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August 15th, 2012

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BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4)

DC COMICS
(W) Brian Azzarello, Len Wein (A) Lee Bermajo, John Higgins (CA) Lee Bermajo
"What made you this way?"
And don't miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

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

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 #10 (OF 12) AVX
  2) AVENGERS #29 AVX
  3) GREEN LANTERN #12
  4) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #691
  5) BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4) (MR)
  6) UNCANNY X-FORCE #29
  7) DAREDEVIL #17
  8) X-MEN #34
  9) REVIVAL #2
10) GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12

 

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

ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #232
BETTY & VERONICA #261
CLASSIC POPEYE ONGOING #1
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #5
HUNGER GAMES COLLECTORS EDITION
LIFE STORY-ONE DIRECTION
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #22
ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED #11
SIMPSONS COMICS #193
SONIC UNIVERSE #43 REG CVR
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #13

 

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BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4) (MR)
CAVEWOMAN NATURAL SELECTION #1 (OF 2)
CURSE O/T CORTES STONE #1 (RES)
HOMECOMING #1
JERICHO SEASON 4 #1 (OF 5)
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS THE VICTORIES #1 (OF 5)
PATHFINDER #1
WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #1 (OF 4)

 

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PATHFINDER #1 $3.99 $2.39
MAGAZINES (2)
FANTASY FOOTBALL INDEX 2012 DRAFT GUIDE $7.99 $6.79
HUNGER GAMES COLLECTORS EDITION $9.99 $5.99
TRADES (1)
ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 08 CHILDREN OF BROOD $16.99 $10.19
SCARLET SPIDER PREM HC VOL 01 LIFE AFTER DEATH $19.99 $11.99
TOTAL $66.93 $40.15

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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!
 
115 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
20 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$63.80  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$54.23  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$9.57 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BATWOMAN #12
BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4) (MR)
BIRDS OF PREY #12
BLUE BEETLE #12
CAPTAIN ATOM #12
CATWOMAN #12
DC UNIVERSE PRESENTS #12
GREEN LANTERN #12
GREEN LANTERN #12 COMBO PACK
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #12
GREEN LANTERN THE ANIMATED SERIES #5
HELLBLAZER #294 (MR)
JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 COMBO PACK
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #12
NIGHTWING #12
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #12
SAUCER COUNTRY #6 (MR)
SHADE #11 (OF 12)
SUPERGIRL #12
WONDER WOMAN #12
PLUS THESE 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
BATWOMAN #12 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN RORSCHACH #1 (OF 4) VAR ED (MR)
GREEN LANTERN #12 VAR ED
SHADE #11 (OF 12) VAR ED
WONDER WOMAN #12 VAR ED
16 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$53.84 is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$45.76 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.07 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #691
AVENGERS #29 AVX
AVENGERS ACADEMY #35
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 (OF 12) AVX
CAPTAIN MARVEL #2
DAREDEVIL #17
DARK AVENGERS #179
DARK TOWER GUNSLINGER MAN IN BLACK #3 (OF 5)
DEADPOOL #59
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #3 (OF 4)
HULK #56
NEW MUTANTS #47
SENSATIONAL SPIDER-MAN #33.2
UNCANNY X-FORCE #29
X-FACTOR #242
X-MEN #34
PLUS THESE 4 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #691 LIZARD VAR
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 (OF 12) BRADSHAW VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 (OF 12) KUBERT VAR AVX
AVENGERS VS X-MEN #10 (OF 12) PROMO VAR AVX
11 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$37.40  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$31.79 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$5.61  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
68 SCARS #2 (OF 4) CVR A JONES (MR)
68 SCARS #2 (OF 4) CVR B JONES (MR)
BUTCHER BAKER RIGHTEOUS MAKER #8 (MR)
ELEPHANTMEN #42 (MR)
FATALE #7 (MR)
PIGS #8 (MR)
REVIVAL #2
SAGA #6 (MR)
SUPREME #66
WALKING DEAD #101 (MR)
WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #1 (OF 4)
PLUS THESE 4  "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
SAGA #5 2ND PTG (MR)
WALKING DEAD #100 2ND PTG (MR)
WALKING DEAD #100 APPRECIATION SGN CVR (MR)
WITCHBLADE DEMON REBORN #1 (OF 4) 10 COPY CALERO B&W INCV
8 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
$31.93   is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$27.14 is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$4.78  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
BATTLE BEASTS #2 (OF 4)
CLASSIC POPEYE ONGOING #1
CROW #2
DEADWORLD WAR O/T DEAD #3 (OF 5)
GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #16
JERICHO SEASON 4 #1 (OF 5)
STAR TREK 100 PAGE SPECTACULAR SUMMER 2012
PLUS THIS 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CROW #2 10 COPY INCV
KISS #1 2ND PTG
MARS ATTACKS #1 2ND PTG
5 DYNAMITE COMICS THIS WEEK
$19.95  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$16.95  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$2.99 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #15 (MR)
PATHFINDER #1
VAMPIRELLA VS DRACULA #6
VOLTRON #7
ZORRO RIDES AGAIN #11 (OF 12)
PLUS THIS "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
THUNDA #1 15 COPY LEE B&W INCV
31 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$119.43  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$101.51  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$17.91  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ADVENTURES OF A COMIC CON GIRL #1 (OF 3) (MR)
ALABASTER WOLVES #5 (OF 5)
BAD MEDICINE #4
BETTY & VERONICA #261
BLOODSHOT (ONGOING) #2 REG LOZZI CVR
CALL OF WONDERLAND #3 (OF 4) A CVR QUALANO (MR)
CALL OF WONDERLAND #3 (OF 4) B CVR REYES (MR)
CAVEWOMAN NATURAL SELECTION #1 (OF 2)
CROSSED BADLANDS #11 (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #11 TORTURE CVR (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #11 WRAP CVR (MR)
CURSE O/T CORTES STONE #1 (RES)
EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL #2 (OF 3) (MR)
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT ASSASSINS #2 CVR B DEBALFO
EXTERMINATION #3 MAIN CVRS
FERALS #7 (MR)
FERALS #7 GORE CVR (MR)
FERALS #7 WRAP CVR (MR)
GEARHEARTS STEAMPUNK GLAMOR REVUE #3
GOLD DIGGER #141
HARBINGER (ONGOING) #3 REG LOZZI CVR
HOMECOMING #1 CVR A TURNER
HOMECOMING #1 CVR B DEBALFO
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #20 (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #20 SULTRY CVR (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #20 WRAP CVR (MR)
MICHAEL AVON OEMINGS THE VICTORIES #1 (OF 5)
ROGER LANGRIDGES SNARKED #11
SIMPSONS COMICS #193
SONIC UNIVERSE #43 REG CVR
URSA MINOR #2 (MR)
PLUS THESE 8 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CROSSED BADLANDS #11 RED CROSSED CVR (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #7 AUXILIARY ED (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #8 AUXILIARY ED (MR)
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #1 AUXILIARY CVR (MR)
FERALS #5 AUXILIARY ED (MR)
FERALS #7 SLASHED ORDER INCV (NET) (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #16 AUXILIARY CVR (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #20 ART DECO 3 COPY INCV (MR)
  46 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
APPAREL (2)
CAPTAIN AMERICA TEE CAPS NAVY T/S XL
DARK KNIGHT BY MILLER T/S XL (O/A)
BOBBLE HEADS (4)
THREE STOOGES CURLY TALKING BOBBLEHEAD (MR)
THREE STOOGES LARRY TALKING BOBBLEHEAD (MR)
THREE STOOGES MOE TALKING BOBBLEHEAD (MR)
THREE STOOGES SHEMP BOBBLEHEAD (MR)
GAMES (1)
DC HEROCLIX JUSTICE LEAGUE FAST FORCES 6 PACK
MAGAZINES (24)
ALTERNATIVE PRESS #290
AMERICAN CINEMATOGRAPHER #93.8
AMERICAN HERITAGE #62.2
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #232
BASEBALL AMERICA #1217
CLINT 2.0 #3 (MR)
CONSUMER REPORTS 0912
COOKS ILLUSTRATED #118
DOCTOR WHO DAVE GIBBONS TREASURY ED #1
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1218
FAMOUS MONSTERS #263
FANTASY FOOTBALL INDEX 2012 DRAFT GUIDE
HUNGER GAMES COLLECTORS EDITION
LIFE STORY-ONE DIRECTION
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #22 KENNEDY CVR
LIFE WITH ARCHIE #22 RUIZ CVR
LOCUS #619
MARVEL SUPER HEROES #3
MENTAL FLOSS #11.5
MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS 1012
OPRAH #13.9
RUE MORGUE #125
STAR WARS CLONE WARS #13
WOMEN'S HEALTH 0912
STATUES (1)
BATMAN BLACK & WHITE STATUE DARWYN COOKE
TRADES (15)
ASTONISHING X-MEN TP VOL 08 CHILDREN OF BROOD
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM TP VOL 03 HOUSE OF HUSH
CABLE CLASSIC TP VOL 03
CAPTAIN AMERICA BY ED BRUBAKER TP VOL 01
ELEKTRA ASSASSIN TP
ESSENTIAL WARLOCK TP VOL 01
GREEN LANTERN GREEN ARROW TP
HAWK AND DOVE TP VOL 01 FIRST STRIKES
HULK SEASON ONE PREM HC
INFESTATION 2 TP VOL 03
PRIDE PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES GN
SCARLET SPIDER PREM HC VOL 01 LIFE AFTER DEATH
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES CLASSICS TP VOL 01
ULT COMICS SPIDER-MAN BY BENDIS TP VOL 01
UNCANNY X-FORCE TP VOL 04 DARK ANGEL SAGA BOOK 2
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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