Insideman’s Pull List™ – Reviewing TWO WEEKS of New Graphic Novels and Manga!


I know the headline sounds/looks silly. Of course people are buying DC Comics… Otherwise their books wouldn’t routinely rank so high on the monthly sales charts. I’m just wondering who is buying them– and how many DC titles they are purchasing every 30 days. Most people I know are buying 1, 2… Maybe 3 series… So where are the big sales numbers coming from? I don’t know of one single person in my sphere of family and friends who is buying 10, 20, 30 or (gulp) all 52 DC comics every month.

The big sales numbers lead me to one conclusion… While fandom has been making fun of Marvel Zombies (comic fans who will buy anything with the name Marvel Comics plastered on it) for years– there has to be a DC equivalent. There’s no way retailers are idiotic enough in these (still) tough economic times to repeatedly stock up on DC comics that don’t sell… So someone is buying these books regularly. Given that the number of comic fans has shrunk so much in the last 10 to 15 years (with the industry only now experiencing an uptick from comics being available on various digital devices), that can only mean there are lots of DC Zombies out there.

But that nickname seems dated and unoriginal. What should we call them? DC Deviants? DC Doinks? I tell you what… The person who comes up with the best new nickname for DC Zombies will get a special prize from yours truly… So start adding your ideas in the comment section below! Anyone can enter!

Avatar The Last Airbender Vol 6 The Search Part 3
Bad Houses
Batgirl Vol 2 Knightfall Descends – Own the Hardcover
Batman Vol 3 Death Of The Family HC
Cable And X-Force Vol 2 Dead Or Alive
Chronicles Of Conan Vol 25 Exodus And Other Stories
Classics Illustrated Vol 18 Aesop’s Fables HC
Complete Peanuts HC Box Set 1955-1958 (New Edition) – Own it
DC One Million Omnibus HC – Locusmortis will be so happy I bought this…
DC Super Friends Little Golden Book Favorites HC
Deadshot Beginnings – Read it
Dia De Los Muertos – Jose liked the first issue…
Disney Princess Little Golden Book Favorites Vol 2 HC
EC Archives Tales From The Crypt Vol 4 HC
Grimm Fairy Tales Unleashed Vol 2 – Never!
Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet Of Curiosities HC – Looks amazing…
Inhumans By Right Of Birth – Read it already
Joe Kubert Tor Artist Edition HC – Bought the Tarzan Artist’s Edition
JSA The Liberty Files The Whistling Skull
Ladies Night Anthology Presents Vol 1
Last Of Us American Dreams – So much for my, “No more Video Game comics!”
Legend Of The Scarlet Blades Deluxe HC
Louis Lamour Law of the Desert Born – This looks interesting
Mara – Brian Wood! Yes, please!
Maria M HC
Marvel Universe Thor Digest – No digests!
Moomin And The Comet
Moomin And The Sea
Moomin The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip Vol 8 HC
Planetoid Vol 1
Rage Of Poseidon HC – Just not feeling it…
Revival Deluxe Collection Volume 1 HC – Recommended
Samurai Jack Classics Vol 1
Scarlet Spider Vol 3 The Big Leagues
Spell Checkers Vol 3 Careless Whisper
Steve Ditko Archives Vol 4 Impossible Tales
Superman Adventures The Man Of Steel Digest
Superman The Man Of Steel Believe Digest
Thor Vs. Thanos – Ca$h Grab
Ultimate Comics The Ultimates Disassembled
Unspeakable Vault Of Doom Vol 2
Usagi Yojimbo Vol 1 Ronin (New Print)
Vampirella Masters Series Vol 8 Mike Carey With Joshua Hale Fialkov
VIP The Mad World Virgil Partch HC
Witchblade Rebirth Vol 4
Wolverine and The X-Men By Jason Aaron Vol 7
X-O Manowar Deluxe Edition Vol 1 HC – Do NOT see the need for this…
Xerox Ferox The Wild World Of Horror In Film Fanzines SC
Zombies Vs Robots This Means War
Zombo You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant – Recommended

Bride Of The Water God Vol 14 – Manga Hot Pick!
Gantz Vol 29
Inu X Boku SS Vol 1
Wandering Son Vol 5 HC


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A1 Annual Vol 1 PX Edition
Absolute Joker Luthor HC – Own both. Recommended
Antares Vol 3 Episode 3
Archie The Married Life Vol 4
Avenger Double Novel Vol 11 – Recommended
Batgirl Vol 3 Death Of The Family HC
Betty Blues HC – Sorry, didn’t like the art…
Blake And Mortimer Vol 15 The Secret Of The Swordfish Part 1
Captain Universe Hero Who Could Be You
Complete Crumb Comics Vol 6 On The Crest Of A Wave (New Print)
Complete Crumb Comics Vol 8 Death Of Fritz The Cat (New Print)
Cowboy Ninja Viking Deluxe HC – Own the Trades. Recommended
Disney Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Vol 2 HC
Disney Mickey Mouse Color Sundays Box Set Vol 1 – Box Sets are cheaper!
Doc Savage Double Novel Vol 69 – Recommended
Doctor Who Omnibus Vol 2 – Own the Trades
Fables Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition HC – Lovely! Recommended
Fraction (New Edition)
Frank Frazetta Art and Remembrance
G.I. Joe America’s Elite Disavowed Vol 1 – May be my last Joe book…
Grimm Fairy Tales Zombies And Demons – Not with your money!
Hellboy The Midnight Circus HC
Journey Into Mystery Featuring Sif Vol 2 Seeds Of Destruction
Judge Dredd Year One
Look Straight Ahead
Lucky Luke Vol 37 Fingers
Marvel Masterworks Sgt. Fury Vol 1
Misery City
My Little Pony Pony Tales Vol 1 – There’s SPARKLES on the cover!
Nemesis The Warlock Deviant Edition HC
Powerpuff Girls Classics Vol 1 Power Party
Pre Code Classics Weird Mysteries Vol 1 HC
Pre Code Classics Weird Mysteries Vol 1 Slipcase HC
Rags And Bones New Twists On Timeless Tales HC
Secret History of Marvel Comics HC
Shadow Double Novel Vol 77
Shadowman Vol 2 Darque Reckoning – Recommended
Shifter Volume 1 HC
Spider-Man Life In The Mad Dog Ward – No! No! No!
Star Trek TNG Doctor Who Assimilation Complete Series HC – Own Trades
Steve Ditko Archives Vol 4 Impossible Tales HC
Suicide Squad Vol 3 Death Is For Suckers
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol 6 City Fall Part 1
Thor Epic Collection War Of The Pantheons – Own other Trades. Recommended
Transformers Last Stand of the Wreckers HC
True Blood Vol 6 Here We Go Again HC
Uncanny Avengers Vol 2 The Apocalypse Twins HC
Valerian Vol 4 Welcome To Alflolol – Recommended
Vitriol The Hunter
Walking Dead 100 Project Limited Edition HC – Bought the Trade
Walt Disney’s Donald Duck Christmas Gift Box Set – Recommended
Wasteland Vol 3 Apocalyptic Edition HC
X-Men X-Corps

Afterschool Charisma Vol 8
Attack on Titan Vol 7
Black Butler Vol 15
Disgaea 3 School Of Devils Vol 2
Higurashi When They Cry Vol 23 Festival
Is This A Zombie Vol 6
Juicy Cider
K-On Vol 5
Maximum Ride Vol 7
Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya Vol 16
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children HC
Missions Of Love Vol 5
No. 6 Vol 3
No Matter How You Look At It It’s You Guys’ Fault I’m Not Popular Vol 1
Pandora Hearts Vol 18
Puella Magi Oriko Magica Vol 2
Real Vol 12
Summer Wars Vol 1
Triage X Vol 4 – Recommended
Uzumaki 3-In-1 Deluxe Edition HC – Own the individual volumes

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6 Responses to Insideman’s Pull List™ – Reviewing TWO WEEKS of New Graphic Novels and Manga!

  1. a13506 says:

    DC drones always follow their programing ”BUY!”.

  2. Locusmortis says:

    That DC One Million Omnibus would make for a very good paperweight. Or doorstop.

  3. mattster says:

    call em the DCtards

  4. Tiger Topher says:

    DC Devotees
    DC Dependents

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