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(W) Chris Roberson (A) Patric Reynolds (CA) David Palumbo
During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony-but they'll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films! First issue in an exciting direction for Aliens! From critically acclaimed writer Chris Roberson! Variant cover by Fiona Staples (Saga, North 40)!

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  1) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5
  2) GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #19
  3) NEW AVENGERS #24 TRO
  4) HARLEY QUINN FUTURES END #1
  5) JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
       FUTURES END #1
  6) RED LANTERN FUTURES END #1
  7) BATMAN ETERNAL #25
  8) FLASH FUTURES END #1
  9) SUPERMAN FUTURES END #1
10) SUPERMAN DOOMED #2

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BOOSTER GOLD FUTURES END #1
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CATWOMAN FUTURES END #1
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FUTURE PROOF #1
GI JOE (2014) #1
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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK FUTURES END #1
MY LITTLE PONY 2014 ANNUAL
PARALLEL MAN #1
RED LANTERNS FUTURES END #1
ROCHE LIMIT #1
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SINESTRO FUTURES END #1
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE FUTURES END #1
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TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 (OF 5)
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THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #17
ALIEN LEGION UNCIVIL WAR #4
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5
ARMOR HUNTERS #4
BALTIMORE WITCH OF HARJU #3
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #12
LEGENDERRY A STEAMPUNK ADV #7 (OF 7)
PARIAH #8 (OF 8)
SUPERMAN DOOMED #2
TOM CLANCY SPLINTER CELL ECHOES #4 (OF 4)

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COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: Lots of comic book media stories this week in the news. CBS announced an ongoing Supergirl series, TBS announced an ongoing Teen Titans series, Gotham is starting this week on Fox, Flash is coming soon to the CW, Constantine to NBC, SHIELD returns with Agent Carter to ABC and Arrow is returning with it's third season to the CW. Meanwhile at the cinema, Marvel movies have collectively passed the seven billion dollar mark in gross revenues and there are more comic-to-film movies slated for production than you can count on both hands and all ten toes (assuming they all happen). The last time comics had anywhere this high a profile was in 1966. For folks my age, that era is viewed through honey colored glasses of nostalgia; Superman was on Broadway, Batman and soon to be Green Hornet were on ABC. Both Marvel and DC characters were all over Saturday mornings and comics were emerging out of the dark juvenile delinquency charges of the 50's and into the sunshiny POW! BAM! SOCK! "pop art" acceptance of the 60's. It burned hot and fast and before we knew it it was over. But being totally honest 1966's heady mass marketing accomplishments can't compare with 2014's. Comics were a pop curiosity in the 60's and today they are (for good or ill) a cultural force to be reckoned with. The facts speak for themselves but before you break out the streamers and the party hats-all is not well in the kingdom of comics.

In 1966 the comic "Batman" by itself was the number one selling book for the year. That year, DC, then National, sold an average of 898,470 copies of Batman each month grossing them an average of $96,684 a month at twelve cents an issue. Jump to 2014 and Diamond Comics (the monopoly where every comic book store in America gets it's comics) just released their August 2014 numbers and their top selling book for that month is Batman #34 which sold an estimated 112,186 copies at $3.99 each. That means the gross to DC for that issue will be $447,622, which on the surface sounds great, that's five times 1966's revenue! Dig a little and there are three problems with those numbers: 1) Those 2014 revenues are being produced by an average of 786,284 FEWER readers than in 1966, so the sales pyramid is essentially upside down. Let's skip over dealers over-ordering this non returnable 2014 issue, aka: unsold copies. 2) Adjusted for inflation, those 1966 dollars in 2014 would be $708,556 or almost DOUBLE that of today's sales dollars for Batman #34. 3) In 1966 the book at the bottom of that years sales list was Cheyenne Kid from Charlton Comics. At 94th place, it sold an average of 116,320 copies per month, 4134 copes per month MORE than Batman #34's 2014 estimated sales. Even the worst selling comic in 1966 was moving significantly more paper that the best selling comic of 2014.

Everybody loves comic book characters but there are only a relative few of us who actually support the comic book industry. Two things to remember the next time you're in the cinema or at home enjoying a comic-to-film/tv extravaganza: the attention of the masses isn't trickling down to the comic themselves and THANK YOU for your support.

SOURCES...

1966 ESTIMATED COMIC SALES

AUGUST 2014 DCD ESTIMATED SALES

1966 TO 2014 INFLATION ADJUSTMENT CALCULATOR

THIS WEEK'S STANDINGS: If Indy comics are your thing, then this will be a bumper week for you! Overall we're up 6 titles from last week (162 vs 156), however, there are 12 additional Indy titles this week compared to the former. Future Dude, Titan, Legendary & Northwest Press all ship out a deuce of titles apiece this week while Zenescope maintains its wicked ways with three titles being responsible for 11 slots on the list. In the TOP 5 DC is once again on in the lead with 31 titles as the lenticular cover Futures End event for 2014 ends. Marvel holds onto 2nd Place again with 20 titles. IDW climbs to 3rd (finally) by just one title over 4th place Dark Horse (back in the Top 5 this week). Rounding out the group is Image tumbling from 3rd last week to 5th this week with 15 titles. While 3rd through 5th place is only separated by one title each - that title must have a ten buck cover price because that's the dollar amount separating the three companies this week. Finally, second prints return to the schedule with eight new entries-most of which are Indies which brings us full circle.

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 IDW COMICS 17  $    71.83  $     10.77  $    61.06
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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: DC wraps up 3D MOTION/Lenticular cover month with the final 11 titles this week (22 if you include the Standard Editions). Also ending this week is the Superman Family event Doomed with SUPERMAN DOOMED #2, the bookend to the first issue that started the series. Yes, there will be an "Aftermath" issue with SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #12 on 10/08/14, but the actual story ends here. In addition, wrapping up this week is INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR TWO #12. Look for YEAR THREE to begin on 10/08/14. Marvel's Amazing Spiderman event "Learning to Crawl" concludes this week with AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1.5, the Red Hulk and the Punisher finally have it out in THUNDERBOLTS #31 and the god of mischief returns and finds himself in the coming AXIS event with LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #6. IDW re-launches GI JOE yet again - but this time with a heavy dose of estrogen as Scarlett heads up the team. The Baroness gets a lot of cover space and writer Karen Traviss ties it all together. Our Book of the Week is ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #1 from Dark Horse which will tie in with Prometheus and Predator to make for one unified xenomorph universe. Image ships out ROCHE LIMIT #1 which is the first part of a bold sci-fi/noir trilogy and their Top Cow sub-imprint ships the sequel: A VOICE IN THE DARK GET YOUR GUN #1. Around the Indy Pit this week we have BUTTERFLY #1 from Boom which for all the world sounds like a 1000 other "girl trained to be a super cop/soldier/agent/assassin from birth" movies/TV-series. Future Dude ships PARALLEL MAN #1 which I'm betting they had wish they shipped just before DC's Multiversity. Following on the heels of their sold out first issue, Dynamite ships BOBS BURGERS #2 which I still don't get. Finally, if you liked Irwin Allen's 1960's sci-fi series the Time Tunnel you may want to check out FUTURE PROOF #1 from Bliss on Tap. The series will follow two outcast agents who are recruited into a systematic one-way journey back through time. Ultimately, their actions allow for the most monumental events in history to take place. First stop: Dallas Texas, November 1963. Wonder if they will ever run into Butterfly's parents?

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LETTER 44 #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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SIMPSONS TREEHOUSE OF HORROR #20  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
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TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #88 (MR)  $     2.95  $    0.44  $       2.51
TOM CLANCY SPLINTER CELL ECHOES #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TOWN CALLED DRAGON #1 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WASTE OF TIME #2 (MR)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
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CARTOON NETWORK SUPER SECRET CRISIS WAR #4 SUB VAR  TBA 
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #3 (OF 5) LAND VAR  TBA 
GHOSTBUSTERS #20 SUB VAR  TBA 
GI JOE (2014) #1 SUB VAR  TBA 
GI JOE (2014) #1 SPECIAL ORDER VAR  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #2 (OF 6) HARDMAN B&W VAR  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #2 (OF 6) SYAF B&W VAR  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #2 (OF 6) FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN VAR  TBA 
MY LITTLE PONY 2014 ANNUAL SUB VAR  TBA 
NEW AVENGERS #24 ALESSIO VAR TRO  TBA 
STORM #3 HANS VAR  TBA 
SUPERMAN DOOMED #2 VAR ED  TBA 
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #88 SUB VAR  TBA 
 
 REORDER COMICS-13  MSRP 
AMERICAS GOT POWERS #7 (OF 7)  $     2.99
GFT WONDERLAND #24 A CVR LEISTER (MR)  $     3.99
I LOVE TROUBLE #4 (MR)  $     2.99
INHUMAN #3 ANMN  $     3.99
MAGNETO #9 MTAX  $     3.99
MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #5 (OF 6)  $     3.50
MOUSE GUARD LEGENDS O/T GUARD #2 (OF 4)  $     3.50
POLARITY #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99
SHADOW YEAR ONE #7 (OF 10) CVR B ROSS  $     3.99
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #3  $     3.99
SPREAD #3 (MR)  $     3.50
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #11  $     3.99
X #17 (MR)  $     2.99
 
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DC COMICS NEW 52 BATGIRL AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 TEEN TITANS RED ROBIN AF  $   24.95
DC FLASHPOINT MINI-BUST 2PC SET (NET)  $   49.99
HARLEY QUINN BATMAN NIGHTWING ROBIN AF 4 PACK  $   59.95
HINDENBURG BLIMP 1/520 SCALE MODEL KIT   $   29.99
MARVEL SELECT ZOMBIE MAGNETO AF  $   24.99
TMNT LEONARDO BUST BANK  $   22.99
TMNT MICHELANGELO BUST BANK  $   22.99
TMNT RAPHAEL BUST BANK   $   22.99
 
 REORDER ACTION FIGURES-3  MSRP 
DC COMICS NEW 52 FLASH ACTION FIGURE  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 SHAZAM AF  $   24.95
POP DARK KNIGHT HARLEY QUINN VINYL FIG  $   10.99
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-27  MSRP 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN EPIC COLLECTION TP GREAT POWER  $   34.99
AUTEUR TP VOL 01 (MR)  $   19.99
BATMAN DEATH OF THE FAMILY BOOK & JOKER MASK SET (N52)  $   39.99
BATMAN GORDON OF GOTHAM TP  $   19.99
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 29 BAMA VAR  $   14.95
DOCTOR WHO K-9 LIGHT & SOUND FIGURINE & BOOK KIT   $   12.95
ESCAPE FROM GRACE GN VOL 01 (A)  $   17.95
EX MACHINA TP BOOK 03 (MR)  $   19.99
FATALE TP VOL 05 CURSE THE DEMON (MR)  $   14.99
FOREVER EVIL ARGUS TP (N52)  $   14.99
FOREVER EVIL BLIGHT TP (N52)  $   24.99
FOREVER EVIL ROGUES REBELLION TP (N52)  $   16.99
GFT AGE OF DARKNESS TP VOL 03  $   15.99
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY TP VOL 02 ANGELA  $   19.99
HARLEY QUINN VENGEANCE UNLIMITED TP  $   19.99
IM COMING WITH YOU GN VOL 01 (A)   $   19.95
MARVEL COVERS ARTIST ED HC (NET)  $  117.75
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 07  $     9.99
MMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 05  $   24.99
MMW MIGHTY THOR TP VOL 05 DM VAR ED 69  $   24.99
NAUGHTY WIVES GN VOL 01 (A)   $   17.95
REVIVAL TP VOL 04 ESCAPE TO WISCONSIN  $   16.99
ROVER RED CHARLIE TP VOL 01 (MR)  $   19.99
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 87 POOLTEX TANGLE   $   14.95
STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 08  $   19.99
THUNDER AGENTS THE BEST OF WALLY WOOD HC  $   34.99
WILL EISNERS COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART SC REVISED ED  $   22.95
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-19  MSRP 
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE TP VOL 01 BM ED  $   17.99
BATMAN A CELEBRATION OF 75 YEARS HC  $   39.99
BOOSTER GOLD BLUE AND GOLD TP  $   14.99
BRIGHTEST DAY TP VOL 01  $   19.99
BRIGHTEST DAY TP VOL 02  $   19.99
BRIGHTEST DAY TP VOL 03  $   16.99
CHEW TP VOL 02 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR (MR)  $   12.99
CHEW TP VOL 04 FLAMBE (MR)  $   12.99
ESSENTIAL X-MEN TP VOL 05  $   16.99
KINGDOM COME TP NEW PTG  $   19.99
LOCKE & KEY TP VOL 05 CLOCKWORKS  $   19.99
PREACHER TP VOL 05 DIXIE FRIED NEW EDITION (MR)  $   17.99
SANDMAN TP VOL 03 DREAM COUNTRY  $   14.99
SANDMAN TP VOL 04 SEASON OF MISTS NEW ED (MR)  $   19.99
SCALPED TP VOL 03 DEAD MOTHERS (MR)  $   17.99
SHOWCASE PRESENTS BATGIRL TP VOL 01  $   16.99
SUICIDE SQUAD TP VOL 01 KICKED IN THE TEETH (N52)  $   14.99
WALKING DEAD TP VOL 05 BEST DEFENSE (NEW PTG)  $   14.99
ZERO KILLER TP   $   16.99
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-22  MSRP 
ARCHIE FUNHOUSE COMICS DIGEST #8  $     4.99
BACK ISSUE #76   $     8.95
BIZARRE #140  $   10.50
CHICAGO BEARS 2014 YEARBOOK  $   10.00
CIRCLE MAGAZINE #118  $     6.95
ELLERY QUEEN MYSTERY 0914  $     4.99
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1328  $     4.99
FHM #297  $   10.99
FINE SCALE MODELER #132.8  $     5.99
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #176  FREE 
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #351  $   12.40
LOST TREASURE #39.10  $     5.50
MARVEL PREVIEWS OCTOBER 2014  $     1.25
MOJO #250  $     9.99
OPRAH #15.10  $     4.50
PIECEWORK #22.5  $     7.99
PREVIEWS #313 OCTOBER 2014   $     4.50
PROFESSIONAL ARTIST #28.5  $     7.95
RECORD COLLECTOR #430  $   10.99
RUE MORGUE #148  $     9.95
TOTAL FILM #223  $     9.99
WOMAN'S HEALTH 1014  $     4.99
 
 REORDER MAGAZINES-1  MSRP 
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #01 SPIDER-MAN  $   12.00
 
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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-32 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
DC Comics: New 52-Teen Titans Red Robin AF 9/17/2014 9/24/2014
   
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Arkwright Integral HC  10/8/2014 11/19/2014
Auteur TP Vol. 1. 9/10/2014 9/24/2014
Manhattan Projects HC Vol. 1 9/24/2014 10/1/2014
Marvel Covers Artist Ed. HC 9/17/2014 9/24/2014
Memory Collectors HC 7/23/2014 9/24/2014
Powers Bureau TP Vol. 2: Icons (MR) 11/19/2014 12/17/2014
Ravine TP Vol. 2 10/1/2014 10/8/2014
Secret Service TP: Kingsman Movie Ed. (MR) 10/22/2014 1/28/2015
   
 COMICS    
American Vampire: Second Cycle #5 (MR) 9/24/2014 10/1/2014
AXIS: Hobgoblin #2 11/5/2014 11/12/2014
Brilliant #6 (MR) 10/8/2014 11/12/2014
Catwoman #37 Reg./Var. 12/24/2014 12/17/2014
Death of Wolverine #4 Reg./Vars. 10/8/2014 10/15/2014
Doctor Who: 10th #3 Reg./Vars. 9/24/2014 10/8/2014
Doctor Who: 10th #4 Reg./Vars. 10/8/2014 10/29/2014
Doctor Who: 10th #5 Reg./Vars. 11/5/2014 11/19/2014
Doctor Who: 10th #6 Reg./Vars. 11/26/2014 12/10/2014
Doctor Who: 10th #7 Reg./Vars. 12/17/2014 1/7/2015
Doctor Who: 12th #1 Reg./Vars. 10/1/2014 10/8/2014
Doctor Who: 12th #2 Reg./Vars. 10/29/2014 11/5/2014
Doctor Who: 12th #3 Reg./Vars. 11/26/2014 12/3/2014
Guardians of Galaxy Annual #1 Reg./Var. 10/1/2014 10/15/2014
Hawkeye #21 10/8/2014 11/12/2014
Hawkeye #22 11/12/2014 12/10/2014
Kitchen #1 (MR) Reg./Var. 11/5/2014 11/12/2014
Original Sin Annual #1 Reg./Var. 10/8/2014 10/15/2014
Powers Bureau #12 (MR) 10/8/2014 11/19/2014
Rocket Raccoon #4 Reg./Vars. 10/1/2014 10/8/2014
Scarlet #8 (MR) 10/8/2014 11/12/2014
She-Hulk #9 Reg./Var. 10/1/2014 10/22/2014
United States of Murder Inc. #6 (MR) 10/8/2014 11/19/2014
   
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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
STD ED=Standard Edition
SUB=Subscription as is variant Subscription Cover
SUB VAR=Subscription Variant
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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