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ASTONISHING X-MEN #50

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Marjorie M. Liu (A) Mike Perkins (CA) Dustin Weaver
• Karma is losing control of her mind, and taking control of the other X-Men!
•When Kyle is put in danger, will Northstar choose him or his team?
•Don't miss the end of this issue - it'll be the most talked about moment of the year!

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KIDS CORNER

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LATE LIST

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CHECKLIST

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  THIS WEEKS COMIC HIGHLIGHTS
 

TOP 10
BASED ON OUR ORDERING FOR THIS WEEK

  1) BATMAN INCORPORATED #1
  2) ASTONISHING X-MEN #50
  3) BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #9 (NIGHT O/T OWLS)
  4) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686 ENDS
  5) SECRET AVENGERS #27 AVX
  6) FANTASTIC FOUR #606
  7) AQUAMAN #9
  8) MIGHTY THOR #14
  9) TEEN TITANS #9 (THE CULLING)
10) CAPTAIN AMERICA #12

 

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LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 (MR)
MIND MGMT #1 KINDT CVR
RESIDENT ALIEN #1
TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #1

 

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KIDS COMICS SHIPPING
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ARCHIE #633
BART SIMPSON COMICS #71
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #7 (OF 8)
GARFIELD #1
STAN LEES MIGHTY 7 #2
STAN LEES MIGHTY 7 #2 SAVIUK VAR CVR

 

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IRREDEEMABLE #37

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ASTONISHING X-MEN #50
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MAGAZINES (1)
CLINT 2.0 #1 $6.99 $4.19
TRADES (5)
AVENGERS MANY FACES OF HENRY PYM TP $19.99 $11.99
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE PREM HC NO MORE HEROES $19.99 $11.99
MIGHTY THOR BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 01 $19.99 $11.99
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN DOSM FALLOUT TP $19.99 $11.99
WOLVERINE AND BLACK CAT CLAWS 2 TP $14.99 $8.99
TOTAL $105.93 $63.55

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HERO OF THE MONTH SALE 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...
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112 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
16 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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ALL STAR WESTERN #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
AQUAMAN #9
BATMAN INCORPORATED #1
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #9 (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #3 (MR)
FABLES #117 (MR)
FLASH #9
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #9
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #9
I VAMPIRE #9
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #9
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #9
SUPERMAN #9
TEEN TITANS #9 (THE CULLING)
UNWRITTEN #37 (MR)
VOODOO #9
PLUS THESE 10 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AQUAMAN #9 VAR ED
BATMAN #3 2ND PTG
BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 COMBO PACK
BATMAN INCORPORATED #1 VAR ED
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #9 VAR ED (NIGHT OF THE OWLS)
FLASH #9 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #9 VAR ED
NIGHTWING #8 2ND PTG
SUPERMAN #9 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #9 VAR ED (THE CULLING)
15 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686 ENDS
ASTONISHING X-MEN #50
CAPTAIN AMERICA #12
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #631
DEADPOOL #55
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #7 (OF 8)
FANTASTIC FOUR #606
HULK #52
HULK SMASH AVENGERS #4 (OF 5)
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #638 EXILED
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #2
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #2 (OF 5)
MIGHTY THOR #14
SECRET AVENGERS #27 AVX
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #12
PLUS THESE 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #686 DELLOTTO VAR ENDS
ASTONISHING X-MEN #50 CASSADAY SKETCH VAR
ASTONISHING X-MEN #50 CASSADY VAR
AVENGERS #25 2ND PTG ACUNA VAR AVX (PP #1020)
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #9 2ND PTG BACHALO VAR AVX
11 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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CHEW #26 (MR)
ELEPHANTMEN #39 (MR)
NEAR DEATH #8
NO PLACE LIKE HOME #4 (MR)
PROPHET #25
REBEL BLOOD #3 (OF 4) (MR)
WITCHBLADE #156 CVR A CHRISTOPER
WITCHBLADE #156 CVR B BENES & BERNARD
YOUNGBLOOD #71 CVR A LIEFELD
YOUNGBLOOD #71 CVR B OTTLEY
YOUNGBLOOD #71 CVR C GIARRUSSO
PLUS THIS 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
SAGA #1 4TH PTG (MR)
THIEF OF THIEVES #2 3RD PTG
THIEF OF THIEVES #3 3RD PTG
THIEF OF THIEVES #4 2ND PTG
8 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
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DARK HORSE PRESENTS #12 KIETH CVR
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #12 MOTTER VAR CVR
GUILD FAWKES #1 DUFFIELD CVR
MIND MGMT #1 KINDT CVR
ORCHID #7 (MR)
RAGEMOOR #3
RESIDENT ALIEN #1
STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #1 (OF 5) WILKINS CVR
PLUS THIS 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
GUILD FAWKES #1 RIOS VAR CVR
MIND MGMT #1 HERNANDEZ VAR CVR
STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #1 (OF 5) TSUNEO VAR CVR
7 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
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COBRA ONGOING #13
GODZILLA ONGOING #1
HERO COMICS 2012
MAGIC THE GATHERING #4
SMOKE AND MIRRORS #3 (OF 5)
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #5
TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #1
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
GODZILLA ONGOING #1 10 COPY INCV
GODZILLA ONGOING #1 25 COPY INCV
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #5 10 COPY INCV
TRUE BLOOD ONGOING #1 10 COPY INCV
25 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$92.55  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$78.66  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
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ARCHIE #633
BART SIMPSON COMICS #71
CAVEWOMAN MUTATION #2
CROSSED BADLANDS #6 (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #6 TORTURE CVR (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #6 WRAP CVR (MR)
ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #10
FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #2 CVR A NOME
FATHOM KIANI VOL 2 #2 CVR B RYAN
GARFIELD #1
GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND HOOK #5 A CVR SEJIC
GFT PRESENTS NEVERLAND HOOK #5 B CVR CAPPROTTI
GREEN HORNET #25
HELLRAISER #14 (MR)
IRREDEEMABLE #37
KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #9
LORD OF THE JUNGLE ANNUAL #1 (MR)
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #25
SOULFIRE VOL 3 #8 CVR A FABOK
SOULFIRE VOL 3 #8 CVR B BENITEZ
STAN LEES MIGHTY 7 #2
STAN LEES MIGHTY 7 #2 SAVIUK VAR CVR
UNFORGIVING #3
VAMPIRELLA #17
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #12 (MR)
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CROSSED BADLANDS #6 RED CROSSED CVR (MR)
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #2 (2ND PTG)
KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #9 15 COPY ROSS VIRGIN INCV
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #12 10 COPY RENAUD RED INCV
  46 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
MAGAZINES (22)
AMERICAN HERITAGE #62.01
BASEBALL AMERICA #1211
BIZARRE #187
CLASSIC ROCK 0512
CLINT 2.0 #1 (MR)
DIABOLIQUE #10
DOWNBEAT #79.06
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1206
ESSENTIAL HOMME 0612
FOAM #46
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #148
GUITAR PLAYER #46.6
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #181
JUXTAPOZ #137
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS: RC HELICOPTER
OPRAH #13.6
PREHISTORIC TIMES #101
REVOLVER 0612
SKEPTIC #17.2
STAR WARS INSIDER #133 SPECIAL PX ED
TATTOO LIFE #76
VANITY FAIR #622
TRADES (23)
27 (TWENTY SEVEN) TP VOL 02 SECOND SET
ABSOLUTE BATMAN DARK VICTORY HC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN YOUNG READERS TP VOL 01 BEHIND MASK
ARTIFACTS ORIGINS FIRST BORN TP
AVENGERS MANY FACES OF HENRY PYM TP
CALIGULA TP VOL 01 (MR) (C: 0-1-2)
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE PREM HC NO MORE HEROES
DEADPOOL MAX TP INVOLUNTARY ARMAGEDDON
HAUNT TP VOL 03
MARVEL UNIVERSE SPIDER-MAN AMAZING FANTASY DIGEST TP
MIGHTY THOR BY MATT FRACTION PREM HC VOL 02
MIGHTY THOR BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 01
MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 07
MMW AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 07 DM VAR ED 44
SHOWCASE PRESENTS SEA DEVILS TP VOL 01
STORMWATCH TP VOL 01 THE DARK SIDE
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE TP VOL 01 BERRY FUN (C: 0-0-2)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN DOSM FALLOUT TP
UNCANNY X-FORCE OTHERWORLD PREM HC
UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 03 DARK ANGEL SAGA BOOK 01
VENOM CIRCLE OF FOUR PREM HC
WOLVERINE AND BLACK CAT CLAWS 2 TP
DC SUPER POWERS TURQUOISE PX T/S XL
STATUES (1)
MAD VINYL SPY VS SPY 2 PACK
COMICBOOKMAN FUN FACT:
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"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...

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