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August 22nd, 2012

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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A/CA) Humberto Ramos
Special 50TH Anniversary Issue! Join us for a once in a lifetime event: the one, true 50th Anniversary Issue of the Amazing Spider-Man. A special over-sized issue harkening back to the legend the legend that started it all! Get ready for an all-new tale about a different kind of power and responsibility...Plus original stories by Dean Haspiel, Joshua Hale Fialkov & Nuno Plati!

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KIDS CORNER

Over a dozen new comics, magazines & books for ALL ages this week!

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) 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!

ADVENTURE TIME #7
ALL NEW BATMAN BRAVE & THE BOLD TP VOL 02
ARCHIE #636
ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #19
BART SIMPSON COMICS #74
BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 02
DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 09
DISNEY FAIRIES MAGAZINE #8
DISNEY PIXAR CARS MAGAZINE #8
FAMILY FUN 0912
GALAXY MAN #1
HIGHLIGHTS HIDDEN PICTURES FALL 2012
HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE 0912
JUGHEAD'S DOUBLE DIGEST #184
MAD MAGAZINE #517
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0912
STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS SITH HUNTERS TP

 

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DRAGON AGE THOSE WHO SPEAK #1 (OF 3)
GALAXY MAN #1
LOBSTER JOHNSON PRAYER OF NEFERU ONE SHOT
ROCKETEER CARGO OF DOOM #1 (OF 4)
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1

 

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DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #4 (OF 4)
ETERNAL DESCENT VOL 2 #6 (OF 6)
SCALPED #60 (RES) (MR)
SUPERCROOKS #4 (OF 4) (MR)

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FANGORIA #316 $9.99 $5.99
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ELEKTRA ASSASSIN TP $19.99 $11.99
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  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...
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114 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
18 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692
ASTONISHING X-MEN #53
BRILLIANT #4 (MR)
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND NAMOR #635.1
DEADPOOL KILLS MARVEL UNIVERSE #4 (OF 4)
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #523
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #5
PUNISHER #14
SECRET AVENGERS #30
SUPERCROOKS #4 (OF 4) (MR)
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #14 DWF
UNCANNY X-MEN #17 AVX
UNTOLD TALES OF PUNISHER MAX #3 (OF 5) (MR)
VENOM #23
WEB OF SPIDER-MAN #129.1
WOLVERINE #312
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1
X-MEN LEGACY #272
PLUS THESE 12 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 MARTIN 00S VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 MARTIN 60S VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 MARTIN 70S VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 MARTIN 80S VAR
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #692 MARTIN 90S VAR
AVENGING SPIDER-MAN #9 2ND PTG DODSON VAR
BRILLIANT #4 MACK VAR (RES) (MR)
BRILLIANT #4 OEMING VAR (RES) (MR)
CAPTAIN MARVEL #1 2ND PTG MCGUINNESS VAR
VENOM #23 RAMOS VAR
WOLVERINE #312 CAMPBELL VAR
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 DAVIS VAR
16 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
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$44.06  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
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ALL STAR WESTERN #12
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #12
BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1 (OF 4) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MR)
FABLES #120 (MR)
FLASH #12
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #12
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #12
I VAMPIRE #12
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #12
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #12
SCALPED #60 (RES) (MR)
SUPERMAN #12
TEEN TITANS #12
UNWRITTEN #40 (MR)
VOODOO #12
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #12 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN DR MANHATTAN #1 (OF 4) VAR ED (MR)
FLASH #12 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #12 VAR ED
SUPERMAN #12 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #12 VAR ED
10 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
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COBRA ONGOING #16
DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #6
DANGER GIRL GI JOE #2 (OF 4)
DEADWORLD WAR O/T DEAD #4 (OF 5)
ETERNAL DESCENT VOL 2 #6 (OF 6)
MARS ATTACKS #3
ROCKETEER CARGO OF DOOM #1 (OF 4)
STAR TREK ONGOING #12
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #13
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #8
PLUS THIS 5 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
DANGER GIRL ARMY OF DARKNESS #6 10 COPY BRADSHAW B&W INCV
DANGER GIRL GI JOE #2 (OF 4) 10 COPY INCV (NET)
STAR TREK ONGOING #12 10 COPY INCV
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #13 10 COPY INCV
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #8 10 COPY INCV
9 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #1 (OF 5) FRISON CVR
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SPIKE #1 (OF 5) MORRIS VAR CVR
DARK HORSE PRESENTS #15
DRAGON AGE THOSE WHO SPEAK #1 (OF 3)
FATIMA THE BLOOD SPINNERS #3 (OF 4)
LOBSTER JOHNSON PRAYER OF NEFERU ONE SHOT
MIND MGMT #4
ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #5
STAR WARS DARTH VADER GHOST PRISON #4 (OF 5)
5 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
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AMERICAS GOT POWERS #3 (OF 6)
INVINCIBLE #94
PLANETOID #3
SUPER DINOSAUR #13
YOUNGBLOOD #73
PLUS THESE 3 "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
WALKING DEAD #97 2ND PTG (MR)
WALKING DEAD #98 2ND PTG (MR)
WALKING DEAD #99 2ND PTG (MR)
24 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
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ADVENTURE TIME #7
ARCHIE #636 GISELE VAR CVR
ARCHIE #636 REG CVR
BART SIMPSON COMICS #74
CAVEWOMAN GANGSTER #1 (OF 3)
COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #5
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #4 (MR)
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #4 WRAP CVR (MR)
DICKS COLOR ED #7 (MR)
DICKS COLOR ED #7 OFFENSIVE CVR (MR)
GALAXY MAN #1
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #19 A CVR RUFFINO (MR)
GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #19 B CVR RUFFINO (MR)
GLAMOURPUSS #26
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #76 A CVR QUALANO (MR)
GRIMM FAIRY TALES #76 B CVR GARZA (MR)
HERO WORSHIP #2 (OF 6)
HERO WORSHIP #2 (OF 6) WRAP CVR
KEVIN SMITH BIONIC MAN #12
KIRBY GENESIS DRAGONSBANE #3
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #189
QUEEN SONJA #31
RACHEL RISING #10
VAMPIRELLA #21
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
DAN THE UNHARMABLE #4 RETRO INCV CVR (NET) (MR)
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #17 AUXILIARY CVR (MR)
DICKS COLOR ED #7 CLASSIC B&W INCV (MR)
KIRBY GENESIS DRAGONSBANE #3 10 COPY ROSS VIRGIN INCV
HERO WORSHIP #2 (OF 6) HEROIC ORDER INCV CVR
HOMECOMING #1 CVR C TURNER SKETCH INCV 
  75 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
GAMES (1)
MAGIC THE GATHERING M13 BATTLE PACKS
MAGAZINES (33)
2000 AD #1792
2000 AD #1793
ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #19
ATLANTIS RISING #95
BIZARRE #191
CLINT #2.3
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #12 KATANA WHITE PAWN
DC SUPERHERO FIG COLL MAG SPECIAL GIGANTA
DISNEY FAIRIES MAGAZINE #8
DISNEY PIXAR CARS MAGAZINE #8
DOWNBEAT 0912
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1219
FAMILY FUN 0912
FANGORIA #316
FILTER #40
GIRLS AND CORPSES VOL 6 SUMMER 2012
HIGHLIGHTS HIDDEN PICTURES FALL 2012
HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE 0912
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #326
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #184
JUXTAPOZ #140
MAD MAGAZINE #517
MOJO 0812
MONSTER BASH #16
MUSIC CONNECTION #36
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0912
PREHISTORIC TIMES #102
SCREAM MAGAZINE #12
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #41 PX ED
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #41-NEWSTAND EDITION
TAPS PARAMAGAZINE #8.4
UNCUT #183
VANITY FAIR #625
STATUES (1)
MARVEL BLACK WIDOW BISHOUJO STATUE COVERT OPS VER
TRADES (17)
ALL NEW BATMAN BRAVE & THE BOLD TP VOL 02 HELP WANTED
ASTONISHING X-MEN NORTHSTAR HC DM DJURDJEVIC VAR ED
ASTONISHING X-MEN NORTHSTAR WEAVER HC
BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 02
DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 09 TINKER BELL & HER MAGICAL ARRIVAL
ELEKTRA ASSASSIN TP
FEAR ITSELF TP
FEAR ITSELF TP AVENGERS
JACK KIRBYS FOURTH WORLD OMNIBUS TP VOL 03
KUNG FU GIRL GN (A)
MMW GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01
NAMOR VISIONARIES BY JOHN BYRNE TP VOL 02
PROPHET TP VOL 01 REMISSION
STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS SITH HUNTERS TP
SWAMP THING TP VOL 01 RAISE THEM BONES TP
THUNDERBOLTS CLASSIC TP VOL 03
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN BY JASON AARON PREM HC VOL 02
WALL ART (22)
300 (Hell Style) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
300 (International Style) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
ALAMO (1967) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
ARMY OF DARKNESS 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
ATTACK OF THE 50FT WOMAN 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
BATMAN BEGINS (Regular Style) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Style A) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
EVIL DEAD 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
GONE WITH THE WIND 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
HARRY POTTER 2 (Regular) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
HARRY POTTER 4 (Harry & Others Style) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK-WHIP STYLE 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
RETURN OF THE JEDI (1985 Re-Issue) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
RETURN OF THE JEDI (Style B) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
SPIDERMAN 2 (Swinging) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
STAR WARS (Style A) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
STAR WARS (Style C) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
STAR WARS (Style D) 27 x 39 Reprint Movie Poster
TRUE GRIT 27 x 39 Reprint Movie 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!
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"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...

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