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WEDNESDAY
MARCH 17th, 2010

AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER & STEPHEN KING
Art and cover by RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE
1:25 Variant cover by JIM LEE
Witness the birth of a brand new species of vampire in this new ongoing series that begins with five extra-sized issues featuring back-to-back stories by exciting new writer Scott Snyder and the master of horror himself, Stephen King! When notorious outlaw Skinner Sweet is attacked by an old enemy (who happens to be a member of the undead), the first American vampire is born... a vampire powered by the sun, stronger, fiercer, and meaner than anything that came before. Plus... Pearl Jones is a struggling young actress in 1920s Los Angeles. But when her big break brings her face-to-face with an ancient evil, her Hollywood dream quickly turns into a brutal, shocking nightmare!

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

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THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

  1) SIEGE #3 (OF 4)
  2) DARK AVENGERS #15
  3) GREEN LANTERN CORPS #46 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
  4) HULK #21 FOH
  5) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #625
  6) BATMAN #697
  7) X-MEN LEGACY #234
  8) DOOMWAR #2 (OF 6)
  9) INCREDIBLE HULK #608 FOH
10) AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 (MR)

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 (MR)
CAPTAIN AMERICA MGC #1
DEAD AT 17 WITCH QUEEN #1 Of(4)
FADE TO BLACK #1 (OF 5)
GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND #1 (OF 6)
GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1
HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #1 (OF 2)
SIEGE #1 (OF 4) DIRECTORS CUT
SUPERMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1
WWE HEROES #1
X-23 #1
VIDEO OUTHOUSE
YOUR "TEACHABLE VIDEO MOMENT" FOR THIS WEEKS SHIPPING
SHIPSHAPE 3.17.10.mp4 WEDNESDAY, 031710 SHIP-SHAPE UPDATE
Book of the week is American Vampire #1, Marvel is in first place this week, Kids Corner features Jughead #200, BASKET CASE is Siege and Siege related!
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TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
COMICS (4)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 $3.99 $2.39
GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1 $3.99 $2.39
WWE HEROES #1 $3.99 $2.39
X-23 #1 $3.99 $2.39
TRADES (3)
BRONX KILL HC $19.99 $11.99
FLASH GORDON TP VOL 01 MERCY WARS $19.99 $11.99
WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 01 $17.99 $10.79
TOTAL $73.93 $44.35

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76 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
30 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$110.71 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Marvels.
$94.10 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$16.60 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #625
ANITA BLAKE LC EXECUTIONER #5 (OF 5) (MR)
AVENGERS VS ATLAS #3 (OF 4)
CAPTAIN AMERICA MGC #1
DARK AVENGERS #15
DEADPOOL MERC WITH A MOUTH #9
DEATHLOK #5 (OF 7)
DOOMWAR #2 (OF 6)
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #24
HERCULES FALL OF AN AVENGER #1 (OF 2)
HULK #21 FOH
INCREDIBLE HULK #608 FOH
KOOKABURRA K #3 (OF 3) (MR)
MARVEL BOY URANIAN #3 (OF 3)
NATION X #4 (OF 4)
NOVA #35
PRELUDE TO DEADPOOL CORPS #3 (OF 5)
REALM OF KINGS IMPERIAL GUARD #5 (OF 5)
SHIELD #7
SIEGE #1 (OF 4) DIRECTORS CUT
SIEGE #3 (OF 4)
SIEGE EMBEDDED #3 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MAN AND SECRET WARS #4 (OF 4)
SPIDER-WOMAN #7
TORCH #6 (OF 8)
VENGEANCE OF MOON KNIGHT #6
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #45
X-23 #1
X-FACTOR FOREVER #1
X-MEN LEGACY #234
PLUS THESE 6 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM MARVEL THIS WEEK
HIT-MONKEY #1 2ND PTG TALIJIC VAR
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #23 2ND PTG LAROCCA VAR
SIEGE #2 (OF 4) 2ND PTG COIPEL VAR
SIEGE #3 (OF 4) DELLOTTO VAR
SIEGE EMBEDDED #2 (OF 4) 2ND PTG SAMNEE VAR
WOLVERINE ORIGINS #45 DEADPOOL VAR
16 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$52.35 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks DC's.
$44.49 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$7.85 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 (MR)
AUTHORITY THE LOST YEAR #7 (OF 12)
AZRAEL #6
BATMAN #697
BOOSTER GOLD #30
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #32
DEAD AT 17 WITCH QUEEN #1 Of(4)
FABLES #93 (MR)
GREEN ARROW #31
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #46 (BLACKEST NIGHT)
JOE THE BARBARIAN #3 (OF 8) (MR)
SCOOBY DOO #154
SUPERGIRL #51
SUPERMAN 80 PAGE GIANT #1
SUPERNATURAL BEGINNINGS END #3 (OF 6)
TITANS #23
PLUS THIS 2 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FROM DC THIS WEEK
BLACKEST NIGHT #5 (OF 8) 2ND PTG
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #46 VAR ED (BLACKEST NIGHT) (NOTE PRICE)
7 BOOM COMICS THIS WEEK
$24.93 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks BOOM's.
$21.19 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.73 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
28 DAYS LATER #8
DIE HARD YEAR ONE #7
FARSCAPE ONGOING #5
IRREDEEMABLE #12
MUPPET KING ARTHUR #3 (OF 4)
MUPPET SHOW #3
UNCLE SCROOGE #389 
PLUS THIS 1 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLE FROM BOOM THIS WEEK
INCORRUPTIBLE #2 2ND PTG (MR)
2 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
$7.49 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Dark Horse's.
$6.36 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$1.12 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
DEVIL #2 (OF 4)
GROO HOGS OF HORDER #4 (OF 4)
2 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$7.49 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE for ALL of this weeks Image's.
$6.36 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$1.12 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
CHOKER #2 (MR)
FADE TO BLACK #1 (OF 5)
9 OTHER INDEPENDENT TITLES THIS WEEK
$101.19 is what you'll pay at ANY OTHER STORE.
$86.01 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$15.17 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS #4
GARTH ENNIS BATTLEFIELDS #4 (OF 9) FIREFLY PART 1 (MR)
GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND #1 (OF 6) A CVR FINCH
GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND #1 (OF 6) B CVR FRANCHESCO
GREEN HORNET YEAR ONE #1
JUGHEAD #200
SIMPSONS COMICS #164
SONIC UNIVERSE #14
WWE HEROES #1
PLUS THIS 1 CRAP FACTOR " TITLE" FROM THIS WEEK'S INDIES
JUGHEAD #200 VAR INCENTIVE CVR
NO ADULT COMICS SHIPPING THIS WEEK
68 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
BOOBLE HEADS (1)
IRON MAN 2 MARK VI FUNKO FORCE ACTION FIGURE
BOOKS (1)
STAR WARS FATE OF JEDI HC BACKLASH
CARDS (1)
BENCHWARMER 2009 ULTIMATE T/C BOX  (MR)
MAGAZINES (30)
AIR BRUSH ACTION 0510
ARCANA MAGAZINE #1
BACK ISSUE #39
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #179
EMPIRE #249
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1093
FILM COMMENT #46.2
GOREZONE #53
H MAGAZINE #4.4
HAUTE DOLL #7.2
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #29
LIVING CRAFTS SPRING 2010
LOCUS #590
MAD MAGAZINE #503
MODEL MILITARY INTERNATIONAL #47
NATION 031510
NON SPORT UPDATE VOL 21 #2
PARANORMAL #45
SFX #193
SPACE AND TIME #110
STAR WARS INSIDER #116 SPECIAL NEWSTAND ED
STAR WARS INSIDER #116 SPECIAL PX ED
STRAND MAGAZINE 0510
TORCHWOOD #20
TORCHWOOD MAGAZINE #20 SPECIAL
TRUE DETECTIVE #20
TSN PRO FOOTBALL DRAFT
WOMEN AND GUNS 0410
WOMEN OF MARVEL CELEBRATING SEVEN DECADES #1
YEN PLUS 0410
NO ADULT MAGAZINE SHIPPING THIS WEEK
STATUES (1)
CAPT AMERICA MINI-BUST
TRADES (33)
AVENGERS STANDOFF PREM HC
BATMAN INTERNATIONAL TP
BRONX KILL HC (MR)
DARK AVENGERS ARES TP
DISNEYS HERO SQUAD HC VOL 01 SAVE THE WORLD
DOROHEDORO GN VOL 01 (MR)
FLASH GORDON TP VOL 01 MERCY WARS
FUSHIGI YUGI VIZBIG ED GN VOL 05
HOT GIMMICK VIZBIG ED GN VOL 04
I HATE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE VOL 09
INUBAKA CRAZY FOR DOGS TP VOL 15
IRON MAN ARMOR WARS PROLOGUE TP
IRON MAN END TP
IRON MAN IRON MONGER PREM HC
IRON MAN IRON MONGER PREM HC DM ED 41
MMW DOCTOR STRANGE HC VOL 04 VAR ED 130
MOME GN VOL 17 2010
MYSTERIUS THE UNFATHOMABLE TP
NEW MUTANTS CLASSIC TP VOL 05
PUNISHER NOIR PREM HC
RED SONJA TP VOL 07 BORN AGAIN
RISTORANTE PARADISO GN
RUROUNI KENSHIN VIZBIG ED GN VOL 09 (OF 9)
SHOWCASE PRESENTS WORLDS FINEST TP VOL 03
SIMPSONS GET SOME FANCY BOOK LEARNIN TP
SPAWN ORIGINS HC VOL 01
SUPER REAL TP (RES)
SUPERMAN NIGHTWING AND FLAMEBIRD HC VOL 01
TICK GOLDEN AGE COMPLETE WORKS TP
ULTIMATE COMICS IRON MAN ARMOR WARS PREM HC
UNKNOWN SOLDIER TP VOL 02 EASY KILL (MR)
WONDER WOMAN CHRONICLES TP VOL 01  
1 ADULT TRADE SHIPPING THIS WEEK
WALL ART (1)
NEW ULTIMATES BY FRANK CHO POSTER
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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