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WOLVERINE #12

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Paul Cornell (A) Pete Woods (CA) Steve McNiven
ONE MONTH TO DIE! A DOUBLE-SIZED SERIES FINALE!
Looks like Sabretooth is ready for his final showdown with Logan and he sure picked a meaningful venue. Didn't we just see a fight in a shopping mall that seriously scarred Logan? Oh, right. That whole "messing with Wolverine" thing.

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  1) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.4
  2) WOLVERINE #12
  3) AVENGERS #34 SIN
  4) GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18
  5) ALL NEW X-MEN #31
  6) UNCANNY AVENGERS #23
  7) ORIGINAL SIN #5.4
  8) SUPERMAN #34
  9) BATMAN ETERNAL #21
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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS
Yes, we're on Facebook....
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: As some of you may be aware the store has a presence on Facebook with two separate pages, what you may not know is why. The Alternate Reality-Comicbooks page is where I post current news and topics of interest concerning comics, movies, gaming, social trends and some related store news. It's a more general Facebook page for a more general level of discourse on all subjects of an Alternate Reality nature. This page's banner features our Hero of the Month and the store's photo is our hanging sidewalk sign with some pithy saying displayed on it. This page currently has about 3750 Friends. Our other page is the Alternate Reality Fan Page which is solely used for store specific events and announcements. On the Fan Page we post up our BOOK OF THE WEEK on the banner and a Rafflemania Winner is featured as the "Face of Alternate Reality" (a pretty darn good representation for the store). These images are changed up every week for New Comic Wednesday and currently the page has almost 1300 Likes. Together these two pages are an excellent way for us to stay in contact with you and if you are on Facebook please feel free to "Like" the Fanpage or send the Store Page a Friend request so we can stay in touch. I mention all this because I just wanted to thank all our current FB friends and fans for all their kind wishes on our Anniversary on August 20th. Over 200 people took the time to wish us a "Happy Birthday" (the FB Storepage doesn't have an Anniversary but instead a Birthday) and we are always-ALWAYS appreciative of your good wishes.
 

   

THIS WEEK'S STANDINGS: An uptick in new titles this week (177) compared to last week (144) as all this weeks principle shippers increase their output. DC retakes the top spot with a solid 30 titles and only a few 1:1 (Selfie/Batman 75) parallel variants. Marvel and Image tie at 26 titles each but Marvel get's the #2 spot only by virtue of its dollar output. Unfortunately about a third of Marvel's output this week is second prints so if you're looking for the real #2 in original output you'll have to look at Image in third place. IDW is once again in (all together now) 4th PLACE with 25 titles and Dark Horse holds onto 5th Place once again with 16 titles. INDY COMICS are still coming on strong with 55 titles up from last weeks 53 titles. Last week 215 Press shipped out issues #2 & #3 of Enormous and that curious trend continues this week as Image ships out GENIUS #4 & #5 and Titan burns off ALIEN LEGION UNCIVIL WAR #2 & #3. Perhaps these publishers were contractually obligated to get these series finished up before the end of the month or maybe it's just the shipping planets coming into alignment. In any case it's a double two-fer.

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 IMAGE COMICS 25  $    88.36  $     13.25  $    75.11
 IDW COMICS 25  $    99.75  $     14.96  $    84.79
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 INDY COMICS 55  $ 217.94  $     32.69  $  185.25
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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS:  Remember the old SNL joke about Emperor Francisco Franco still being dead? Well, I've been burying the Wolverine title for the last few weeks now with issue #11 and last weeks Annual but this time FOR SURE! Our Book of the week is the LAST ISSUE-SWEAR TO GOD of Wolverine. At the end of this issue Logan may not be dead-dead, we still have the weekly September Death of Wolverine mini-series, but this title will be finished! As mentioned above almost a third of Marvel's output this week is second prints and most of those are tied into Original Sin. We're coming up on the last call for this Marvel event so this is the week to fill your holes in your collection. Over at DC Jonah Hex may not be walking the last mile but ALL STAR WESTERN does with issue #34. The Batman/Superman family of books kicks into high gear with eight total titles (not counting Selfie covers). The  all-new Image supernatural spectacle that combines the camaraderie and emotion of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with the action and mystery of Hellboy is WAYWARD #1 by writer Jim Zub and artists Steven Cummings, John Rauch. In the INDIES there a lot of titles bit little of real note. New publisher Future Dude ships BRAINSTORM #1 which looks like a cross between the Flash's Weather Wizard and the X-Men's Storm. Dynamite ships out BOB'S BURGERS #1 based on the incredibly lame animated series currently filling Fox's "Simpsons are over/Family Guy hasn't started yet" Sunday night time slot. Finally, FACE VALUE #1 ships from publisher AUTISM AT FACE VALUE. It's a comic about an autistic, Golden Age comic hero smashes both robots and stereotypes. Hopefully it will bring attention to autism and clarify symptoms and wipe away misconceptions for kids and readers of all ages.
 
 

FACE VALUE #1    

  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
  OZ DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ TP
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Eric Shanower (A/CA) Skottie Young
Once upon a time, a tornado brought her to Oz. Now, an earthquake sends Dorothy on her latest and greatest adventure! L. Frank Baum's magical worlds come to life again as Dorothy Gale takes yet another unexpected trip. This time, Dorothy and her cousin Zeb tumble deep into the ground after an earthquake! They'll tussle with fierce wooden gargoyles and hungry 66-year-old baby dragons! Experience Marvel's fourth amazing adaptation of the L. Frank Baum classics.Collecting DOROTHY & THE WIZARD IN OZ #1-8.
MSRP:$19.99    

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 WOLVERINE #12
 

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BRAINSTORM #1 (MR)  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      10.97
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BRAVEST WARRIORS #23 MAIN CVRS  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      15.96
DAMSELS IN EXCESS #2 DIRECT MARKET CVR A  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        7.98
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DOCTOR WHO 10TH #2 REG ZHANG  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      13.17
EVIL EMPIRE #4 (MR)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      11.97
FACE VALUE #1  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        9.98
FLASH GORDON #5  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        7.98
FLASH GORDON #5 80TH ANNIVERSARY CASTRO CVR  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        7.98
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GFT WARLORD OF OZ #4 (OF 6) A CVR LILLY  $     2.99  $      1.64  $        4.93
GFT WARLORD OF OZ #4 (OF 6) B CVR ORTIZ  $     2.99  $      1.64  $        3.29
GFT WARLORD OF OZ #4 (OF 6) C CVR LUIS  $     2.99  $      1.64  $        3.29
HAUNTED #4 (OF 4)  $     3.50  $      1.93  $      13.48
HERO CATS #1 MAIN CVR  $     3.99  $      2.19  $        6.58
HERO CATS #1 WRAP VAR  $     4.99  $      2.74  $        8.23
HUGH HOWEYS WOOL #2  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      10.97
JAEGIR ONE SHOT  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      10.97
KANG & KODOS #1  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      15.96
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #211  $     5.99  $      3.29  $        6.59
LETTER 44 #9  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      17.96
MEGA MAN #40 LOST IN TIME VAR CVR (NOTE PRICE)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        3.99
MEGA MAN #40 REG CVR (NOTE PRICE)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        3.99
MONOMYTH #2 (OF 3)  $     3.99  $      2.19  $        8.78
RAI #1 4TH PTG  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        5.99
RAI #3 2ND PTG  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        5.99
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RAI #4 VALIANTCRAFT CVR (VF)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      17.96
REGULAR SHOW #14  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        5.99
REGULAR SHOW #14 FOC INCV CONNECTING CVR 2 OF 4   $     3.99  $      2.00  $        7.98
REGULAR SHOW #14 SUBSCRIPTION MCALARNEY VAR   $     3.99  $      2.00  $        5.99
SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS #1 (OF 6) BOWLING VAR  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      10.97
SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS #1 (OF 6) MAIN CVR  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      10.97
SIXTH GUN #42  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        9.98
SONIC UNIVERSE #67 PIXEL CUT SCENE VAR CVR (NOTE PRICE)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        5.99
SONIC UNIVERSE #67 REG CVR (NOTE PRICE)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $        5.99
STEED & MRS PEEL NEEDED #2  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      15.96
WWE SUPERSTARS ONGOING #7  $     3.99  $      2.19  $      21.95
X-O MANOWAR #28 REG BERNARD (AH)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      17.96
X-O MANOWAR #28 VALIANTCRAFT CVR (AH)  $     3.99  $      2.00  $      17.96
NEW INDY COMICS TOTALS:  $ 217.94  $   32.69  $    185.25
     
 NEW  VARIANT COMICS-17  MSRP
ALL NEW X-MEN #31 DEL MUNDO MAOS VAR  TBA
ARMY OF DARKNESS HITCHED #2 (OF 4) LEE VAR  TBA
AVENGERS #34 RIVERA MAOS VAR SIN  TBA
BATMAN SUPERMAN #13 VAR ED  TBA
BOBS BURGERS #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX CVR  TBA
CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR #3 VAR CVR  TBA
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #2 CASAGRANDE VAR  TBA
GHOSTBUSTERS #19 VAR CVR  TBA
HARLEY QUINN #10 VAR ED  TBA
SAVAGE HULK #3 STARLIN VAR  TBA
SILVER SURFER #5 GOTG PAREL VAR  TBA
SUPERMAN #34 VAR CVR  TBA
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #87 DLX ED  TBA
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #32 VAR CVR  TBA
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #2 VAR CVR  TBA
UNCANNY AVENGERS #23 RIOS MAOS VAR  TBA
WOLVERINE #12 STEGMAN VAR  TBA
 
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ALL NEW X-FACTOR #11  $     3.99
AQUAMAN #25  $     3.99
BATMAN ETERNAL #16  $     2.99
CLIVE BARKER NEXT TESTAMENT #12 (OF 12) (MR)  $     3.99
CONSTANTINE #6  $     2.99
CONSTANTINE #7  $     2.99
CONSTANTINE #9 (EVIL)  $     2.99
DAY MEN #4  $     3.99
DEADLY CLASS #6 (MR)  $     3.50
DEADPOOL VS X-FORCE #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #34  $     3.99
DETECTIVE COMICS #34 DCU SELFIE VAR ED  $     3.99
FLASH #31  $     2.99
GIANT ROBOT WARRIOR MAINTENANCE CREW #1 (OF 3)  $     2.99
GREEN ARROW #26  $     2.99
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #4  $     2.99
LIFE AFTER #2 CVR B GABO (MR)  $     3.99
NEW WARRIORS #8  $     3.99
ORIGINAL SIN #5 (OF 8) ADAMS INTERLOCKING BATTLE VAR  $     3.99
PUNISHER #8  $     3.99
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #26  $     2.99
SINESTRO #2  $     2.99
STORM #2  $     3.99
TEEN TITANS GO #3  $     2.99
 
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BIG BANG THEORY LEONARD 8-IN AF  $   29.95
BIG BANG THEORY RAJ 8-IN AF  $   29.95
BIG BANG THEORY SHELDON 8-IN AF  $   29.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 ARSENAL AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 RED HOOD AF  $   24.95
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GOTG ROCKET RACCOON WACKY WOBBLER   $   14.99
GOTG STAR LORD WACKY WOBBLER   $   14.99
 
 REORDER ACTION FIGURES/MODELS/STATUES-6  MSRP 
BATMAN ARKHAM CITY PLAY ARTS KAI BATMAN 70S VER  $   69.99
DC COMICS NEW 52 EARTH 2 BATMAN AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 EARTH 2 THOMAS WAYNE BATMAN AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 EARTH 2 WONDER WOMAN AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 POWERGIRL & HUNTRESS AF 2 PACK  $   44.95
MARVEL SELECT INCREDIBLE HULK AF  $   24.99
 
 NEW APPAREL-1  MSRP 
INVINCIBLE PROFILE BLACK T/S XL   $   19.99
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-18  MSRP 
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER TP VOL 01 DESCENT  $   15.99
DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE TP (RES)  $   14.99
DEADPOOL VS CARNAGE TP  $   16.99
FABLES TP VOL 20 CAMELOT (MR)  $   19.99
FANTASTIC FOUR TP VOL 01 FALL OF FANTASTIC FOUR  $   15.99
FUSE TP VOL 01  $     9.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 04 GODS MONSTERS (N52)  $   16.99
JESSICA JONES PULSE COMPLETE COLLECTION TP  $   34.99
MARVEL COMICS POSTER COLLECTION SC  $   24.99
NEW WARRIORS TP VOL 01 KIDS ARE ALL FIGHT  $   24.99
OZ DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ TP  $   19.99
SAINT MAN WHO WOULDNT DIE GN  $     7.99
SECRET SERVICE PREM HC KINGSMAN (RES)(MR)  $   24.99
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TP VOL 01 COUNTDOWN TO CHAOS  $   12.99
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER TP VOL 01 CONQUEST  $   16.99
WARHAMMER 40K HORUS RISING MMPB  $     9.99
X-FORCE BY KYLE AND YOST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02  $   39.99
X-FORCE TP VOL 01 DIRTY TRICKS  $   17.99
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-6  MSRP 
BATMAN DETECTIVE COMICS TP VOL 03 EMPEROR PENGUIN (N52)  $   16.99
CHEW TP VOL 01 (MR)  $     9.99
CHEW TP VOL 08 FAMILY RECIPES (MR)  $   12.99
SAGA TP VOL 03 (MR)  $   14.99
STEVE DITKO OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 STARRING SHADE  $   59.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 07 THE CALM BEFORE  $   14.99
 
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ALTER EGO #128  $     8.95
BACK ISSUE #75   $     8.95
BASEBALL AMERICA #1418-19  $     5.99
BIZARRE #217  $   10.50
COOKS ILLUSTRATED #130  $     6.95
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #475  $     9.99
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1324  $     4.99
FHM #296  $   10.99
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JUGHEAD & ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #5  $     6.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS SEPTEMBER 2014 EXTRAS  $     1.25
MENTAL FLOSS #13.6  $     5.99
MODEL RAILROADER 0914  $     5.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0914  $     4.99
PREVIEWS #312 SEPTEMBER 2014   $     4.50
SCI FI ENTERTAINMENT 1014  $     4.99
SHOW PRESENTS BLACK LINGERIE #21  $     9.95
TOTAL FILM #222  $     9.99
WHISKEY #120  $     7.99
 
 REORDER SUPPLIES-2  MSRP 
MYLITES 2 CURRENT (PACK OF 50)  $   17.95
MYLITES 2 SILVER GOLD (PACK OF 50)  $   19.95
 
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THIS WEEKS LATE LIST
(The following have been pushed back form their original release dates to these new dates)
 VENDOR/TITLE-25 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
DC COMICS Bombshells Stargirl Statue 12/31/2014 8/27/2014
Game of Thrones Figure Arya Stark 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
Game of Thrones Figure Robb Stark 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Ganondorf  8/20/2014 8/27/2014
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Link  8/20/2014 8/27/2014
   
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Art of Dragon Age Inquisition HC 10/8/2014 11/19/2014
Batman Arkham Asylum 25th Anniv. Dlx. Ed. TP (MR) 9/17/2014 10/29/2014
Batman TP Vol. 04 Zero Year Secret City (N52) 10/15/2014 10/1/2014
Cyanide & Happiness Punching Zoo TP (MR) 8/20/2014 9/10/2014
Godzilla Awakening TP N/A 9/17/2014
MMW Marvel Rarities HC Vol. 1 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
MMW Marvel Rarities HC Vol. 1 DM Var. Ed. 209 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
TMNT Works HC Vol. 3 8/20/2014 8/27/2014
   
 COMICS    
All New Ghost Rider #7 9/17/2014 9/24/2014
All New Ghost Rider #8 10/8/2014 10/22/2014
All New Ghost Rider #8 Deadpool 75th Anniv. Var. 10/8/2014 10/22/2014
American Vampire Second Cycle #5 (MR) 9/10/2014 9/24/2014
American Vampire Second Cycle #6 (MR) 1/2/1994 10/29/2014
Guardians of Galaxy Annual #1 9/17/2014 10/1/2014
Guardians of Galaxy Annual #1 Doe Var. 9/17/2014 10/1/2014
Justice League #33 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Justice League #33 Batman 75 Var. Ed. 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Justice League #33 Combo Pack 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Justice League #33 Var Ed. 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Superman Doomed #2 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
Superman Doomed #2 Var Ed. 8/27/2014 9/3/2014
   
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"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
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
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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