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131 NEW ITEMS
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WEDNESDAY
MAY 2nd, 2012

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EARTH 2 #1

DC COMICS
(W) James Robinson (A) Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott (CA) Greg Capullo

• First issue of an ongoing series from writer JAMES ROBINSON and artist NICOLA SCOTT!
•Who are the heroes of EARTH 2 - and what befell them?
•Starring ALAN SCOTT, JAY GARRICK and many others!
•You may think you know Earth 2...but this is DC Comics - The New 52, where anything can happen!
•Don't miss the extra-sized debut issue!

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

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

SHIPSHAPE ARCHIVES

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

TOP 10
BASED ON OUR ORDERING FOR THIS WEEK

  1) AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) AVX
  2) EARTH 2 #1
  3) WORLDS FINEST #1
  4) DETECTIVE COMICS #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
  5) ACTION COMICS #9
  6) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #685 ENDS
  7) DAREDEVIL #12
  8) AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3
  9) X-MEN #28
10) DIAL H #1

 

KIDZ CORNER
KIDS COMICS SHIPPING
THIS WEEK

BART SIMPSON'S PAL MILHOUSE #1
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #6 (OF 8)
DOROTHY OF OZ PREQUEL #2 (OF 4)
GARFIELD #1
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #2
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #236
TICK #100 TICK MEETS INVINCIBLE
TOY STORY #3 (OF 4)

 

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AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1 (OF 3)
BART SIMPSON'S PAL MILHOUSE #1
DIAL H #1
EARTH 2 #1
EPIC KILL #1
EXILED #1
GARFIELD #1
GI COMBAT #1
SKELETON KEY COLOR SPECIAL ONE SHOT
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 (THE CULLING)
THE SPIDER #1
WORLDS FINEST #1
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #1

 

ENDING THIS WEEK
IT'S THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES THIS WEEK!

 WOLVERINE & X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #5 (OF 5)

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
SAVE 40% ($11.17) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 050212!

TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
COMICS (6)
DIAL H #1 $2.99 $1.79
EARTH 2 #1 (40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG!) $3.99 $2.39
GI COMBAT #1 $3.99 $2.39
THE SPIDER #1 $3.99 $2.39
WORLDS FINEST #1 $2.99 $1.79
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #1 $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (1)
MAD MAGAZINE #515 $5.99 $3.59
TOTAL $27.93 $16.75

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HERO OF THE MONTH MAY 2012: AVENGERS
  AVENGERS are at war with the X-MEN and have the most eagerly anticipated movie of the last couple years opening this month! To celebrate we're discounting all our AVENGERS Trade Paperbacks...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 
91 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
20 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$55.84  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
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AGE OF APOCALYPSE #3
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #685 ENDS
AVENGERS ACADEMY #29 AVX
AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #1 (OF 3)
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) AVX
DAREDEVIL #12
DEFENDERS #6
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #6 (OF 8)
EXILED #1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #516
TOY STORY #3 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #10
VENOM #17
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN ALPHA AND OMEGA #5 (OF 5)
X-FACTOR #235
X-MEN #28
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #685 DELLOTTO VAR ENDS
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) CAMPBELL VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #3 (OF 12) PICHELLI VAR AVX
VENOM #17 WALKER VAR
16 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$54.84  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$46.16  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.22  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ACTION COMICS #9
ALL STAR WESTERN #8
ANIMAL MAN #9
BATWING #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
DETECTIVE COMICS #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
DIAL H #1
EARTH 2 #1
GI COMBAT #1
GREEN ARROW #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #9
RED LANTERNS #9
STORMWATCH #9
SWAMP THING #9
SWEET TOOTH #33 (MR)
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #1 (THE CULLING)
WORLDS FINEST #1
PLUS THESE 13 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
ACTION COMICS #9 COMBO PACK
ACTION COMICS #9 VAR ED
DETECTIVE COMICS #9 COMBO PACK (NIGHT OF THE OWL)
DETECTIVE COMICS #9 VAR ED (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
DIAL H #1 VAR ED
EARTH 2 #1 VAR ED
GI COMBAT #1 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #6 2ND PTG
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #1
SUICIDE SQUAD #7 2ND PTG
SUPERMAN #1 3RD PTG
SWAMP THING #9 VAR ED
WORLDS FINEST #1 VAR ED
8 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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$22.04  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.89 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AVENGELYNE #8 CVR A LIEFELD
BLUE ESTATE #11 (MR)
BULLETPROOF COFFIN DISINTERRED #4 (OF 6) (MR)
EPIC KILL #1
HACK SLASH #15 CVR A SEELEY & ROSENBERG (MR)
HACK SLASH #15 CVR B EID (MR)
PIGS #7 (MR)
SUPREME #64
7 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$27.93  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$23.74  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$4.18 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BOYS #66 (MR)
KIRBY GENESIS SILVER STAR #5
RED SONJA #66
RED SONJA WITCHBLADE #3
THE LONE RANGER #5
THE SPIDER #1
VOLTRON YEAR ONE #2
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
KIRBY GENESIS SILVER STAR #5 10 COPY ROSS VIRGIN INCV
THE SPIDER #1 15 COPY CASSADAY B&W INCV
THE SPIDER #1 25 COPY FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN INCV
VOLTRON YEAR ONE #2 10 COPY WIJAYA NEG INCV
4  IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
$15.96  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$13.56   is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.39 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #7
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS SERIES IV #3 (OF 6)
DOROTHY OF OZ PREQUEL #2 (OF 4)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #178
PLUS THIS 1 "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
STAR TREK ONGOING #8 10 COPY INCV
12 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$45.39  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$38.58  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$6.80  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BART SIMPSONS PAL MILHOUSE #1
GARFIELD #1
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #16 A CVR SEJIC (MR)
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #16 B CVR ATKINS (MR)
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #2
SKELETON KEY COLOR SPECIAL ONE SHOT
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #236
SUPURBIA #3 (OF 4)
TICK #100 TICK MEETS INVINCIBLE
VESCELL #7 (MR)
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #1 PULLBOX NORD CVR
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #1 REG RIBIC CVR
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
RICH JOHNSTONS THE AVENGEFULS #1 15 COPY INCV
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #1 20 COPY INCV AJA CVR
  40 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL(1)
V FOR VENDETTA PEOPLE & GOVT BLK PX T/S XL
BOOKS (1)
SPIDER-MAN INSIDE WORLD OF FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD HERO HC
GAMES (4)
MARVEL HEROCLIX AVENGERS MOVIE MARQUEE PACK 10CT
MTG: AVACYN RESTORED BOOSTER DISPLAY
MTG: AVACYN RESTORED BOOSTER PACKS
MTG: AVACYN RESTORED INTRO PACKS
MAGAZINES(19)
B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #224
DR WHO MAGAZINE #446
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1203/04
FAMILYFUN 0512
FANGORIA #313
HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE 0512
IN STYLE 0512
IRELAND OF THE WELCOMES #61.3
IRON MAN 0612
JUST FOR BLACK MEN #15.3
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #19
MARVEL SUPER HEROES #1
MENTAL FLOSS #11.3
MOTHER JONES 0612
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0512
PLAYBOY 0512
SLAM! #158
STAR WARS INSIDER #133 SPECIAL PX ED
WWE MAGAZINE 0512
TRADES (15)
AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 02 (MR)
ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 01 THE HUNT
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE TP VOL 03
BATMAN AND ROBIN TP VOL 03 BATMAN ROBIN MUST DIE
BOYS ONLY HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING GN
FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT PREM HC
GIRLS ONLY HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING GN
GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS TP VOL 03
GRIMM FAIRY TALES TP VOL 11 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 01 ORIGIN
MARKSMEN TP VOL 01
MARVELS AVENGERS PRELUDE TP
NARUTO TP VOL 56
POKEMON BLACK & WHITE GN VOL 07
SPIRIT WORLD HC
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
AVX=Avengers vs X-Men Marvel Event
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...

All Books/Characters pictured herein are © Copyright 2013 by their respective owners. No rights given or implied by Alternate Reality, Incorporated.

 © 2013 Alternate Reality, Inc.

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