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December 17th 2014
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RUMBLE #1

IMAGE COMICS
(W) John Arcudi (A/CA) James Harren

COVER PRICE: $3.50
YOU PAY: $2.10
121714-122314
 While supplies last
Okay, so a scarecrow walks into a bar...and proceeds to wreak havoc across two worlds! After a long absence, Rathraq, Scarecrow Warrior God, is back-and very unhappy. Bad news for his old enemies, yes, but worse news for everybody else! JOHN ARCUDI and JAMES HARREN bring you a modern day action/adventure fantasy thriller where rundown dive bars, undead kitty cats, psycho skinheads, and giant mummies all play a part. It's Louis C.K. meets Robert E. Howard in a David Fincher universe.

TOP TEN

BASED THIS WEEKS ORDERING

  1) BATMAN #37
  2) ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2
  3) EARTH 2 WORLDS END #11
  4) AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8
  5) JUSTICE LEAGUE #37
  6) GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22
  7) ALL NEW X-MEN #34
  8) SCARLET SPIDERS #2 (OF 3)
  9) BATMAN AND ROBIN #37
10) WONDER WOMAN #37

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CAPTAIN STONE #1 (OF 6)
EAST OF WEST WORLD ONE SHOT
ED SCISSORHANDS #1 2ND PTG
FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPEC 2014
HARBINGER FAITH #0
IMAGE FIRSTS COWL #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS FADE OUT #1 (MR)
IMAGE FIRSTS MANIFEST DESTINY #1
IMAGE FIRSTS SEX CRIMINALS #1
KILLOGY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT 2ND PTG
MONO #1 (OF 4)
MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS
    HOLIDAY SPECIAL
ROCKET SALVAGE #1
RUMBLE #1 (MR)
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #1 (OF 4)
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 2ND PTG
ZOMBIE FAIRY TALES UNDEAD SEA

ENDING THIS WEEK

THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #5
AXIS HOBGOBLIN #3 (OF 3)
AXIS REVOLUTIONS #4 (OF 4)
GFT TALES FROM OZ #5 (OF 5)
GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5 (OF 5)

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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS
Holiday Hours/2015 Hours...
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: As I write this there are thirteen shopping days and two New Comic Wednesday's (NCW) left before Christmas. Whenever we get down to "holiday crunch time" I run with extended hours and this year is no exception. The actual hours are below but please take special note of the store hours on NCW Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. On Christmas Eve we'll open at 6:00am (an hour earlier) and close at 6:00pm (an hour and a half earlier). We're closed on Christmas Day and closing earlier for Christmas Eve so I'm going to open at 6:00am so everyone gets a chance to get the weeks new releases before the holiday. The following week is a completely different set of variables. New Years Eve is the final New Comic Wednesday for 2014 and as has been the case over the last few years there will only be 10-15 new comic titles on the racks for that week. Because it's such an underwhelming shipping day and it's also New Years Eve we're opening later and closing earlier but just for just that Wednesday. All other changed hours are highlighted in pink below (color may not be visible on some servers)
EXTENDED HOLIDAY STORE HOURS-2014
SUN
14th
9:00a
to
05:00p
MON
15th
Noon
to
08:00p
TUES
16th
Noon
to
08:00p
WED
17th
07:00a
to
08:00p
THUR
18th
11:00a
to
08:00p
FRI
19th
10:00am
to
MIDNIGHT
SAT
20th
9:00a
to
06:00p
SUN
21st
9:00am
to
05:00p
MON
22nd
10:00am
to
08:00p
TUES
23rd
Noon
to
08:00p
WED
24th
06:00a
to
06:00p
THUR
25th

CLOSED
X-MAS
FRI
26th
10:00am
to
08:00pm
SAT
27th
9:00a
to
06:00p
SUN
28th
9:00am
to
05:00p
MON
29th
Noon
to
07:00p
TUES
30th
Noon
to
07:00p
WED
31st
11:00a
to
07:00p
THUR
1st
CLOSED
NEW
YEARS
FRI
2nd
Noon
to
08:00p
SAT
3rd
10:00a
to
06:00p
STORE HOURS CHANGE IN 2015: Starting in the new year we'll be changing our hours. Currently we're open for you 61.5 hours a week, more hours than any of our area competitors. Starting on 010215 we're tightening up those hours just a bit to 56.5 hours a week. Even with this change we're still open more hours to serve you than any other store in the area. All changed hours are highlighted in pink below (color may not be visible on some servers) It all begins 010215...
NEW STORE HOURS-2015
SUN-7
10:00a
to
05:00p
MON-7
Noon
to
07:00p
TUES-7
Noon
to
07:00p
WED-12.5
07:00am
to
07:30p
THUR-7
Noon
to
07:00p
FRI-8
Noon
to
08:00p
SAT-8
10:00a
to
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  At Alternate Reality we order 99.9% of the comics PREVIEWS 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.

Eleven fewer titles making for a $90.00 cheaper week overall for the third shipping week in December. DC retakes the top spot this Wednesday with thirty seven titles (seventeen more than they shipped last week). IDW pulls up in a distant 2nd Place with twenty-eight titles and Image right behind them in 3rd Place with twenty-five titles. The "House of Ideas" comes in 4th Place with twenty-two books and Dynamite is once again in 5th Place with eighteen. Indy Titles see a one third drop this week with only forty-one books, the lowest Indy Comic total we've seen since 11/19/14. Extending out those Indy numbers BOOM! would take 6th Place with eight and Dark Horse would be in 7th Place with six. The only bump in the cost numbers this week comes from Marvel who is 4th in units shipped but 3rd in over all cost for the week. Conversely that puts Image in the position of shipping out more but costing you less. As always we leave the critical analysis of that conundrum up to you to evaluate.

 TOP 5 FOR 121714 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 37  $      131.63  $      19.74  $      111.89
 IDW COMICS 28  $      115.72  $      17.36  $         98.36
 IMAGE COMICS 25  $         74.89  $      11.23  $         63.66
 MARVEL COMICS 22  $         87.78  $      13.17  $         74.61
 DYNAMITE COMICS 18  $         75.82  $      11.37  $         64.45
 INDY COMICS 41  $      159.14  $      23.87  $      135.27
TOTALS: 171  $    644.98  $    96.75  $    548.23
 TOP 5 FOR 121014 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 IDW COMICS 32  $ 133.16  $     19.97  $  113.19
 IMAGE COMICS 25  $    92.91  $     13.94  $    78.97
 MARVEL COMICS 24  $ 101.76  $     15.26  $    86.50
 DC COMICS 20  $    68.80  $     10.32  $    58.48
 DYNAMITE COMICS 19  $    74.81  $     11.22  $    63.59
 INDY COMICS 62  $ 258.91  $     38.84  $  220.07
TOTALS: 182  $730.35  $ 109.55  $620.80
NEW COMICS COST HOW MUCH?!?: Here's the price point breakdown for the Week of 12/17/14. For the coming week there are 182 NEW COMICS that are shipping with eight price points ranging from $1.00 to $7.99. 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, no matter what the price point, you save 15% OFF of ALL of this week's New Comics all week long only at Alternate Reality!



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THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: 2014's shipping is rapidly coming to a close as this week (and next) will be the last FULL weeks for the year. Yes Virginia, we will have a New Comic Wednesday on 123114 but it will definitely be "underwhelmingly small". So in this penultimate week we shouldn't be surprised that the weeks 1st Place shipper: DC Comics, is sending out seven Batman Family titles. BATMAN #37, BATMAN AND ROBIN #37, BATMAN ETERNAL #37, BATMAN SUPERMAN #17, BATWOMAN #37, CATWOMAN #37 & RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #37 all arrive this Wednesday. Holy Bat-load! While no where near that size and scope, IDW is double shipping a trio of properties this week. GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5 (OF 5) & GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19 both arrive as do TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2 & TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #36 and GI JOE #4 & GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #209. Over at Marvel their outstanding title for the week is AVENGERS NOW an Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe with 64 pages of all-new profiles to bring everyone up to speed on the new faces currently attached to the old names. 2014 will go down as Image's year and our BOOK OF THE WEEK: RUMBLE #1 is yet another example of the creativity they have been pushing all year. It's described as "Louis C.K. meets Robert E. Howard in a David Fincher universe." If you need something to get you into the holiday mood then you may want to check out the FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2014. What could be more festive than stories about: Flash and Zarkov teaching the Aborians (the tree people) about Christmas, an abandoned Beast-Man being helped by a Jewish family during Hanukkah and Dale Arden ringing in the New Year on the violent and frigid Frigia. Look, they're trying-OKAY?!?!  Around the Indy Pit, Titan offers up CAPTAIN STONE #1 which tells the tale of a lost hero and an apocalyptic prophecy that only he can solve. Also from Titan is MONO #1 an ape-human hybrid secret agent and assassin for the Queen who has been in the service of the Empire since the Boer War. HARBINGER FAITH #0 at Valiant spotlights the stereotype shattering super heroine Faith Hebert. BOOM! bring us ROCKET SALVAGE #1, a dysfunctional family drama about three clones running a rocket ship repair shop. And finally if you like zombies parodying Disney you may want to check out Antarctic Press' latest zombie offering: ZOMBIE FAIRY TALES UNDEAD THE SEA which features a little mermaid whose having trouble keeping he body parts from falling off.

ZOMBIE FAIRY TALES UNDEAD THE SEA

  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
 
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS HOLIDAY SPECIAL
IDW PUBLISHING
(W) Ted Anderson (A/CA) Tony Fleecs
It's holiday time at Canterlot High! Sunset Shimmer is still getting used to life on campus, and her new friends. When mean rumors start to circulate, all signs point to Sunset as the source. Will she be able to find the true meaning of the holidays and clear her name?
MSRP: $7.99   YOU PAY: $6.79  

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
 
40% OFF40% OFF

 RUMBLE #1
 

SAVE 40% ($11.38) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 121714!     
 40% OFF these "MAGNIFICENT 7" titles on 121714  MSRP  -40%  YOU PAY 
 HARBINGER FAITH #0 CVR  $     3.99  $           1.60  $        2.39
 MAD MAGAZINE #531  $     5.99  $           2.40  $        3.59
 MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1  $     4.99  $           2.00  $        2.99
 ROCKET SALVAGE #1  $     3.99  $           1.60  $        2.39
 RUMBLE #1 (MR)  $     3.50  $           1.40  $        2.10
 WICKED & DIVINE #6 (MR)  $     3.50  $           1.40  $        2.10
 WYTCHES #3 (MR)  $     2.99  $           1.20  $        1.79
1ST DAY SALE TOTALS:  $28.95  $      11.58  $    17.37

"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 DECEMBER 2014: KIDZ CORNER BOOKS
   
KIDZ CORNER MONTH at Alternate Reality is going on now and our entire stock of Trade Paperbacks featuring KIDZ CHARACTERS are all discounted...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!

Also save this week on...

224 NEW & RETURNING COMICS ARRIVE THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL OF THE NEW COMICS BELOW, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK (121714-122314) FOR EVERYONE!
 1) NEW DC COMICS-37  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ARROW SEASON 2.5 #3  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN #37  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATMAN #37 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
BATMAN #37 COOKE VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 (ROBIN RISES)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN AND ROBIN #37 COOKE VAR ED (ROBIN RISES)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN ETERNAL #37  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN SUPERMAN #17  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 COOKE VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATWOMAN #37  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
CATWOMAN #37  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
CATWOMAN #37 COOKE VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #11  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
FABLES #147 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #37 (GODHEAD)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE #37  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 COOKE VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
KITCHEN #2 (OF 8) (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
NEW 52 FUTURES END #33 (WEEKLY)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #37  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (OF 6) COMBO PACK (MR)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (OF 6) CVR A (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SANDMAN OVERTURE #4 (OF 6) CVR B (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERGIRL #37  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SUPERGIRL #37 COOKE VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TEEN TITANS #5  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TEEN TITANS #5 COOKE VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TEEN TITANS GO #7  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TRINITY OF SIN #3  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
WONDER WOMAN #37  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
WONDER WOMAN #37 COOKE VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NEW DC COMICS TOTALS:  $ 131.63  $  19.74  $  111.89
     
 2) NEW IDW COMICS-28  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
BIGGER BANG #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BORDERLANDS FALL O/FYRESTONE #5 BLANK SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BORDERLANDS FALL O/FYRESTONE #5   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS #1 (OF 5) 2ND PTG  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GI JOE (2014) #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GI JOE (2014) #4 SUBSCRIPTION VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #209  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GODZILLA CATACLYSM #5 (OF 5) SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GODZILLA RULERS OF THE EARTH #19 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
KILLOGY HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ONE SHOT 2ND PTG   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MY LITTLE PONY EQUESTRIA GIRLS HOLIDAY SPECIAL  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
RAGNAROK #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RAGNAROK #3 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ROT & RUIN #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHADOW SHOW #2 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHADOW SHOW #2 (OF 5) SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STAR TREK ONGOING #39  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STAR TREK ONGOING #39 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TMNT GHOSTBUSTERS #2 (OF 4) 2ND PTG   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #18   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TMNT NEW ANIMATED ADVENTURES #18 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS DRIFT EMPIRE OF STONE #2 (OF 4) SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS MTMTE #36 DAYS OF DECEPTION  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRANSFORMERS  MTMTE #36 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW IDW COMICS TOTALS:  $ 115.72  $  17.36  $    98.36
     
 3) NEW IMAGE COMICS-25  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ACTIVITY #16  $     4.50  $    0.68  $       3.83
ALEX + ADA #11  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
DRIFTER #2 CVR A KLEIN (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
DRIFTER #2 CVR B CLOONAN (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
EAST OF WEST WORLD ONE SHOT  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GONERS #3  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
IMAGE FIRSTS COWL #1 (MR)  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
IMAGE FIRSTS FADE OUT #1 (MR)  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
IMAGE FIRSTS MANIFEST DESTINY #1  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
IMAGE FIRSTS SEX CRIMINALS #1 (MR)  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
INTERSECT #2 CVR A FAWKES (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
INTERSECT #2 CVR B KINDT (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
LIL DEPRESSED BOY SUPPOSED TO BE THERE TOO #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MANIFEST DESTINY #12 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ODDLY NORMAL #4 CVR A FRAMPTON  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ODDLY NORMAL #4 CVR B MOMMAERTS  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
OUTCAST #2 3RD PTG (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
OUTCAST #5 2ND PTG (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
RUMBLE #1 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WAYWARD #5 CVR A CUMMING & BONVILLAIN (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WAYWARD #5 CVR B SAUVAGE (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WICKED & DIVINE #6 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WICKED & DIVINE #6 CVR B LAFUENTE (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WYTCHES #3 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ZERO #13 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NEW IMAGE COMICS TOTALS:  $   74.89  $  11.23  $    63.66
     
 4) NEW MARVEL COMICS-22  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ALL NEW X-MEN #34  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AVENGERS AND X-MEN AXIS #8 (OF 9)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AVENGERS NOW  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
AXIS HOBGOBLIN #3 (OF 3)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AXIS REVOLUTIONS #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BLACK WIDOW #13  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CAPTAIN MARVEL #10  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
DEATH O/WOLVERINE WEAPON X PROGRAM #4 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEATHLOK #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ELEKTRA #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FANTASTIC FOUR #14  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #22  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
INHUMAN #10 AXIS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEM SEASON TWO #2  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MOON KNIGHT #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MS MARVEL #10  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SCARLET SPIDERS #2 (OF 3) SV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 SV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 SV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STORM #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
 NEW MARVEL COMICS TOTALS:  $   87.78  $  13.17  $    74.61
     
 5) NEW DYNAMITE COMICS-18  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
BOBS BURGERS #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DAMNATION CHARLIE WORMWOOD #3 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DJANGO ZORRO #2 (OF 6) CVR A LEE MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DJANGO ZORRO #2 (OF 6) CVR B FRANCAVILLA VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DJANGO ZORRO #2 (OF 6) CVR C EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPEC 2014 CVR A SHANER MAIN  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
FLASH GORDON HOLIDAY SPEC 2014 CVR B HAESER CUTE VAR  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
GAME OF THRONES #23 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6) CVR A ROSS MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6) CVR B FRANCAVILLA VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6) CVR C HARDMAN VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6) CVR D SYAF VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LONE RANGER VINDICATED #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9 CVR A LAU MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9 CVR B EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3 (OF 5) CVR A ANACLETO MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3 (OF 5) CVR B ADAMS VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3 (OF 5) CVR C EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW DYNAMITE COMICS TOTALS:  $   75.82  $  11.37  $    64.45
     
 NEW INDEPENDENT COMICS-41  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
1 FOR $1 BRAIN BOY  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
13 COINS #3 (OF 6) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ADV TIME BANANA GUARD ACADEMY #6 (OF 6) MAIN CVRS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE #5 (OF 5) (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
ANNIHILATOR #4 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BPRD HELL ON EARTH #126  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
BUNKER #8 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CAPTAIN STONE #1 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CRIMINAL MACABRE THIRD CHILD #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CRIMSON SOCIETY #3 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DARK HORSE PRESENTS 2014 #5  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE #4 (OF 5) CVR A WADA (VF)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #5 REG GLASS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #5 SUBSCRIPTION PHOTO  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EERIE COMICS #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #2 (OF 3) A CVR ORTIZ (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #2 (OF 3) B CVR LAISO (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #2 (OF 3) C CVR ANDOLFO (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT TALES FROM OZ #5 (OF 5) A CVR WIMBERLY  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT TALES FROM OZ #5 (OF 5) B CVR MYCHAELS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT TALES FROM OZ #5 (OF 5) C CVR MALSUNI  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HARBINGER FAITH #0 CVR A QUINONES  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HARBINGER FAITH #0 CVR B KNISLEY  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HELLRAISER BESTIARY #5 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ICE CRITICAL MASS #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JIM HENSONS STORYTELLER WITCHES #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LUMBERJANES #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MEGA MAN #44 CAPCOM VAR CVR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MEGA MAN #44 REG CVR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MONO #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PEANUTS VOL 2 #24  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #3 (OF 4)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3 (OF 5) CVR A BRIGHT  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ROCKET SALVAGE #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SIMPSONS COMICS #216  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SONS OF ANARCHY #16 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STEVEN UNIVERSE #5 MAIN CVRS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STUMPTOWN V3 #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TERRIBLE LIZARD #2 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TOWN CALLED DRAGON #4 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ZOMBIE FAIRY TALES UNDEAD THE SEA  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW INDY COMICS TOTALS:  $ 159.13  $  23.87  $  135.26
     
 NEW  VARIANT COMICS-22  
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 SALE VAR ED  TBA 
ALL NEW X-MEN #34 ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VAR ED  TBA 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #11 CUSTOM LUGZ VAR SV  TBA 
AVENGERS & X-MEN AXIS #8 (OF 9) DEODATO VAR ED  TBA 
BATMAN #37 VAR ED  TBA 
BATMAN SUPERMAN #17 VAR ED  TBA 
DEATHLOK #3 DEODATO VAR ED  TBA 
DJANGO ZORRO #2 (OF 6) FRANCAVILLA VIRGIN VAR ED  TBA 
DJANGO ZORRO #2 (OF 6) HARDMAN VIRGIN VAR ED  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6) HARDMAN B&W VAR ED  TBA 
JUSTICE INC #5 (OF 6) SYAF B&W VAR ED  TBA 
JUSTICE LEAGUE #37 VAR ED  TBA 
MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #9  LAU B&W VAR ED  TBA 
MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1 BLACK & WHITE VAR ED  TBA 
MULTIVERSITY THUNDERWORLD #1 CHIANG VAR ED  TBA 
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #3 (OF 5) PEREZ VAR ED  TBA 
ROCKET SALVAGE #1 MERCADO VAR ED  TBA 
RUMBLE #1 CVR C MCKELVIE VAR ED  TBA 
SPIDER-WOMAN #2 RODRIGUEZ VAR ED  TBA 
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE #36 VAR ED  TBA 
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #3 (OF 5) ANACLETO VAR ED  TBA 
WONDER WOMAN #37 BLACK & WHITE VAR ED  TBA 
 
 REORDER COMICS-31  MSRP 
BEE AND PUPPYCAT #5 MAIN CVRS  $     3.99
BIONIC WOMAN SEASON FOUR #3  $     3.99
BUTTERFLY #1 (MR)  $     3.99
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #2  $     2.99
CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT #4  $     2.99
CLIVE BARKERS NIGHTBREED #6 (MR)  $     3.99
COLDER BAD SEED #1  $     3.99
CONAN THE AVENGER #7  $     3.50
GFT HELSING #3 (OF 4) C CVR CUCCA  $     3.99
HALO ESCALATION #5  $     3.99
HALO ESCALATION #7  $     3.99
HALO ESCALATION #8  $     3.99
HARLEY QUINN #12  $     2.99
HARLEY QUINN HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1  $     4.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #7  $     3.99
LETTER 44 #8  $     3.99
MASSIVE #20  $     3.50
MASSIVE #28  $     3.50
NAILBITER #8 (MR)  $     2.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #17  $     3.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #18  $     3.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #19  $     3.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #20  $     3.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #22  $     3.99
PEANUTS VOL 2 #23  $     3.99
SUPER DINOSAUR #15  $     2.99
SUPER DINOSAUR #19  $     2.99
TOMB RAIDER #4  $     3.50
TOMB RAIDER #5  $     3.50
TOMB RAIDER #6  $     3.50
TOMB RAIDER #8  $     3.50
 
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 NEW ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS-12  MSRP 
BATMAN 1966 BUST BANK   $   24.99
BATMAN 1966 ROBIN BUST BANK   $   24.99
BATMAN ARKHAM ORIGINS ACTION FIGURE 4 PACK  $   59.95
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS STATUE HOLIDAY HARLEY QUINN  $ 124.95
DC COMICS DESIGNER SER 2 CAPULLO DLX BATMAN THRASHER AF  $   39.95
FEMME FATALES LADY DEATH III PVC STATUE  $   45.00
GOTG ROCKET RACCOON PX FIGURAL BANK  $   26.99
SON OF BATMAN BATMAN AF  $   19.95
SON OF BATMAN DEATHSTROKE AF  $   19.95
SON OF BATMAN NIGHTWING AF  $   19.95
SON OF BATMAN ROBIN AF  $   19.95
SUPER BEST FRIENDS POISON IVY SDCC 2013 EXC FIG  $   24.95
 
 REORDER ACTION FIGURES-1  MSRP 
MAN OF STEEL SUPERMAN VS ZOD 1:12 SCALE STATUE  $ 124.95
 
 NEW APPAREL-1  MSRP 
VENOM FACE OF POISON BLK T/S XL   $   18.00
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-26  MSRP 
ALL NEW X-MEN TP VOL 04 ALL DIFFERENT  $   19.99
ARCHIE ROCKIN THE WORLD TP  $     9.99
ATHENA VOLTAIRE COMPENDIUM HC   $   19.99
AUTHORITY TP VOL 02  $   24.99
BATGIRL HC VOL 05 DEADLINE (N52)  $   24.99
BATGIRL TP VOL 04 WANTED (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN & ROBIN HC VOL 05 THE BIG BURN (N52)  $   24.99
BATMAN KELLEY JONES GALLERY ED HC  $ 125.00
CYCLOPS TP VOL 01 STARSTRUCK  $   15.99
DAREDEVIL BY MARK WAID TP VOL 07  $   19.99
GODZILLA RULERS OF EARTH TP VOL 04  $   17.99
IDENTITY CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY HC  $   29.99
JOHN BUSCEMA SILVER SURFER ARTIST ED HC (NET)  $   75.00
KRAMPUS TP  $   12.99
LOBSTER JOHNSON TP VOL 04 GET THE LOBSTER  $   19.99
MAKUNOUCHI DELUXE GN VOL 02 (A)  $   17.95
MARVEL FIRSTS TP VOL 03 1980S  $   39.99
POWERS BUREAU TP VOL 02 ICONS (MR)  $   19.99
SAGA TP VOL 04 (MR)  $   14.99
SAVAGE DRAGON A NEW BEGINNING TP  $   16.99
SPECTRE TP VOL 02 THE WRATH OF GOD  $   19.99
SUPERMAN BATMAN TP VOL 02  $   19.99
SWAMP THING TP VOL 05 THE KILLING FIELD (N52)  $   14.99
THIEF OF THIEVES TP VOL 04 (MR)  $   14.99
THUNDERBOLTS TP VOL 05 PUNISHER VS THUNDERBOLTS  $   24.99
UNCANNY X-FORCE BY REMENDER COMP COLL TP VOL 02  $   34.99
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-38  MSRP 
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER TP V01 ENGINES O/VENGEANCE  $   15.99
ALL NEW X-MEN HC VOL 01  $   34.99
ARCHIE GIANT COMICS DIGEST TP  $     7.99
AW YEAH COMICS TP VOL 01   $   12.99
BATMAN & ROBIN TP VOL 04 REQUIEM FOR DAMON (N52)  $   16.99
BATMAN COURT OF OWLS BOOK & MASK SET (N52)  $   24.99
BEN 10 CLASSICS TP VOL 03 BLAST FROM THE PAST  $   17.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 01 NEW WORLD  $   19.99
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 03 RUSSIA  $   19.99
DEADLY CLASS TP VOL 01 REAGAN YOUTH (MR)  $     9.99
DEATHLOK DEMOLISHER TP COMPLETE COLLECTION  $   39.99
ESCAPE FROM GRACE GN VOL 01 (A)  $   17.95
ETERNITY KILL TP   $   12.99
FIVE GHOSTS TP VOL 01 HAUNTING OF FABIAN GRAY  $     9.99
FIVE GHOSTS TP VOL 02 LOST COASTLINES  $   14.99
FOREVER EVIL ARKHAM WAR TP (N52)  $   16.99
FOREVER EVIL HC (N52)  $   24.99
GFT AGE OF DARKNESS TP VOL 03  $   15.99
HARLEY QUINN VENGEANCE UNLIMITED TP  $   19.99
INFINITY TP  $   49.99
JLA EARTH 2 TP NEW ED  $   14.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND 2.0 POWER STRUGGLE TP  $   16.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE HC VOL 05 FOREVER HEROES (N52)  $   22.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE O/AMERICA HC VOL 02 SURVIVORS O/EVIL (N52)  $   24.99
KICK-ASS 3 PREM HC (MR)  $   29.99
LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS HC   $   14.99
MAGNETO TP VOL 01 INFAMOUS  $   17.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 07  $     9.99
MOON KNIGHT TP VOL 01 FROM DEAD  $   17.99
NAILBITER TP VOL 01 THERE WILL BE BLOOD (MR)  $     9.99
NEW MUTANTS X-FORCE TP DEMON BEAR  $   24.99
NEW TEEN TITANS TP VOL 01  $   19.99
ROVER RED CHARLIE TP VOL 01 (MR)   $   19.99
SKULLKICKERS TP VOL 05 DOZEN COUSINS & CRUMPLED CROWN  $   16.99
THUNDER AGENTS THE BEST OF WALLY WOOD HC  $   34.99
TMNT ONGOING TP VOL 09 MONSTERS MISFITS MADMEN  $   17.99
TOLKIEN YEARS O/T BROTHERS HILDEBRANDT TP  $   29.99
WILL EISNERS COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART SC REVISED ED  $   22.95
 
 NEW GAMES-1  MSRP 
MTG: DUEL DECKS ANTHOLOGY  $   99.99
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-37  MSRP 
AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE MAGAZINE #3  $     4.99
BASS PLAYER HOLIDAY 2014  $     5.99
BRICK JOURNAL #32  $     8.95
CHRISTIANITY TODAY 1214  $     4.95
DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #46 THE KILLING JOKE   $   20.00
DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #47 ROBIN #1 CAR   $   20.00
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG  MAG #71 POWER RING BLACK BISHOP  $   16.00
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG  MAG #72 PARASITE BLACK PAWN   $   16.00
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #480  $     9.99
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1340  $     4.99
FAMOUS MONSTERS #277  $     9.99
GAMES #154  $     9.99
GENLUX MAGAZINE HOLIDAY 2014  $     5.99
GHOUL TREASURY ED  $     9.99
GOREZONE #33   $     9.99
GUITAT AFICIONADO  $     7.99
ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE #46   $   15.00
JAZZ TIMES #44.10  $     5.95
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #354  $   12.40
JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #8  $     4.99
MAD MAGAZINE #531  $     5.99
MARVEL CHESS FIG MAG #20 MANDARIN BLACK BISHOP   $   16.00
MENTAL FLOSS #13.9  $     5.99
MOJO #253  $     9.99
MOTOCROSS ACTION 0115  $     4.99
NYLON 0115  $     9.99
PLAYBOY SPECIAL BEST OF 2014  $   12.99
RUE MORGUE #151  $     9.95
SCI-FI ENTERTAINMENT 0215  $     4.99
SCREAM MAGAZINE #27 (MR)   $     8.99
SONIC SUPER DIGEST #10  $     4.99
STAR WARS INSIDER #154 PX ED  $     7.99
STAR WARS INSIDER #154-NEWSTAND EDITION  $     7.99
TIGER BEAT 0215  $     4.99
ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN MAGAZINE #1  $     4.99
W MAGAZINE 0115  $     4.99
WORLD OF ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #46  $     6.99
 
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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-20 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
Batman 1966 Bust Bank 6/24/2015 12/17/2014
Batman 1966 Robin Bust Bank  6/24/2015 12/17/2014
Batman Black & White Statue by Michael Turner 12/24/2014 12/17/2014
Batman: Arkham Origins Action Figure 4-pack 12/24/2014 12/17/2014
Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts ~KAI~ Joker 1/28/2015 1/7/2015
Batman: Arkham Origins Play Arts ~KAI~ Robin 1/28/2015 1/7/2015
DC Comics Bombshells: Zatanna Statue 12/10/2014 12/17/2014
Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Select: Jay AF 12/10/2014 12/17/2014
POP! Guardians of the Galaxy: Dancing Groot Vinyl Figure 1/7/2015 1/21/2015
Superman: Man of Steel Statue Animated Ser. 12/10/2014 12/17/2014
Walking Dead Bust Bank: Zombie Pet #2 6/24/2015 12/17/2014
   
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Doc Savage Archives HC Vol. 1: Curtis Mag. Era (MR) 10/15/2014 1/7/2015
Morning Glories TP Vol. 8 1/7/2014 1/7/2015
Stray Bullets TP Vol. 6: Killers (MR) 12/24/2014 1/7/2015
Stumptown HC Vol. 3 3/4/2015 3/25/2015
   
 COMICS    
All New Captain America #3 Reg./Vars. 1/7/2015 1/14/2015
Arrow Season 2.5 #3 12/10/2014 12/17/2014
Avengers #40 TRO Reg./Vars. 1/7/2015 1/14/2015
Batman #38 Reg./Vars./Combo 1/14/2015 1/28/2015
Smallville Season 11: Continuity #1  12/10/2014 12/17/2014
   
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