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173 NEW ITEMS
ON SALE STARTING AT
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WEDNESDAY
JUNE 6th, 2012

IT'S OUR BOOK OF THE WEEK AND IT'S
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BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1

DC COMICS
(W) Darwyn Cooke, Len Wein (A) Darwyn Cooke, John Higgins (CA) Darwyn Cooke
"Little did we know that poor boy would lead to the end of us all."
Plus: Don't miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

REORDERS

Get the full list of the SOLD OUT items are coming back in this week!

OUT OF PRINT

Eventually everything sells out, find out what's expired this week!

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 #5 (OF 12) AVX
  2) UNCANNY X-MEN #13 AVX
  3) BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) (MR)
  4) EARTH 2 #2
  5) DETECTIVE COMICS #10
  6) SECRET #2
  7) ACTION COMICS #10
  8) WORLDS FINEST #2
  9) MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1
10) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518

 

KIDZ CORNER
NEW KIDS COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK

GARFIELD #2
KUNG FU PANDA #5 (OF 6)
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #20
LOONEY TUNES #207
POPEYE #2 (OF 4)
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #22
TOY STORY #4 (OF 4)

 

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE #1
BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) (MR)
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #1 REG CVR (MR)
EXTERMINATION #1 MAIN CVRS
HARBINGER (ONGOING) #1 PULLBOX SUAYAN CVR
M3 #1
MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1
PANTHA #1
PROPHECY #1
STEAMCRAFT #1
SWIMSUIT STEAMPUNK #1

 

ENDING THIS WEEK
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AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #3 (OF 3)
TOY STORY #4 (OF 4)

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
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TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
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BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6)
(40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG!)
$3.99 $2.39
COMICS (2)
EXTERMINATION #1 $1.00 .60
PROPHECY #1 $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (1)
BIZARRE #188 $10.50 $6.30
TRADES (3)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TP VOL 01 SHADOWPLAGUE $19.99 $11.99
SHADOWFLAME GN $14.99 $8.99
STAR WARS OMNIBUS DROIDS AND EWOKS TP $24.99 $14.99
TOTAL $79.45 $47.67

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HERO OF THE MONTH SALE JUNE 2012: SPIDERMAN
  THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN reboots the Spidey film franchise on July 3rd and to celebrate we're discounting all of our SPIDERMAN Trade Paperbacks...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 
133 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
24 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$82.76  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$70.34  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$12.41 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ACTION COMICS #10
ACTION COMICS #10 COMBO PACK
ANIMAL MAN #10
BATWING #10
BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) COMBO PACK (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #10
DETECTIVE COMICS #10 COMBO PACK
DIAL H #2
EARTH 2 #2
FAIREST #4 (MR)
GI COMBAT #2
GREEN ARROW #10
IZOMBIE #26 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #10
LOONEY TUNES #207
NIGHT FORCE #4 (OF 7)
RED LANTERNS #10
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #22
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #2
STORMWATCH #10
SWAMP THING #10
SWEET TOOTH #34 (MR)
WORLDS FINEST #2
PLUS THIS 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
ACTION COMICS #10 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN MINUTEMEN #1 (OF 6) VAR ED (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #10 VAR ED
EARTH 2 #2 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #1 8TH PTG
WORLDS FINEST #2 VAR ED
17 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$58.83  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$50.00   is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.82  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE #1
AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 AVX
AVENGERS BLACK WIDOW STRIKES #3 (OF 3)
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) AVX
DARK AVENGERS #175
DEFENDERS #7
FURY MAX #3 (MR)
HULK #53
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #518
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #639
MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1
TOY STORY #4 (OF 4)
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #11
UNCANNY X-MEN #13 AVX
WINTER SOLDIER #6
X-FACTOR #237
PLUS THESE 11 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #4 ASM IN MOTION VAR
AVENGERS ACADEMY #31 ASM IN MOTION VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) AVENGERS TEAM VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) KEOWN VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) STEGMAN VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) X-MEN TEAM VAR AVX
DARK AVENGERS #175 ASM IN MOTION RAMOS VAR
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #639 ASM IN MOTION RANEY VAR
MIGHTY THOR ANNUAL #1 ADAMS VAR
WINTER SOLDIER #6 ASM IN MOTION VAR
X-FACTOR #237 ASM IN MOTION VAR
15 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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ARTIFACTS #18
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #1 REG CVR (MR)
EPIC KILL #2
HACK SLASH #16 CVR A BROWNE (MR)
HACK SLASH #16 CVR B HOANG & ZUB (MR)
MORNING GLORIES #19 (MR)
MUDMAN #4
SECRET #2
SPAWN #220 CVR A MCFARLANE (NOTE PRICE)
SPAWN #220 CVR B MCFARLANE SAVAGE DRAGON HOMAGE (NOTE PRICE)
SPAWN #220 CVR C MCFARLANE YOUNGBLOOD HOMAGE (NOTE PRICE)
SPAWN #220 CVR D MCFARLANE SAVAGE DRAGON HOMAGE B&W (NOTE PR
SPAWN #220 CVR E MCFARLANE YOUNGBLOOD HOMAGE B&W (NOTE PRICE
SUPER DINOSAUR #11
THIEF OF THIEVES #5
PLUS THESE 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #1 AMERICAN MUSCLE INCV CVR (MR)
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #1 TRIGGERGIRL 6 INCV (MR)
HELL YEAH #3 2ND PTG
SPAWN 20TH ANNIVERSARY COLL SPECIAL #1
SUPREME #64 2ND PTG
8 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$31.92  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$27.13  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$4.78 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BOYS #67 (MR)
PANTHA #1
PROPHECY #1
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #26
THE LONE RANGER #6
THE SPIDER #2
VOLTRON YEAR ONE #3
ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #10 (OF 12)
PLUS THESE 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
PANTHA #1 15 COPY CHEN B&W INCV
PROPHECY #1 25 COPY RENAUD B&W INCV
THE SPIDER #2 15 COPY CASSADAY B&W 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!
30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #8
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS SERIES IV #5 (OF 6)
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #179
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #14
POPEYE #2 (OF 4)
TRIO #2
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #5 10 COPY INCV
TRIO #2 10 COPY INCV
30 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$121.24  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$103.54  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$18.18 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
CROSSED BADLANDS #7 TORTURE CVR (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #7 WRAP CVR (MR)
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #2 (MR)
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #2 WRAP CVR (MR)
DICKS COLOR ED #5 (MR) (NOTE PRICE)
DICKS COLOR ED #5 OFFENSIVE CVR (MR)
EXTERMINATION #1 MAIN CVRS
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #3 MAIN CVRS
GARFIELD #2
GOLD DIGGER #139
HARBINGER (ONGOING) #1 PULLBOX SUAYAN CVR
INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE #5 (MR)
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #187
KUNG FU PANDA #5 (OF 6)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #18 (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #18 SULTRY CVR (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #18 WRAP CVR (MR)
LEGEND OF OZ THE WICKED WEST #4
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #20
M3 #1
MECHA-NATION ANDROIDOLOGY #2 (OF 3) (RES)
MECHA-NATION ANDROIDOLOGY #3 (OF 3) (RES)
PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL FALSE PROPHET #5 (OF 7) (MR)
RAMIEL WRATH OF GOD #2 (MR)
STEAMCRAFT #1
SUPURBIA #4 (OF 4)
SWIMSUIT STEAMPUNK #1
UNFORGIVING #4
WASTELAND #38 (MR)
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #2 REG KEVIC CVR
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
EXTERMINATION #1 15 COPY INCV IRVING VAR
EXTERMINATION #1 25 COPY INCV HARREN SKETCH VAR
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #18 ART DECO 3 COPY INCV (MR)
DICKS COLOR ED #5 CLASSIC B&W INCV (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #7 RED CROSSED CVR (MR)
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #2 RETRO INCV CVR (MR)
  38 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES(1)
MARVEL SELECT AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE LIZARD AF
APPAREL (1)
FLASH 52 BY MANAPUL T/S XL
MAGAZINES (22)
AMERICAN SPECTATOR 0612
BASEBALL AMERICA #1212
BIZARRE #188
BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #0 (MR)
DIGITAL PHOTO-HOW TO
DISCOVERY GIRLS 0712
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 59
EMPIRICAL 0612
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1208
FILTER #48
FREAKY MONSTERS MAGAZINE #10
IRON MAN 0712
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0712
NYLON 0712
RANGER RICK 0712
SCREEM #24 NEWSSTAND ED
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 61
SLAM #159
TAPS PARAMAGAZINE #8.3
TATTOOS FOR WOMEN #105
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #18
WWE MAGAZINE 0612
TRADES (16)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 02 VULTURE READERS NOVEL
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS HC VOL 01 FACES OF DEATH
BOYS TP VOL 11 OVER THE HILL W/T SWORDS OF A THOUSAND MEN (M
CIVIL WAR PROSE NOVEL HC
DEADPOOL TP VOL 09 INSTITUTIONALIZED
DMZ TP VOL 12 THE FIVE NATIONS OF NEW YORK (MR)
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TP VOL 01 SHADOWPLAGUE
GREEN LANTERN CORPS REVOLT OF ALPHA LANTERNS TP
MOON KNIGHT BY BENDIS AND MALEEV TP VOL 01
POKEMON ADVENTURES PLATINUM GN VOL 05
RED LANTERNS TP VOL 01 BLOOD AND RAGE
SHADOWFLAME GN
STAR WARS OMNIBUS DROIDS AND EWOKS TP
UNCANNY X-MEN BY KIERON GILLEN PREM HC VOL 02
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 16 A LARGER WORLD (MR)
WITCHBLADE REBIRTH TP VOL 01
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...

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