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NEW & RETURNING ITEMS GO ON SALE AT 7:00AM THIS
WEDNESDAY
November 26th 2014
(IT'S OUR 1062nd WEEK!)

IT'S OUR BOOK OF THE WEEK AND IT'S
40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG!

ODYC #1

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Matt Fraction
(A/CA) Christian Ward

COVER PRICE: $3.99
YOU PAY: $2.39
112614-120214
 While supplies last
 
An epic 26 centuries in the making: In the aftermath of a galactic war a hundred years long, Odyssia the Clever Champion and her compatriots begin their longest, strangest trip yet: the one home. A gender-bent eye-popping psychedelic science fiction odyssey begins HERE, by MATT FRACTION (CASANOVA, SEX CRIMINALS, SATELLITE SAM) and CHRISTIAN WARD (INFINITE VACATION, OLYMPUS).
INCLUDES SPECIAL EIGHT-PAGE FOLDOUT!

TOP TEN

BASED THIS WEEKS ORDERING

  1) EARTH 2 WORLDS END #8
  2) SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (OF 3) SV
  3) NEW AVENGERS #27 TRO
  4) CAPTAIN AMERICA AND
       MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 AXIS
  5) SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 AXIS
  6
) SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6 SV
  7) BATMAN ETERNAL #34
  8) AMAZING X-MEN #13
  9) ODYC #1 (MR)
10) SUPERMAN #36

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ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4)
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG ONE PERCENT #1
CAPTURE CREATURES #1 MAIN CVRS
CROSSED PLUS 100 #1 TASTE TEST
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1
FLASH GORDON ANNUAL 2014
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1
MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDEY WEB
    WARRIORS #1
ODYC #1 (MR)
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #1 (OF 4)
PLANET GIGANTIC #1
SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (OF 3) SV
SEPARATORS #1
SHADOW SHOW #1 (OF 5)
TOE TAG RIOT #1 (MR)
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE O/STONE
    #1 (OF 4)

ENDING THIS WEEK

THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES

AMERICAN LEGENDS #5 (OF 5)
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #16
DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4)
DOCTOR SPEKTOR #4
NEW WARRIORS #12
SALLY O/T WASTELAND #5 (OF 5)
STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #4 (OF 4)
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #5 (OF 5)

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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS
"This is where it gets complicated"...
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: Not really, but this is going to be a busy week at the store sales wise. Planets are converging, the stars are aligning, other stores are having their "BIG SALES" and we're...well, we're doing what we always do and making the rest of them look silly in comparison. Starting with Sunday-that's right THIS SUNDAY (112314):

BOXED BACK ISSUE SALE: We're at the end of the alphabet folks and this week all my boxed back issues that begin with the letters "U" thru "Z" and are priced at $5.00 or less are $1.00 each. That's Sunday (112314) thru Saturday (112914) and includes titles like Vampirella, What If, Y-The Last Man, Zorro and of course EVERY SINGLE X-MEN related title on our X-MEN table. Yup, Cable, Deadpool, Generation X, Magneto, Storm and all the rest of the "X-MEN FAMILY" of comics all count.

GOBBLEDY GOOKER SALE-A-BRATION Thought I forgot about this didn't you? Actually, I did, I should have mentioned it last week but it slipped through the cracks. Each year I hold four seasonal, week long Sunday thru Saturday Sale-A-Brations: Winter Wonderland, Free Comicbook Day, Store Anniversary and Gobbledy Gooker. For seven days everything in the store is 20% Off and all Boxed Back Issues are 50% Off.  Gobbledy Gooker begins this Sunday (112314) and the only exclusions to the sale are: 111914 & 112614 new shipping, bulk supplies and the BBI Sale "U-Z" titles listed above. A lot of folks have been asking us what we'll be doing for Small Business Saturday on 112914. Since, that'll be the last day of both the "Gobbledy Gooker" and "Boxed Back Issue" sales - we'll be doing that.

BLACK FRIDAY: This is the "Big One" and as I have done in past years, all details on the Black Friday Sale will be posted on the store's website this Wednesday (112614). I'll also be sending out a special Black Friday edition of this very newsletter with all of the website's details on Wednesday. I can, however, tell you three things about our Black Friday Sale:

1) Doors open at 5:00 AM and the sale lasts until 8:00PM.

2) All the sales listed above are suspended for the 15 hours of the sale (believe me - this will be a good thing.)

3) All 112614 new shipping items will NOT be part of the Black Friday Sale - so if you're coming in for New Comic Wednesday to get your new comics, new trades or new action figures don't worry, you won't be missing out on a better deal come Friday.

Of course, all this week's new comics (111914 & 112614) will be 15% off all week long and our seven "1st DAY SALE" titles will all be 40% off all day on the first Wednesday of their release - as they always have been. Gobble Gobble everyone!
 

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SALE HERE!

  At Alternate Reality we order 99.9% of the comics PREVIEW'S solicits each month. Keep that in mind as you read the numbers below, they not only break down our week, but they're also a pretty accurate representation of the week in comics nationwide.

Considering it's the last shipping day before Black Friday, it's something of a smaller week that one might expect. Eleven fewer titles this week overall with the brunt of the slippage coming from the Top 5 for the Week of 111914. DC retains the top spot but shipping nine fewer titles than last week. The middle three positions keep the same players but shift their positions all around. IDW takes 2nd Place with twenty four titles, Marvel drops to 3rd Place with twenty-one and Image slips slightly to 4th Place with twenty this week. Dynamite again holds onto 5th Place again shipping out the same number of titles as last week. INDY COMICS numbers remain unchanged with sixty-five titles again. Extending out the Indy numbers, the 6th Place shipper for the week is Dark Horse with fourteen titles, BOOM! is again in 7th Place with eleven titles and Action Lab/Danger Zone pulls into 8th Place with eight titles. As we move into the final month of shipping for the calendar/fiscal year, expect to see many long standing late titles hit the racks as publishers try to clean up their books for the accountants.

 TOP 5 FOR 112614 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 27  $    91.73  $     13.76  $    77.97
 IDW COMICS 24  $    95.76  $     14.36  $    81.40
 MARVEL COMICS 21  $    84.79  $     12.72  $    72.07
 IMAGE COMICS 20  $    75.39  $     11.31  $    64.08
 DYNAMITE COMICS 15  $    63.85  $       9.58  $    54.27
 INDY COMICS 65  $ 250.39  $     37.56  $  212.83
TOTALS: 172  $661.91  $   99.29  $562.62
 TOP 5 FOR 111914 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 36  $ 131.64  $     19.75  $  111.89
 MARVEL COMICS 27  $ 107.69  $     16.15  $    91.54
 IMAGE COMICS 21  $    63.90  $       9.59  $    54.32
 IDW COMICS 19  $    75.81  $     11.37  $    64.44
 DYNAMITE COMICS 15  $    58.85  $       8.83  $    50.02
 INDY COMICS 65  $ 262.40  $     39.36  $  223.04
TOTALS: 183  $700.29  $ 105.04  $595.25
COMICS COST HOW MUCH?!?: Here's the price point breakdown for the Week of 11/26/14. Of the 172 NEW COMICS that are shipping there are seven price points ranging from $2.95 to $9.99 with the largest concentration of books again falling into the $3.99 price point with the $2.99 price point trailing a very distant second. Remember, you save 15% OFF of ALL of this weeks New Comics all week long only at Alternate Reality!

THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: Since we last met, a gentleman came into the store and asked me if there were any science fiction themed comics that had come out lately. I couldn't think of anything (I'm sure there was something - like Image's LOW!!) but like Romance, War and Westerns - Science Fiction is essentially a dead genre in comics. Plenty of Sci-Fi concepts to make the superhero soap operas go-go-go but pure Bradbury, Asimov, Dick type Science Fiction? Which brings me to our BOOK OF THE WEEK: ODCY #1 from Image by writer Matt (can't keep Sex Criminals in print) Fraction and artist Christian Ward. It's a gender bent, eye popping, psychedelic, science fiction odyssey set in the aftermath of a 26th century long intergalactic war. Let's not kid ourselves, Fraction's huge success with Sex Criminals is the selling point of this book, so give it a 40% Off try this week. Speaking of science fiction, IDW's SHADOW SHOW #1 is an anthology book of Ray Bradbury stories put together by some of the top talent in comics. The first issue has Joe Hill (yup, that Joe Hill) adapting the classic "By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain". Meanwhile, over at DC, Jim Corrigan's Specter makes his New 52 debut in GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1 (also 40% Off this Wednesday). Plumbing the depths of the INDY PIT, we have CROSSED PLUS 100 #1 from Avatar Comics which is a sampler of penciled pages and Alan Moore's notes for the upcoming spin-off series of the Crossed Universe 100 years later. PLANET GIGANTIC #1 is Action Lab's stab at the giant monster market as  two genetically engineered teenagers crash land on a strange planet as they face down a giant rock monster (also 40% Off Wednesday). Remember Occupy Wall Street? No? Well, the villainous One Percent won and Valiant celebrates/mourns with ARCHER & ARMSTRONG ONE PERCENT #1, which come in two parallel variant covers: the Bull or the Bear. Bridging the gap between the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES and DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES films is  BOOM!'s latest foray into the monkey house DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1. Witness to the fall of humanity! See the rise of Caesar's civilization! Save 40% Off this Wednesday!

  NOVEMBER 23rd thru NOVEMBER 29th  

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SALE HERE!

  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
 
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #1 (OF 4)
TITAN COMICS
(W) Alex Matthews (A/CA) Alex Fereyra
DreamWorks' Penguins of Madagascar are getting their own brand new 4-issue comic series! Yep, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private are jumping from the big and small screen in this unique and exciting - and very funny - new series.
MSRP: $3.99   YOU PAY: $2.39  

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
 
40% OFF40% OFF

 ODYC #1
 

SAVE 40% ($10.77) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 112614!     
 40% OFF these "MAGNIFICENT 7" titles on 112614  MSRP  -40%  YOU PAY 
 DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 DEATHLOK #2  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1  $     2.99  $     1.20  $       1.79
 ODYC #1 (MR)  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 PLANET GIGANTIC #1  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 SKYLANDERS #2  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
1ST DAY SALE TOTALS:  $26.93  $ 10.77  $   16.16

"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 NOVEMBER 2014: CONSTANTINE & SWAMP THING
   
CONSTANTINE & SWAMP THING MONTH at Alternate Reality is going on now and our entire stock of the VERTIGO'S BEST Trade Paperbacks are all discounted...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!

Also save this week on...

217 NEW & RETURNING COMICS ARRIVE THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL OF THE NEW COMICS BELOW, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK (112614-120214) FOR EVERYONE!
 1) NEW DC COMICS-27  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
AQUAMAN #36  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
AQUAMAN #36 LEGO VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ARKHAM MANOR #2  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN 66 #17  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #16  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATMAN ETERNAL #34  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BODIES #5 (OF 8) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CATWOMAN #36  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
CATWOMAN #36 LEGO VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES #11  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
DEATHSTROKE #2  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #8  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
FLASH #36  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
FLASH #36 LEGO VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE #19  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
INFINITY MAN AND THE FOREVER PEOPLE #5  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #36  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #36 LEGO VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW 52 FUTURES END #30 (WEEKLY)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
RED LANTERNS #36 (GODHEAD)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SECRET ORIGINS #7  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
STAR SPANGLED WAR STORIES GI ZOMBIE #4  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SUPERMAN #36  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERMAN #36 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
SUPERMAN #36 LEGO VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
UNWRITTEN VOL 2 APOCALYPSE #11 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW DC COMICS TOTALS:  $   91.73  $  13.76  $    77.97
     
 2) NEW IDW COMICS-24  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4) SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GI JOE (2014) #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GI JOE (2014) #3 SUBSCRIPTION VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #18  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #18 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUDGE DREDD #25  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SAMURAI JACK #14   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SAMURAI JACK #14 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHADOW SHOW #1 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHADOW SHOW #1 (OF 5) SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SKYLANDERS #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SKYLANDERS #2 SUBSCRIPTION VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TMNT ONGOING #40   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE O/STONE #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE O/STONE #1 (OF 4) BLANK SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS MTMTE #35 DAYS OF DECEPTION  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS MTMTE #35 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #4 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
X-FILES YEAR ZERO #5 (OF 5) SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW IDW COMICS TOTALS:  $   95.76  $  14.36  $    81.40
     
 3) NEW MARVEL COMICS-21  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ALL NEW INVADERS #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AMAZING X-MEN #13  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 AXIS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CYCLOPS #7  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 (OF 4) 2ND PTG MCNIVEN VAR   $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
DEATH OF WOLVERINE LOGAN LEGACY #5 (OF 7)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEATHLOK #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 5) 3RD PTG RODRIGUEZ VAR   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #5 (OF 5) 2ND PTG WYATT VAR   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW AVENGERS #27 TRO  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW WARRIORS #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NOVA #24 AXIS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ROCKET RACCOON #2 3RD PTG YOUNG VAR   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (OF 3) SV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SECRET AVENGERS #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SPIDER-MAN 2099 #6 SV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN #17  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 AXIS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12 AXIS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW MARVEL COMICS TOTALS:  $   84.79  $  12.72  $    72.07
     
 4) NEW IMAGE COMICS-20  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
AMERICAN LEGENDS #4 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AMERICAN LEGENDS #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
COWL #6 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
DARK ENGINE #4 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
LAZARUS #13 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
MADMAN IN YOUR FACE 3D SPECIAL  $     9.99  $    1.50  $       8.49
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #25  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
ODDLY NORMAL #3 CVR A FRAMPTON  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ODDLY NORMAL #3 CVR B COOK  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ODYC #1 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PROPHET STRIKEFILE #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RASPUTIN #2 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
ROCHE LIMIT #3 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SEX #18 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SHELTERED #13 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SIDEKICK #9 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TREES #7 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
UMBRAL #11 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WAYWARD #4 CVR A CUMMING & CAMPBELL (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WAYWARD #4 CVR B TAN (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
 NEW IMAGE COMICS TOTALS:  $   75.39  $  11.31  $    64.08
     
 5) NEW DYNAMITE COMICS-15  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
BIONIC WOMAN SEASON FOUR #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOCTOR SPEKTOR #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOCTOR SPEKTOR #4 FRANCAVILLA EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FLASH GORDON ANNUAL 2014  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6) CVR A ROSS MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6) CVR B FRANCAVILLA VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6) CVR C HARDMAN VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6) CVR D SYAF VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PURGATORI #3 CVR A RUFFINO MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PURGATORI #3 CVR B CHIN VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PURGATORI #3 CVR C FLEECS EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RED SONJA BLACK TOWER #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STEAMPUNK BSG 1880 #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #10 CVR A SEARS MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TUROK DINOSAUR HUNTER #10 CVR B LEE EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW DYNAMITE COMICS TOTALS:  $   63.85  $    9.58  $    54.27
     
 NEW INDEPENDENT COMICS-65  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #5 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ALIENS FIRE AND STONE #3  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #5 MAIN CVRS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG ONE PERCENT #1 CVR B BEAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG ONE PERCENT #1 CVR C BULL   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BALTIMORE WOLF AND THE APOSTLE #2 (OF 2)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
BART SIMPSON COMICS #93  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
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CAPTURE CREATURES #1 MAIN CVRS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED #7 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
COLDER BAD SEED #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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CRITICAL HIT #3 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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DASH #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEAD LETTERS #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DELINQUENTS #3 (OF 4) BOARD GAME CVR DOE (VF)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4) CVR A RIVERA (VF)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4) CVR B BOARD GAME (VF)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EHMM THEORY EVERYTHING IN SMALL DOSES #2 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ELFQUEST FINAL QUEST #6  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
ENORMOUS #5 CVR A CHEGGOUR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ENORMOUS #5 CVR B HUERTA  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL WITHIN #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
F1RST HERO #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FATHERS DAY #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FUTURE PROOF #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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GFT WONDERLAND #29 A CVR LEISTER (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT WONDERLAND #29 B CVR EL TABANAS (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT WONDERLAND #29 C CVR FRANCHESCO (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HALO ESCALATION #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LETTER 44 #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MASSIVE #29  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
MEMETIC #2 (OF 3)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
MIDNIGHT TIGER #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MIND MGMT #28  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PIROUETTE #2 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
PLANET GIGANTIC #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
POP #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SALLY O/T WASTELAND #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SCUM O/T EARTH #3 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SEPARATORS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHINOBI NINJA PRINCESS #3 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SOUTHERN DOG #3 (OF 4) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STEVEN UNIVERSE #4 MAIN CVRS   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STUMPTOWN V3 #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUNDOWNERS #4  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #89 (MR)  $     2.95  $    0.44  $       2.51
TOE TAG RIOT #1 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
TOMB RAIDER #10  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
USAGI YOJIMBO SENSO #5 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WWE SUPERSTARS ONGOING #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS #1 (OF 4) VAR ED  TBA 
ARKHAM MANOR #2 VAR ED  TBA 
CAPTAIN AMERICA & MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 GREENE VAR AXIS  TBA 
DAWN OF PLANET OF APES #1 SHAW INCV   TBA 
DEATHLOK #2 WHALEN VAR  TBA 
DEATHSTROKE #2 VAR ED  TBA 
DELINQUENTS #4 (OF 4) HAMNER VAR (VF)  TBA 
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2 (OF 5) VAR ED  TBA 
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #2 (OF 5) BLANK SUB VAR  TBA 
GI JOE (2014) #3 VAR CVR  TBA 
GOTHAM BY MIDNIGHT #1 VAR ED  TBA 
JUDGE DREDD #25 BLANK SUB VAR  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6) HARDMAN B&W INCV  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #4 (OF 6) SYAF B&W INCV  TBA 
SCARLET SPIDERS #1 (OF 3) BAGLEY VAR  TBA 
SEPARATORS #1 VAR ED  TBA 
SHADOW SHOW #1 (OF 5) VAR ED  TBA 
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #2 NOTO VAR AXIS  TBA 
TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #89 VAR ED  TBA 
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2 (OF 4) VAR ED  TBA 
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2 (OF 4) BLANK SUB VAR  TBA 
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #1 (OF 4) VAR ED  TBA 
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #35 VAR ED  TBA 
TRANSFORMERS VS GI JOE #4 VAR ED  TBA 
 
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BATMAN AND ROBIN #33 BATMAN 75 VAR ED (ROBIN RISES)  $     2.99
DARK AGES #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #11  $     3.99
FLASH GORDON #5 HAESER EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS #2 CVR B RUGG (MR)  $     3.50
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #18 SIN  $     3.99
HARLEY QUINN #9  $     2.99
HUMANS #1 (MR)  $     2.99
JOHN CARTER WARLORD #1 CVR B SEARS VAR  $     3.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #3 2ND PTG FRISON VAR ANMN  $     2.99
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #5 2ND PTG FRISON VAR  $     2.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #10  $     3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #10 SUB VAR  $     3.99
MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDS FOREVER #8  $     3.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #21  $     3.99
RED LANTERNS #32  $     2.99
SINESTRO #4  $     2.99
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CHAOS #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99
SPAWN #248  $     2.99
WAYWARD #1 2ND PTG (MR)  $     3.50
WILDS END #3  $     3.99
 
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 NEW ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS-7  MSRP 
BATMAN ANIMATED BAS CATWOMAN AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 STARGIRL AF  $   24.95
DC COMICS STARFIRE BISHOUJO STATUE  $   69.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE WAR CYBORG AF  $   19.95
MR POTATO HEAD MARVEL HULK   $   21.95
MR POTATO HEAD MARVEL THOR  $   21.95
MR POTATO HEAD MARVEL WOLVERINE   $   21.95
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-30  MSRP 
ALL NEW INVADERS TP VOL 02 ORIGINAL SIN  $   16.99
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN TP 01..1 LEARNING TO CRAWL  $   17.99
AMERICAN VAMPIRE TP VOL 06 (MR)  $   14.99
ARCHIE GIANT COMICS FESTIVAL TP  $     7.99
AXE COP TP VOL 06 AMERICAN CHOPPERS   $   12.99
BAD BLOOD TP   $   17.99
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 04 REQUIEM FOR DAMON (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN ETERNAL TP VOL 01  (N52)  $   39.99
BATWOMAN TP VOL 05 WEBS (N52)  $   19.99
BETTY & VERONICA SHOPPING SPREE TP  $     9.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA EPIC COLLECTION TP CAPTAIN LIVES AGAIN  $   34.99
WORLD OF ICE & FIRE UNTOLD HISTORY HC VOL 01  $   50.00
CATWOMAN TP VOL 05 RACE OF THIEVES (N52)  $   17.99
DEADPOOL TP VOL 06 ORIGINAL SIN  $   17.99
HINTERKIND TP VOL 02 (MR)  $   14.99
INHUMAN TP VOL 01 GENESIS  $   17.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE TRINITY WAR TP  $   19.99
MANARA BORGIAS HC (MR)   $   59.99
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS GN VOL 02 GOING GREEN   $     7.99
OZ TP ROAD TO OZ  $   17.99
PAINKILLER JANE 22 BRIDES TP (MR)  $   17.99
PUNK ROCK JESUS DELUXE EDITION HC (MR)  $   39.99
SAVAGE WOLVERINE PREM HC VOL 04 BEST THERE IS  $   24.99
SOLAR MAN OF THE ATOM TP VOL 01 NUCLEAR FAMILY  $   16.99
TERMINATOR SALVATION FINAL BATTLE TP VOL 01   $   19.99
TRINITY OF SIN PANDORA TP VOL 02 (N52)  $   16.99
UNITY TP VOL 03 ARMOR HUNTERS  $   14.99
WARHAMMER 40K SALAMANDERS REBIRTH HC (RES)   $   24.99
WHITE SUITS TP   $   17.99
WOLVERINE BY AARON COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 04  $   34.99
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-38  MSRP 
ALL STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE BOY WONDER TP VOL 01  $   19.99
AQUAMAN TP VOL 03 THRONE OF ATLANTIS (N52)  $   16.99
ARROW TP VOL 01  $   16.99
AVENGERS PREM HC VOL 06 INFINITE AVENGERS  $   24.99
AVENGERS UNDERCOVER TP VOL 01 DESCENT  $   15.99
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 01 BORN TO KILL (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN TP VOL 01 BATMAN REBORN  $   14.99
BATMAN AND ROBIN WHITE KNIGHT DARK KNIGHT TP  $   16.99
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM 25TH ANNIV DLX ED HC (MR)  $   29.99
BATMAN BATMAN AND SON TP NEW ED  $   19.99
BATMAN BRUCE WAYNE THE ROAD HOME TP  $   17.99
BATMAN DEATH MASK COLLECTED EDITION  $     9.99
BATMAN EGO AND OTHER TAILS TP  $   17.99
BATMAN INCORPORATED TP VOL 02 GOTHAMS MOST WANTED (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN KNIGHTFALL TP PART 01 BROKEN BAT  $   19.99
BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM TP VOL 02 LEVIATHAN  $   17.99
BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 04  $     9.99
BLACK PANTHER POWER TP  $   16.99
DC COMICS THE NEW 52 ZERO OMNIBUS HC (N52)  $ 150.00
DEADPOOL BY DANIEL WAY COMPLETE COLL TP VOL 04  $   34.99
DEADPOOL TP VOL 03 X MARKS SPOT  $   15.99
DEATHSTROKE TP VOL 01 LEGACY (N52)  $   16.99
GOTHAM CENTRAL TP BOOK 02 JOKERS AND MADMEN  $   19.99
GREEN ARROW SALVATION TP  $   16.99
GREEN LANTERN AGENT ORANGE TP  $   14.99
GREEN LANTERN HC VOL 01 THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR  $   24.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS TP VOL 02 FAMILY BONDING  $   17.99
NEIL GAIMAN FORTUNATELY THE MILK SC  $     5.99
SAGA OF THE SWAMP THING TP BOOK 02 (MR)  $   19.99
SCOTT PILGRIM GN VOL 01 PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE  $   11.99
SECRET SERVICE PREM HC KINGSMAN (MR)  $   24.99
SHIELD TP ARCHITECTS OF FOREVER  $   19.99
SPIDER-MAN TP KRAVENS LAST HUNT  $   14.99
STAR WARS CRIMSON EMPIRE SAGA HC  $   34.99
TEEN TITANS SPOTLIGHT CYBORG TP  $   19.99
THOR GOD OF THUNDER HC VOL 01  $   34.99
X-FORCE BY KYLE AND YOST COMPLETE COLLECTION TP VOL 02  $   39.99
X-MEN TP MESSIAH COMPLEX  $   29.99
 
 NEW GAMES-2  MSRP 
D & D ADVENTURE: RISE OF TIAMAT  $   29.95
MTG 2014 HOLIDAY GIFT BOX (KHANS OF TARKIR)  $   19.99
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-28  MSRP 
2000 AD #1901 (via Catalog Pack)  $     5.99
2000 AD #1902 (via Catalog Pack)  $     5.99
2000 AD #1903 (via Catalog Pack)  $     5.99
2000 AD #1904 (via Catalog Pack)  $     5.99
2000 AD #1905 (via Catalog Pack)  $     5.99
2000 AD WINTER SPECIAL 2014  $     7.95
ARCHIE COMIC SUPER SPECIAL #6  $     9.99
B & V FRIENDS COMICS DIGEST #241  $     4.99
BARBIE 0115  $     4.99
BLEEDING COOL MAGAZINE #13 (MR)   $     4.99
CHICAGO MAGAZINE 1114  $     5.99
COOKS ALL TIME BEST PASTA RECIPIES  $     9.95
DOCTOR WHO ESSENTIAL GUIDE #3 ALIEN WORLDS   $   19.99
ELLE 1214  $     3.99
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1337/38  $     4.99
HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE 1214  $     4.95
IN STYLE 1214  $     4.99
JUXTAPOZ #167  $     6.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS DECEMBER 2014 EXTRAS (NET)  $     0.75
MEN'S HEALTH 1214  $     4.99
METAL HAMMER #263  $   11.99
PLAYBOY 1214  $     7.99
PREVIEWS #315 DECEMBER 2014 (NET)  $     2.70
PROFESSIONAL ARTIST 0115  $     7.95
RECORD COLLECTOR #433  $   10.99
SCREEM #29 PX ED   $     8.95
STAR TREK MAGAZINE 2015 SPECIAL   $   14.99
WOMANS HEALTH 1214  $     4.99
 
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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-30 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
Dark Knight Returns: Call to Arms Statue Year o/t Horse Ed. 12/24/2014 11/26/2014
DC Comics Super Heroes: Flash Bust 11/19/2014 11/26/2014
DC Comics Super Villains: Harley Quinn 2nd Ed. Bust 11/26/2014 12/24/2014
DC Comics: Batgirl Bishoujo Statue  1/7/2015 12/17/2014
DC Comics: Green Arrow ArtFX+ Statue New 52 Ver.  1/28/2015 12/17/2014
DC Comics: Icons Flash 1/6 Scale Statue 11/5/2014 12/10/2014
Freddy vs. Jason: Jason Voorhees Bishoujo Statue  1/7/2015 12/17/2014
Halo: Master Chief ArtFX Statue 1/7/2015 12/17/2014
Red Lantern 1:1 Scale Power Battery Prop w/Ring 11/26/2014 12/24/2014
SW: Han Solo & Chewbacca ArtFX+ Statue  11/26/2014 12/17/2014
Toho 12" Series: Anguirius Vinyl Fig. 1955 Ver. 11/26/2014 12/17/2014
Toho 12" Series: Godzilla Vinyl Fig. 1955 Ver.  11/26/2014 12/17/2014
Toho 12" Series: Godzilla Vinyl Fig. 1989 Ver.  12/31/2014 12/17/2014
   
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Arkwright Integral HC 11/19/2014 11/26/2014
Batman & Robin HC Vol. 5: The Big Burn (N52)  11/26/2014 12/17/2014
Enigma TP New Ed. (MR)  12/3/2014 12/10/2014
   
 COMICS    
All New Captain America #2 Reg./Var. 12/10/2014 12/17/2014
All New X-Men #34 Reg./Var. 11/26/2014 12/17/2014
All New X-Men #35 12/17/2014 1/21/2015
All New X-Men #36 1/14/2015 2/11/2015
All New X-Men #37 Reg./Var. 1/28/2015 2/18/2015
American Vampire: Second Cycle #6 (MR)  11/26/2014 12/3/2014
Deadpool #39 AXIS 12/17/2014 12/24/2014
Ms. Marvel #10 12/10/2014 12/17/2014
Powers #1 (MR) Reg./Vars. 12/10/2014 1/14/2015
She-Hulk #11 12/17/2014 12/24/2014
Sinestro #7 (GODHEAD) Reg./Var. 11/26/2014 12/3/2014
TMNT Ongoing #40 12/3/2014 11/26/2014
United States of Murder Inc. #6 (MR) Reg./Var. 12/10/2014 12/24/2014
United States of Murder Inc. Prem. HC Vol. 1: Truth (MR)  1/7/2015 1/28/2015
   
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