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174 NEW ITEMS
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WEDNESDAY
JANUARY 4th, 2012

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FATALE #1

IMAGE COMICS
story ED BRUBAKER
art & cover SEAN PHILLIPS
colors DAVE STEWART
GUNS! SEX! SECRET CULTS! AND MONSTERS!
Nothing the BEST-SELLING and AWARD-WINNING creators of SLEEPER, CRIMINAL and INCOGNITO have done so far will prepare you for the explosive debut of FATALE!
A reporter in 2012 stumbles on a secret that leads him down the darkest path imaginable... to a seductive woman who's been on the run since 1935, a mobster who may be an immortal demon monster, and the stories of all the doomed men who've been caught in their decades-long struggle.
FATALE blends noir and horror to tell a riveting epic unlike anything you've seen before.
Issue #1 ships with "Beauty" and "Beast" variant covers.

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!

LATE LIST

Every week dozens of items get pushed back on the schedule and wind up on the Late List!

CHECKLIST

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SHIPSHAPE ARCHIVES

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

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

  1) ACTION COMICS #5
  2) DETECTIVE COMICS #5
  3) AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (OF 4)
  4) FATALE #1
  5) AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
  6) UNCANNY X-MEN #4
  7) UNCANNY X-FORCE #19.1
  8) DEFENDERS #2
  9) RED LANTERNS #5
10) X-MEN #23 XREGB

BONUS! HERE'S 11 thru 15

11) HULK #47
12) FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #6 (OF 12)
13) WOLVERINE & X-MEN ALPHA & OMEGA #1 (OF 5)

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ATLAS UNIFIED #1 CVR D WRAP
AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
DC COMICS THE NEW 52 PRESENTS THE DARK #1
FATALE #1
FERALS #1
GOLD DIGGER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL #1
NOWHERE MAN #1 (OF 4)
PEANUTS #1 (OF 4)
PRICE ONE SHOT (MR)
ROBOCOP ROAD TRIP #1 (MR)
STRIKEFORCE MORITURI WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1
THE LONE RANGER #1
VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #1
WOLVERINE & X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #1 (OF 5)
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FERALS #1 $3.99 $2.39
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #1 (OF 5) $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (1)
STAR WARS INSIDER #130 $7.99 $4.79
TRADES (3)
AVENGERS X-MEN PREM HC BLOODTIES $24.99 $14.99
SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY TP VOL 01 $29.99 $17.99
SPIDER-MAN MASQUES PREM HC $24.99 $14.99
TOTAL $99.44 $59.66

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HERO OF THE MONTH: TRANSFORMERS
  TRANSFORMERS begins two new ongoing titles this month: TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE and TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.
To celebrate we're discounting all our Transformers Trade Paperbacks
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 
129 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
20 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$86.80  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$56.78  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$10.02 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
ACTION COMICS #5
ANIMAL MAN #5
BATWING #5
DC COMICS THE NEW 52 PRESENTS THE DARK #1
DETECTIVE COMICS #5
GREEN ARROW #5
HAWK AND DOVE #5
HUNTRESS #4 (OF 6)
IZOMBIE #21 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #5
MEN OF WAR #5
OMAC #5
PENGUIN PAIN AND PREJUDICE #4 (OF 5)
RED LANTERNS #5
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #17
STATIC SHOCK #5
STORMWATCH #5
SUPERNATURAL #4 (OF 6)
SWAMP THING #5
SWEET TOOTH #29 (MR)
PLUS THESE 7 "CRAP FACTOR" TITLES FOR THIS WEEK
ACTION COMICS #5 COMBO PACK
ACTION COMICS #5 VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #5 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 5TH PTG
STORMWATCH #5 VAR ED
SWAMP THING #5 VAR ED
SWEET TOOTH #29 VAR ED (MR)
17 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$56.83  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$48.30  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.52 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AVENGERS ACADEMY #24
AVENGERS ANNUAL #1
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (OF 4)
DEFENDERS #2
FEAR ITSELF FEARLESS #6 (OF 12)
HULK #47
PUNISHER #7
STRIKEFORCE MORITURI WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1
THOR DEVIANTS SAGA #3 (OF 5)
THUNDERBOLTS #168
UNCANNY X-FORCE #19.1
UNCANNY X-MEN #4
VILLAINS FOR HIRE #2 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #1 (OF 5)
X-23 #20
X-CLUB #2 (OF 5)
X-MEN #23 XREGB
PLUS THESE 8  "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THIS WEEK
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (OF 4) PLATT VAR
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (OF 4) YU VAR
DEFENDERS #2 BAGLEY VAR
DEFENDERS #2 STEVENS VENOM VAR
UNCANNY X-FORCE #18 2ND PTG OPENA VAR
X-MEN #23 VENOM CHRISTOPHER VAR XREGB
14 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$47.39  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$40.28 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$7.10 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
ARTIFACTS #13 (OF 13) CVR A KEOWN
ARTIFACTS #13 (OF 13) CVR B CHRISTOPHER
ARTIFACTS #13 (OF 13) CVR C CHRISTOPHER
BLOOD RED DRAGON #3
FATALE #1 CVR A (MR)
FATALE #1 CVR B (MR)
GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES #3
LIL DEPRESSED BOY #8
MUDMAN #2
SHINKU #4 (MR)
SUPER DINOSAUR #7
VESCELL #5 (MR)
WITCHBLADE #151 CVR A CHRISTOPHER
WITCHBLADE #151 CVR B CALERO
5 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
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$30.52  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$5.38 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
BOYS #62 (MR)
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #2
LIVING CORPSE EXHUMED #5 (OF 6)
NOWHERE MAN #1 (OF 4)
ROBOCOP ROAD TRIP #1 (MR)
THE LONE RANGER #1
VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #1
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #9 (MR)
ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #7 (OF 12)
PLUS THESE 8 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THIS WEEK
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #2 10 COPY VIRGIN ROSS INCV
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #2 15 COPY CIRGIN FRANCAVILLA INCV
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #2 25 COPY NEGATIVE INCV
ROBOCOP ROAD TRIP #1 10 COPY NEVES B&W INCV (MR)
THE LONE RANGER #1 10 COPY ROSS NEG INCV
THE LONE RANGER #1 15 COPY FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN INCV
VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #1 10 COPY LINSNER SKETCH INCV
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #9 10 COPY RENAUD RED INCV
6 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
$23.94 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$20.34 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.59 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
COLD WAR #4
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #9
GODZILLA LEGENDS #3 (OF 5)
JURASSIC PARK DANGEROUS GAMES #5 (OF 5)
STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #4 (OF 6)
TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER #5 (OF 6)
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THIS WEEK 
COLD WAR #4 10 COPY INCV
GODZILLA LEGENDS #3 (OF 5) 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES #4 (OF 6) 10 COPY INCV
TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER #5 (OF 6) 10 COPY INCV
34 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
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$107.24  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
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ATLAS UNIFIED #1 CVR A GRIM GHOST
ATLAS UNIFIED #1 CVR B PHOENIX
ATLAS UNIFIED #1 CVR C WULF
ATLAS UNIFIED #1 CVR D WRAP
BETRAYAL O/T PLANET O/T APES #3 (OF 4)
CHARMED #17
CYCLOPS #8 (MR)
ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #7
FERALS #1 (MR)
FERALS #1 GORE CVR (MR)
FERALS #1 WRAP CVR (MR)
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #11 A CVR MOLENAAR (MR)
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #11 B CVR SPAY (MR)
GOLD DIGGER #134
GOLD DIGGER HOLIDAYS SPECIAL #1
GOON #37 POWELL REG CVR
HELLRAISER #9 (MR)
HELLRAISER MASTERPIECES #5 (MR)
IRREDEEMABLE #33
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #13 (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #13 WRAP CVR (MR)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #16
PEANUTS #1 (OF 4)
PRICE ONE SHOT (MR)
SALEMS DAUGHTER HAUNTING #4 A CVR SEJIC (MR)
SALEMS DAUGHTER HAUNTING #4 B CVR SANDERS (MR)
SCOURGE #6 COVER A BATTLE
SCOURGE #6 COVER B GARZA
SOULFIRE VOL 3 #6 CVR A FABOK
SOULFIRE VOL 3 #6 CVR B GUNNELL
TANK GIRL CARIOCA #3 (OF 3) (MR)
THEATER #4 A CVR EBAS (MR)
THEATER #4 B CVR MEDINA (MR)
VALEN OUTCAST #2 MAIN CVRS
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THIS WEEK
BETRAYAL O/T PLANET O/T APES #3 (OF 4)
FERALS #1 SLASHED ORDER INCV (MR)
GOON #37 POWELL 25TH ANNIV VAR CVR
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #13 ART DECO 3-COPY INCV (MR)
  45 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL (1)
DEADPOOL BRACE YOURSELF SILVER PX T/S XL
BOBBLE HEADS (2)
BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD BEAVIS TALKING WACKY WOBBLER
BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD BUTTHEAD TALKING WACKY WOBBLER
MAGAZINES (20)
2000 AD #1763
2000 AD PROG 2012
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #197
AVENGER DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 06
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #162 KARNAK
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #163 HYDRO MAN
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG SPEC MODOK
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #96 PHANTOM STRANGER
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #97 CHEETAH
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL CLAYFACE
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 54
DR WHO INSIDER #9
DR WHO MAGAZINE #442
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #318
SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE #81
SCREAM MAGAZINE #8
SCREEM #23 NEWSSTAND ED
SCREEM #23 PX ED
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 56
STAR WARS INSIDER #130 SPECIAL PX ED
STATUES (1)
FEMME FATALES MEDUSA PVC STATUE
TRADES (21)
AVENGERS ACADEMY TP VOL 02 REAL WORLD
AVENGERS X-MEN PREM HC BLOODTIES
AVENGERS X-MEN PREM HC BLOODTIES DM VAR ED 82
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT HC VOL 01 GOLDEN DAWN DLX ED
BATMAN THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE TP
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 02 GODS AND MONSTERS
ENDERS GAME ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP
FEAR ITSELF PREM HC
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS TP VOL 02
HULK WORLD WAR HULKS HC
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN HC VOL 02
KATO ORIGINS TP VOL 02 HELLFIRE CLUB
ONE PIECE TP VOL 60
SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY TP VOL 01
SPIDER-MAN MASQUES PREM HC
SPIDER-MAN MASQUES PREM HC DM VAR ED 83
STAND TP VOL 02 AMERICAN NIGHTMARES
WITCHFINDER TP VOL 02 LOST AND GONE FOREVER
X-FORCE HC VOL 02
YOUNG MARVELMAN CLASSIC PREM HC VOL 02
YU GI OH GX GN VOL 08
COMICBOOKMAN FUN FACT:
ALTERNATE REALITY receives more New Sale Items than any other store in Chicago! Each week anywhere between 175-250 brand new and re-order 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 STUFF every week right here in SHIP-SHAPE!
  ABBREVIATIONS KEY TO THIS PAGE

"What does it mean above when it sez...."

2ND PTG VAR=Second Printing Variant
AF=Action Figure(s)
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
CURR PRTG=Current Printing
CVR=Cover
DM=Direct Market (Comic Book Stores only)
ED=Edition
DCU=DC Universe
DLX=Deluxe
FRGTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
GORE=Gory cover image
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 differs from this titles regular price.
O/A=Order Again
PKT=Pocket
PTG=Printing
PX=Previews Exclusive
Reg./Var.=Regular Cover/Variant Cover
(RES)=Re-solicited Item
SC=Soft Cover
SER=Series
TBA=To Be Announced
TKP=Tokyopop
TNG=Referencing Star Trek "THE NEXT GENERATION"
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
WONDERFUL VARIANTS=aka "Crap Factor" titles for the week. 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 necessarily new material (except for the covers) .
WRAP=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: "0309" means March, 2009. "1211" means December, 2011...

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