6)
GOLD DIGGER #114
GOLD DIGGER TECH MANUAL #11
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #3 (OF 4)
JOHN SABLE FREELANCE ASHES OF EDEN #5
PHANTOM DOUBLE SHOT #2 (OF 6) KGB NOIR
SALEMS DAUGHTER #3 CVR A GREG HORN (RES)
SALEMS DAUGHTER #3 CVR B NAT JONES (RES)
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ILLUSTRATED #1
SOLOMON KANE DEATHS BLACK RIDERS #2 (OF 4)
STARSTRUCK #6
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
64 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (1)
BATMAN MAD LOVE COLLECTORS SET
APPAREL (1)
BLACKEST NIGHT T/S XL
BOOKS (2)
ALICE IN WONDERLAND VISUAL GUIDE HC
ALICES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND PROSE COLL
MAGAZINES (25)
2000 AD PACK JAN 2010
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 0210
BABY BUG 0210
BASEBALL AMERICA #1004
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #178
BOP MAGAZINE 0310
COIN VALUES #8.2
COOKS ILLUSTRATED #103
DARK AVENGERS POSTER BOOK
DR WHO MAGAZINE #417 (NOTE PRICE)
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1088
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #293
JUGHEAD AND FRIENDS DIGEST #36
LIFE STORY: JUSTIN BIEBER
NORTH & SOUTH 312.1
PREHISTORIC TIMES #92
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #24 SPECIAL PX ED
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #24-NEWSTAND EDITION
THE NATION 020810
TIPS AND TRICKS 0510
TOYFARE #152 HASBRO TRANSFORMERS CVR
TOYFARE #152 MATTEL DC UNIVERSE CLASSICS CVR
WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED #40 (MR)
WRITER 0310
YEN PLUS 0310
NO ADULT MAGAZINE SHIPPING THIS WEEK
TRADES (35)
28 DAYS LATER HC VOL 01
ALAZARS FETISH FANTASIES TP (MR)
ALL STAR SUPERMAN TP VOL 02
ANCHOR TP VOL 01
BIG BAD BOOK GN (MR)
BIOMEGA GN VOL 01 (MR)
BRAVE AND THE BOLD MILESTONE TP
COIN OPERATED BOY GN (MR)
ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL TP VOL 05
FROM THE ASHES TP VOL 01
HELLBLAZER PANDEMONIUM HC (MR)
HICKSVILLE DEFINITIVE ED GN (MR)
HOW TO DRAW SUPERPOWERED VILLAINS SUPERSIZE SC
HOWARD LOVECRAFT & FROZEN KINGDOM GN
HULK TP VOL 03 HULK NO MORE
IKIGAMI ULTIMATE LIMIT GN VOL 04 (MR)
INU YASHA TP VOL 45
INU YASHA VIZBIG ED GN VOL 02
JORMUNGAND GN VOL 02 (MR)
KEKKAISHI GN VOL 20
MADAME XANADU TP VOL 02 EXODUS NOIR (MR)
MARVEL 1602 TP NEW PTG
MICKEY MOUSE CLASSICS TP VOL 01
MIRACLE GN (MR)
MUPPET PETER PAN TP VOL 01
NEXTWAVE AGENTS OF HATE TP ULTIMATE COLLECTION
PREACHER HC BOOK 02 (MR)
RAMPAGE VOL 01 (MR)
SPIDER-MAN 24 7 TP
STAR TREK NERO TP
TRANSFORMERS ANIMATED TP VOL 13
VIETNAM JOURNAL TP VOL 02 IRON TRIANGLE
WAR MACHINE TP VOL 02 DARK REIGN
WIZARDS OF MICKEY SC VOL 01 MOUSE MAGIC
X-MEN LEGACY PREM HC EMPLATE 
 1 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
AUXILIARY ED=The designation Avatar Comics assigns to it's 2nd Prints
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 the week. These are new SKU items but they are not new material (except for the covers) .
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

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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AMAZING SPIDERMAN #800 VARIANT SET

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BILLY McCASKILL

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Week #285 drawing!
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JOHN VALENZUELA

OF CHICAGO
Winner of our 021819
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Week #286 drawing!
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THE PURGE: SEASON ONE
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KEITH DAVENPORT

OF EVERGREEN PARK
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