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206 NEW ITEMS
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MARCH 14th, 2012

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SAGA #1

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian K. Vaughan (A/CA) Fiona Staples

Y: THE LAST MAN writer BRIAN K. VAUGHAN returns to comics with red-hot artist FIONA STAPLES for an all-new ONGOING SERIES! Star Wars-style action collides with Game of Thrones-esque drama in this original sci-fi/fantasy epic for mature readers, as new parents Marko and Alana risk everything to raise their child amidst a never-ending galactic war. The adventure begins in a spectacular DOUBLE-SIZED FIRST ISSUE, with forty-four pages of story with no ads for the regular price of just $2.99!

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

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CHECKLIST

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SHIPSHAPE ARCHIVES

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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS

TOP 10 COMICS FOR THIS WEEK
BASED ON OUR ORDERING

  1) AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 WITH DIG CDE
  2) GREEN LANTERN #7
  3) AVENGERS #24
  4) SAGA #1 (MR)
  5) BATMAN AND ROBIN #7
  6) INCREDIBLE HULK #6
  7) FANTASTIC FOUR #604
  8) WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #7
  9) CAPTAIN AMERICA #9
10) X-MEN LEGACY #263

BONUS! HERE'S 11 & 12

11) BATGIRL #7
12) BATWOMAN #7
13) SCARLET SPIDER #3

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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 WITH DIG CDE
BUCKAROO BANZAI #1 (RES)
COMICS THREE STOOGES (ONE SHOT)
CROSSED BADLANDS #1 (MR)
EXILE ON THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 (OF 4)
FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #0
INFESTATION 2 GI JOE #1 (OF 2)
INFESTATION 2 TMNT #1 (OF 2)
JOHN SAULS GOD PROJECT #1 (MR)
ORBIT CAST OF DOCTOR WHO DIRECT MARKET ED
ORBIT JACK KIRBY
SAGA #1 (MR)
SAUCER COUNTRY #1 (MR)
SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #1
WILLIAM SHATNER MAN O WAR ONGOING #1 (MR)
  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
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AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 $3.99 $2.39
SAGA #1 (40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG!) $2.99 $1.79
SAUCER COUNTRY #1 $2.99 $1.79
MAGAZINES (1)
FAERIE MAGAZINE #23 $7.95 $4.77
TRADES (3)
BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC $24.99 $14.99
GRIMM FAIRY TALES SINBAD TP $15.99 $9.59
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES TP $19.99 $11.99
TOTAL $78.89 $47.33

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HERO OF THE MONTH: STAR WARS
  STAR WARS returns to theaters this month with the re-release of STAR WARS EPISODE ONE: THE PHANTOM MENACE now in the miracle process of 3-D!!!
To celebrate we're discounting all our Star Wars Trade Paperbacks
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144 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
20 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$62.80  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$53.38  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.42 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
BATGIRL #7
BATMAN AND ROBIN #7
BATWOMAN #7
CARTOON NETWORK ACTION PACK #67
DEATHSTROKE #7
DEMON KNIGHTS #7
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #7
GREEN LANTERN #7
GRIFTER #7
LEGION LOST #7
MISTER TERRIFIC #7
MY GREATEST ADVENTURE #6 (OF 6)
NORTHLANDERS #49 (RES) (MR)
RAY #4 (OF 4)
RESURRECTION MAN #7
SAUCER COUNTRY #1 (MR)
SHADE #6 (OF 12)
SUICIDE SQUAD #7
SUPERBOY #7
UNWRITTEN #35 (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
BATWOMAN #7 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERN #7 VAR ED
SAUCER COUNTRY #1 VAR ED (MR)
SHADE #6 (OF 12) VAR ED
18 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$63.78  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$54.21  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.56 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AVENGERS #24
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 WITH DIG CDE
BATTLE SCARS #5 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #9
CARNAGE USA #4 (OF 5)
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #22
FANTASTIC FOUR #604
INCREDIBLE HULK #6
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #635
NORTHANGER ABBEY #5 (OF 5)
POWERS #9 (MR)
PUNISHER #9
SCARLET SPIDER #3
SUPER HEROES #24
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #9 WITH DIG CDE
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #7
X-23 #21
X-MEN LEGACY #263
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  TITLES FOR THE WEEK
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #1 ADAMS VAR WITH DIG CDE
DEADPOOL #50 2ND PTG JOHNSON VAR
12 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
$25.93  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$22.04  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.88 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #5
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS SERIES IV #2 (OF 6)
DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #15
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #176
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #11
GODZILLA LEGENDS #5 (OF 5)
INFESTATION 2 GI JOE #1 (OF 2)
INFESTATION 2 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 (OF 2)
LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS #5 (OF 6)
NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #41
STAR TREK 100 PAGE SPECTACULAR 2012
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #3
PLUS THESE 8 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #11 10 COPY INCV
GODZILLA LEGENDS #5 (OF 5) 10 COPY INCV
INFESTATION 2 GI JOE #1 (OF 2) 10 COPY INCV
INFESTATION 2 TMNT #1 (OF 2) 10 COPY INCV
LOCKE & KEY CLOCKWORKS #5 (OF 6) 10 COPY INCV
NEXT MEN AFTERMATH #41 10 COPY INCV
TMNT MICRO SERIES #2 MICHELANGELO GLOBAL CONQUEST ED
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #3 10 COPY INCV
12 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
$45.45  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$38.63  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$6.81  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #7 JEANTY VAR CVR
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #7 NOTO CVR
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 CARNEVALE CVR
DARK MATTER #3 (OF 4)
LOBSTER JOHNSON THE BURNING HAND #3 (OF 5)
NOWHERE MAN #2 (OF 4)
ORCHID #5
PC CAST HOUSE OF NIGHT #5 (OF 5)
ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #4
STAR WARS AGENT O/T EMPIRE IRON ECLIPSE #4 (OF 5)
STAR WARS KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC WAR #3 (OF 5)
STRAIN #4 (OF 12) (MR)
PLUS THESE 1 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #2 FERNANDEZ VAR CVR
12 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$38.90  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$33.06  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$5.83 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!  
ACTIVITY #4
ARTIFACTS #15
BLUE ESTATE #10 (MR)
GLORY #24
HAUNT #22
MARKSMEN #6 (OF 6)
NANCY IN HELL ON EARTH #2 (OF 4) (MR)
PETER PANZERFAUST #2 (MR)
REED GUNTHER #9
SAGA #1 (MR)
STRANGE TALENT OF LUTHER STRODE #6 (OF 6) (MR)
THIEF OF THIEVES #2
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
GLORY #23 VAR CVR 2ND PTG
THIEF OF THIEVES #1 VAR CVR 2ND PTG
43 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$159.63  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$135.68 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$23.94 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
CHARISMAGIC #5 CVR A RANDOLPH
CHARISMAGIC #5 CVR B OUM
DICKS COLOR ED #2 (MR)
DICKS COLOR ED #2 OFFENSIVE CVR (MR)
DREAM REAVERS #4 (OF 4)
FERALS #3 (MR)
FERALS #3 GORE CVR (MR)
FERALS #3 WRAP CVR (MR)
HELLDORADO #3 (OF 3) (MR)
HONEY BADGER ADVENTURES #1
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #15 (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #15 SULTRY CVR (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #15 WRAP CVR (MR)
RACHEL RISING #6
STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE III EMPIRE LOST #5 (OF 6)
STITCHED #3 (MR)
STITCHED #3 GORE CVR (MR)
STITCHED #3 WRAP CVR (MR)
TRUE BLOOD FRENCH QUARTER #6 (OF 6)
PLUS THESE 10 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CROSSED BADLANDS #1 RED CROSSED CVR (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #1 RETAILER BONUS INCV CVR (MR)
EXILE PLANET OF APES #1 (OF 4) 15 COPY INCV SKETCH CVR
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #11 AUXILIARY CVR (MR)
NINJETTES #2 10 COPY WIJAYA VIRGIN INCV (MR)
NINJETTES #2 15 COPY WIJAYA NEGATIVE INCV (MR)
SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #1 10 COPY INCV CVR
VOLTRON #1 VAR CVR 2ND PTG
WAR GODDESS #6 ART DECO 3 COPY INCV (MR)
WARLORD OF MARS #16 10 COPY GARZA RISQUE INCV (MR)
  62 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (1)
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN AF
APPAREL (3)
DEADPOOL WADE BLK T/S XL
SPIDER-MAN HANG ON CAROLINE BLUE T/S XL
THOR BLACK FOG BLK T/S XL
MAGAZINES (21)
ALTERNATIVE PRESS #285
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER #93.3
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #227
BASEBALL AMERICA #1206
CINEASTE #37.2
DRAW #22
EMPIRE #273
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1196
FAERIE MAGAZINE #23
FINE SCALE MODELER #30.4
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS 0512
PIECEWORK 0412
REVOLVER 0412
RUE MORGUE #120
SCALE AUTO #33.6
SCARY MONSTERS 2012 YEARBOOK MONSTER MEMORIES #20
SKY & TELESCOPE 0412
SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #31 NEWSTAND EDITION
VANITY FAIR #620
WOMEN & GUNS 0412
YOUR KNITTING LIFE 0512
TRADES (33)
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE HISTORY OF EARTHS HEROES GN TP
AVENGERS BY BENDIS HEROIC AGE HC MOVIE CVR
AVENGERS CHILDRENS CRUSADE HC
AVENGERS ROAD TO MARVEL AVENGERS TP
BATMAN YEAR ONE DELUXE EDITION HC
CROSSED TP VOL 03 PSYCHOPATH (MR)
DARKNESS ACCURSED TP VOL 06 (MR)
DC UNIVERSE BY ALAN MOORE HC
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS TP VOL 02
ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 10
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT BATMAN TP
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT SUPERMAN TP
FLASHPOINT WORLD OF FLASHPOINT WONDER WOMAN TP
GFT DREAM EATER SAGA TP VOL 02 (MR)
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS TP VOL 02 (MR)
GHOSTBUSTERS ONGOING TP VOL 01
GRIMM FAIRY TALES SINBAD TP
HAWK AND DOVE GHOSTS AND DEMONS TP NEW ED
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY FEAR ITSELF FALLOUT PREM HC
MARVEL FIRSTS 1970S TP VOL 02
MORIARTY TP VOL 02 LAZARUS TREE
NORTHLANDERS TP VOL 06 THORS DAUGHTER (MR)
RICHIE RICH DIGEST GN VOL 01 BOON UNDER THE BAY
SHOWCASE PRESENTS YOUNG LOVE TP VOL 01
SMURFS GN VOL 11 SMURF OLYMPICS
SPAWN NEW BEGINNINGS TP VOL 02
SPAWN ORIGINS TP VOL 14
SPIDER-MAN AND NEW WARRIORS HERO KILLERS TP
STUFF OF LEGEND TP VOL 03
TRANSFORMERS TP VOL 07 CHAOS
ULTIMATE COMICS AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES DOSM TP
UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN PREM HC VOL 01
X-MEN SEASON ONE PREM HC WITH DIG CDE
WALL ART (4)
AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY JIM CHEUNG A POSTER
CARNAGE BY CRAIN POSTER
DAREDEVIL BY RIVERA POSTER
SPAWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY POSTER #1 (OF 4)
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
COLL MAG=Collector's Magazine
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
RI VARIANT=a Retailer Incentive Variant cover
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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