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August 8th, 2012

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GAMBIT #1

MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Asmus (A/CA) Clay Mann
• ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES!
•When Marvel's premiere thief sets his sights on his biggest score yet, he may just end up over his head. It's going to take more than just playing cards and southern charm to get out of this one!
•BONUS! Bella Donna is NOT in this issue!

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) BATMAN #12
  2) NEW AVENGERS #29 AVX
  3) WOLVERINE #311
  4) BATMAN AND ROBIN #12
  5) INCREDIBLE HULK #12
  6) MIGHTY THOR #18 BURNS
  7) FANTASTIC FOUR #609
  8) DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1
  9) X-MEN LEGACY #271
10) SPIDER-MEN #4 (OF 5)

 

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

BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #204
BOYS LIFE 0812
KEVIN KELLER #4 PARENT VAR CVR
KEVIN KELLER #4 REG CVR
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #5
MEGA MAN #16
RANGER RICK 0812
SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 06
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #24
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #4
SPONGEBOB COMICS #11

 

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ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #1
CREEP #0
GAMBIT #1
GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #1 (OF 5)
IDOLIZED #1
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #1
RED SONJA ATLANTIS RISES #1
STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL #1 (OF 5)
THUNDA #1

 

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TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
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GAMBIT #1
(40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG-080812 to 081412!)
$3.99 $2.39
COMICS (3)
CREEP #0 $2.99 $1.79
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #1 $2.99 $1.79
THUNDA #1 $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (2)
MAKE UP ARTIST #97 $6.99 $4.19
SFX #224 $9.99 $5.99
TRADES (1)
X-MEN FF TP $16.99 $10.19
TOTAL $47.93 $28.75

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 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!
 
120 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
20 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$65.80  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$55.93  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.87 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMERICAN VAMPIRE LORD OF NIGHTMARES #3 (OF 5) (MR)
BATGIRL #12
BATMAN #12
BATMAN #12 COMBO PACK
BATMAN AND ROBIN #12
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED #5
BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #2 (OF 6) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #2 (OF 6) COMBO PACK (MR)
DEMON KNIGHTS #12
FAIREST #6 (MR)
FRANKENSTEIN AGENT OF SHADE #12
GRIFTER #12
LEGION LOST #12
NIGHT FORCE #6 (OF 7)
PUNK ROCK JESUS #2 (OF 6) (MR)
RAVAGERS #4
RESURRECTION MAN #12
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #24
SUICIDE SQUAD #12
SUPERBOY #12
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
BATMAN #12 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN OZYMANDIAS #2 (OF 6) VAR ED (MR)
18 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$63.82  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$54.24  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.57 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE #6
CAPTAIN AMERICA #16
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #635
DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #2 (OF 4)
FANTASTIC FOUR #609
GAMBIT #1
INCREDIBLE HULK #12
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS EARTHS HEROES #5
MIGHTY THOR #18 BURNS
NEW AVENGERS #29 AVX
SCARLET SPIDER #8
SENSATIONSAL SPIDER-MAN #33.1
SPACE PUNISHER #2 (OF 4)
SPIDER-MEN #4 (OF 5)
VENOM #22
WOLVERINE #311
X-MEN LEGACY #271
PLUS THESE 9 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #5 (OF 12) 2ND PTG CHEUNG VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #6 (OF 12) 2ND PTG CHEUNG VAR
DAREDEVIL ANNUAL #1 DAVIS VAR
GAMBIT #1 VAR
MIGHTY THOR #18 HANS VAR BURNS
MIGHTY THOR #18 THOR 50TH ANNIV MCNIVEN VAR BURNS
SPIDER-MEN #4 (OF 5) DEODATO VAR
VENOM #22 DEL MUNDO VAR
WOLVERINE #311 YU VAR
8 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$32.92  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$27.98  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$4.93 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
JIM BUTCHER DRESDEN FILES FOOL MOON #7 (RES)
PANTHA #3
RED SONJA ATLANTIS RISES #1
THUNDA #1
VAMPIRELLA #20
VAMPIRELLA ANNUAL #2
VOLTRON YEAR ONE #4
WARRIORS OF MARS #4 (MR)
PLUS THIS "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
THUNDA #1 15 COPY LEE B&W INCV
8 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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$22.46  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.96 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ARTIFACTS #20
BLOODSTRIKE #29
BLUE ESTATE #12 (MR)
CREATOR OWNED HEROES #3 (MR)
DANCER #4
DEATHSTROKE #12
HOAX HUNTERS #2
IT GIRL & THE ATOMICS #1
PLUS THIS "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
REVIVAL #1 2ND PTG
8 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
$25.98   is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$22.06  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.89 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #12 JEANTY VAR CVR
BTVS SEASON 9 FREEFALL #12 NOTO CVR
CONAN THE BARBARIAN #7
CREEP #0
MASSIVE #3 LEON CVR
STAR WARS KNIGHT ERRANT ESCAPE #3 (OF 5)
STAR WARS LOST TRIBE O/T SITH SPIRAL #1 (OF 5)
STRAIN #7 (OF 12) (MR)
PLUS THIS 1 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
MASSIVE #3 GRAMPA VAR CVR
35 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$136.93  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$116.39  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$20.53  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #2 MAIN CVRS
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #1 PULLBOX HENRY CVR
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #1 REG SUAYAN CVR
ATLAS UNIFIED #0
ATOMIC ROBO FLYING SHE DEVILS O/T PACIFIC #2 (OF 5)
ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #5
DEADWORLD WAR O/T DEAD #2 (OF 5)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #2 CVR A RYAN
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #2 CVR B DEBALFO
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #5 MAIN CVRS
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #181
GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #1 (OF 5)
GOLD DIGGER #140
IDOLIZED #1 CVR A ADAMS
IDOLIZED #1 CVR B PHOTO
INDIE COMICS MAGAZINE #6 (MR)
KEVIN KELLER #4 PARENT VAR CVR
KEVIN KELLER #4 REG CVR
KISS #3
LENORE VOLUME II #6
MAGIC THE GATHERING SPELL THIEF #2
MEGA MAN #16
MHSG CASE FILES CHUPACABRA A CVR QUALANO (MR)
MHSG CASE FILES CHUPACABRA B CVR CACAU (MR)
MOONSTONES MODERN MYTHS THOR THUNDER CHRIST #1
MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #5 (OF 6)
NAZI ZOMBIES #3
OMEGA PARADOX #4
PHOENIX #6 (RES)
SPONGEBOB COMICS #11
TMNT COLOR CLASSICS MICRO SERIES RAPHAEL ONE SHOT
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #8
WAKING DREAM END #3 A CVR RUFFINO (MR)
WAKING DREAM END #3 B CVR MALGAPO (MR)
WASTELAND #39 (MR)
PLUS THESE 9 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE SCREAM QUEENS #2 15 COPY INCV HENDE
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG (NEW) #1 20 COPY INCV AJA CVR
CAVEWOMAN NATURAL SELECTION #1 (OF 2) BUDD ROOT SP ED
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #2 CVR C RYAN BLOODIED INCV
GODZILLA HALF CENTURY WAR #1 (OF 5) 10 COPY INCV
IDOLIZED #1 CVR C ADAMS SKETCH INCV (NET)
KISS #3 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #1 3RD PTG
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE ONGOING #8 10 COPY INCV
  46 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
MAGAZINES (24)
BETTY & VERONICA DOUBLE DIGEST #204
BOYS LIFE 0812
BRICK JOURNAL #20
COMPUTER ARTS #203
CROCHET TODAY! 1012
DRAW #23
EMPIRE #278
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1217
FINE SCALE MODELER #30.7
GAMES TM UK #124
GHETTOBLASTER #32
IRON MAN 0912
LILITH #37.2
MAKE UP ARTIST #97
NYLON 0812
OTAKU #6.2
PAINT WORKS 1012
PENTHOUSE 0912
RANGER RICK 0812
SFX #224
SHOW: BLACK LINGERIE #16
SKY & TELESCOPE 0912
SONIC SUPER SPECIAL MAGAZINE #4
STRATEGY & TACTICS #276
MODELS (1)
SPIDER-MAN MODEL KIT
TRADES (18)
ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 08 CHILDREN OF BROOD
BOMB QUEEN TP VOL 07 END OF HOPE (MR)
DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE TP PRIDE COMES BEFORE FALL
DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS TP VOL 03
DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 LEGACY
FLASH CHRONICLES TP VOL 03
OMAC TP VOL 01 OMACTIVATE
RIGHT STATE HC (MR)
SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 06
SCARLET SPIDER PREM HC VOL 01 LIFE AFTER DEATH
SPIDER-MAN NEXT CHAPTER TP VOL 03
STEPHEN KING JOE HILL ROAD RAGE HC
STEVE CANYON HC VOL 02 1949-1950
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ADVENTURES TP VOL 01
VOLTRON FORCE GN VOL 03
WORLDS FINEST TP
X-FACTOR TP VOL 14 SUPER UNNATURAL
X-MEN FF TP
WALL ART (3)
AVENGERS VS X-MEN BY BRADSHAW POSTER
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE BY ANDREWS POSTER
MIGHTY THOR BY DAVIS POSTER
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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