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February 18th 2015
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SECRET IDENTITIES #1

IMAGE COMICS
(W) Brian Joines, Jay Faerber
(A/CA) Ilias Kyriazis, Charlie Kirchoff

COVER PRICE: $3.50
YOU PAY: $2.10
021815-022415
 While supplies last
The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets. Behind every mask is a secret...

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  1) ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #4
  2) JUSTICE LEAGUE #39
  3) UNCANNY X-MEN #31
  4) SILK #1
  5) AVENGERS WORLD #17 TRO
  6) BATMAN AND ROBIN #39
  7) MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1
  8) CAPTAIN AMERICA & MIGHTY
      AVENGERS #5
  9) WOLVERINES #7
10) LEGENDARY STAR LORD #9 BV

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EI8HT #1 (OF 5) OUTCAST
IMAGE FIRSTS INVINCIBLE #1 CURR PTG
KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #1
LADY KILLER #1 (2ND PTG)
LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #1
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 (OF 4)
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 2ND PTG
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #1 (OF 6)
PIRATE EYE EXILED FROM EXILE #1
SECRET IDENTITIES #1
SILK #1
SPARKS NEVADA MARSHAL ON MARS #1
STRAY #1

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MPH #5 (OF 5)
SHE-HULK #12
TERMINAL HERO #6 (OF 6)
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  THE WEEK IN DEPTH
More than just a "Black Thing"...
COMICBOOKMAN SEZ:  After two weeks of chewing over comics for little girls and comics for women I'd be remiss not to touch another under-represented demographic: African-American comics. It's Black History month and to celebrate we've chosen our entire collection of trade paperbacks featuring African American characters for our Hero of the Month Sale. Unlike other stores, we stock one of the largest selections of comics and trades featuring Black characters in the city. For years, our  "AFRICAN AMERICAN" section has featured the likes of Miles Morales, Mr.Terrific, D'Jango, War Machine and others. Not too many others, however, because African American characters share at least one thing in common with female comic characters: there's not a lot of them. That is to say there aren't a lot of them headlining books. In fact, while there are a fair number of Black supporting characters in most books (from Robbie Robertson to Lucius Fox), there are currently only about a Baker's Dozen worth of characters who have proved capable of carrying a monthly series for any length of time. Most of whom it should be noted are not currently in print.

While good stories should always take precedence over "character quotas" the lack of diversity in current mainstream comics is hard to overlook. Over the last few years both Marvel and DC have taken runs at diversifying their lines with mixed results. Marvel seems less interested in actually creating new characters than they are with "swapping out the brands" and turning traditionally white characters into fresh, new African American versions. Dr.Voodoo (formerly Brother Voodoo) replacing Dr.Strange as Master of the Mystic Arts, Sam Wilson replacing Steve Rogers as Captain America, Sam Jackson replacing David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury-you get my point. On the other hand, DC generally creates new characters to their universe when they have a diversification push. Some being Batwing added to the Batman Family or Cyborg pushed into the top tier as a founding member of the New 52 Justice League,  Earth 23 in the DC Multiverse. Arguably this last example is more akin to Marvel's "brand swapping", but there is something unique about doing it on a global scale with a parallel earth. I wonder if Earth 23 has a Jeff Pierce aka: "White Lightning"?

Anyway, these and other creative moves are all fine attempts at diversity, but as with comics featuring credible female characters - more work needs to be done. Black Panther or Wonder Woman can appeal to readers across the spectrum and still retain their unique flavor just as Superman or Spiderman have for years appealed across all demographic groups. The Wakanda King T'Challa is the king of a nation first, an African second and a superhero third. Shakespeare was writing about "heavy hangs the head with a crown" four hundred years ago because it is the grist for good storytelling. That aspect of the character is universal and has the potential for story development across all demographic lines. Same with John Stewart, who in one part of his life deals with problems in the inner city but can just as quickly finds himself arbitrating a space battle above a planet in the Alpha Centauri star system. The appeal of any character should be universal with everything else being "sauce for the goose". That's the road that needs to be taken for more diversity.

From my perspective, there is only so much a dealer can do because we are at the tail end of the food chain. We can't carry what's not being made and to that end publishers need to be more diverse and promote good stories featuring a variety of characters (female, black, Hispanic, etc) to all demographic groups. Creators need to be more daring while still crafting characters and storylines for a mass audience. And, of course, dealers need to carry these books once they are made. However, there is one final link in this creative food chain and that is you. Customers need to take a chance and buy these books once they come out. Our "1st Day Sale" is designed to soften the economic blow of trying something new. Each week, I always make a point of sticking at least one or two titles into that mix; something different you should take a chance on. If you don't buy them, then dealers won't order them and publishers won't solicit creators to make them.
Baker's Dozen of the current top tier African American Heroes:
  1. Batwing: David Zavimbe/Luke Fox (DC)
  2. Bishop (Marvel)
  3. Black Panther (Marvel)
  4. Blade the Vampire Hunter (Marvel)
  5. Cyborg (DC)
  6. James Rhodes: War Machine/Iron Patriot (Marvel)
  7. John Stewart-Green Lantern (DC)
  8. Miles Morales-Ultimate Spiderman (Marvel)
  9. Nick Fury (Marvel)
10. Sam Wilson: Falcon/Captain America (Marvel)
11. Spawn (Image)
12. Static (Milestone)
13. Storm (Marvel)








 

  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.

Two weeks ago 180 books shipped, last week 136 books arrived and this week 167. The February shipping rollercoaster continues as the TOP 5 starts off again with DC taking 1st Place with thirty four titles (ten more than last week). 2nd, 3rd and 4th Place are an anomaly this week as they come in with a three way tie between Dynamite, Marvel and Image respectively. Each company is shipping twenty-four titles and their ranking is determined by MSRP totals of the books each company is shipping (see the chart below for the breakdown). 5th Place is snagged by BOOM with ten titles this week. 1st through 5th's totals are are all up from last week however Indy Comics are down compared to last week. Fifty one Indy titles arrive this Wednesday with Dark Horse placing in 6th Place, Avatar in 7th Place with nine titles and Zenescope in 8th Place with eight titles.
Overall, eighteen different publishers are responsible for this weeks 167 titles.

 TOP 5 FOR 021815 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 34  $ 118.66  $     17.80  $  100.86
 DYNAMITE COMICS 24  $ 117.76  $     17.66  $  100.10
 MARVEL COMICS 24  $    91.76  $     13.76  $    78.00
 IMAGE COMICS 24  $    83.87  $     12.58  $    71.29
 BOOM COMICS 10  $    39.90  $       5.99  $    33.92
 INDY COMICS 51  $ 204.04  $     30.61  $  173.43
TOTALS: 167  $655.99  $   98.40  $557.59
 TOP 5 FOR 021115 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 24  $       81.76  $     12.26  $    69.50
 MARVEL COMICS 19  $       79.81  $     11.97  $    67.84
 IMAGE COMICS 14  $       48.43  $       7.26  $    41.17
 IDW COMICS 8  $       31.92  $       4.79  $    27.13
 BOOM COMICS 8  $       31.92  $       4.79  $    27.13
 INDY COMICS 63  $    247.91  $     37.19  $  210.72
TOTALS: 136  $  521.75  $   78.26  $443.49
NEW COMICS COST HOW MUCH?!?:  Here's the price point breakdown for the Week of 02/18/15. For the coming week there are 167 NEW COMICS shipping with six price points ranging from $1.00  to $7.99. The largest concentration of books as always falls into the $3.99 price point with the $2.99 price point trailing a 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!

THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: Image releases a new superhero team, Marvel loses one heroine but gains another, penultimate issue of a Vertigo powerhouse, Uncle Sam kicks some Master race butt and more for the third week of February 2015. Over their nearly quarter century of publishing, Image has done its share of team books. Of late, their team titles have run along the lines of Morning Glories - no costumes but lots of characterization. This week Image brings back the traditional superhero team with SECRET IDENTITIES #1, our 40% Off all week long Book of the Week.  The creative team of Brian Joines & Jay Faerber and artists Ilias Kyriazis & Charlie Kirchoff craft the tale of a super group known as The Front Line who have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. What they don't know is that Crosswind is a mole sent to learn all their secrets, and the Front Line have LOTS of secrets. Also from Image this week, and 40% Off this Wednesday, is MANIFEST DESTINY #13 by Chris Dingess and Matthew Roberts. If you were looking to jump onto this title this is the perfect point. A new story arc begins as the expedition discovers another arch, which can only signal new trouble, while Sacagawea experiences complications with her pregnancy. Meanwhile, over at Marvel, SHE-HULK #12 closes out the fifth(?), sixth (?) volume of the jade lawyer of the Marvel Universe. If past is prologue you can expect another series featuring Jen sometime soon. Replacing her on the racks is the Spider Verse hit Cindy Moon in SILK #1 by writer  Robbie Thompson (writer from TV's Supernatural) and new artist Stacey Lee. 40% Off this Wednesday, SILK #1 opens with Cindy on her own in New York City searching for her past, defining her own future and webbing up wrong-doers along the way. Over at DC, JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 features the conclusion to the "Amazo Virus" storyline with haunting consequences. Also from DC, Vertigo is about to lose their second longest continuing series as  FABLES #149 also ships. This issue marks the second from last issue of this landmark series and the final standard size comic issue. Issue #150 (or its equivalent) has been promised to be a graphic novel sized finale! Dynamite has its share of events this week with RED SONJA #100 being at the top of the list. With five covers and a $7.99 cover price this marks ten years and 100 ongoing issues of the She-Devil with a sword. KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #1 is 40% Off this Wednesday and marks the King Features Magicians debut at Dynamite. Meanwhile, LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #1 marks the steampunk Brit Reid's return to the Legenderry Universe and PATHFINDER ORIGINS #1 is this years offering form the popular game. Down in the Indy Pit this week we have Dark Horse's EI8HT #1 (OF 5) OUTCAST by writer/artist Rafael Albuquerque with an assist from writer Mike Johnson. Welcome to the Meld, an inhospitable dimension in time where Joshua, a chrononaut, finds himself trapped. With no memory or feedback from the team of scientists that sent him, he can't count on anything but his heart and a stranger's voice to guide him to his destiny. Look for it to be 40% Off this Wednesday.

EI8HT #1

  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
 
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 (OF 4)
MARVEL COMICS
(W) Joe Caramagna, Mairghread Scott (A) Various (CA) Adam Archer
Based on the highly anticipated new series coming to Disney XD in 2015, follow the further adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy! With a galaxy full of danger, only the Guardians stand between us and the destruction of everything! Featuring adaptations of the upcoming animated series with a mix of screen grab and brand new stories for everyone to enjoy!
MSRP: $2.99   YOU PAY: $1.79  

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
 
40% OFF40% OFF

 SECRET IDENTITY #1
 

SAVE 40% ($9.99) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 021815!     
 40% OFF these "MAGNIFICENT 7" titles on 021815  MSRP  -40%  YOU PAY 
 BITCH PLANET #3 (MR)  $     3.50  $     1.40  $       2.10
 EI8HT #1 (OF 5)  $     3.50  $     1.40  $       2.10
 KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39 
 MANIFEST DESTINY #13 (MR)  $     2.99  $     1.20  $       1.79
 RUMBLE #3 (MR)  $     3.50  $     1.40  $       2.10
 SECRET IDENTITIES #1  $     3.50  $     1.40  $       2.10
 SILK #1  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
1ST DAY SALE TOTALS:  $24.97  $   9.99  $   14.98

"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 FEBRUARY 2015: AFRICAN AMERICAN COMICS
   
BLACK HISTORY MONTH is here and Alternate Reality is saluting the month by taking our entire stock of Trade Paperbacks featuring AFRICAN AMERICAN CHARACTERS are all discounted...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!

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213 NEW & RETURNING COMICS ARRIVE THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL OF THE NEW COMICS BELOW, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK (021815-022415) FOR EVERYONE!
 1) NEW DC COMICS-34  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
BATGIRL #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATGIRL #39 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN AND ROBIN #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN AND ROBIN #39 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN ETERNAL #46  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BATMAN SUPERMAN #19  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATMAN SUPERMAN #19 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
BATMAN SUPERMAN #19 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BATWOMAN #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
EARTH 2 WORLDS END #20  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
FABLES #149 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
INFINITE CRISIS FIGHT FOR THE MULTIVERSE #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE #10  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
JUSTICE LEAGUE #39 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
KITCHEN #4 (OF 8) (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MORTAL KOMBAT X #1 2ND PTG (MR)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MULTIVERSITY MASTERMEN #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
NEW 52 FUTURES END #42 (WEEKLY)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
RED HOOD AND THE OUTLAWS #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #7  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERGIRL #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SUPERGIRL #39 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #16  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #16 COMBO PACK  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
SUPERMAN WONDER WOMAN #16 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TEEN TITANS #7  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TEEN TITANS #7 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TEEN TITANS GO #8  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TRINITY OF SIN #5  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
WONDER WOMAN #39  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
WONDER WOMAN #39 HARLEY QUINN VAR ED  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
 $ 118.66  $  17.80  $  100.86
     
 2) NEW DYNAMITE COMICS-24  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALICE COOPER #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DAWN VAMPIRELLA #3 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL ERNIE #4 CVR A SEELEY MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL ERNIE #4 CVR B SYAF VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
EVIL ERNIE #4 CVR C CHIN EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
KING MANDRAKE MAGICIAN #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LEGENDERRY GREEN HORNET #1 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LONE RANGER VINDICATED #4 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MERCY THOMPSON #5 (OF 6)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #1 (OF 6) CVR A SEJIC MAIN  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #1 (OF 6) CVR B GARCIA VAR  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
PATHFINDER ORIGINS #1 (OF 6) CVR C EXC SUB VAR  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
RED SONJA #100 CVR A BENES MAIN  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
RED SONJA #100 CVR B HACK VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
RED SONJA #100 CVR C PEPOY VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
RED SONJA #100 CVR D HAESER VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
RED SONJA #100 CVR E MARCOS EXC SUB VAR  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #9 CVR A LAMING MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SOLAR MAN OF ATOM #9 CVR B EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TERMINAL HERO #6 (OF 6) (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
TWILIGHT ZONE #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #5 (OF 5) CVR A ANACLETO MAIN  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #5 (OF 5) CVR B CHIN VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VAMPIRELLA FEARY TALES #5 (OF 5) CVR C EXC SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
 $ 117.76  $  17.66  $  100.10
     
 3) NEW MARVEL COMICS-24  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #4  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA FEAR HIM #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AVENGERS WORLD #17 TRO  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
BLACK WIDOW #15  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND MIGHTY AVENGERS #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DEATHLOK #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
IRON FIST LIVING WEAPON #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #9 BV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LEGENDARY STAR LORD #9 NOTO VAR BV  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LOKI AGENT OF ASGARD #11  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MAGNETO #15  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MARVEL UNIVERSE GUARDIANS OF GALAXY #1 (OF 4)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MILES MORALES ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #10  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MOON KNIGHT #12  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MS MARVEL #12  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
NOVA #27  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
ROCKET RACCOON #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHE-HULK #12  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SHE-HULK #12 ANKA FINAL ISSUE VAR  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
SILK #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SILVER SURFER #9  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
STORM #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
UNCANNY X-MEN #31  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WOLVERINES #7  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
 NEW MARVEL COMICS TOTALS:  $   91.76  $  13.76  $    78.00
     
 4) NEW IMAGE COMICS-24  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #4 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
AUTUMNLANDS TOOTH & CLAW #4 CVR B (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BITCH PLANET #3 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
DEADLY CLASS #11 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
DRIFTER #4 CVR A KLEIN (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
DRIFTER #4 CVR B ALBUQUERQUE (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
FUSE #10 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
GONERS #5  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
IMAGE FIRSTS INVINCIBLE #1 CURR PTG  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
INVINCIBLE #117  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
IXTH GENERATION #2  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
LAZARUS #15 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
MANIFEST DESTINY #13 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MPH #5 (OF 5) CVR A FEGREDO  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
MPH #5 (OF 5) CVR B SHALVEY  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
PETER PANZERFAUST #23  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
REYN #2  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
RUMBLE #3 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SAVAGE DRAGON #202  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SECRET IDENTITIES #1  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SPARKS NEVADA MARSHAL O/MARS #1 (OF 4)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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 5) NEW BOOM! COMICS-10  MSRP  DISC  YOU PAY
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BATMAN SUPERMAN #19 VAR ED  TBA 
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AVENGERS WORLD #14  $     3.99
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CONAN THE AVENGER #10  $     3.50
DETECTIVE COMICS #39  $     3.99
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INVINCIBLE #105  $     2.99
LADY ZORRO #3 (OF 4)  $     3.99
LONE RANGER VINDICATED #2 (OF 4)  $     3.99
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TMNT ONGOING #40  $     3.99
WALKING DEAD #116 2ND PTG (MR)  $     2.99
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AVENGERS SUPER HERO MASHERS CAPTAIN AMERICA 6IN   $   10.99
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AVENGERS SUPER HERO MASHERS SPIDERMAN 6IN   $   10.99
AVENGERS SUPER HERO MASHERS WOLVERINE 6IN   $   10.99
DC COMICS NEW 52 NIGHTWING AF (RES)  $   24.95
MLP NIGHTMARE MOON LTD ED VINYL STATUE  $   28.00
POP SUPERNATURAL CROWLEY VINYL FIG   $   11.99
POP SUPERNATURAL DEAN WINCHESTER VINYL FIG (O/A)   $   11.99
 
 REORDER ACTION FIGURES-10  MSRP 
DC COMICS BOMBSHELLS STATUE HOLIDAY HARLEY QUINN  $ 124.95
DC COMICS NEW 52 DARKSEID DELUXE AF  $   89.95
MARVEL SELECT ABOMINATION AF   $   28.00
ST ALL GOOD THINGS ENTERPRISE D SHIP  $   89.99
ST TNG ENTERPRISE D SHIP (O/A)  $   89.99
THRONE OF ATLANTIS OCEAN MASTER AF  $   19.95
UNIVERSAL METALUNA MUTANT B&W BUST BANK   $   24.99
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UNIVERSAL MONSTERS SELECT FRANKENSTEIN AF  $   24.99
WALKING DEAD BUST BANK MICHONNE   $   24.99
 
 NEW BOOKS & TRADES-23  MSRP 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN HC WHO AM I  $   24.99
AXIS CARNAGE AND HOBGOBLIN TP  $   19.99
BATMAN BLINK TP  $   14.99
CIVIL WAR PRELUDE TP NEW WARRIORS  $   19.99
CONSTANTINE TP VOL 03 THE VOICE IN THE FIRE (N52)  $   14.99
DAMIAN SON OF BATMAN TP (N52)  $   16.99
DAREDEVIL TP VOL 02 WEST CASE SCENARIO  $   19.99
DOC SAVAGE FRIGHTENED FISH HC NOVEL  $   19.99
GFT REALM WAR TP VOL 01  $   15.99
G-MAN SUPER JOURNAL AWESOME ORIGINS  $   13.99
GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS TP VOL 02 A STAR IS BORN (MR)  $   14.99
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS TP VOL 05 GODKILLERS (N52)  $   16.99
HELLBOY HOUSE OF THE LIVING DEAD HC  $   14.99
LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA GN VOL 04 FIRE CHI   $     7.99
NANCY DREW DIARIES GN VOL 04  $     9.99
PYONGYANG A JOURNEY IN NORTH KOREA TP (MR)  $   14.95
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STORM TP VOL 01 MAKE IT RAIN  $   15.99
TOWER CHRONICLES DREADSTALKER TP VOL 01  $   14.99
UBER TP VOL 03 (MR)   $   19.99
ULTIMATE X-MEN ULTIMATE COLLECTION TP VOL 05  $   34.99
WARHAMMER DEATHBLADE HC   $   28.00
X-MEN TP VOL 04 EXOGENOUS  $   17.99
 
 REORDER BOOKS & TRADES-66  MSRP 
AME COMI GIRLS TP VOL 03 EARTH IN CRISIS  $   14.99
AVENGERS VS PET AVENGERS GN TP  $   14.99
BART SIMPSON SON OF HOMER TP  $   15.99
BEST OF ARCHIE COMICS TP VOL 04  $     9.99
BOOK OF GENESIS ILLUS BY ROBERT CRUMB HC NEWER PTG  $   27.95
BPRD HELL ON EARTH TP VOL 02 GODS AND MONSTERS  $   19.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA JOINS MIGHTY AVENGERS HC 2ND ED   $     8.99
CAPTAIN AMERICA ORIGIN STORY YR HC  $     8.99
DC SUPER HEROES BATMAN YR TP BAT MITES BIG BLUNDER   $     4.95
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DC SUPER HEROES MY FIRST DICTIONARY HC   $   15.99
DC SUPER PETS YR TP POOCHES OF POWER   $     4.95
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DISNEY FAIRIES GN VOL 06 A PRESENT FOR TINKER BELL  $     7.99
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GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS TP VOL 03  $   17.99
GODZILLA ONGOING TP VOL 01  $   17.99
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN ORIGIN STORY YR HC REVISED ED  $     8.99
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED TIES THAT BIND TP  $   12.99
KINGDOM HEARTS FINAL MIX TP VOL 01  $   12.00
MAD ABOUT THE COMIC STRIPS TP  $   12.95
MAGENTA NOIR FATALE GN (MR)  $   11.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE AVENGERS ASSEMBLE DIGEST TP VOL 01  $     9.99
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN DIGEST TP VOL 06  $     9.99
MIGHTY AVENGERS AN ORIGIN STORY HC 2ND ED   $     8.99
MMW GOLDEN AGE CAPTAIN AMERICA TP VOL 01 DM VAR ED 43  $   29.99
NEIL GAIMAN DANGEROUS ALPHABET SC  $     6.99
PEANUT BUTTER GN VOL 05 (A)  $   11.99
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SAILOR MOON TP KODANSHA ED VOL 12  $   10.99
SHAZAM MONSTER SOCIETY OF EVIL DELUXE HC  $   29.99
SONIC UNIVERSE TP VOL 08 SCOURGE LOCKDOWN (RES)  $   11.99
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STAR TREK COMICS CLASSICS TP VOL 03 TRIAL JAMES T KIRK  $   14.95
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STAR TREK LEGION OF SUPERHEROES TP  $   19.99
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STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 01  $   17.99
STAR TREK ONGOING TP VOL 06 AFTER DARKNESS  $   17.99
THOR ORIGIN STORY YR HC NEW ED   $     8.99
TINY TITANS TP VOL 04 THE FIRST RULE OF PET CLUB  $   12.99
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TINY TITANS TP VOL 08 AW YEAH TITANS  $   12.99
TRANSFORMERS DARK CYBERTRON TP VOL 01  $   19.99
UNSTOPPABLE WOLVERINE AN ORIGIN STORY HC   $     8.99
 
 NEW MAGAZINES-30  MSRP 
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DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #51 DETECTIVE #233   $   20.00
DC BATMAN AUTO FIG MAG #52 FOREVER MOVIE BOAT  $   20.00
DC SUPERHERO CHESS FIG COLL MAG #75 GL JOHN STEWART WHITE BI  $   16.00
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ELLE uk 0215  $     9.99
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ESQUIRE UK 0215  $     9.99
FANGORIA #339  $   10.99
GAMES #156  $     9.99
HOT ROD 0415  $     6.99
JUST FOR BLACK MEN #18.1  $   12.99
JUXTAPOZ #170  $     6.99
MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #26 QUICKSILVER WHITE PAWN   $   16.00
MARVEL CHESS FIG COLL MAG #27 GREEN GOBLIN BLACK KING   $   16.00
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MODEL RAILROADER 0315  $     7.99
MOTOCROSS ACTION 0315  $     4.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS 0315  $     4.99
RECORD COLLECTOR #436  $   10.99
SLEEPY HOLLOW OFFICIAL MAGAZINE #2  $     9.99
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UNCUT #213  $     9.99
WOMENS HEALTH 0315  $     4.99
WORLD OF ARCHIE COMICS DIGEST #47  $     4.99
WWE PRESENTS LEGENDS OF WRESTLEMANIA  $     9.99
 
LEGEND TO THE ABOVE
ADULT MATERIAL

REORDERS

KIDS COMICS

2ND PRINTS

THIS WEEKS LATE LIST
(The following have been pushed back from their original release dates to these new dates)
 VENDOR/TITLE-30 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 BOOKS & TRADES    
B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth TP Vol. 10: Devil's Wings 2/25/2015 3/4/2015
Batman Adventures: Mad Love Deluxe Ed. HC 3/25/2015 4/15/2015
Frank Thorne's Red Sonja Art Ed. HC Vol. 3 3/4/2015 3/11/2015
Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja Omnibus HC 5/20/2015 5/27/2015
Hawkeye TP Vol. 4: Rio Bravo 5/27/2015 4/1/2015
Morning Glories TP Vol. 8 2/25/2015 3/4/2015
My Little Pony: Adventures In Friendship HC Vol. 2 2/11/2015 2/18/2015
Orion by Walter Simonson Omnibus HC 3/25/2015 4/8/2015
Rising Stars Compendium TP New Ptg. 2/11/2015 2/18/2015
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman TP Vol. 1 3/25/2015 4/8/2015
Shadow: Year One Omnibus TP 3/4/2015 3/11/2015
Shazam! A Celebration of 75 Years HC 4/1/2015 4/15/2015
Top 10 TP 4/1/2015 4/15/2015
Zombie Tramp Ongoing TP Vol. 1 (MR) 6/24/2015 2/25/2015
   
 COMICS    
All New X-Men #39 BV Reg./Vars. 3/4/2015 3/11/2015
Daredevil #14 3/18/2015 3/25/2015
Daredevil #15 Reg. Vars. 4/15/2015 4/29/2015
Daredevil #15.1 Reg. Vars. 4/29/2015 5/20/2015
Howard the Duck #1 Reg./Vars. 3/4/2015 3/11/2015
Howard the Duck #2 Reg./Vars. 4/1/2015 4/8/2015
Infinity Man And The Forever People #8 2/25/2015 3/4/2015
Low #6 (MR) 2/18/2015 2/25/2015
Multiversity #1 Director's Cut 2/25/2015 4/1/2015
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #28 2/11/2015 2/18/2015
Powers #2 (MR) Reg./Vars. 3/4/2015 3/18/2015
Secret Six #3 Reg./Var. 2/25/2015 3/11/2015
Secret Six #4 3/4/2015 3/25/2015
Star Wars #2 Aragones Var. 2/25/2015 3/4/2015
Superman #39 Reg./Vars. 2/25/2015 3/4/2015
   
 MAGAZINES    
Avengers Magazine #1 Reg./Movie Cvrs. 4/8/2015 4/22/2015
   
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NOW=Marvel NOW!
O/A=Order Again
PKT=Pocket
PTG=Printing
PX=Previews Exclusive
Reg./Var.=Regular Cover/Variant Cover
(RES)=Re-solicited Item
RI VARIANT=a Retailer Incentive Variant cover
RID=Transformers Robots In Disguise
SC=Soft Cover
SGN=Signed
SER=Series
STD ED=Standard Edition
SUB=Subscription as is variant Subscription Cover
SUB VAR=Subscription Variant
TBA=To Be Announced
TNG=Referencing Star Trek "THE NEXT GENERATION"
TOS=Referencing Star Trek "THE ORIGINAL SERIES"
TP=Trade Paperback
T/C=Trading Card
T/S=Tee-Shirt
VAR=Variant
VAR ED=Variant Edition
VOL or V.=Volume
WRAP=Wraparound cover

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