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JUNE 13th, 2012

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SPIDERMEN #1

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Sara Pichelli
This June - history will be made for the Marvel Universe as the Amazing Spiderman of Earth 616 meets the Ultimate Spiderman of Earth 1610.

REORDERS

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OUT OF PRINT

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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) SPIDER-MEN #1 (OF 5)
  2) BATMAN #10
  3) AVENGERS #27 AVX
  4) X-MEN LEGACY #268 AVX
  5) AVX VS #3 (OF 6)
  6) BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1
  7) BATMAN AND ROBIN #10
  8) GREEN LANTERN #10
  9) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 ENDS
10) UNCANNY X-FORCE #26

 

KIDZ CORNER
NEW KIDS COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK

GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #3
KEVIN KELLER #3
KEVIN KELLER #3 PARENT VAR CVR
MEGA MAN #14
RICHIE RICH #5
SPONGEBOB COMICS #9

 

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AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #1
BAD MEDICINE #1 REG ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
CAVEWOMAN BUNNY RANCH ONE SHOT
DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #1
KISS #1
PLANETOID #1
SPIDER-MEN #1 (OF 5)
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #1 (OF 5)
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #1 (OF 5)

 

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HALO FALL OF REACH INVASION #4 (OF 4)
LADY DEATH ORIGINS CURSED #3 (OF 3)

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MOON KNIGHT BY BENDIS AND MALEEV TP VOL 01 $19.99 $11.99
SPIDER-MAN PERCEPTIONS PREM HC $19.99 $11.99
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER HUNT TP $29.99 $17.99
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142 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
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23 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #1 (OF 5) (MR)
BATGIRL #10
BATMAN #10
BATMAN #10 COMBO PACK
BATMAN AND ROBIN #10
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #3
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (OF 4) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MR)
DC COMICS PRESENTS SUPERMAN ADVENTURES #1
DEATHSTROKE #10
DEMON KNIGHTS #10
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #10
GREEN LANTERN #10
GREEN LANTERN #10 COMBO PACK
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #3
GRIFTER #10
LEGION LOST #10
RAVAGERS #2
RESURRECTION MAN #10
SAUCER COUNTRY #4 (MR)
SHADE #9 (OF 12)
SUICIDE SQUAD #10
SUPERBOY #10
PLUS THIS 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
BATMAN #10 BLACK & WHITE VAR ED
BATMAN #10 VAR ED
BATMAN #4 4TH PTG
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #1 (OF 4) VAR ED (MR)
GREEN LANTERN #10 VAR ED
SHADE #9 (OF 12) VAR ED
20 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 ENDS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE #2
AVENGERS #27 AVX
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4
AVX VS #3 (OF 6)
CAPTAIN AMERICA #13
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND HAWKEYE #632
DEADPOOL #56
FANTASTIC FOUR #607
HALO FALL OF REACH INVASION #4 (OF 4)
INCREDIBLE HULK #9
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #3 (OF 5)
MIGHTY THOR #15
SCARLET SPIDER #6
SPIDER-MEN #1 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13
UNCANNY X-FORCE #26
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #1 (OF 5)
X-MEN #30
X-MEN LEGACY #268 AVX
PLUS THESE 15 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 ASM IN MOTION VAR ENDS
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #687 DELLOTTO VAR ENDS
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #3 2ND PTG BAGLEY VAR
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #4 ASM IN MOTION SEGOVIA VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) 4TH PTG CHO VAR AVX
AVX VS #3 (OF 6) FIGHT POSTER VAR
CAPTAIN AMERICA #13 ASM IN MOTION STROMAN VAR
FANTASTIC FOUR #607 ASM IN MOTION PHAM VAR
INCREDIBLE HULK #9 ASM IN MOTION PHAM VAR
MIGHTY THOR #15 ASM IN MOTION CHRISTOPHER VAR
SPIDER-MEN #1 (OF 5) PICHELLI VAR
SPIDER-MEN #1 (OF 5) RAMOS VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS X-MEN #13 MOLINA VAR
X-MEN #30 ASM IN MOTION VAR
X-MEN LEGACY #268 ASM IN MOTION FERRY VAR AVX
8 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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ALPHA GIRL #3 (MR)
BULLETPROOF COFFIN DISINTERRED #5 (OF 6) (MR)
DANCER #2
INVINCIBLE #92
MIND THE GAP #2 CVR A
MIND THE GAP #2 CVR B FRANCAVILLA
PLANETOID #1
SKULLKICKERS #15
PLUS THESE 9 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
DANCER #1 2ND PTG
DANGER CLUB #2 2ND PTG
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #3 2ND PTG
SAGA #1 5TH PTG (MR)
SAGA #3 2ND PTG (MR)
THIEF OF THIEVES #1 4TH PTG
THIEF OF THIEVES #2 4TH PTG
THIEF OF THIEVES #3 4TH PTG
THIEF OF THIEVES #4 3RD PTG
6 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
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FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #5
KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #5
RED SONJA WITCHBLADE #4
VAMPIRELLA #18
WARLORD OF MARS #18 (MR)
WARRIORS OF MARS #3 (MR)
PLUS THESE 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #5 10 COPY VIRGIN ROSS INCV
FLASH GORDON ZEITGEIST #5 15 COPY VIRGIN FRANCAVILLA INCV
KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #5 10 COPY ROSS VIRGIN INCV
KIRBY GENESIS CAPTAIN VICTORY #5 15 COPY OEMING B&W INCV
WARLORD OF MARS #18 10 COPY JUSKO VIRGIN INCV (MR)
5 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
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COBRA ONGOING #14
KISS #1
NIGHT OF 1000 WOLVES #2 (OF 3)
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COLOR CLASSICS #2
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #6
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
KISS #1 INCV
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #6 INCV
36 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
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ATLAS UNIFIED #2 (RES)
BAD MEDICINE #1 REG ED
BAD MEDICINE #2
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10 JEANTY VAR CVR
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #10 NOTO CVR
CAVEWOMAN BUNNY RANCH ONE SHOT
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #5
FATHOM VOL 4 #6 CVR A KONAT
FATHOM VOL 4 #6 CVR B GUNNELL
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #74 A CVR SEJIC (MR)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #74 B CVR BONK (MR)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANNUAL 2012 A CVR CHEN (MR)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES ANNUAL 2012 B CVR SEJIC (MR)
HONEY WEST #6 (RES)
INCORRUPTIBLE #30
KEVIN KELLER #3
KEVIN KELLER #3 PARENT VAR CVR
LADY DEATH ORIGINS CURSED #3 (OF 3) (MR)
LADY DEATH ORIGINS CURSED #3 (OF 3) SULTRY CVR (MR)
LADY DEATH ORIGINS CURSED #3 (OF 3) WRAP CVR (MR)
MASSIVE #1 WOOD CVR
MEGA MAN #14
RICHIE RICH #5
SECRET HISTORY BOOK 20 (MR)
SIXTH GUN #23
SPONGEBOB COMICS #9
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #1 (OF 5) CARRE CVR
STEED AND MRS PEEL #6 (OF 6)
STITCHED #5 (MR)
STITCHED #5 GORE CVR (MR)
STITCHED #5 WRAP CVR (MR)
STRAIN #5 (OF 12) (MR)
VALEN OUTCAST #7 MAIN CVRS
WAR GODDESS #8 (MR)
WAR GODDESS #8 SULTRY CVR (MR)
WAR GODDESS #8 WRAP CVR (MR)
PLUS THESE 7 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #14 AUXILIARY CVR (MR)
LADY DEATH ORIGINS CURSED #3 (OF 3) ART DECO 3 COPY INCV (NE
MASSIVE #1 GRAMPA VAR CVR
RACHEL RISING #2 3RD PTG
STITCHED #5 MOVIE PHOTO INCV CVR (NET) (MR)
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #1 (OF 5) HAWTHORNE VAR
WAR GODDESS #8 ART NOUVEAU 3 COPY INCV (MR)
  62 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES(1)
MARVEL SELECT AMAZING SPIDER-MAN MOVIE AF
APPAREL (6)
BATGIRL III BY HUGHES T/S LG
CAPTAIN AMERICA FIERCE CAPTAIN PURPLE T/S XL
MARVEL TEAM-UP ECLIPSE BLK T/S XL
SPIDER-MAN SPIDEYS ENTITY BLK GID T/S XL
VENOM HOW DREADFUL BLK T/S XL
X-MEN CHILLAX NEON PURPLE HEATHER T/S XL
GAMING (1)
MARVEL HEROCLIX GSX UNCANNY X-MEN FAST FORCES 6 PACK
MAGAZINES (29)
2000 AD #1782
2000 AD #1783
ALTERNATIVE PRESS #288
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER 0612
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #202
BOYS LIFE 0612
CLASSIC ROCK #171
CONSUMER REPORTS 0712
CROCHET TODAY 0812
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #108 MERA
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL SWAMP THING
DR WHO MAGAZINE #447
ELECTRONIC GAMING MONTHLY #255
EMPIRE #276
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1209/1210
FAMILY FUN 0712
FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND #262
FINE SCALE MODELER #30.6
INMAGINE FX #83
LOCUS #617
MAGICAL TIMES #11
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS 0812
MOJO #223
RUE MORGUE #123
SHOCK CINEMA #42
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #12
SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #33 PX ED
SUPERNATURAL MAGAZINE #33-NEWSTAND EDITION
UNCUT #181
TRADES (22)
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN PREM HC FRIENDS BEAT UP YOUR FRIENDS
BATTLE SCARS TP
BATWOMAN HC VOL 01 HYDROLOGY
BIRDS OF PREY TP VOL 01 END RUN
CARNAGE USA HC
CLOAK DAGGER CRIME PUNISHMENT PREM HC
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID PREM HC VOL 02
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER WAY STATION PREM HC
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CLASSICS TP VOL 03
ESSENTIAL SPIDER-MAN TP VOL 11
JUSTICE TP
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN COMIC READER TP #1 (OF 2)
MISTER TERRIFIC TP VOL 01 MIND GAMES
MU AVENGERS SPIDER-MAN AND AVENGERS DIGEST TP
MU ULT SPIDER-MAN GREAT POWER SCREEN CAP DIGEST TP
SEVEN SOLDIERS OF VICTORY TP VOL 02 (OF 2)
SPIDER-MAN PERCEPTIONS PREM HC
SPIDER-MAN SPIDER HUNT TP
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MICRO SERIES TP VOL 01
TINY TITANS GROWING UP TINY TP
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE TP VOL 01
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS PREM HC VOL 02
WALL ART (3)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN IN MOTION POSTER
AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY YOUNG POSTER
WOLVERINE BY BIANCHI POSTER
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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
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NBA=National Basketball Association
NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
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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

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