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January 14th 2015
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CONAN RED SONJA #1

DARK HORSE COMICS
(W) Gail Simone, Jim Zub (A) Dan Panosian
(CA) Dan Panosian, Dave Stewart

COVER PRICE: $3.99
YOU PAY: $2.39
011415-012015
 While supplies last
Gail Simone teams with Jim Zub to bring together legendary warriors in this truly epic crossover! In a story spanning multiple eras in the lives of these classic characters, Conan and Red Sonja become comrades to take down a sorcerer-priest hell bent on creating a dark new age in Hyborian warfare!

TOP TEN

BASED THIS WEEKS ORDERING

  1) ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3
  2) STAR WARS #1
  3) AVENGERS #40 TRO
  4) CONAN RED SONJA #1
  5) GRAYSON #6
  6) AVENGERS #34.2
  7) THANOS VS HULK #2 (OF 4)
  8) WOLVERINES #2
  9) SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 2)
10) DEADPOOL #40

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ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE
    ADRIFT #1
BOOM BOX 2014 MIX TAPE #1
CONAN RED SONJA #1
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 (MR)
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1
RAT QUEENS SPECIAL BRAGA #1
STAR WARS #1

ENDING THIS WEEK

THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES

ALIEN V PREDATOR FIRE/STONE #4
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE #5
EX CON #5 (OF 5) (MR)
FRAGGLE ROCK JOURNEY EVERSPRING #4
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF
   DEAD ACT TWO #5
GFT CINDERELLA #3
SAN HANNIBAL #5
SPIDER-VERSE #2
THOMAS ALSOP #8

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  THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHTS
Who's on First? Marvel of course...
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: Every week in this newsletter I detail our shipping numbers for that week in "Crunching the Numbers". The charts and graphs listed show you the weeks shipping rankings by publisher according to our numbers. Beyond Alternate Reality there are the nationwide numbers and with the start of the new year the 2014 publishing stats were released this week. The TOP 10 chart below is based on information released by Diamond Comic Distributors this week and reflects sales to comic stores in U.S. and Canada by Diamond. BTW: if you were ever wondering how Diamond got to call the shots on all aspects of comic book distribution, check out Part One of our Four Part series starting this week on the origins of NEW COMIC WEDNESDAYS in our Did You Know? weekly feature below.

The numbers themselves pretty much reaffirm the rankings the industry has been looking at for quite some time now....

-2014 TOP 10 COMIC PUBLISHERS-

PUBLISHER DOLLAR SHARE UNIT SHARE
MARVEL COMICS 34.38% 36.78%
DC COMICS 28.86% 32.47%
IMAGE COMICS 9.23% 10.41%
IDW PUBLISHING 5.69% 4.34%
DARK HORSE COMICS 5.07% 4.25%
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT 2.57% 2.41%
BOOM! STUDIOS 2.23% 2.16%
EAGLEMOSS PUBLICATIONS 1.30% 0.29%
AVATAR PRESS 0.97% 0.83%
RANDOM HOUSE 0.95% 0.30%
OTHER NON-TOP 10 8.75% 5.75%
Once again Marvel is the number one publisher both in terms of units shipped out the door and dollars generated with DC coming in as the perennial Number 2. Marvel generated 6% more in sales over DC but only shipped 4% more product than the Distinctive Competition. Not apparent in the numbers is that Marvel has all but phased the $2.99 price point out of their line while DC still "Holds the Line at $2.99" for about half of their line. Marvel also publishes many more $4.99 "event" books than DC, all of which helped put them at the top of the heap in 2014. This means that once again this year comic fans voted with their dollars to purchase Marvel's more expensive line of books over DC's less inexpensive slate of titles. Just how important were those $4.99 and $5.99 titles in Marvels rankings? Take a look at the years top selling individual issues...

-2014 TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS-

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE PUBLISHER
1 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
2 WALKING DEAD #132 (MR) $2.99 IMAGE COMICS
3 ROCKET RACCOON #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
4 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
5 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #4 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
6 THOR #1 $3.99 MARVEL COMICS
7 ORIGINAL SIN #1 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
8 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #2 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
9 DEATH OF WOLVERINE #3 $4.99 MARVEL COMICS
10 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #31 $5.99 MARVEL COMICS
Nine of the TOP 10 comics that shipped last year were from Marvel and of those nine none were $2.99 and two were $5.99. For all the complaining some people make about how expensive comics are, folks are still buying them-especially the most expensive of them-in droves. These numbers tell publishers that the market will support higher price points on monthly comics, so don't be surprised if that's what you get this year. You can of course follow the weeks changing price points in our "NEW COMICS COST HOW MUCH" feature below every week.

The good news (here comes the ad): All these comics were 15% OFF during the first full week of their release at Alternate Reality. In fact the majority of these books were 40% OFF at Alternate Reality on the first day of their release because they were part of our "1ST DAY SALE". So in 2015 no other store will save you more on your new comics than Alternate Reality!
 

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SALE HERE!

  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.

This week sees DC back in 1st Place shipping five more titles than the 2nd Place Marvel. If you look at the actual dollar amount separating the two companies, you'll see proof of our opening market analysis above in this weeks shipping pudding. Marvel's more expensive slate of titles puts them within one dollar of DC's much larger units shipped. Bottom line being Marvel will make almost as much as DC this week by shipping many fewer titles. 3rd, 4th and 5th Place are pretty evenly spread out by Dynamite, Image and Boom respectively. Dynamite "pulls a Marvel  how this week's dollar amount is reinforced by shipping three fewer titles than Marvel but trumping them in dollar amount for this week thanks to a $7.99 parallel variant Vampirella event special. Indies take a break this week dropping below the 40 title mark this week for the first time in a while. Parcing out the Indy numbers we see Zenescope is this weeks 6th Place shipper with ten titles (on only 3 actual books) and Dark Horse is in 7th Place with six actual titles this week.

 TOP 5 FOR 011415 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 28  $    95.75  $     14.36  $    81.39
 MARVEL COMICS 23  $    94.77  $     14.22  $    80.55
 DYNAMITE COMICS 20  $    94.80  $     14.22  $    80.58
 IMAGE COMICS 18  $    67.39  $     10.11  $    57.28
 BOOM COMICS 15  $    65.85  $       9.88  $    55.97
 INDY COMICS 38  $ 149.11  $     22.37  $  126.74
TOTALS: 142  $567.67  $   85.15  $482.52
 TOP 5 FOR 010715 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 MARVEL COMICS 24  $         94.27  $      14.14  $         80.13
 DC COMICS 23  $         82.77  $      12.42  $         70.35
 DYNAMITE COMICS 21  $         83.79  $      12.57  $         71.22
 IDW COMICS 15  $         59.85  $        8.98  $         50.87
 IMAGE COMICS 15  $         50.91  $        7.64  $         43.27
 INDY COMICS 49  $      195.55  $      29.33  $      166.22
TOTALS: 147  $    567.14  $    85.07  $    482.07
NEW COMICS COST HOW MUCH?!?:  Here's the price point breakdown for the Week of 01/14/15. For the coming week there are 142 NEW COMICS shipping with eight price points ranging from $2.99 to $9.99. The largest concentration of books again falls into the $3.99 price point with the $2.99 price point trailing a very distant second. As mentioned above DC is essentially keeping this price point alive with 17 of the weeks 27 $2.99 books coming from them. Remember, no matter the point, you save 15% OFF of ALL of this week's New Comics all week long only at Alternate Reality!

THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: The Book of the Week this week is not what you would expect and the reason has everything with the Behind the Scenes of the books marketing. Dark Horse really wants you to buy CONAN RED SONJA #1. It's an Indy comic cross over title (Dark Horse and Dynamite), it's the first time these two REH creations have teamed up since Marvel had control of the franchise and it's getting a big over ship by the publisher to me. So what about STAR WARS #1? It will sell itself this week. If you haven't heard it's officially the biggest release of 2015 with over a million copies ordered by retailers. All of which is a little amazing because it's not like Star Wars has been off the comic racks since Marvel last cancelled the book in the mid 80's. Anyway Star Wars (which will be a 40% Off 1ST DAY SALE book) this Wednesday will sell itself while Conan Red Sonja #1 could use a week long push to get it into folks hands. Behind the scenes that's how that breaks down here at Alternate Reality. The beginning of the end, a return to comics and video games mark DC'S week as FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 (40% OFF this Wednesday) sees the on line comic adaptation of the video game in print. Fables is of course wrapping thingsup with #150 so this will probably be the last of the Fables mini-series we'll be seeing. Also based on a videogame (exclusively here) is MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 based of course on the long time franchise. VAMPIRELLA #100 arrives this week from Dynamite and before you ask this is considered the 100th Dynamite monthly regular series appearance by the "Damsel from Draculon". Being an event special it carries a $7.99 cover price (15% Off here at the store) and comes in four parallel variant covers. If you check the "COVER PRICE BREAKDOWN" chart above, this is where the weeks four $7.99 price point books come from. Speaking of price point heros our one $9.99 book on the above chart is BOOM BOX 2014 MIX TAPE #1 an eclectic collection of stories based on characters that are anything but your average lot. Talking hamburgers, misunderstood ghosts, and punk rock grandmas are just the tip of these stories that are best described as "off the beaten track." With only 38 titles this week, the INDY PIT is a little on the shallow side but the one stand out is VEROTIK WORLD #4 WEIRD VOODOO by writer Glenn Danzig and artist Rafa Garres. Why is the fourth issue of this title a "stand out"? Because the third issue shipped in April of 2005. So for fans of this book your decade long wait is finally over!

 

 
 

              #4 2015

    #3 2005
  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
 
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W) Meredith Gran (A) Carey Pietsch (CA) Mychal Amann
Marceline is on a rampage for mysterious reasons, and the kingdom of Ooo is desperately scrambling to stop her. In trying to save both Ooo and Marceline herself, Princess Bubblegum accidentally propels Marceline into the farthest reaches of space... and strips her of her powers! Guilt ridden, Princess Bubblegum sets off on a space rescue that'll test the power of her mind... as well as the power of friendship.
MSRP: $3.99   YOU PAY: $2.39  

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
 
40% OFF40% OFF

 CONAN/RED SONJA #1
 

SAVE 40% ($11.97) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 011415!     
 40% OFF these "MAGNIFICENT 7" titles on 011415  MSRP  -40%  YOU PAY 
 AVENGERS #34.2  $     4.99  $         2.00  $       2.99
 CONAN RED SONJA #1  $     3.99  $         1.60  $       2.39
 FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 (MR)  $     3.99  $         1.60  $       2.39
 SHIELD #2  $     3.99  $         1.60  $       2.39
 STAR WARS #1  $     4.99  $         2.00  $       2.99
 THANOS VS HULK #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $         1.60  $       2.39 
 WOLVERINES #2  $     3.99  $         1.60  $       2.39
1ST DAY SALE TOTALS:  $29.93  $    11.97  $   17.96

"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 JANUARY 2015: STAR WARS
   
STAR WARS MONTH at Alternate Reality is going on now and our entire stock of Trade Paperbacks featuring STAR WARS CHARACTERS are all discounted...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!

Also save this week on...

179 NEW & RETURNING COMICS ARRIVE THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL OF THE NEW COMICS BELOW, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK (0114715-012015) FOR EVERYONE!
 1) NEW DC COMICS-24  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ARROW SEASON 2.5 #4  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
ASTRO CITY #19  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATGIRL #38  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATGIRL #38 FLASH 75 VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN ETERNAL #41  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
CONSTANTINE #21  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #15  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FBP FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS #17 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GRAYSON #6  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GRAYSON #6 FLASH 75 VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GREEN LANTERN #38 COMBO PACK  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GREEN LANTERN CORPS #38 FLASH 75 VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #7  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8 FLASH 75 VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
KLARION #4  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 CVR A SCORPION (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 CVR B SUB ZERO (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW 52 FUTURES END #37 (WEEKLY)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NEW SUICIDE SQUAD #6  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #53  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 CONTINUITY #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #15  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #15 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #15 FLASH 75 VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WORLDS FINEST #30  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NEW DC COMICS TOTALS:  $   95.72  $  14.36  $    81.36
     
 2) NEW MARVEL COMICS-23  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ALL NEW ULTIMATES #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AMAZING X-MEN #15  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AVENGERS #34.2  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
AVENGERS #40 TRO  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
CAPTAIN MARVEL #11  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CYCLOPS #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DAREDEVIL #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEADPOOL #40  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEATHLOK #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GEORGE ROMEROS EMPIRE OF DEAD ACT TWO #5 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GUARDIANS 3000 #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE SEASON TWO #3  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NIGHTCRAWLER #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHIELD #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SILVER SURFER #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SPIDER-VERSE #2 (OF 2)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
STAR WARS #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
THANOS VS HULK #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WOLVERINES #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
X-FORCE #14  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW MARVEL COMICS TOTALS:  $   94.77  $  14.22  $    80.55
     
 3) NEW DYNAMITE COMICS-20  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALICE COOPER #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2 (OF 6) CVR A MAYHEW MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2 (OF 6) CVR B SMITH VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2 (OF 6) CVR C RAMONDELLI VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BSG DEATH OF APOLLO #2 (OF 6) CVR D EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOODLE JUMP #5 CVR A UY MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOODLE JUMP #5 CVR B VIDEO GAME HOMAGE EXC VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL ERNIE #3 CVR A SEELEY MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL ERNIE #3 CVR B SYAF VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL ERNIE #3 CVR C EXC SUBSCRIPTION OLD SCHOOL VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EX CON #5 (OF 5) (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
HOLMES VS HOUDINI #3 (OF 5) CVR A CAMPBELL MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HOLMES VS HOUDINI #3 (OF 5) CVR B WORLEY VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LONE RANGER VINDICATED #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MERCY THOMPSON #4 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TWILIGHT ZONE #11  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA #100 CVR A JUSKO MAIN  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
VAMPIRELLA #100 CVR B CHIN VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
VAMPIRELLA #100 CVR C POULAT BOMBSHELL VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
VAMPIRELLA #100 CVR D FLEECS EXC SUBSCRIPTION VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
 NEW DYNAMITE COMICS TOTALS:  $   94.80  $  14.22  $    80.58
     
 4) NEW IMAGE COMICS-18  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
A VOICE IN THE DARK GET YOUR GUN #2 (OF 5) CVR A TAYLOR (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
A VOICE IN THE DARK GET YOUR GUN #2 (OF 5) CVR B MOORE (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
COPPERHEAD #5  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
FUSE #9 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
GHOSTED #16 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
JUPITERS LEGACY #5 CVR A QUITELY (RES) (MR)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
JUPITERS LEGACY #5 CVR B HITCH (RES) (MR)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
JUPITERS LEGACY #5 CVR C FEGREDO (RES) (MR)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
LAZARUS #14 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
RAT QUEENS SPECIAL BRAGA #1 CVR A FOWLER (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
RAT QUEENS SPECIAL BRAGA #1 CVR B UPCHURCH (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SAVAGE DRAGON #201  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHUTTER #8 CVR A GIENI & DEL DUCA (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SHUTTER #8 CVR B CAMPBELL (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SUPERANNUATED MAN #5 (OF 6) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPREME BLUE ROSE #6 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TEN GRAND #12 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
WALKING DEAD #136 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NEW IMAGE COMICS TOTALS:  $   67.39  $  10.11  $    57.28
     
 5) NEW BOOM COMICS-15  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1 SUBSCRIPTION AMANN V  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BOOM BOX 2014 MIX TAPE #1  $     9.99  $    1.50  $       8.49
BRAVEST WARRIORS #28 MAIN CVRS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CAPTURE CREATURES #1 (2ND PTG)   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEEP STATE #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FRAGGLE ROCK JOURNEY EVERSPRING #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HEXED #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
REGULAR SHOW #19   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
REGULAR SHOW #19 SUBSCRIPTION KLUTHE VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STEVEN UNIVERSE #6 MAIN CVRS   $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUICIDE RISK #21  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TEEN DOG #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
THOMAS ALSOP #8 (OF 8)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WILDS END #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW IMAGE COMICS TOTALS:  $   65.85  $    9.88  $    55.97
     
 NEW INDEPENDENT COMICS-38  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ABE SAPIEN #19  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
ALIEN VS PREDATOR FIRE AND STONE #4 (OF 4)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
CONAN RED SONJA #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DAMSELS IN EXCESS #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR A  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DAMSELS IN EXCESS #4 DIRECT MARKET CVR B  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEATH DEFYING DR MIRAGE #5 (OF 5) CVR A WADA (VF)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #6 REG EDWARDS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #6 SUBSCRIPTION PHOTO  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #3 (OF 3) A CVR ORTIZ & DI NAPOLI (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #3 (OF 3) B CVR LAISO (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #3 (OF 3) C CVR KROME & RICH (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT CINDERELLA #3 (OF 3) D CVR QUALANO & NOCERA (AOFD) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT TALES FROM OZ #6 ZAMORA A CVR LASHLEY & NUNES  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT TALES FROM OZ #6 ZAMORA B CVR MYCHAELS & CAMPBELL  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT TALES FROM OZ #6 ZAMORA C CVR LUIS & MOS  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT WONDERLAND #31 A CVR TOLIBAO & NUNES (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT WONDERLAND #31 B CVR LEISTER & ELLERY (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GFT WONDERLAND #31 C CVR EL TABANAS (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GOLD DIGGER #217  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ITTY BITTY COMICS THE MASK #3  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #216  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
PARALLEL MAN #4 (OF 7)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PLUME V2 #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #4 (OF 5) CVR A BRIGHT  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RAI #6 CVR A CRAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RAI #6 CVR B NORD  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RAI #6 CVR C SEPULVEDA  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RESURRECTIONISTS #3  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SAN HANNIBAL #5 (OF 5)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SPONGEBOB COMICS #40  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
STAR TREK ONGOING #40  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STAR TREK ONGOING #40 SUBSCRIPTION VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STUMPTOWN V3 #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TALES OF MR RHEE KARMAGEDDON #3 (OF 4) (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TERRIBLE LIZARD #3 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VEROTIK WORLD #4 WEIRD VOODOO (MR)  $     4.95  $    0.74  $       4.21
WWE SUPERSTARS ONGOING #11  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
X #21 MARKED FOR DEATH PT 1 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NEW INDY COMICS TOTALS:  $ 149.11  $  22.37  $  126.74
     
 NEW VARIANT COMICS-28  
ADVENTURE TIME MARCELINE GONE ADRIFT #1 VAR CVR  TBA 
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 VAR ED  TBA 
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 ADAMS VAR  TBA 
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #3 WELCOME HOME VAR ED  TBA 
AMAZING X-MEN #15 LARROCA WELCOME HOME VAR ED  TBA 
AVENGERS #34.2 ARAUJO VAR ED  TBA 
AVENGERS #40 LARROCA WELCOME HOME VAR ED  TBA 
BATGIRL #38 BLANK VAR ED  TBA 
DAREDEVIL #12 LARROCA WELCOME HOME VAR ED  TBA 
DEADPOOL #40 LARROCA WELCOME HOME VAR ED  TBA 
DOCTOR WHO 10TH #6 SONG OF BIRDS VAR ED  TBA 
FABLES THE WOLF AMONG US #1 VAR ED   TBA 
GUARDIANS 3000 #4 SANDOVAL VAR ED  TBA 
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #8 VAR ED  TBA 
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 VAR ED (MR)  TBA 
Q2 RTN QUANTUM & WOODY #4 (OF 5) ANDRASOFSZKY VAR ED  TBA 
RAI #6 MACK VAR ED  TBA 
SHIELD #2 LARROCA WELCOME HOME VAR ED  TBA 
SHIELD #2 RAMOS VAR ED  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 CAMPBELL CONNECTING VAR A  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 CASSADAY TEASER VAR ED  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 CHRISTOPHER HUMOROUS PARTY SKTECH VAR  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 MCLEOD VAR ED  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 MOVIE VAR ED  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 PICHELLI VAR  TBA 
STAR WARS #1 ROSS VAR ED  TBA 
THANOS VS HULK #2 (OF 4) LIM VAR ED  TBA 
WOLVERINES #2 MALEEV VAR ED  TBA 
 
 REORDER COMICS-9  MSRP 
ANGELA ASGARDS ASSASSIN #1  $     3.99
ARMY OF DARKNESS VOL 4 #2 CVR B SEELEY VAR  $     3.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #2 AXIS  $     3.99
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #7  $     3.99
NAILBITER #7 (MR)  $     2.99
NAILBITER #8 (MR)  $     2.99
SHAFT #1 BLANK AUTHENTIX ED (MR)  $   10.00
SIMPSONS ILLUSTRATED #14  $     3.99
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1  $     3.99
 
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 NEW ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS-5  MSRP 
ALIENS ALIEN EGG BANK   $   24.99
POP GOTG DANCING GROOT VINYL FIG   $   11.99
POP MARVEL HOWARD THE DUCK VINYL FIG   $   11.99
UNIVERSAL METALUNA MUTANT B&W BUST BANK  $   24.99
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS METALUNA MUTANT BUST BANK  $   24.99
 
 REORDER ACTION FIGURES-4  MSRP 
MAN OF STEEL 1:12 SCALE SUPERMAN VAULT STATUE  $   79.95
MARVEL SELECT CLASSIC GREEN GOBLIN AF  $   24.99
POP BATMAN 66 BATMAN VINYL FIG  $   11.99
POP TMNT DONATELLO VINYL FIG   $   11.99
 
 NEW APPAREL-2  MSRP 
CAPTAIN AMERICA CONTRAST CAP HEATHER T/S XL  $   18.00
DEADPOOL PX REP UR TEAM KNIT HAT  $   24.99
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-23  MSRP 
AMERICAN VAMPIRE HC VOL 07 (MR)  $   22.99
ANIMAL MAN TP VOL 07 RED PLAGUE (MR)  $   29.99
AVENGERS TIME RUNS OUT PREM HC VOL 01  $   24.99
BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE TP VOL 04  $   19.99
CROSSED TP VOL 11 (MR)  $   19.99
DEATHLOK TP SOULS OF CYBER-FOLK  $   39.99
FLASH TP VOL 04 REVERSE (N52)  $   16.99
GREEN LANTERN CORPS TP VOL 05 UPRISING (N52)  $   19.99
IRON MAN TP VOL 04 IRON METROPOLITAN  $   19.99
MANIFEST DESTINY TP VOL 02  $   14.99
POWERS TP VOL 04 SUPERGROUP NEW PTG (MR)  $   15.99
POWERS TP VOL 05 ANARCHY NEW PTG (MR)  $   15.99
PRE CODE CLASSIC SPACE DETECTIVE BOOKSHOP ED VOL 01  $   47.99
RACHEL RISING TP VOL 05 NIGHT COMETH  $   16.99
RAGS & BONES NEW TWISTS ON TIMELESS TALES SC   $   10.00
SECRET SERVICE TP KINGSMAN MOVIE ED (MR)   $   12.99
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 91 RED MENACE & BLACK CIRCLE  $   14.95
STAR WARS MARVEL YRS OMNIBUS HC VOL 01 HILDEBRANDT DM VAR ED  $ 125.00
STRAY BULLETS TP VOL 06 KILLERS (MR)  $   19.99
SUPERGIRL TP VOL 05 RED DAUGHTER OF KRYPTON (N52)  $   17.99
TRINITY OF SIN PHANTOM STRANGER TP VOL 03 (N52)  $   19.99
UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 03 GOOD BAD INHUMAN  $   19.99
WARHAMMER 40K AHRIMAN SORCERER SC  $   14.00
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-1  MSRP 
JOKER DEATH OF THE FAMILY TP (N52)  $   24.99
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-21  MSRP 
2000 AD #1911  $     5.35
2000 AD PROG 2015  $   10.00
AMERICAN GIRL #23.1  $     5.95
BIZARRE #22  $   10.50
CLASSIC BIKE #419  $     9.99
CLASSIC ROCK #205  $   11.99
DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #481   $   11.99
DOCTOR WHO SPECIAL #39   $   11.99
ELLERY QUEEN 0215  $     4.99
FINE SCALE MODELER #33.2  $     5.99
JUDGE DREDD MEGAZINE #355  $   12.40
JUGHEAD & ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #9  $     4.99
MENTAL FLOSS #14.1  $     5.99
MOJO #254  $     9.99
MONSTER BASH #23   $     8.99
PLAYBOY PRESENTS:   $   12.99
RUE MORGUE #152  $     9.95
SIZZLE #64 (A)  $     6.99
STAR TREK MAGAZINE #52 PX ED   $     9.99
TLR-THE LITERARY REVIEW  FALL 2014  $   10.00
WHISKEY #124  $     7.99
 
 REORDER MAGAZINES-1  MSRP 
DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #47 ROBIN #1 CAR  $   20.00
 
 NEW WALL ART-3  MSRP 
ANT-MAN #1 BY BROOKS POSTER  $     8.99
AVENGERS ANTI-BULLYING POSTER  $     8.99
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #1 BY ADAMS POSTER  $     8.99
 
LEGEND TO THE ABOVE
ADULT MATERIAL

REORDERS

KIDS COMICS

2ND PRINTS

THIS WEEKS LATE LIST
(The following have been pushed back form their original release dates to these new dates)
 VENDOR/TITLE-21 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Avengers: Revelations TP 1/14/2015 1/21/2015
Star Wars: Marvel Yrs. Omnibus HC V0L 1 1/7/2015 1/14/2015
United States of Murder Inc. Prem. HC Vol. 1: Truth (MR) N/A 3/18/2015
Veil HC  1/7/2015 1/14/2015
Will Eisner's Spirit Artist Ed. HC Vol. 2 (Net) 1/7/2015 1/14/2015
X-Force TP Vol. 2: Hide Fear 1/14/2015 1/21/2015
   
 COMICS    
All New Captain America #5 Reg./Var. 3/11/2015 3/18/2015
Hawkeye #21 1/28/2015 2/4/2015
Marvel Universe: Guardians of Galaxy #1 2/4/2015 2/18/2015
Marvel Universe: Guardians of Galaxy #2 3/4/2015 3/18/2015
Men of Wrath by Aaron and Garney #5 (MR) Reg./Var. 2/4/2015 2/18/2015
Ms. Marvel #11 1/28/2015 2/4/2015
Ms. Marvel #12 2/11/2015 2/18/2015
Powers #1 (MR) Reg./Vars. 1/14/2015 1/21/2015
She-Hulk #12 Reg./Var. 1/28/2015 2/4/2015
Uncanny X-Men #30 Reg./Var. 1/14/2015 1/28/2015
Uncanny X-Men #31 1/28/2015 2/18/2015
Uncanny X-Men #32 Reg./Var. 2/18/2015 3/18/2015
Uncanny X-Men #33 Reg./Vars. 3/18/2015 4/1/2015
United States of Murder Inc. #6 (MR) Reg./Var. 1/21/2015 2/4/2015
   
 WALL ART    
Inhumans 50th Anniversary Poster 1/14/2015 2/11/2015
   
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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
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GN=Graphic Novel
GORE=Gory cover image
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
LTD ED=Limited Edition
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NBA=National Basketball Association
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NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
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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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