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TERMINAL HERO #1

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT
(W) Peter Milligan (A) Piotr Kowalski (CA) Jae Lee
With Shade: The Changing Man, X-Statix, Doop and of course Hellblazer under his belt, Peter Milligan is now taking on Terminal Hero! Rory Fletcher is a good man. The problem is, he's dying of an inoperable brain tumor. And then his best friend introduces him to the mysterious Treatment Q. This strange and forbidden therapy might just save Rory's life. But its nightmarish side effects could make him question just how good he really is, and just how much he really does want to live.

TOP TEN

BASED THIS WEEKS ORDERING

  1) GRAYSON #2
  2) MILES MORALES ULTIMATE
      SPIDER-MAN #4
  3) KICK-ASS 3 #8 (OF 8) (MR)
  4) ORIGINAL SIN #5.3
  5) NEW AVENGERS #22
  6) BATMAN ETERNAL #18
  7) SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN
       ANNUAL #1
  8) ORIGINAL SIN #3.4
  9) SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32
10) DETECTIVE COMICS #34

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CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #1
GENIUS #1 (OF 5) (MR)
GFT GODDESS INC #1
GFT MASUMI #1 (OF 4)
HARBINGER OMEGAS #1
HOWTOONS REIGNITION #1
I FEEL SICK #1 NEW PTG
IMPERIAL #1
JASON SHIGA DEMON #1
JENNIFER BLOOD BORN AGAIN #1
NIGHTWORLD #1 (OF 4)
SIP  KIDS #1
SIXTH GUN DAYS OF THE DEAD #1
SPREAD #1 2ND PTG (MR)
STAR TREK CITY O/T EDGE OF FOREVER #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG
STAR TREK NEW VISIONS TIMES ECHO
STEVEN UNIVERSE #1
TERMINAL HERO #1 (MR)
USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #1 (OF 6)

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BATWING #34
KICK-ASS 3 #8 (OF 8) (MR)
ORIGINAL SIN #3.4
TRINITY OF SIN PHANTOM STRANGER #22

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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS
Welcome 10th Planet customers....
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: When I first opened Alternate Reality twenty years ago one (of many) unwritten rules I made for myself was: never "diss the competition". When people ask me about any of my competitors policies or practices in relation to the store's, my stock answer has always been: "They do what they think is best for their store/I do what I think is best for mine". It's not my job to promote my competition but at the same time "talking trash" them only makes the trash talker look bad. Which brings me to the store sign that's been up for the last few weeks. When an area competitor closes it's doors and goes out of business the shops that are left see an influx of business. What's left of their customer base has to go somewhere and in the past it's always been customary for me to welcome these new customers to Alternate Reality with a greeting on the sign. I've done it several other times over the years and in general it's hardly an unheard of business practice. When Dominick's Foods finally closed their doors at the end of 2013 Walgreen's had no compulsion in putting a "Welcome Customers of Dominick's Pharmacy" sign up over their entrance. It's generally considered smart business to let new customers know that you are aware of their situation and you are welcoming them to your establishment. If it's good enough for Walgreen's it's good enough for me. And yes-Welcome Tenth Planet customers to Alternate Reality, we're glad you're here!
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THIS WEEK'S STANDINGS: Overall just a few more new comics this week (150) compared to last week (147). DC retakes the top spot with 28 new titles and Marvel drops back down to third place with 20 new titles. Dynamite's second place showing is misleading due to all the variants they're shipping. Take those out of the equation and their overall output falls from 21 to 12 and right out of the top five. 4th place Image and 5th place IDW are an anomaly this week. Image is shipping more titles than IDW however their overall base price will cost you less than IDWs, by almost five dollars. Image is shipping more titles but over half their line (11 books) are price pointed at $2.99 while IDW is shipping fewer books but all at the higher $3.99 price point except for the $7.99 Star Trek New Visions title. Slightly fewer Indies this week (50) compared with last week (53) however Indies have had a strong showing of around fifty titles over all for the last few weeks now. Id expect that to drop off a bit as we exit convention season later this month.

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 DC COMICS 28  $    92.73  $     13.91  $     78.82
 DYNAMITE COMICS 21  $    82.79  $     12.42  $     70.37
 MARVEL COMICS 20  $    82.80  $     12.42  $    70.38
 IMAGE COMICS 17  $    54.87  $       8.23  $     46.64
 IDW COMICS 14  $    59.86  $       8.98  $     50.88
 INDY COMICS 50  $ 204.44  $     30.67  $  173.77
TOTALS: 150  $577.49  $   86.62  $ 490.87
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: Dynamite brings back one of Kirby's best and the psycho killer soccer mom this week with CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #1 and JENNIFER BLOOD BORN AGAIN #1. Meanwhile over at Marvel the "Edge of the Spider-Verse" event begins with SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #32 and MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #4. Of note at DC is the $1.00 reprint of Millers Dark Knight Returns in BATMAN ESSENTIALS DARK KNIGHT RETURNS SPEC ED #1. The most interesting trend this week is the arrival of new All Ages and kids themed comics appearing from places and people you wouldn't have expected. Boom has the much anticipated STEVEN UNIVERSE #1 which is based on the Cartoon Network series. Image offers up HOWTOONS REIGNITION #1 about kids who prematurely awakened from suspended animation into a brave new world with only their science projects to protect them. The wonkiest by far is SIP (STRANGERS IN PARADISE) KIDS #1 which appears to be a kids playground level take on the love triangle/political intrigue of Terry Moore's long running series. Written and drawn by Moore with a $4.99 price tag I've got to think it's aimed at fans of the mainstream SIP series more than youngsters. We'll see on Wednesday.
 
 

SIP KIDS #1

  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
  DEX T-REX MISCHIEVOUS LITTLE DINOSAUR SC
STAN LEES KIDS UNIVERSE
(W/A/CA) Katya Bowser
Dex is a mischievous little dinosaur who runs around creating havoc. He kicks! He smashes! He shreds! Until he realizes that his rambunctious actions have devastating effects to the animals and the forest. He resolves to make things right, and he sets out to fix everything he has demolished.
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 FURY MAX HC MY WAR GONE BY  $            34.99  $     14.00  $     20.99
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ACTION COMICS #34 DCU SELFIE VAR ED (DOOMED)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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BATWING #34  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
DETECTIVE COMICS #34  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
DETECTIVE COMICS #34 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $      4.24
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EARTH 2 #26  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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GREEN LANTERN #34  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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TINY TITANS RETURN TO THE TREEHOUSE #3 (OF 6)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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FIGMENT #3 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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IMPERIAL #1  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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SIXTH GUN DAYS OF THE DEAD #1 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SONIC UNIVERSE #66 KNUCKLES VS SONIC VAR CVR  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
SONIC UNIVERSE #66 REG CVR  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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SUICIDE RISK #16  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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UBER #16 WRAP CVR (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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BLOOD QUEEN #3 GARZA B&W CVR  TBA 
CALIBAN #5 DARK MATTER CVR (MR)  TBA 
CAPT VICTORY & GALACTIC RANGERS #1 VIRGIN CVR  TBA 
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GOD IS DEAD BOOK OF ACTS ALPHA DIVINE VAR  TBA 
GRAYSON #2 VAR ED  TBA 
HARBINGER OMEGAS #1 FABRY VAR  TBA 
JENNIFER BLOOD BORN AGAIN #1 SEGOVIA B&W VAR  TBA 
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LEGENDARY STAR LORD #2 VAR  TBA 
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MIRACLEMAN #9 MARQUEZ VAR (MR)  TBA 
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NEW AVENGERS #22 HANS MAOS VAR  TBA 
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SQUIDDER #2 VAR  TBA 
 
 REORDER COMICS-42  MSRP 
ABE SAPIEN #12  $     3.50
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6 PEPOY VAR CVR  $     2.99
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #6 FRANCAVILLA CVR  $     2.99
ANIMAL MAN #23  $     2.99
AQUAMAN #33  $     2.99
AXE COP AMERICAN CHOPPERS #3  $     3.99
BAD DOG #6 (MR)  $     3.99
BART SIMPSON COMICS #90  $     2.99
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #1 (2ND PTG)   $     3.99
COFFIN HILL #8 (MR)  $     2.99
DEADPOOL #32 SIN  $     3.99
DREAM THIEF ESCAPE #2  $     3.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #99 C CVR   $     2.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #99 D CVR   $     2.99
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #99 E CVR   $     2.99
GFT WONDERLAND #25 A CVR ARTGERM (MR)  $     5.99
GFT WONDERLAND #25 C CVR CHEN (MR)  $     5.99
GODLAND #35  $     2.99
GODLAND #36  $     3.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #14  $     3.99
GREAT PACIFIC #13 CVR A MORAZZO (MR)  $     2.99
GREAT PACIFIC #13 CVR B WALSH (MR)  $     2.99
HARLEY QUINN #6  $     2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 CANADA VAR ED  $     3.99
KATANA #10  $     2.99
KILL SHAKESPEARE MASK OF NIGHT #2 (OF 4) SUB VAR  $     3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7  $     3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #7 SUB VAR  $     3.99
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #6  $     2.99
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STARLIGHT #3 CVR B FRANCAVILLA (MR)  $     2.99
TALON #12  $     2.99
TEEN TITANS #23  $     2.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #1 (OF 6)  $     3.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #2 (OF 6)  $     3.99
TERMINATOR ENEMY OF MY ENEMY #3 (OF 6)  $     3.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #12   $     3.99
TRANSFORMERS MTME #28 SUB VAR  $     3.99
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WORLDS FINEST #17  $     2.99
 
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DC COMICS NEW 52 EARTH 2 SUPERMAN AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 ORION WITH ASTRO HARNESS AF  $   24.95
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THANOS BUST BANK   $   16.99
 
 REORDER ACTION FIGURES/MODELS/STATUES-2  MSRP 
STAR TREK SELECT KIRK AF   $   24.99
TIM BURTON PIN CUSHION QUEEN PVC SET  $   19.99
 
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PUNISHER WORDMARK NEO CAP  $   24.99
SPIDER-MAN WORDMARK NEO CAP  $   24.99
SUPERMAN WORDMARK NEO CAP   $   24.99
 
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ARCHIE THE MARRIED LIFE TP VOL 05  $   19.99
CONSTANTINE TP VOL 02 BLIGHT (N52)  $   14.99
DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP CATWOMANS NINE LIVES  $     5.95
DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP PRISONER O/T PENGUIN  $     5.95
DC SUPER HEROES SUPERMAN YR TP REAL MAN OF STEEL  $     5.95
DEATH OF ARCHIE LIFE CELEBRATED TP  $   14.99
DEX T-REX MISCHIEVOUS LITTLE DINOSAUR SC  $     5.99
DEXTER DOWN UNDER PREM HC  $   24.99
FILLER BUNNY COLLECTED WORKS TP  $   11.95
FURY MAX HC MY WAR GONE BY  $   34.99
GOD IS DEAD TP VOL 02 (MR)   $   19.99
HELLO KITTY GN JUST IMAGINE   $     7.99
INVINCIBLE HC VOL 09 ULTIMATE COLL  $   39.99
IRON MAN TP VOL 03 SECRET ORIGIN OF TONY STARK BOOK 2  $   19.99
JEPH LOEB AND TIM SALE HC YELLOW BLUE AND GRAY  $   75.00
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DIGEST TP VOL 02  $     9.99
MARVELS PLATINUM EDITION SLIPCASE HC  $ 200.00
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ROCKY & BULLWINKLE CLASSICS GN VOL 02  $   17.99
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THANOS INFINITY REVELATION OGN HC  $   24.99
THUNDER AGENTS CLASSICS TP VOL 04  $   29.99
TRILLIUM TP (MR)  $   16.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE BY REMENDER COMP COLL TP VOL 01  $   39.99
WATSON AND HOLMES TP VOL 01 STUDY IN BLACK  $   16.99
WORLD OF WARCRAFT BLOODSWORN TP  $   16.99
X-O MANOWAR TP VOL 06 PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS  $   14.99
 
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GODZILLA HISTORYS GREATEST MONSTER TP  $   29.99
BRYAN LEE O MALLEY SECONDS GN   $   25.00
MARVEL ENCYCLOPEDIA HC 75TH ANNIV ED   $   40.00
 
 REORDER GAMES-1  MSRP 
D&D 5TH EDITION STARTER SET  $   19.99
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-19  MSRP 
AMAZING FIGURE MODELER #57  $     8.00
DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #37 BATMAN BEYOND ANIMATED SERIES   $   20.00
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1321/22  $     4.99
GAMES #148  $     9.99
GQ 0814  $     5.99
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #349  $   12.40
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #350  $   12.40
LOST TREASURE 0914  $     5.50
MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #11 KANG BLACK ROOK  $   16.00
MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG BINDER  $   14.00
OTAKU USA 1014  $     5.99
RANGER RICK 0814  $     4.99
SIZZLE #46 SALE ED (A)   $     3.99
SIZZLE #48 SALE ED (A)   $     3.99
SONIC SUPER SIZED DIGEST #8  $     4.99
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG COLL MAG #19 USS STARGAZER   $   20.00
STAR TREK STARSHIPS FIG COLL MAG #20 KLINGON V?ORCHA CLASS  $   20.00
TIGER BEAT 0914  $     4.99
WWE MAGAZINE 0814  $     6.99
 
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 VENDOR/TITLE-26 OLD DATE NEW DATE
ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
Assassin's Creed III Play Arts ~KAI~ Connor AF  12/31/2014 8/6/2014
Assassin's Creed IV Play Arts ~KAI~ Edward Kenway AF  12/31/2014 8/6/2014
Breaking Bad: Jesse Pinkman PX Blue Hazmat 6' AF 7/30/2014 8/27/2014
DC Comics: New 52 Earth 2 Batman AF 8/27/2014 8/6/2014
DC Comics: New 52 Earth 2 Superman AF 8/27/2014 8/6/2014
DC Comics: New 52 Orion with Astro Harness AF 8/27/2014 8/6/2014
Godzilla Classic 1989 Vinyl Bust Bank  7/30/2014 8/13/2014
Sin City Playing Cards (2nd Ed.) 7/30/2014 8/6/2014
Walking Dead: Michonne's Pet 1/6 Scale Fig. Green Ver. 7/30/2014 8/6/2014
   
BOOKS & TRADES    
All New X-Men HC Vol. 1 9/3/2014 10/1/2014
Art of Evil Within HC  8/27/2014 10/15/2014
Batman Unwrapped: The Court of Owls HC 9/10/2014 9/17/2014
Batman: Gordon of Gotham TP 9/3/2014 9/24/2014
BPRD: Plague of Frogs TP Vol. 1  3/28/2012 10/22/2014
Dave Gibbons' Watchmen Artifact Ed. HC 7/30/2014 8/6/2014
Deadpool: Dracula's Gauntlet HC 9/17/2014 10/15/2014
Marvel Universe: Avengers Assemble Digest TP Vol. 2 7/30/2014 8/6/2014
Showcase: Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew TP 8/27/2014 9/10/2014
Walt Kelly Pogo Comp. Dell Comics HC Vol. 2 (RES) 9/17/2014 10/8/2014
   
COMICS    
American Vampire: Second Cycle #5 (MR) 8/20/2014 9/10/2014
Avengers #34 SIN Reg./Var. 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
Batman/Superman #13 Reg./Vars./Combo 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Guardians of Galaxy Annual #1 Reg./Var. 8/13/2014 8/27/2014
Infinity Man and the Forever People #3 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Superman Unchained #8 (RES) Reg./Vars./Combo 8/13/2014 8/27/2014
   
GAMES    
Kill Shakespeare: The Board Game  12/31/2014 9/3/2014
   
  ABBREVIATIONS KEY TO THIS PAGE

"What does it mean above when it sez...."

2ND PTG VAR=Second Printing Variant
AF=Action Figure(s)
ANMN=All New Marvel Now
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
AUXILIARY ED=The designation Avatar Comics assigns to it's 2nd Prints
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
EVIL=DC's "Forever Evil" storyline
FRGTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
GORE=Gory cover image
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
INF=Marvel's "Infinity" storyline
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
MTME=Transformers More Than Meets the Eye
(MR)=Mature Readers, this item is NOT intended for younger or more sensitive readers.
N52=DC's New 52
NBA=National Basketball Association
NBA=National Basketball Association
NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
NOTE PRICE=Price differs from this titles regular price.
NOW=Marvel NOW!
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
RID=Transformers Robots In Disguise
SC=Soft Cover
SER=Series
SUB=Subscription as is variant Subscription Cover
TBA=To Be Announced
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
WRAP=Wraparound cover

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