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WEDNESDAY
April 29th 2015
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FANTASTIC FOUR #645

MARVEL COMICS
(W) James Robinson & Various
(A) Leonard Kirk & Various
(CA) Leonard Kirk

COVER PRICE: $5.99
YOU PAY: $5.09
042915-050515
 While supplies last
THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY CONCLUDES IN AN EXTRA-SIZED SPECIAL!
Will the Fantastic Four defeat The Quiet Man and the corrupted forces of the Heroes Reborn universe?  Will the Johnny get his powers back? Will Reed and Sue be a family again?  Will this be the end or will this be 4ever?

TOP TEN

BASED THIS WEEKS ORDERING

  1) CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8)
  2) BATMAN #40
  3) JUSTICE LEAGUE #40
  4) AVENGERS #44
  5) ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #6
  6) FANTASTIC FOUR #645
  7) SUPERIOR IRON MAN #8
  8) NEW AVENGERS ULTRON
      FOREVER #1
  9) PRINCESS LEIA #3 (OF 5)
10) SILK #3

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CONVERGENCE
 -ACTION COMICS #1
 -BLUE BEETLE #1
 -BOOSTER GOLD #1
 -CRIME SYNDICATE #1
 -DETECTIVE COMICS #1
 -INFINITY INC #1
 -JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1
 -PLASTIC MAN FREEDOM
  FIGHTERS #1
 -SHAZAM #1
 -WORLDS FINEST COMICS #1
FUBAR MOTHER RUSSIA #1
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FABLES
   FANTASY & FARTS
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR
   THREE ANNUAL #1
ITTY BITTY BUNNIES TALES FROM
  CRIB #1
JOHNNY VIABLE AND HIS TERSE
  FRIENDS ONE SHOT
MAYDAY #1 (OF 4) (MR)
MENS FEELINGS #1 (MR)
NEW AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER
   #1
ORDER OF THE FORGE #1
PISCES #1 (MR)
POWERS FIRSTS #1
RESIDENT ALIEN SAM HAIN
  MYSTERY #0
ROD ESPINOSAS STEAMPUNK
  SNOW QUEEN #1 (OF 3)
SCARLETT COUTURE #1
SKYSTORM ORIGINS #1
STEAMBUSTERS #1 (OF 2)
STEAMPUNK SHERLOCK CASE
  FILES BEAUTY AND BOHEMIAN
STEVEN UNIVERSE GREG
   UNIVERSE SPECIAL #1
TRUE BELIEVERS AGE O/ULTRON
  #1
TRUE BELIEVERS MILES MORALES
  #1
VERTIGO QUARTERLY SFX #1

ENDING THIS WEEK

THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES

CONAN RED SONJA #4
FANTASTIC FOUR #645
FUSE #12 (MR)
MULTIVERSITY #2
MY LITTLE PONY FIENDSHIP IS
  MAGIC #5 QUEEN CHRYSALIS
PIRATE EYE EXILED FROM EXILE
  #4 (OF 4)
PRINCELESS PIRATE PRINCESS #4
ROCKET SALVAGE #5
TWILIGHT ZONE S&S #4 (OF 4)

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  THE WEEK IN DEPTH
Priming the Pump Since 010215...

COMICBOOKMAN SEZ: It's that time of year again. Nope - not baseball, spring or graduation, although all of those are going on. It's time once again for the "2nd Happiest Day" of the year (right after Christmas) and thats FREE COMICBOOK DAY (FCBD)! It's less than a week away but we have been getting ready for it since January. Back in the final frigid week of  2014 the January Previews Catalog arrived with all of this years FCBD solicitations. That's when we started priming the pump for this coming Saturday. We began by reaching out to our teachers and educators within our customer base by offering them the chance to buy this years FCBD books for their classroom through us. We usually do this every year, however, we took a more proactive role in it this year, pushing them to get their order into us before the January Deadline to insure delivery this week. A half dozen or so schools will have FCBD books this year through us and we couldn't be happier help to get the word out about comics to the next generation through the classroom.

Less overtly, we've been getting the word out to our customers through a stealth campaign. Anyone who has ever shopped at the store knows we give away a ton of free promotional material every week. From Marvel and DC sell cards, to Comic Shop News, to free calendars, posters, flyers, Back Issue Bucks and all sorts of other promotional items. Everyone always walks away with a little something extra and this year we added FCBD into the mix. Since January 2nd, everyone who has made a purchase at the store has gotten one of these...

....a Free Comic with a "Just a Reminder, FCBD is Saturday May 2nd!" sticker. To date, we've given away over thirty-seven hundred comics (just like the one above) to our customers, one at a time, every transaction since January 2nd. These titles aren't old FCBD titles (we usually get rid of all of these on FCBD) but instead we've culled through our CLEARANCE BOXES for the books to give away. Look through your purchases for the last few months, bet you have more than a few of these! Hope you've marked it down on your calendar already!

In addition to these efforts, over the last few weeks our usual wheels for FCBD have been set in motion. The FCBD Sale-a-Bration and Checklist web pages and links have been up on the store's website since April 1st and been appearing in this news letter since the 040815 edition. Knowing that some folks just have to have the hard copy newsletter for FCBD we started passing out the special 2015 FCBD Edition of the Newsletter on New Comic Wednesday-042215. If you're a subscriber you can fill out either the hard copy newsletter form OR run off a copy of the online form on your printer and fill out that. As long as you get it to us by 050115 we can pull your FCBD books for you, just like we have for all of our subscribers since 2002. Please be aware that this year we are only holding books for one week past FCBD for pick up, after that they go on our free racks for general distribution! If you have trouble getting in to pick up your FCBD books after that week, please just let us know.

On Sunday 042615 our week long Sale-A-Bration began leading up and into FCBD this Saturday 050215. Finally, just as we did on Black Friday, we will be sending out a special edition of this newsletter later this week (Friday-ish) listing all the details of the 2015 FCBD Sale at the store. Folks are always fretting as to what will be included in each years sale. It's not the same sale mix as Black Friday, our FCBD Sale is a more comic centered sale however most of everyone's sale favorites will be back again this year starting at 9:00AM this Saturday, FCBD 2015!
 
 

APRIL 26th thru MAY 1st

Our SPRING Sale-A-Bration leading into
the 2nd Happiest Day of the Year!

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SALE HERE!

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

New Comic Wednesday for the fifth and final shipping week of April sees a realignment of the TOP 5 into a more traditional ranking and a virtually unchanged number of titles shipping this week compared to last. Retaking 1st Place is DC with thirty three titles. In 2nd Place with twenty seven titles is Marvel, 3rd Place is Image with twenty, 4th Place is IDW (last weeks top shipper) with eighteen and rounding out the Top 5 with a passel of variants is Avatar in 5th Place with thirteen titles. Indie Comics jump by almost 20% this week over last week as sixty seven titles arrive on Wednesday. Parsing through those totals finds BOOM! and Dynamite in 6th and 7th Place respectively with nine titles apiece (ranking determined by dollar output). This Wednesday, you'll find an overall total of twenty six different publishers on the racks contributing to this weeks total of 178 comics.

 TOP 5 FOR 042915 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 DC COMICS 33  $  139.67  $     20.95  $  118.72
 MARVEL COMICS 27  $  108.67  $     16.30  $    92.37
 IMAGE COMICS 20  $    73.90  $     11.09  $    62.82
 IDW COMICS 18  $    72.82  $     10.92  $    61.90
 AVATAR COMICS 13  $    51.87  $       7.78  $    44.09
 INDIE COMICS 67  $  277.33  $     41.60  $  235.73
TOTALS: 178  $724.26  $ 108.64  $615.62
 TOP 5 FOR 042215 SHIPPED   COST  15% OFF  YOU PAY 
 IDW COMICS 43  $ 179.57  $     26.94  $  152.63
 DC COMICS 26  $ 101.74  $     15.26  $    86.48
 MARVEL COMICS 25  $    95.77  $     14.37  $    81.40
 IMAGE COMICS 18  $    62.45  $       9.37  $    53.08
 DARK HORSE COMICS 9  $    34.44  $       5.17  $    29.27
 INDIE COMICS 58  $ 234.93  $     35.24  $  199.69
TOTALS: 179  $708.90  $ 106.34  $602.57
NEW COMICS COST HOW MUCH?!?:  Here's the price point breakdown for the Week of 04/29/15. This coming week, there are 179 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 all other price points trailing far off into the back. The one continuing trend still evident in the stats is the shrinkage of $2.99 titles from the weekly mix. With the overall number of titles shipping being unaffected, there has been an increase in $3.50 titles evident among the Indies, especially at Dark Horse and Image. While DC has jumped to a $3.99 line of books for the two months of the Convergence event, in June the bulk (but not all) of their line is going back to "HOLDING THE LINE AT $2.99". 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!






CONVERGENCE #0-8
40% OFF each new issue every Wednesday!

THIS WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: The true end of an era at Marvel, DC's movie tribute variants return from a shipping pocket universe, Dark Horse goes back to the American Revolution yet again, Rat Queens writes goes into space and we deep discount another set of second issues after we deep discounted their first issues. That's just some of the highlights for the fifth and final week of shipping for April 2015. Our Book of the Week (BOTW) is indicative of the current state of the comics industry. The Fantastic Four hasn't been a powerhouse title in sales since Byrne's run, and before - that the the early seventies. Never a sales pig, and rarely, if ever, creatively lacking. Still, the F4 will ride off into the sunset this week. Not because of poor sale or lack of creative direction but because of movie rights. Their cancellation is solely because 20th Century Fox insists on holding onto the characters movie rights for as long as possible, and so Disney/Marvel is canceling the book. It's a piss-poor reason for canceling your companies flagship title and the book that started the Marvel Revolution of the sixties, but Marvel has zero interest in promoting any properties with which they can't make billion dollar movies. With all that as a backdrop, we're sadly making our HERO OF THE MONTH characters for April 2015 our Book of the Week, FANTASTIC FOUR #645. By writer James Robinson & Various and artist Leonard Kirk & Various, the book will be 40% OFF all week long (or while supplies last). Marvel is promoting it as the "MOST CONTROVERSIAL FANTASTIC FOUR STORY EVER" so be sure to get a good seat at the public hanging folks, Marvel will be selling popcorn and drinks as they pull the lever on Stan and Jack's creative flower. It's better than good, it's 4-EVER! Meanwhile, Dark Horse continues to find the American Revolution as creative fodder for storylines. Hot on the heels of Rebels #1, we have this week's 40% OFF entrant ORDER OF THE FORGE #1 (OF 3) by writer Victor Gischler and artist Tazio Bettin. Before he fathered a nation, young George Washington forged his legend in blood! Imbued with the mystical powers of America's original inhabitants, George - along with his friends Ben Franklin and Paul Revere - must stop an evil governor who wishes to rule an empire! Someone's been watching a lot of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Over at Image, we have a trio of titles starting with Rat Queens writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Johnnie Christmas who bring us an outer space tale with PISCES #1. 40% OFF this Wednesday, it tells the tale of former fighter pilot Dillon Carpenter who found everything he wanted when he returned from the Vietnam War. A loving partner, a dream career training with NASA to travel through space and soon, he will learn, a prime candidacy for a secret mission. One that will forever change the world... First Contact. But as Dillon prepares, his war trauma returns and he's haunted by dark visions of his future. There is but one constant; the voice whispering from the stars. And it whispers Robert Kirkman has gotten the next issue of Outkast finished and out the door. We'll have OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #8 by Mr.Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta at 40% OFF this Wednesday as Kyle witnesses Reverend Anderson's struggle to prove his worth in the face of unrelenting failure. We wrap things up at the "Mighty I" with INVINCIBLE #119. Remember issue #118, the quarter book we discounted 40% Off for an entire week? The story continues here, also at 40% OFF and again by Mr.Robert Kirkman along with artists Ryan Ottley and Cliff Rathburn. Mark and Eve take their daughter to the emergency room, on an alien planet... which is all kinds of trouble. How long will Mark's domestic life be allowed to continue? Trouble is brewing worlds away but you're saving 40% OFF this Wednesday. Another 40% OFF this Wednesday sophomore effort for the week is JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2 by writer Kelly Thompson and artist Sophie Campbell. We gave you the chance to buy #1 deep discounted it's first week of release and now we're giving you the chance to pick up #2. Truly outrageous! JERRICA BENTON is JEM - but does she have what it takes to lead her underdog band against the megapopular MISFITS? Find out Wednesday! Finally, DC has two items of note this week First up is CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8) by writer Jeff King and artists Stephen Segovia and Jason Paz. Inside Skartaris, the heroes of Earth 2 must face the only man who can stop them from finding the missing Time Travelers - but why would Travis Morgan, aka The Warlord, want to kill them? Meanwhile, Telos takes the captive Dick Grayson to several of the battling cities to prove the futility of challenging him. And whatever you do, do not miss the final page, as the surprising return of an unexpected villain could crush all hope for salvation and seal the doom of everyone on the planet! As with every other issue of this event series you can pick up Convergence #4 for 40% OFF this Wednesday! Lost in a pocket universe of shipping delays, three pre Convergence titles hit the racks this week finally wrapping up their storylines. BATMAN #40, SUPERMAN #40 and JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 all arrive with this week's Convergence titles on Wednesday. All three are also bringing with them the last of the movie poster parallel variants from last month. Remember the Mask, Magic Mike and Super Fly...?

 

  KIDZ CORNER BOOK OF THE WEEK
 
STEVEN UNIVERSE GREG UNIVERSE SPECIAL #1
BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A) Jeremy Sorese & Various (CA) Ru Xu
Steven Universe and the rest of the Crystal Gems are bonafide heroes, saving Beach City day after day. But you know who else is a hero? Greg Universe! Steven's dad might not have Crystal Gem powers, but he's a valuable member of the team, too! This collection of shorts features father and son fun, as Greg teaches Steven some valuable life lessons.
MSRP: $4.99   YOU PAY: $4.24  

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES
 
40% OFF40% OFF

  FANTASTIC FOUR #645
 

SAVE 40% ($10.98) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 042915!     
 40% OFF on 042915  MSRP -40%  YOU PAY
 CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8)  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 FANTASTIC FOUR #645  $     5.99  $     2.40  $       3.59
 INVINCIBLE #119  $     2.99  $     1.20  $       1.79
 JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS #2  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 ORDER OF THE FORGE #1 (OF 3) (MR)  $     3.99  $     1.60  $       2.39
 OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #8  $     2.99  $     1.20  $       1.79
 PISCES #1 (MR)  $     3.50  $     1.40  $       2.10
1ST DAY SALE TOTALS:  $27.44  $ 10.98  $   16.46

"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 APRIL 2015: FANTASTIC 4
  FANTASTIC FOUR MONTH at Alternate Reality is going on now and our entire stock of FF Trade Paperbacks are all discounted...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 

Also save this week on...

215 NEW & RETURNING COMICS ARRIVE THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL OF THE NEW COMICS BELOW, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK (042915-050515) FOR EVERYONE!
 1) NEW DC COMICS-33  MSRP DISC  YOU PAY
BATMAN #40 (ENDGAME) (NOTE PRICE)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
BATMAN #40 MOVIE POSTER VAR ED (ENDGAME) (NOTE PRICE)  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE #4 (OF 8) TONY S DANIEL VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE ACTION COMICS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE ACTION COMICS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE BLUE BEETLE #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE BLUE BEETLE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE BOOSTER GOLD #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE CRIME SYNDICATE #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE CRIME SYNDICATE #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE DETECTIVE COMICS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE DETECTIVE COMICS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE INFINITY INC #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE INFINITY INC #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE PLASTIC MAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE PLASTIC MAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE SHAZAM #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE SHAZAM #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE WORLDS FINEST COMICS #1  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
CONVERGENCE WORLDS FINEST COMICS #1 CHIP KIDD VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
HE MAN THE ETERNITY WAR #5  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
INJUSTICE GODS AMONG US YEAR THREE ANNUAL #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 MOVIE POSTER VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
JUSTICE LEAGUE #40 VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MULTIVERSITY #2  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
SUPERMAN #40  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SUPERMAN #40 MOVIE POSTER VAR ED  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
VERTIGO QUARTERLY SFX #1 (MR)  $     7.99  $    1.20  $       6.79
NEW DC COMICS TOTALS:  $ 139.67  $  20.95  $  118.72
     
 2) NEW MARVEL COMICS-27  MSRP DISC  YOU PAY
ALL NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA #6  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
AVENGERS #44 CHEUNG END OF AN ERA VAR TRO  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
AVENGERS #44 TRO  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
DAREDEVIL #15  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
DARTH VADER #3 GRANOV 2ND PTG VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
FANTASTIC FOUR #645  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
FANTASTIC FOUR #645 GOLDEN CONNECTING VAR  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
INHUMAN #14  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULT SPIDER-MAN WEB WARRIORS #6  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MAX RIDE FIRST FLIGHT #2 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
MOON KNIGHT #14  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW AVENGERS #33 CHEUNG END OF AN ERA VAR TRO  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
NEW AVENGERS #33 TRO  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
NEW AVENGERS ULTRON FOREVER #1  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
NOVA #30  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
POWERS FIRSTS #1  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
PRINCESS LEIA #3 (OF 5)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SECRET AVENGERS #15  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SHIELD #5  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SILK #3  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
SILVER SURFER #11  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
SPIDER-MAN AND X-MEN #6  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
SUPERIOR IRON MAN #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
TRUE BELIEVERS AGE OF ULTRON #1  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
TRUE BELIEVERS MILES MORALES #1  $     1.00  $    0.15  $       0.85
WOLVERINES #16  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
X-MEN #26  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW MARVEL COMICS TOTALS:  $ 108.76  $  16.31  $    92.45
     
 3) NEW IMAGE COMICS-20  MSRP DISC  YOU PAY
ALEX + ADA #14  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
BITCH PLANET #4 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
FUSE #12 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
INVINCIBLE #119  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
MICE TEMPLAR V NIGHTS END #2 (OF 5) CVR A OEMING  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
MICE TEMPLAR V NIGHTS END #2 (OF 5) CVR B SANTOS & FREE  $     5.99  $    0.90  $       5.09
MORNING GLORIES #45 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA #8 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
PISCES #1 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
POSTAL #2 2ND PTG  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
RED ONE #2 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
RUMBLE #5 (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SKULLKICKERS #32  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SPREAD #7 CVR A STRAHM (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
SPREAD #7 CVR B COBB (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
THEYRE NOT LIKE US #5 (MR)  $     2.99  $    0.45  $       2.54
WAYWARD #7 CVR A CUMMINGS & BONVILLAIN (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WAYWARD #7 CVR B NANAHARA (MR)  $     3.50  $    0.53  $       2.98
WITCHBLADE #182 CVR A MAAN HOUSE  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
WITCHBLADE #182 CVR B SEJIC  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
NEW IMAGE COMICS TOTALS:  $   73.90  $  11.09  $    62.82
     
 4) NEW IDW COMICS-18  MSRP DISC  YOU PAY
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FABLES FANTASY & FARTS (ONE SHOT)  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS FABLES FANTASY & FARTS (ONE SHOT) DLX ED  $     4.99  $    0.75  $       4.24
GI JOE (2014) #8  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
GI JOE (2014) #8 SUB VAR  $     3.99  $    0.60  $       3.39
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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-22 OLD DATE NEW DATE
 ACTION FIGURES/STATUES/MODELS    
Aliens Lunch Box w/Thermos N/A 4/29/2015
Batman: Arkham Knight Batman AF 3/25/2015 4/29/2015
Batman: Arkham Knight Harley Quinn AF 3/25/2015 4/29/2015
Batman: Arkham Knight Scarecrow AF 4/15/2015 4/29/2015
Game of Thrones Figure: Petyr Littlefinger Baelish 5/6/2015 4/29/2015
Game of Thrones Figure: Tywin Lannister 5/6/2015 4/29/2015
Predator Lunch Box w/Thermos N/A 4/29/2015
   
 BOOKS & TRADES    
Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe HC Ltd. Ed. 4/22/2015 5/6/2015
Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy HC Vol. 18 4/22/2015 4/29/2015
Marvel's Agent Carter Season One Declassified Slipcase HC 6/10/2015 6/24/2015
Marvel's Daredevil: Defender of Hell's Kitchen Slipcase HC 9/2/2015 10/7/2015
Powers Prem. HC #1: All New Powers (MR) 7/8/2015 9/9/2015
Princeless TP Vol. 3: Pirate Princess 5/20/2015 5/6/2015
Secret Agent X9 Dashiell Hammett and Alex Raymond HC 4/22/2015 4/29/2015
Walt Disney Donald Duck HC Vol. 6: Pixilated Parrot 5/27/2015 5/20/2015
   
 COMICS    
Big Thunder Mountain Railroad #3 Reg./Var. 5/13/2015 5/27/2015
Powers #3 (MR) Reg./Var. 5/13/2015 5/20/2015
Powers #4 (MR) Reg./Var. 5/13/2015 6/10/2015
Powers #5 (MR) Reg./Var. 5/27/2015 7/8/2015
Powers #6 (MR) Reg./Var. 6/17/2015 8/12/2015
Pussycats #1 5/27/2015 5/6/2015
TMNT Ongoing #45 4/22/2015 4/29/2015
   
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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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