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165 NEW ITEMS
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WEDNESDAY
August 1st, 2012

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FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5)

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Neal Adams, Christos N. Gage (A/CA) Neal Adams
• X-Men legend Neal Adams returns to Marvel's Mutants!
•The secret history of the X-Men...BEFORE Xavier's team!
•Starring Wolverine & Sabretooth!

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

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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 #9 (OF 12) AVX
  2) DETECTIVE COMICS #12
  3) ACTION COMICS #12
  4) EARTH 2 #4
  5) X-MEN #33
  6) DAREDEVIL #16
  7) FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
  8) HAWKEYE #1
  9) INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522
10) MIND THE GAP #3
 

 

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

AMAZINGLY STUPID MAD TP
BARBIE 0912
FUTURAMA COMICS #62
GARFIELD #4
LOONEY TUNES #208
MEGA MAN TP VOL 03 RETURN OF DR. WILY
MUPPETS #2 (OF 4)
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR VOL 2 #1
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #3
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #239
SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 03 KNUCKLES RETURNS
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOL 2 #1
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #20

 

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BLACK KISS II #1 (OF 6) (MR)
CAVEWOMAN NATURAL SELECTION #1 (OF 2)
DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA #1
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (OF 4)
DEADWORLD WAR O/T DEAD #1 (OF 5)
FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
HARVEST #1 (OF 5) (MR)
HAWKEYE #1
INFECTED #1 (OF 4)
LOVE AND CAPES WHAT TO EXPECT #1 (OF 6)
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR VOL 2 #1
PLANET OF THE APES ANNUAL #1
SOULFIRE VOL 4 #1
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOL 2 #1
THINK TANK #1

 

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JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #12
MONDO #3 (OF 3) (MR)

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TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
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FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
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$3.99 $2.39
COMICS (3)
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (OF 4) $2.99 $1.79
MIND THE GAP #3 $2.99 $1.79
PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #156.1 $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (2)
DIABOLIQUE #11 $9.98 $5.98
MAD PRESENTS BATMAN $5.99 $3.59
TRADES (1)
INCREDIBLE HULK REGRESSION TP $39.99 $23.99
TOTAL $69.92 $41.95

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HERO OF THE MONTH SALE AUGUST 2012: JUSTICE LEAGUE
  After the Avengers film everyone's wondering about a Justice League movie. Well, we're going to do our part to move the needle by discounting all of our JLA Trade Paperbacks...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 
113 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
21 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$73.79  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$62.72  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$11.06 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ACTION COMICS #12
ACTION COMICS #12 COMBO PACK
ANIMAL MAN #12
BATWING #12
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #2 (OF 4) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #2 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #12
DETECTIVE COMICS #12 COMBO PACK
DIAL H #4
EARTH 2 #4
GI COMBAT #4
GREEN ARROW #12
IZOMBIE #28 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL #12
LOONEY TUNES #208
RED LANTERNS #12
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #4
STORMWATCH #12
SWAMP THING #12
SWEET TOOTH #36 (MR)
WORLDS FINEST #4
PLUS THESE 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
ACTION COMICS #12 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #2 (OF 4) VAR ED (MR)
DETECTIVE COMICS #12 VAR ED
EARTH 2 #4 VAR ED
WORLDS FINEST #4 VAR ED
16 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$55.84  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$47,46  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.37 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AGE OF APOCALYPSE #6
AVENGERS ACADEMY #34
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) AVX
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #10
DAREDEVIL #16
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 (OF 4)
DEFENDERS #9
FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5)
FURY MAX #5 (MR)
HAWKEYE #1
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #522
MUPPETS #2 (OF 4)
PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #156.1
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13 DWF
X-FACTOR #241
X-MEN #33
PLUS THESE 9 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #0 (OF 12) 6TH PTG CHO VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #1 (OF 12) 6TH PTG CHEUNG VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #2 (OF 12) 6TH PTG CHEUNG VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) KUBERT VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) PROMO VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #9 (OF 12) STEGMAN VAR AVX
FIRST X-MEN #1 (OF 5) ADAMS VAR
HAWKEYE #1 GRANOV VAR
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #13 GRANOV VAR DWF
11 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$38.40  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$32.64  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$5.76 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ALPHA GIRL #4 (MR)
BLACK KISS II #1 (OF 6) (MR)
CAPE 1969 #2 (OF 4)
EPIC KILL #4
GODLAND #36
HARVEST #1 (OF 5) (MR)
MIND THE GAP #3
MONDO #3 (OF 3) (MR)
SPAWN #222
THIEF OF THIEVES #7
THINK TANK #1 CVR A EKEDAL & REBER
PLUS THESE 8 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CAPE 1969 #2 (OF 4) 10 COPY INCV
DANCER #2 2ND PTG
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #4 2ND PTG
MIND THE GAP #2 2ND PTG
SAGA #4 2ND PTG (MR)
SPAWN #222 25 COPY MCFARLANE B&W INCV
THIEF OF THIEVES #6 2ND PTG
THINK TANK #1 CVR B 10 COPY HUTOMO
10 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$35.91  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$30.52  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$5.38 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BOYS #69 (MR)
DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA #1
MERCILESS RISE OF MING #3
NINJETTES #6 (MR)
ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #28
SHADOW #4
THE LONE RANGER #8
THE SPIDER #4
WARLORD OF MARS #20 (MR)
PLUS THESE 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
DARK SHADOWS VAMPIRELLA #1 15 COPY NEVES B&W INCV
SHADOW #4 25 COPY CHAYKIN BLOOD RED INCV
THE SPIDER #4 15 COPY CASSADAY B&W INCV
9 BOOM COMICS THIS WEEK
$16.98   is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$14.43  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.54  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
GARFIELD #4
HIGHER EARTH #3 MAIN CVRS
HYPERNATURALS #2 MAIN CVRS
PLANET OF THE APES ANNUAL #1
PLUS THIS 1 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
HYPERNATURALS #2 15 COPY INCV HAIRSINE VAR
23 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$88.06  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$74.85 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$13.20 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
30 DAYS OF NIGHT ONGOING #9
BEASTS OF BURDEN NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH ONE SHOT
CAVEWOMAN NATURAL SELECTION #1 (OF 2)
COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #4
CROSSSTAR #1
DEADWORLD WAR O/T DEAD #1 (OF 5)
EXTINCTION SEED #3 (OF 6)
FUTURAMA COMICS #62
INFECTED #1 (OF 4)
LOVE AND CAPES WHAT TO EXPECT #1 (OF 6)
MIND MGMT #3
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR VOL 2 #1
PENNY FOR YOUR SOUL FALSE PROPHET #6 (OF 7) (MR)
RASL #15 (MR)
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #239
SOULFIRE VOL 4 #1 CVR A DEBALFO
SOULFIRE VOL 4 #1 CVR B TURNER
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE VOL 2 #1
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #82
URSA MINOR #2 (MR)
WAR GODDESS #9 (MR)
WAR GODDESS #9 SULTRY CVR (MR)
WAR GODDESS #9 WRAP CVR (MR)
PLUS THESE 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
SOULFIRE VOL 4 #1 CVR C DARK GRACE DEBALFO INCV
TRANSFORMERS REGENERATION ONE #82 10 COPY INCV
WAR GODDESS #9 ART NOUVEAU 3 COPY INCV (MR)
  52 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (2)
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI ARM BATMAN AF
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM PLAY ARTS KAI HARLEY QUINN AF
MAGAZINES (32)
2000 AD #1787
2000 AD #1788
2000 AD #1789
2000 AD #1790
2000 AD #1791
BARBIE 0912
BASEBALL AMERICA #1216
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #178 DOMINO
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #179 LADY SIF
CLASSIC ROCK #173
COMIC'S BUYERS GUIDE #1693
DC CHESS FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL #1 BATMAN AND JOKER
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #10 COMMISSIONER GORDON WHIT
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #11 RAS AL GHUL BLACK BISHOP
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #112 RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG #113 METALLO
DIABOLIQUE #11
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 60 BAMA CVR
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 60 REG CVR
DR WHO MAGAZINE #449
EMPIRICAL 0812
IMAGINE FX #85
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #325
MAD PRESENTS BATMAN
NON SPORTS UPDATE #23.4
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 63
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #3
SLAM 0912
STAR WARS INSIDER #135 NEWSTAND EDITION
TATTOO LIFE #77
WORLD OF ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #20
WWE MAGAZINE 0812
STATUES (1)
FEMME FATALES DAWN EXECUTIONER PVC STATUE
TRADES (17)
AMAZINGLY STUPID MAD TP
AVENGERS TRIAL OF YELLOWJACKET TP
BATMAN NO MANS LAND TP VOL 03 NEW EDITION
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DARK SUN TP VOL 01
FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN TP VOL 02
HITMAN TP VOL 07 CLOSING TIME
INCREDIBLE HULK REGRESSION TP
MEGA MAN TP VOL 03 RETURN OF DR. WILY
NEVERLAND HOOK TP (MR)
PUNISHER BY GREG RUCKA TP VOL 01
ROUTE DES MAISONS ROUGES TP VOL 01 (MR)
SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 03 KNUCKLES RETURNS
SUPERBOY TP VOL 01 INCUBATION
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS HC VOL 01 SUPERMAN MEN OF STEEL
WARLORD OF MARS TP VOL 02 (MR)
X-MEN FF TP
X-MEN ICEMAN PREM 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.

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