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August 20th 2014
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MULTIVERSITY #1

DC COMICS
(W) Grant Morrison (A/CA) Ivan Reis, Joe Prado
The biggest adventure in DC's history is here!
Join visionary writer Grant Morrison, today's most talented artists, and a cast of unforgettable characters from 52 alternative Earths of the known DC Multiverse! Prepare to meet the Vampire League of Earth-43, the Justice Riders of Earth-18, Superdemon, Doc Fate, the super-sons of Superman and Batman, the rampaging Retaliators of Earth-8, the Atomic Knights of Justice, Dino-Cop, Sister Miracle, Lady Quark, the legion of Sivanas, the Nazi New Reichsmen of Earth-10 and the latest, greatest Super Hero of Earth-Prime: YOU!
Comprising six complete adventures - each set in a different parallel universe - plus a two-part framing story and a comprehensive guidebook to the many worlds of the Multiverse, THE MULTIVERSITY is more than just a multipart comic-book series. It's a cosmos spanning, soul-shaking experience that puts YOU on the frontline in the Battle for All Creation against the demonic destroyers known as the Gentry!

TOP TEN

BASED THIS WEEKS ORDERING

  1) MULTIVERSITY #1
  2) FADE OUT #1 (MR)
  3) NEW AVENGERS #23
  4) BATMAN AND ROBIN #34
  5) TEEN TITANS #2
  6) WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1
  7) BATMAN ETERNAL #20
  8) STORM #2
  9) WICKED & DIVINE #3
10) DAREDEVIL #7 SIN

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DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #1
DELINQUENTS #1 (OF 4)
FADE OUT #1
GFT ROBYN HOOD ONGOING #1
GIANT ROBOT WARRIOR
     MAINTENANCE CREW #1 (OF 3)
HARLEY QUINN #0 DIRECTORS
     CUT 2ND PTG
HELLRAISER BESTIARY #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1
IMAGE FIRSTS EAST OF WEST #1
IMAGE FIRSTS LAZARUS #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS MORNING GLORIES
     CURR PTG #1
JASON SHIGA DEMON #1
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6)
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO
     SLUMBERLAND #1
MS MARVEL #1 6TH PTG
MULTIVERSITY #1
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 2ND PTG
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING
     WONDER WOMAN #1
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 3RD PTG
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 2ND PTG
STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #1 (OF 4)
STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #1
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR GRIM
    ADV OF BILLY & MANDY #1
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1

ENDING THIS WEEK

THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES

DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #4
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #7
ORIGINAL SINS #5 (OF 5)
SAVIORS #5 (MR)
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #14

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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS
Thank You for 20 great years....
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: August 20, 1994 that's the day it all began for Alternate Reality. This was the tail end of the "Speculator Boom" of the late 80s/Early 90's and there were easily twice as many comic book stores on south side then than there are today. Hodge Podge, Moondog's, Zoomies, Friendly Franks, High Five, D & B Comics, Heroland, Tenth Planet and still others were all in the phone book and all were within a five mile radius when we opened our original 800 square foot location at 10637 South Pulaski. To separate ourselves from the pack, when we opened we established our cornerstone "15% OFF All New Comics Everyday for Everyone" discount policy. The reason was simple: it was the one thing that would set us apart from the glut of other stores at that time. Where some were overcharging for "instant collectibles" we would be discounting all our comics across the board for all our customers no matter the books price point. While the market has changed considerably since 1994, that discount has and will remain rock solid. Anyone who has ever purchased a new comic at Alternate Reality has saved a minimum of 15% Off of that purchase. There have been many other changes however. A few years after opening we had literally outgrown the Pulaski storefront and so we up and moved to our present 3149 West 111th Street location in December of 1998. With this move we doubled in size to 1600 square feet and the move was so positive that three years later in August 2001 we doubled yet again to our present 3200 square feet with the addition of the 3147 storefront. To be sure there have been setbacks, the Taylor Street store never quite worked out as I had hoped, the 2008 Recession hit us just as hard as everyone else in the country and real e-commerce remains as elusive today as it was twenty years ago. Still and all it has been a great twenty years and we've never regretted the decision to be Chicago's Best Comic Book Store.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU...No man is an island and an endeavor like Alternate Reality may begin with a singular idea but can't grow without help. So on this, our 20th Anniversary I'd like to thank a few folks who have helped along the way to make it all possible. Thank you Jay T and the Support Staff Union for "motivating" me to walkout of my previous job in June of 1994. Alternate Reality went from a dream to a reality in that single moment. Thanks to Don Troy for the remodeling work on 3149 before the move to 111th and to Peter Hibbs for helping with that move. Thanks to Art Balthazar for the "Comicbookman" caricature I have mined relentlessly for the last fifteen years. Thanks to Bill Wallace my computer guru and designer of the Alternate Reality logo. Thanks to Gabe & Lucy for their work on the Infoline in the early 2000's.Thanks to Jeff Battiato for his tireless work on the Video Outhouse. Thanks to Stixx for giving 110% of himself to the aforementioned Taylor Street store. Thank you Good Old JR for your reviews and Bocepheus for your news, both of whose contributions have been on the Video Outhouse, Infoline and still can be found on the stores website. Thank You Randy Treat for bringing down the walls between 49 and 47, for painting the exterior pinstripe Tardis Blue (that's right Whovians, it's been staring you in the face for years now) and for the dozens of other little jobs you did-may you rest in peace. Thanks to Sarah, Hailey and Heather for all being great "Girl Friday's" around the shop. A big Thank You to Bradford Barth for all the Magical things he does Gathering together gamers every Friday Night and Saturday Morning at the store. Thank you Wendy and Shannon for all your help and support on the home front. And finally a great big Thank You our customers for coming into the store once a week, once a month or once a year to make a purchase. For twenty years we have grown and thrived because you have made us a part of your life. For that I will always be grateful.

 THANK YOU!

 

   

IT'S A SALE-A-BRATION....We offer many sales and discounts to our customers (Ladies Day Sale, Founder's Day Sale, Good Grades Club, 1st Day Sale, etc) but four times every year we clear the decks and have a week long "Sale-A-Bration" on just about everything in the store. In the Autumn it's the Gobbledy Gooker Sale (culminating with Black Friday), In the Winter it's the Winter Wonderland Sale, in the Spring it's the Free Comicbook Day Sale (culminating with FCBD itself) and each Summer it's our Anniversary Sale. Each Sale-A-Bration features 50% Off All boxed Back-Issues and 20% Off Everything else in the store. For this weeks sale we're adding Back Issue Bucks and the calendars adding Founders Day. If you have Back Issue Bucks then for this week you can use them in conjunction with the Half Off Boxed Back Issues (doubling their savings) and with our 20% Off of  all Variant Sets. For New Comic Wednesday everything shipping will be part of the 20% Off component of the sale. What better way to celebrate a milestone than to pass the savings onto you!

 

 

   

THIS WEEK'S STANDINGS: Fewer new titles overall this week (144) compared to last week (165) and the top three slots make for a tight pack separated only by one book and their price points. Marvel and Image are neck and neck with 22 titles each with only their price points separating first from second place ($87.78 vs $67.90). DC slips to third this week but only by the skin of it's metaphorical teeth with 21 titles. IDW is once again in 4th place with 16 titles and Dark Horse re enters the TOP 5 with 10 titles. INDY COMICS slip a bit this week with 53 titles from last weeks 57. It should be noted that over a third of the 53 Indies this week are multiple common variants of new titles from the fine folks at Dynamite (3 titles with 9 covers), Valiant (ditto) and as always the cheesecake factory known as Zenescope (3 titles with 11 covers).

 TOP 5 PUBLISHERS FOR 082014 SHIPPED   MSRP  YOU PAY
 MARVEL COMICS 22  $    84.78  $     72.06
 IMAGE COMICS 22  $    67.90  $     57.72
 DC COMICS 21  $    69.79  $     59.32
 IDW COMICS 16  $    67.84  $     57.66
 DARK HORSE COMICS 10  $    38.45  $     32.68
 INDY COMICS 53  $  202.55  $  172.17
TOTALS: 144  $ 531.31  $ 451.61
THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:   If you're looking for something new to read this may just be your week as most of the major publishers are launching something new for a variety of tastes. From the mind of Grant Morrison comes the long awaited MULTIVERSITY #1 from DC. There are 52 Earths in the DC multi-verse and Morrison  (who has painstakingly mapped out the entirety of DCs reality) is taking us up close and personal to a handful of them. Also from DC is the copyright title saving SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1 a companion book for Princess Diana featuring on-line first stories never before seen in print. Meanwhile over at Image Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips team up on the much anticipated FADE OUT #1, set in 1948 Hollywood it centers on a writer plagued with nightmares from the war and a dangerous secret. Look for the standard edition and the special oversized magazine variant. At Marvel Wolverine ended last week with #11 but they still have this years Annual to get out the door this week. Yes, it's tied into the whole "Death of Wolverine" story line (one week to live?) which makes it a must have for Logan fans. DHP and the Strain return to Dark Horses publishing schedule this week with the more reasonably priced DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #1 ($4.99) and STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #1. If you have any sense of comic history then the return of Windsor McKays classic 1910 strip in IDWs LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1 is for you. It's an All Ages book by the superstar team of writer Eric Shanower and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. All this and more coming on Wednesday.
 
 

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  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
  PEANUTS WAITING FOR GREAT PUMPKIN HC
FANTAGRAPHICS BOOKS
(W/A/CA) Charles M. Schulz
Linus and his wait for the Great Pumpkin have been a pop culture touchstone for nearly 50 years thanks to the animated television special, and it all started in the classic Peanuts strips from 1959-1962 collected in this affordable, fun-sized gift book. Charles M. Schulz's homage to the power of idealism and belief makes these some of the most beloved comic strips of all time.
MSRP:$9.99    

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
 
40% OFF40% OFF

 MULTIVERSITY #1
 

SAVE 40% ($11.38) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 082014!
 40% OFF these 7 titles on 082014  MSRP  -40%  YOU PAY 
 DELINQUENTS #1 (OF 4)   $             3.99  $       1.60  $         2.39
 FADE OUT #1 (MR)  $             3.50  $       1.40  $         2.10
 JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6)   $             3.99  $       1.60  $         2.39
 LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1  $             3.99  $       1.60  $         2.39 
 MULTIVERSITY #1  $             4.99  $       2.00  $         2.99 
 SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1  $             3.99  $       1.60  $         2.39
 STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #1 (OF 4)  $             3.99  $       1.60  $         2.39
1ST DAY SALE TOTALS:  $      28.44  $   11.38  $    17.06

"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 2014 COSMIC MARVEL
  COSMIC MARVEL MONTH at Alternate Reality starts on 080114 and our entire stock of MARVEL'S COSMIC Trade Paperbacks will all be discounted...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 

Also save this week on...

222 NEW/RETURNING COMICS ARRIVE THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL OF THE NEW COMICS BELOW, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK (082014-082614) FOR EVERYONE!
 1) NEW MARVEL COMICS-22  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
ALL NEW X-FACTOR #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
DAREDEVIL #7 SIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG FU #4 (OF 4)+C99  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
DEADPOOL DRACULAS GAUNTLET #7 (OF 7)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
ELEKTRA #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
MAGNETO #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
MIGHTY AVENGERS #13  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
MS MARVEL #1 6TH PTG PICHELLI VAR ANMN   $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
MS MARVEL #4 2ND PTG MCKELVIE VAR   $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
MS MARVEL #5 2ND PTG ALPHONA VAR  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
MS MARVEL #7  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
NEW AVENGERS #23  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
NOVA #20 SIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
ORIGINAL SINS #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SAVAGE WOLVERINE #22  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SECRET AVENGERS #7  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #1 2ND PTG BIANCHI VAR ANMN   $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
STORM #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $      4.24
NEW MARVEL COMICS TOTALS:  $   84.78  $  12.72  $    72.06
     
 2) NEW IMAGE COMICS-22  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ARTIFACTS #38  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
DARK ENGINE #2 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
FADE OUT #1 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
FADE OUT #1 MOVIE MAGAZINE VAR (MR)  $     5.99  $    0.90  $      5.09
GENIUS #3 (OF 5) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
IMAGE FIRSTS DEADLY CLASS #1 (MR)  $     1.00  $    0.15  $      0.85
IMAGE FIRSTS EAST OF WEST #1  $     1.00  $    0.15  $      0.85
IMAGE FIRSTS LAZARUS #1 (MR)  $     1.00  $    0.15  $      0.85
IMAGE FIRSTS MORNING GLORIES CURR PTG #1  $     1.00  $    0.15  $      0.85
MANIFEST DESTINY #9  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #1 3RD PTG  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
PETER PANZERFAUST #20  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
PROTECTORS INC #8 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
SAVAGE DRAGON #197 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SAVIORS #5 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 3RD PTG (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
STRAY BULLETS THE KILLERS #6 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #2 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
TREES #4 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
UMBRAL #8 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
WICKED & DIVINE #3 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
WICKED & DIVINE #3 HANS CVR B (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
NEW IMAGE COMICS TOTALS:  $   67.90  $  10.19  $    57.72
     
 3) NEW DC COMICS-21  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
BATMAN AND ROBIN #34 (ROBIN RISES)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
BATMAN AND ROBIN #34 DCU SELFIE VAR ED (ROBIN RISES)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
BATMAN ETERNAL #20  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
BATWOMAN #34  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
FABLES #143 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #34  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
HARLEY QUINN #0 DIRECTORS CUT 2ND PTG  $     4.99  $    0.75  $      4.24
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #3  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
MULTIVERSITY #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $      4.24
NEW 52 FUTURES END #16 (WEEKLY)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #1 2ND PTG  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #34  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
SCRIBBLENAUTS UNMASKED CRISIS OF IMAGINATION #8  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SUPERGIRL #34 (DOOMED)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
TEEN TITANS #2  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
TEEN TITANS #2 DCU SELFIE VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
TEEN TITANS GO #5  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA #14  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #8 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
NEW DC COMICS TOTALS:  $   69.79  $  10.47  $    59.32
     
 4) NEW IDW COMICS-16  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
JUDGE DREDD #22  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
JUDGE DREDD #22 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
LITTLE NEMO RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND #1 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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SAMURAI JACK #11   $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SAMURAI JACK #11 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
STAR SLAMMERS REMASTERED #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR GRIM ADV O/BILLY & MANDY #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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TMNT ANNUAL 2014  $     7.99  $    1.20  $      6.79
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X-FILES YEAR ZERO #2 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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 5) NEW DARK HORSE COMICS-10  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
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BRAIN BOY MEN FROM GESTALT #4  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
BTVS SEASON 10 #6 ISAACS & JACKSON VAR  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
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DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $      4.24
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #1 DARROW VAR CVR  $     4.99  $    0.75  $      4.24
EYE OF NEWT #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL SON OF DATHOMIR #4 C235  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
STRAIN NIGHT ETERNAL #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
WITCHFINDER MYSTERIES OF UNLAND #3  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
NEW DARK HORSE COMICS TOTALS:  $   38.45  $    5.77  $    32.68
     
 NEW INDEPENDENT COMICS-53  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
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BLACK MARKET #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #122  $     3.50  $    0.53  $      2.98
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EMPTY MAN #3 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 A CVR ARTGERM (AOFD)   $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 B CVR MYCHAELS (AOFD)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
GFT GRIMM FAIRY TALES #101 C CVR REI (AOFD)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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GFT VS WONDERLAND #2 (OF 4) A CVR LAISO (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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GIANT ROBOT WARRIOR MAINTENANCE CREW #1 (OF 3)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
GIANT ROBOT WARRIOR MAINTENANCE CREW #1 (OF 3)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
HELLRAISER BESTIARY #1 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
JASON SHIGA DEMON #1 (OF 21)  $     4.95  $    0.74  $      4.21
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6) CVR A FRANCAVILLA VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6) CVR B HARDMAN VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6) CVR C SYAF VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6) CVR D SEGOVIA VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
JUSTICE INC #1 (OF 6) MAIN ROSS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #210  $     5.99  $    0.90  $      5.09
LAST BROADCAST #4 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
LIFE AFTER #2 CVR A PITARRA (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
LIFE AFTER #2 CVR B GABO (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SHERWOOD TX #2 (OF 5) REG ROBINSON  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SIMPSONS COMICS #214  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
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SKYWARD #9  $     2.99  $    0.45  $      2.54
SKYWARD #9 GENE HA VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
SONS OF ANARCHY #12 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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TRANSLUCID #5 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $      3.39
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STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #1 (OF 4) DAVILA ART VAR ED  TBA 
STORM #2 FERRY VAR  TBA 
SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR GRIM ADV O/BILLY & MANDY #1 VAR ED  TBA 
TEEN TITANS #2 VAR ED  TBA 
TRANSFORMERS ROBOTS IN DISGUISE #32 VAR ED  TBA 
UBER SPECIAL #1 PURE RAGE CVR (MR)  TBA 
WOLVERINE ANNUAL #1 MCGUINNESS VAR  TBA 
 
 REORDER COMICS-61  MSRP 
24 #1 2ND PTG  $     3.99
ACCELERATORS #3 (OF 6)  $     3.99
ACTIVITY #13  $     3.50
ACTIVITY #15  $     3.50
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE #5 REG FRANCAVILLA CVR  $     2.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #5 SIN  $     3.99
AMERICAS GOT POWERS #4 (OF 6)  $     2.99
ANIMAL MAN #25  $     2.99
AQUAMAN #25  $     3.99
AQUAMAN #33 BATMAN 75 VAR ED  $     2.99
ASTRO CITY #11  $     3.99
BATMAN 66 #13  $     2.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #14  $     2.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #16  $     2.99
CATWOMAN #22  $     2.99
CATWOMAN ANNUAL #1  $     4.99
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99
DEJAH OF MARS #3 (OF 4) (MR)  $     3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #34  $     3.99
DREAM THIEF #3 (OF 5)  $     3.99
FLASH #21  $     2.99
FLASH #22  $     2.99
GFT WONDERLAND #25 D CVR RUFFINO (MR)  $     5.99
HARLEY QUINN #5  $     2.99
HARLEY QUINN #6  $     2.99
INDESTRUCTIBLE #6  $     3.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #5  $     2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #9  $     2.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #3 BATMAN 75 VAR ED  $     3.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #4 VAR ED  $     3.99
KING CONAN CONQUEROR #6 (OF 6)  $     3.50
LETTER 44 #6  $     3.99
LUMBERJANES #2 (OF 8) (2ND PTG)  $     3.99
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 MALAGA 2ND PTG  $     3.99
MOVEMENT #10  $     2.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #10  $     3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #3  $     3.99
NIGHTWING #22  $     2.99
NIGHTWING #23  $     2.99
NIGHTWING #25 (ZERO YEAR)  $     3.99
NIGHTWING #26  $     2.99
NIGHTWING #27  $     2.99
NIGHTWING ANNUAL #1  $     4.99
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #48  $     2.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE #7 (OF 10) CVR C SAMNEE  $     3.99
SKULLKICKERS #27  $     3.50
STAR WARS DARTH MAUL SON OF DATHOMIR #2  $     3.50
SUICIDE SQUAD #21  $     2.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #22  $     2.99
SUICIDE SQUAD #23  $     2.99
SUPERBOY #32  $     2.99
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #9 (DOOMED)  $     3.99
SWAMP THING #21  $     2.99
TEEN TITANS ANNUAL #2  $     4.99
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE #7 (OF 12)  $     3.99
THIEF OF THIEVES #7 2ND PTG  $     2.99
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #10  $     3.99
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #28 DAWN O/T AUTOBOTS  $     3.99
WORLDS FINEST #18  $     2.99
WORLDS FINEST #19  $     2.99
 
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MARVEL SELECT ARACHNE AF  $   24.99
SONS OF ANARCHY CLAY 6IN BOBBLE HEAD  $   15.99
SONS OF ANARCHY JAX 6IN BOBBLE HEAD   $   15.99
 
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DC COMICS VARIANT PLAY ARTS KAI GREEN LANTERN AF   $   79.99
STAR TREK ENTERPRISE B SHIP   $   60.00
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-30  MSRP 
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB ALIEN SUPERMAN   $     3.95
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB BATTLE SUPER HEROES  $     3.95
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB CREATURES FROM PLANET X  $     3.95
AMAZING ADV OF SUPERMAN YR PB ESCAPE FUTURE WORLD   $     3.95
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED HC VOL 04  $   24.99
BATMAN ARKHAM UNHINGED TP VOL 03  $   16.99
BATMAN INCORPORATED TP VOL 02 GOTHAMS MOST WANTED (N52)  $   16.99
BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 04  $     9.99
BLOODSHOT TP VOL 05 GET SOME  $   14.99
BRAVEST WARRIORS TP VOL 03  $   14.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION SOCIETY SERPENTS TP  $   34.99
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 06  $   15.99
GFT ASCENSION TP  $   15.99
GRIMM PORTLAND WU GN   $     7.99
JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY BY GILLEN TP VOL 02 COMPLETE COLL  $   34.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK TP VOL 04 THE REBIRTH OF EVIL (N52)  $   16.99
KATANA TP VOL 01 SOULTAKER (N52) (RES)  $   19.99
LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA GN VOL 02 RIGHT DECISION  $     7.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD TP VOL 01 TRUST ME  $   19.99
MONSTER & MADMAN TP  $   17.99
PEANUTS WAITING FOR GREAT PUMPKIN HC  $     9.99
PUNISHER TP VOL 01 BLACK AND WHITE  $   17.99
SHADOWMAN END TIMES TP  $   14.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ARCHIVES TP VOL 23  $     7.99
STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN GN VOL 02 (A)  $   19.99
TMNT ADVENTURES TP VOL 08  $   19.99
VAMPIRELLA BITES TP  $   15.99
WARHAMMER 40K WARRIORS OF THE IMPERIUM OMNIBUS SC  $   17.50
WINTER SOLDIER TP BITTER MARCH  $   16.99
WWE SLAM CITY GN VOL 01 FINISHED   $     7.99
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-102  MSRP 
ADVENTURE TIME CANDY CAPERS TP VOL 01  $   19.99
AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 05 ADAPT OR DIE  $   24.99
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 02 PEARL (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52)  $   14.99
BATMAN DARK KNIGHT TP VOL 01 KNIGHT TERRORS (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 02 SCARE TACTICS (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN NIGHT OF THE OWLS TP (N52)  $   19.99
BATMAN TP VOL 01 THE COURT OF OWLS (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN TP VOL 02 THE CITY OF OWLS (N52)  $   16.99
BATWING TP VOL 02 IN THE SHADOW OF ANCIENTS (N52)  $   14.99
BATWING TP VOL 03 ENEMY OF THE STATE (N52)  $   14.99
BATWOMAN TP VOL 02 TO DROWN THE WORLD (N52)  $   14.99
BUCK ROGERS IN 25TH CENTURY TP VOL 01 GRIEVOUS ANGELS  $   17.99
CATWOMAN TP VOL 01 THE GAME (N52)  $   14.99
CATWOMAN TP VOL 02 DOLLHOUSE (N52)  $   14.99
CATWOMAN TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52)  $   16.99
CIVIL WAR AVENGERS HC  $   39.99
CIVIL WAR HC  $   39.99
CIVIL WAR X-MEN UNIVERSE TP  $   13.99
DARK AGE DOMINION GN VOL 01 (OF 3)  $   19.99
FEW PERFECT HOURS & OTHER STORIES GN DOJO GRAPHICS ED  $   12.95
FINAL CRISIS TP  $   19.99
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD TP ACT ONE  $   19.99
GHOSTED TP VOL 01 (MR)  $     9.99
GHOSTED TP VOL 02 (MR)  $   12.99
GOTG BY ABNETT AND LANNING COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 01  $   34.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 01 FEARSOME (N52)  $   14.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 01 RING BEARER (N52)  $   14.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 02 BEYOND HOPE (N52)  $   14.99
GREEN LANTERN TP VOL 01 SINESTRO (N52)  $   14.99
HAVOC BRIGADE TP  $   12.99
HEARTBURST & OTHER PLEASURES TP (MR)  $   16.95
HEAVY METAL LORNA LEVIATHAN AZPIRI HC  $   14.95
JLA EARTH II TP  $   14.99
KNOW THYSELF HC (MR)  $   16.95
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 01 WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT  $   19.99
LORNA AND HER ROBOT SC  $   10.95
LUKE ON THE LOOSE HC  $   12.95
LUST TP  $   19.99
MICHAEL CHABON PRESENTS ADV O/T ESCAPIST TP VOL 01  $   17.95
NIGHTWING TP VOL 01 TRAPS AND TRAPEZES (N52)  $   14.99
NIGHTWING TP VOL 03 DEATH OF THE FAMILY (N52)  $   16.99
NODWICK CHRONICLES COLL NODWICK TP VOL 04  $   15.99
NUMBER 13 TP   $   15.99
OCCULTIST TP DEATHS DOOR  $   16.99
OCCULTIST TP VOL 01   $   16.99
ONCE UPON A TIME MACHINE TP   $   24.99
ORCHID TP VOL 02 (MR)   $   17.99
ORCHID TP VOL 03 (MR)  $   17.99
PM23 YEARS OF THE ELEPHANT GN   $   18.95
POKEMON POCKET COMICS BLACK & WHITE GN   $     9.99
RASL TP VOL 03   $   15.00
RED LANTERNS TP VOL 01 BLOOD AND RAGE (N52)  $   14.99
RIDE HOME GN  $     8.95
RIVEN TP   $   17.99
SAINT MAN WHO WAS CLEVER PROSE NOVEL  $     9.99
SCALPED TP VOL 01 INDIAN COUNTRY (MR)  $   14.99
SCALPED TP VOL 02 CASINO BOOGIE (MR)  $   14.99
SHOOTERS HC (MR)  $   22.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS SUPERMAN FAMILY TP VOL 04  $   19.99
SILLY LILLY IN WHAT WILL I BE TODAY HC  $   12.95
SILVERFISH TP (MR)  $   17.99
STEVE DITKO OMNIBUS HC VOL 02  $   59.99
SUGAR AND SPIKE ARCHIVES HC VOL 01  $   59.99
SUPERBOY SMALLVILLE ATTACKS TP  $   24.99
SUPERMAN ACTION COMICS ARCHIVES HC VOL 05  $   49.99
SUPERMAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 08  $   59.99
SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 03 ABSOLUTE POWER  $   12.99
SUPERMAN INFINITE CRISIS TP  $   12.99
SUPERMAN OUR WORLDS AT WAR COMPLETE EDITION  $   24.99
SUPERMAN SACRIFICE TP  $   14.99
SUPERMAN SUPERGIRL MAELSTROM TP  $   12.99
SUPERMAN THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP VOL 02  $   19.99
SUPERMAN UP UP AND AWAY TP  $   14.99
SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN HC  $   19.99
TEEN TITANS OUTSIDERS DEATH AND RETURN OF DONNA TROY TP  $   14.99
TELL ME DARK SC  $   14.95
THUNDER AGENTS ARCHIVES HC VOL 07  $   59.99
THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 04 NO MERCY  $   19.99
THUNDERCATS TP VOL 04 HAMMER HANDS REVENGE  $   14.95
TINTIN AND ALPH ART SC   $   10.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 02 MILES BEHIND US (NEW PTG)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 03 SAFETY BEHIND BARS  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 04 HEARTS DESIRE  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 06 SORROWFUL LIFE (NEW PTG)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 09 HERE WE REMAIN (MR)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 14 NO WAY OUT (MR)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 15 WE FIND OURSELVES (MR)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 18 WHAT COMES AFTER  $   14.99
WEDNESDAY COMICS HC  $   49.99
WETWORKS TP VOL 01  $   14.99
WILL EISNER COMPANION SC  $   12.99
WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 15  $   49.99
WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 17  $   49.99
WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 18  $   49.99
WILL EISNERS SPIRIT ARCHIVES HC VOL 19  $   49.99
WONDER WOMAN AMAZON PRINCESS ARCHIVES HC VOL 01  $   75.00
WONDER WOMAN AMAZONS ATTACK SC  $   19.99
WONDER WOMAN ARCHIVES HC VOL 07  $   59.99
WRAITHBORN TP  $   19.99
ZERO GIRL FULL CIRCLE TP  $   17.95
 
 NEW GAMES-1  MSRP 
D&D PLAYERS HANDBOOK   $   49.95
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-19  MSRP 
BRICK JOURNAL #30  $     8.95
CLASSIC ROCK #199  $   11.99
ELLE UK 0814  $     9.99
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1323  $     4.99
FANTASY FOOTBALL INDEX 2014 DRAFT  $     7.99
IMAGINE FX PRESENTS MANGA ARTIST  $   17.99
JUST FOR BLACK MAN #17.2  $   10.99
JUXTAPOZ #164  $     5.99
MARVEL FACT FILES #23 REED RICHARDS COVER  $     6.00
MARVEL FACT FILES #24 AVENGERS IRON MAN COVER  $     6.00
METAL HAMMER #259  $   11.99
MOJO #249  $     9.99
MONSTER HIGH MAGAZINE #9  $     4.99
OPRAH #15.9  $     4.50
RECORD COLLECTOR #429  $   10.99
SCREAM MAGAZINE #25 (MR)  $     8.99
TAPS #10.3  $     5.95
UNCUT #207  $     9.99
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #42 (NOTE PRICE)  $     4.99
 
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 ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
Batman Black & White Statue by Jae Lee 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Batman: Arkham Asylum Harley Quinn Statue 12/31/2014 8/20/2014
Disney Traditions Frozen: Anna & Elsa Figurine 12/31/2014 10/29/2014
Star Trek: U.S.S Enterprise White Bottle Opener 5/14/2014 8/27/2014
   
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Giant-Sized Kung Fu Bible Stories 10/29/2014 9/3/2014
MMW: Marvel Rarities HC Vol. 1 Reg./DM Var. 209 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Powers Bureau TP Vol. 2: Icons (MR) 10/15/2014 11/19/2014
Rust HC Vol. 1: Visitor in Field 12/31/2014 8/20/2014
Secret Service TP: Kingsman Movie Ed. (MR)  9/24/2014 10/22/2014
Shadowman: End Times TP 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge HC Vol. 2: Seven Cities/Gold 12/31/2014 9/24/2014
Zaya HC (MR)  8/13/2014 8/20/2014
   
 COMICS    
All New Doop #5 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
All New X-Men #32 9/10/2014 9/17/2014
Batman/Superman #13 Reg./Vars. 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
Death of Wolverine #3 Reg./Vars. 9/17/2014 9/24/2014
Death of Wolverine #4 Reg./Vars. 9/24/2014 10/8/2014
Inhuman #4 Madureira Var. 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Justice League United #4 Var. Ed. 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man #5 9/3/2014 9/17/2014
Powers Bureau #11 (MR) 9/3/2014 9/10/2014
Powers Bureau #12 (MR) 9/10/2014 10/8/2014
Silver Surfer #6 9/10/2014 9/24/2014
Storm #3 Reg./Var. 9/17/2014 9/24/2014
TMNT Annual 2014 8/13/2014 8/20/2014
Transformers vs G.I. Joe #2 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
Uncanny X-Men #25 Phantom City Creative Maos Var. 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Uncanny X-Men #25 SIN 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Wonder Woman #34 Reg./Var. 8/20/2014 10/1/2014
   
 GAMES    
Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures Set One 8-ct. Booster Brick 8/13/2014 8/19/2014
   
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