Poor Anthony is stuck with a pretty shitty store, if all they have is Spider-Man. These days, comic book stores and even larger bookstores carry pretty much all of the mainstream output (trade format in bookstores), the 6 months gap is pretty much accurate though. Luckily, a nice little family owned comic book store orders everthing directly from the States for me, for the cover price. :D
Anyway, does somebody recognize the guy from the next issue preview? I have absolutely no clue.