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175 NEW ITEMS
ON SALE STARTING AT
7:00AM ON
WEDNESDAY
JUNE 27th, 2012

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

BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4)

DC COMICS
(W) J. Michael Straczynski, Len Wein (A) Andy Kubert & Various (CA) Andy Kubert, Joe Kubert
"The hero known to the public only as Nite Owl announced his retirement today."
Plus: Don't miss the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup story by writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!

REORDERS

Get the full list of the SOLD OUT items are coming back in this week!

OUT OF PRINT

Eventually everything sells out, find out what's expired this week!

KIDS CORNER

Over a dozen new comics, magazines & books for ALL ages this week!

LATE LIST

Every week dozens of items get pushed back on the schedule and wind up on the Late List!

CHECKLIST

Click n'print checklist of every new comic shipping this week!

SHIPSHAPE ARCHIVES

View what's shipped out every week over the last few years.

LAST WEEK

NEXT WEEK

  THIS WEEKS COMIC HIGHLIGHTS
 

TOP 10
BASED ON OUR ORDERING FOR THIS WEEK

  1) JUSTICE LEAGUE #10
  2) BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10
  3) BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4) (MR)
  4) AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688
  5) SPIDER-MEN #2 (OF 5)
  6) WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12 AVX
  7) X-MEN LEGACY #269 AVX
  8) BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
  9) HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) (MR)
10) TEEN TITANS #10

 

KIDZ CORNER
NEW KIDS COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK

ARCHIE #634
BART SIMPSON COMICS #72
BETTY & VERONICA #260
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #8 (OF 8)
ICE AGE WHERE THERES THUNDER ONE SHOT
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3
SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #15
SONIC UNIVERSE #41
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #2

 

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THIS WEEK CHECK OUT ANY OF THESE NEW TITLES BELOW 

ATOMIC ROBO FLYING SHE DEVILS O/T PACIFIC #1
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4)
BPRD HELL ON EARTH EXORCISM #1 (OF 2)
DARK REVELATION #1 (OF 3)
FATIMA THE BLOOD SPINNERS #1
HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) (MR)
HYPERNATURALS #1 MAIN CVRS
IDOLIZED #0
MAGIC THE GATHERING SPELL THIEF #1
SOULFIRE HOPE #1

 

ENDING THIS WEEK
IT'S THE FINAL LAP FOR THESE TITLES THIS WEEK!

DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #8 (OF 8)

  THIS WEEKS STORE SALES

SAVE 40% ($40.77) ON THESE 7 TITLES 0N 062712!

TITLE/DESCRIPTION

MSRP YOU  PAY
-BOOK OF THE WEEK-
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4)
(40% OFF ALL WEEK LONG-062712 to 070312!)
$3.99 $2.39
COMICS (1)
HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) (MR) $2.99 $1.79
TRADES (5)
DEFENDERS BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 01 $19.99 $11.99
FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC $19.99 $11.99
MYSTERY MEN TP $14.99 $8.99
WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS BROKEN QUARANTINE TP $19.99 $11.99
X-MEN SCHISM TP $19.99 $11.99
TOTAL $101.93 $61.58

Minimum $5.00 purchase of ANYTHING in the store is required to receive your "1st DAY DALE" discount on any/all of these items. "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 JUNE 2012: SPIDERMAN
  THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN reboots the Spidey film franchise on July 3rd and to celebrate we're discounting all of our SPIDERMAN Trade Paperbacks...
25% OFF ALL MONTH LONG!
 
125 TOTAL NEW COMICS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
15% OFF ALL THESE NEW COMICS, EVERYDAY THIS WEEK FOR EVERYONE!
24 DC COMICS THIS WEEK
$79.76  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$67.79  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$11.96 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ALL STAR WESTERN #10
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #28 (MR)
AQUAMAN #10
BATMAN INCORPORATED #2
BATMAN INCORPORATED #2 COMBO PACK
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4) (MR)
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4) COMBO PACK (MR)
FLASH #10
FURY OF FIRESTORM THE NUCLEAR MEN #10
GEARS OF WAR #24
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10
I VAMPIRE #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE #10
JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 COMBO PACK
JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK #10
NEW DEADWARDIANS #4 (OF 8) (MR)
SAVAGE HAWKMAN #10
SCALPED #59 (MR)
SPACEMAN #7 (OF 9) (MR)
SUPERMAN #10
SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES #2
TEEN TITANS #10
VOODOO #10
PLUS THESE 13 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMERICAN VAMPIRE #28 VAR ED (MR)
AQUAMAN #10 VAR ED
BATMAN #1 5TH PTG
BATMAN #5 4TH PTG
BATMAN INCORPORATED #2 VAR ED
BATMAN THE DARK KNIGHT #10 VAR ED
BEFORE WATCHMEN NITE OWL #1 (OF 4) VAR ED (MR)
FLASH #10 VAR ED
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #10 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #10 VAR ED
JUSTICE LEAGUE #7 2ND PTG
SUPERMAN #10 VAR ED
TEEN TITANS #10 VAR ED
16 MARVEL COMICS THIS WEEK
$57.84  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$49.16   is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$8.67 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
AMAZING FANTASY 15 SPIDER-MAN
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688
CAPTAIN AMERICA AND IRON MAN #633
DOROTHY AND WIZARD IN OZ #8 (OF 8)
FF #19
HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) (MR)
INCREDIBLE HULK #10
JOHN CARTER GODS OF MARS #4 (OF 5)
MARVEL UNIVERSE ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #3
MARVEL ZOMBIES DESTROY #4 (OF 5)
MIGHTY THOR #16
SPIDER-MEN #2 (OF 5)
ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES #12
WOLVERINE AND X-MEN #12 AVX
X-MEN #31
X-MEN LEGACY #269 AVX
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #688 CAMPBELL VAR
FF #19 ASM IN MOTION DEODATO VAR
HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) BLANK VAR (MR)
HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) FERNANDEZ VAR (MR)
HIT-GIRL #1 (OF 5) NOTO VAR (MR)
SPIDER-MEN #2 (OF 5) MARTIN VAR
12 IMAGE COMICS THIS WEEK
$37.41  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$31.79  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$5.61 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
FATALE #6 (MR)
HELL YEAH #4
MANHATTAN PROJECTS #4
MIND THE GAP #2 CVR A
MIND THE GAP #2 CVR B FRANCAVILLA
PROPHET #26
SAVAGE DRAGON #180
SUPREME #65 CVR A LARSEN
SUPREME #65 CVR B HAMSCHER
WHISPERS #3 (MR)
WITCHBLADE #157 CVR A CHRISTOPER
WITCHBLADE #157 CVR B BERNARD & BENES
PLUS THESE 2 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
AMERICAS GOT POWERS #2 (OF 6) 2ND PTG
GRIM LEAPER #1 (OF 4) 2ND PTG (MR)
7 DARK HORSE COMICS THIS WEEK
$23.97  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$20.37  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.59 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ANGEL & FAITH #11 REBEKAH ISAACS VAR CVR
ANGEL & FAITH #11 STEVE MORRIS CVR
BPRD HELL ON EARTH EXORCISM #1 (OF 2)
FATIMA THE BLOOD SPINNERS #1 (OF 4) HERNANDEZ CVR
RESET #3 (OF 4)
RESIDENT ALIEN #2
STAR WARS BLOOD TIES BOBA FETT IS DEAD #3 (OF 4)
PLUS THIS 1 "WONDERFUL VARIANT"  FOR THE WEEK
FATIMA THE BLOOD SPINNERS #1 (OF 4) BAGGE VAR CVR
9 IDW COMICS THIS WEEK
$24.94   is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE
$21.19  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$3.71  is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS FORGOTTEN REALMS #2
MAGIC THE GATHERING SPELL THIEF #1
STAR TREK ONGOING #10
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #2
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #11
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #6
PLUS THESE 6 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
POPEYE #2 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK ONGOING #10 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #2 10 COPY INCV
STAR TREK TNG DOCTOR WHO ASSIMILATION #2 25 COPY INCV
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES ONGOING #11 10 COPY INCV
TRANSFORMERS MORE THAN MEETS EYE ONGOING #6 10 COPY INCV
23 OTHER INDY TITLES THIS WEEK
$85.06  is what you'll pay ANYWHERE ELSE.
$72.30  is what you'll pay only at Alternate Reality!
$12.75 is what you'll save ALL WEEK LONG!
ARCHIE #634
ATOMIC ROBO FLYING SHE DEVILS O/T PACIFIC #1 (OF 5)
ATOMIC ROBO REAL SCIENCE ADV #3
BAD MEDICINE #2
BART SIMPSON COMICS #72
BETTY & VERONICA #260
COURTNEY CRUMRIN ONGOING #3
DARK REVELATION #1 (OF 3)
HYPERNATURALS #1 MAIN CVRS
ICE AGE WHERE THERES THUNDER ONE SHOT
IDOLIZED #0 CVR A GUNNELL
IDOLIZED #0 CVR B CLARK PHOTO
KIRBY GENESIS SILVER STAR #6
KNIGHTS OF THE DINNER TABLE #188
LORD OF THE JUNGLE #5 (MR)
SIMPSONS SUPER SPECTACULAR #15
SONIC UNIVERSE #41
SOULFIRE HOPE #1 CVR A RYAN
SOULFIRE HOPE #1 CVR B VARESE
TERRY MOORE HOW TO DRAW #4 FUNNY
VOLTRON #6
WAKING DREAM END #2 A CVR GARZA (MR)
WAKING DREAM END #2 B CVR REYES (MR)
PLUS THESE 9 "WONDERFUL VARIANTS"  FOR THE WEEK
CROSSED BADLANDS #5 AUXILIARY ED (MR)
CROSSED BADLANDS #6 AUXILIARY ED (MR)
FERALS #4 AUXILIARY ED (MR)
HYPERNATURALS #1 15 COPY INCV GREEN SKETCH
HYPERNATURALS #1 25 COPY INCV HAIRSINE SKETCH CVR
IDOLIZED #0 CVR C BENITEZ INCV
LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #15 AUXILIARY CVR (MR)
LORD OF THE JUNGLE #5 10 COPY PARILLO VIRGIN INCV (MR)
VOLTRON #6 10 COPY CHEN VIRGIN INCv
  50 NEW NON-COMIC ITEMS ARRIVING THIS WEEK
ACTION FIGURES (1)
MARVEL SELECT AVENGERS MOVIE HAWKEYE AF
MAGAZINES (28)
ARCHIE & FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #17
ARCHIE DOUBLE DIGEST #230
AVENGER DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 07
B & V FRIENDS DOUBLE DIGEST #226
BIZARRE #189
BLACK MEN #15.4
CINEMA RETRO #8.23
CLASSIC MARVEL FIG COLL MAG #174 ARACHNE
CLINT 2.0 #2 (MR)
COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: MEXICAN FAVORITES
DOC SAVAGE DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 50 JAMES BAMA VAR SPECIAL
DOWNBEAT 0712
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #1211
GAME TRADE MAGAZINE #149
HIGHLIGHTS HIGH FIVE 0712
HIT PARADER SKINZ #24
IN STYLE 0712
JUGHEADS DOUBLE DIGEST #182
LOADED #219
MAGNET #88
MARVEL PREVIEWS JULY 2012 EXTRAS
MENTAL FLOSS #11.4
PAINTWORKS 0812
PREVIEWS #286 JULY 2012 (NET)
SCARY MONSTERS MAGAZINE #83
SCREEM #24 PX ED
SHADOW DOUBLE NOVEL VOL 62
VANITY FAIR #623
TRADES (21)
BATMAN ILLUSTRATED BY NEAL ADAMS TP VOL 01
DEFENDERS BY MATT FRACTION TP VOL 01
FF BY JONATHAN HICKMAN PREM HC
GAME OF THRONES GN VOL 01 (MR)
GET JIRO HC (MR)
GOON TP VOL 11 DEFORMED BODY & DEVIOUS MIND
GOTHAM CITY SIRENS TP VOL 03 STRANGE FRUIT
GUILD TP VOL 02
LEGION OF SUPER HEROES TP VOL 01 HOSTILE WORLD
LOEG III CENTURY #3 2009 (MR)
MADAGASCAR 3 PREQUEL DIGEST GN LONG LIVE KING
MAGDALENA TP VOL 02
MMW UNCANNY X-MEN TP VOL 05
MORNING GLORIES TP VOL 03 P.E.
MYSTERY MEN TP
NICK FURY CLASSIC TP VOL 01 AGENT OF SHIELD
PUNISHER OFFICIAL INDEX TO MARVEL UNIVERSE GN TP
SPIDER-MAN DEATH OF STACYS TP
WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS BROKEN QUARANTINE TP
X-MEN LEGACY BACK TO SCHOOL PREM HC
X-MEN SCHISM TP
COMICBOOKMAN FUN FACT:
ALTERNATE REALITY receives more New Sale Items than any other store in Chicago! Each week anywhere between 175-250 brand new and re-order Comics, Books, Trades, Magazines, Statues, etc come through the door and go on sale. So be sure to get a look at CHICAGO'S LARGEST SELECTION of STUFF every week right here in SHIP-SHAPE!
  ABBREVIATIONS KEY TO THIS PAGE

"What does it mean above when it sez...."

2ND PTG VAR=Second Printing Variant
AF=Action Figure(s)
ANNIV=Anniversary
ASST=Assortment
AUXILIARY ED=The designation Avatar Comics assigns to it's 2nd Prints
AVX=Avengers vs X-Men Marvel Event
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
FRGTN RLMS=Forgotten Realms
GN=Graphic Novel
GORE=Gory cover image
HC=Hard Cover
INCV=Incentive Cover
LTD ED=Limited Edition
MED=Medium (as in a "Medium Sized Statue")
MLB=Major League Baseball
MMPB=Mass Media Paper Back
MMW=Marvel Master Works
(MR)=Mature Readers, this item is NOT intended for younger or more sensitive readers.
NBA=National Basketball Association
NFL=National Football League
NHL=National Hockey League
NOTE PRICE=Price differs from this titles regular price.
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
SC=Soft Cover
SER=Series
TBA=To Be Announced
TKP=Tokyopop
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
WONDERFUL VARIANTS=aka "Crap Factor" titles for the week. The variant covers (new or reprint) that a company ships out as new product for the week. These are new SKU items but they are not necessarily new material (except for the covers) .
WRAP=Wraparound cover
XL=Extra Large

DATES: Many magazines have a numbered designation based on the month (s) and year of their release, which we list as a 4 digit number. EX: "0309" means March, 2009. "1211" means December, 2011...

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