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157 NEW ITEMS
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WEDNESDAY
JULY 18th, 2012

IT'S OUR BOOK OF THE WEEK AND IT'S
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CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Kelly Sue DeConnick (A) Dexter Soy (CA) Ed McGuinness
• SHE'S BACK! The "Mightiest" of Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
•Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. 100% pure bad-a$$.
•Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission ...and all the power she needs to make her life a living hell.
•Guest starring Captain America.

REORDERS

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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.

LAST WEEK

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  THIS WEEKS COMIC HIGHLIGHTS
 

TOP 10
BASED ON OUR ORDERING FOR THIS WEEK

  1) AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) AVX
  2) JUSTICE LEAGUE #11
  3) UNCANNY X-MEN #16 AVX
  4) CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
  5) DAREDEVIL #15
  6) X-MEN #32
  7) FANTASTIC FOUR #608
  8) AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 AVX
  9) BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4)
10) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521

 

KIDS CORNER
EVERYTHING NEW FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES THIS WEEK!

ADVENTURE TIME #6
ARCHIE CLASH OF THE NEW KIDS TP
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #231
JUGHEAD #214
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #183
KUNG FU PANDA DIGEST GN SLOW FAST & OTHER
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0812
ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED #10
SIMPSONS COMICS #192
SMURFS GN VOL 12 SMURFS VERSUS SMURFS
SONIC UNIVERSE #42 REG CVR
SONIC UNIVERSE #42 SEGA VAR CVR
YOUNG JUSTICE #18

 

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CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
CARBON GREY VOL 2 #1 (OF 3)
CONCRETE THREE UNEASY PIECES ONE SHOT
DANGER GIRL GI JOE #1 (OF 4)
FINDING GOSSAMYR #1
JENNIFER BLOOD ANNUAL #1 (MR)

 

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

BALTIMORE DR LESKOVARS REMEDY #2 (OF 2)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #3 (OF 3)
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #5 (OF 5)
NIGHT OF 1000 WOLVES #3 (OF 3)
RESET #4 (OF 4)

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES

SAVE 40% ($34.37) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 071812!

TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
-BOOK OF THE WEEK-
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
(40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG-071812 to 072412!)
$2.99 $1.79
COMICS (2)
CARBON GREY VOL 2 #1 (OF 3) $3.99 $2.39
DANGER GIRL GI JOE #1 (OF 4) $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (1)
EMPIRE #277 $9.99 $5.99
TRADES (3)
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY TP LIFE OF BUCKY BARNES $14.99 $8.99
COUNTER X TP X-FORCE RAGE WAR $19.99 $14.99
GHOST RIDER TP COMPLETE SERIES BY ROB WILLIAMS $29.99 $17.99
TOTAL $85.93 $51.55

Minimum $5.00 purchase of ANYTHING in the store is required to receive your "1st DAY DALE" discount on any/all of these items. "1st DAY SALE" prices are good only for the date listed, only for one copy of each item and only while supplies last.

HERO OF THE MONTH SALE JULY 2012: BATMAN
  The Dark Knight Rises marks the end of the Chris Nolan Batman trilogy on July 20th and to mark the occasion we're discounting all of our BATMAN Trade Paperbacks...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 
106 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
22 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$72.78 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$61.86  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$10.91 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #6
BATWOMAN #11
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MR)
BIRDS OF PREY #11
BLUE BEETLE #11
CAPTAIN ATOM #11
CATWOMAN #11
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #11
DOMINIQUE LAVEAU VOODOO CHILD #5 (MR)
FABLES #119 (MR)
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #11
HELLBLAZER #293 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 COMBO PACK
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #11
NIGHTWING #11
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #11
SUPERGIRL #11
UNWRITTEN #39 (MR)
WONDER WOMAN #11
YOUNG JUSTICE #18
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
BATWOMAN #11 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN SILK SPECTRE #2 (OF 4) VAR ED (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 BLACK & WHITE VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #11 VAR ED
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #1 2ND PTG
WONDER WOMAN #11 VAR ED
18 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$60.83  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$51.70  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.12 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AVENGERS ACADEMY #33 AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) AVX
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1
DAREDEVIL #15
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER MAN IN BLACK #2 (OF 5)
FANTASTIC FOUR #608
INFERNAL MAN-THING #2 (OF 3)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #521
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #641
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #5 (OF 5)
NEW MUTANTS #46
SECRET SERVICE #3 (OF 6) (MR)
UNCANNY X-MEN #16 AVX
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #2 (OF 5) (MR)
WOLVERINE #309
X-FACTOR #240
X-MEN #32
PLUS THESE 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) DAVIS VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) KUBERT VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #8 (OF 12) OPENA VAR AVX
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 ASM 50TH ANNIV VAR
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 GRANOV VAR
9 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
$32.47   is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$27.59 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$4.87  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ALABASTER WOLVES #4 (OF 5)
BALTIMORE DR LESKOVARS REMEDY #2 (OF 2)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #3 (OF 3) FEGREDO CVR
CONCRETE THREE UNEASY PIECES ONE SHOT
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #14
FATIMA THE BLOOD SPINNERS #2 (OF 4)
RESET #4 (OF 4)
STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #3 (OF 5)
PLUS THESE 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
BPRD HELL ON EARTH DEVILS ENGINE #3 (OF 3) MIGNOLA VAR CVR
8 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$27.94  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!
ACTIVITY #7
CARBON GREY VOL 2 #1 (OF 3) CVR A EVANS & LOH
CARBON GREY VOL 2 #1 (OF 3) CVR B NGUYEN
DARKNESS #105 (MR)
GLORY #28
PROPHECY #2
SAGA #5 (MR)
SKULLKICKERS #16
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
PROPHECY #2 20 COPY RENAUD B&W INCV
SAGA #2 3RD PTG (MR)
7 IDW 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!
COBRA ONGOING #15
DANGER GIRL GI JOE #1 (OF 4)
KISS #2
MARS ATTACKS #2
NIGHT OF 1000 WOLVES #3 (OF 3)
STAR TREK ONGOING #11
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #3
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
DANGER GIRL GI JOE #1 (OF 4) 10 COPY INCV
KISS #2 10 COPY INCV
MARS ATTACKS #2 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK ONGOING #11 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #2 2ND PTG
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #3 10 COPY INCV
20 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$74.80  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$63.58 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$11.22 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ADVENTURE TIME #6
ELRIC THE BALANCE LOST #11 (OF 12)
EXTERMINATION #2 MAIN CVRS
FINDING GOSSAMYR #1
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #18 A CVR CAPPROTTI (MR)
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #18 B CVR REYES (MR)
JENNIFER BLOOD ANNUAL #1 (MR)
JUGHEAD #214
RACHEL RISING #9
RED SONJA #67
ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED #10
SECRET HISTORY OF DB COOPER #5
SIMPSONS COMICS #192
SONIC UNIVERSE #42 REG CVR
SONIC UNIVERSE #42 SEGA VAR CVR
STORM RIDER #2
THE SPIDER #3
VAMPIRELLA #19
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #13 (MR)
X-O MANOWAR (ONGOING) #3 REG KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC CVR
PLUS THESE 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
THE SPIDER #3 15 COPY CASSADAY B&W INCV
THE SPIDER #3 25 COPY FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN INCV
WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #13 10 COPY RENAUD RED INCV
  51 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
BOOKS (1)
LONE RANGER VENDETTA SC
GAMING (3)
MTG: 2013 CORE BOOSTER DISPLAY
MTG: 2013 CORE BOOSTER PACKS
MTG: 2013 CORE STARTER DECKS
MAGAZINES (25)
AMERICAN SPECTATOR 0812
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #231
BASEBALL AMERICA #1215
BRICK JOURNAL #19
COMPUTER ARTS #202
CONSUMER REPORTS 0812
EMPIRE #277
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1214
FANTASY FOOTBALL INDEX 2012
FOAM 0912
GUITAR PLAYER 0812
HIGHLANDER 0812
HORRORHOUND #36
JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #59
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #183
LIFE STORY: THE BEATLES COLLECTORS EDITION
LOADED 0712
LOCUS #618
MOJO #224
MOVES #52
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0812
OPRAH #13.8
SFX #223
SIZZLE #54 (A)
WORLD WAR 3 ILLUSTRATED #43 (MR)
MODELS (1)
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN MODEL KIT
STATUES (1)
MARVEL STORM BISHOUJO STATUE
TRADES (20)
ARCHIE CLASH OF THE NEW KIDS TP
AVENGERS WEST COAST AVENGERS TP FAMILY TIES
BATWING TP VOL 01 THE LOST KINGDOM
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND BUCKY TP LIFE OF BUCKY BARNES
COUNTER X TP X-FORCE RAGE WAR
COUNTER X TP X-FORCE RAGE WAR
ENDERS GAME FORMIC WARS SILENT STRIKE PREM HC
FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 02
GHOST RIDER TP COMPLETE SERIES BY ROB WILLIAMS
HERC TP COMPLETE SERIES BY PAK AND LENTE
HOUSEWIVES AT PLAY GN WIDE OPEN SPACES (A)
KUNG FU PANDA DIGEST GN SLOW FAST & OTHER
MEN OF WAR TP VOL 01 UNEASY COMPANY
PINOCCHIO VAMPIRE SLAYER GN VOL 03 WOOD & BLOOD PT 1
SHOWCASE PRESENTS RIP HUNTER TIME MASTER TP VOL 01
SMURFS GN VOL 12 SMURFS VERSUS SMURFS
SPIDER-MAN COMPLETE BEN REILLY EPIC TP BOOK 05
SPIDER-MAN ENDS OF EARTH HC
SUNSET HC (MR)
ULT COMICS ULTIMATES BY HICKMAN PREM HC VOL 02
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.

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