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


MAGIC CITY BANNERGet ready for a grab bag of bitching, bitterness and other nauseous topics…

~ I was going to write about this being one of those HUMONGOUS first of the month Dump Weeks, when I thought, “How many times have a written about this?” The answer is lots... So even though this dump week had a Holiday component to it, I figured I would just note it here… And spare you the rest of my (by now) boring rant on the subject.

~ Speaking of Holidays… I should note I’m already seeing massive cracks in the major privatized shipping services this year. Remember UPS & FedEx– the shippers you used when you absolutely had to guarantee delivery? Well, they SUCK now. And the often derided US Post Office? They’ve actually gotten their act together… So much so the USPS is my Shipper of Choice now. I just had a time-sensitive UPS package go astray a few days ago and a customer satisfaction representative actually started to use the “Holiday Defense” on me– as in UPS couldn’t be blamed because it’s the Holidays. Sadly for Jeanine, I can read a calendar and wasn’t going for that bullshit one bit. Use USPS Priority Mail (flat rate boxes and envelopes are the best) this Holiday Season and Ship Early… You’ll be glad you did!

~ Speaking of shipping early… If you’re a procrastinator and haven’t looked at a calendar yet– Thanksgiving is on 11.28.13 this year. If you have to send gifts to far off places (or just across the States), you better do it before (or right after) Thanksgiving– or your recipient (and you) might get screwed for the Holidays.

~ Speaking of feeling screwed… I just finished watching the second (and last) season of the now canceled Starz TV Series Magic City. This whole experience was very weird for me– mainly because I don’t usually continue to watch TV series that are canceled early or abruptly. I never watch a show that’s canceled before I can start watching it, so thank god I started watching Magic City before they swung the axe.

This cancellation, without doubt, is one of the most short-sighted decisions made by any television network in recent memory– especially since Starz did little to publicize the show from the start. Why do you think it took me so long to watch it? It wasn’t until I started to read all the great press that I knew I was missing out. Starz sure as hell didn’t remind me. What a wasted opportunity… But I strongly recommend the 2 Seasons that do exist to you.

Magic City was that good.

Adventure Time Sugary Shorts HC
Akaneiro HC
Aquaman Vol 2 The Others – Own the Hardcover
Aquaman Vol 3 Throne Of Atlantis HC
Archie 1000-Page Comics Jamboree – A super thick digest-sized book?
Army Of Darkness Vol 2 The King Is Dead Long Live The Queen
Art Of Sean Phillips HC – Recommended
Atomic Sheep
Bandette Vol 1 Presto HC
Bionic Woman Vol 1 Mission Control
Bomb Queen Deluxe Edition Vol 4 HC – Recommended
Chew Smorgasbord Edition Vol 1 HC – Recommended
Colossal Conan HC – Boycott!
Cute Girl Network
Doc Savage Double Novel Vol 18 Bama Expanded Variant Edition
Doc Savage Double Novel Vol 70 – Recommended
Essential Daredevil Vol 6
First Kingdom Volume 2 The Galaxy Hunters HC
Gene Simmons’ Comics Anthology Vol 2 – Not with Gene’s money…
G.I. Joe Future Noir (New Edition)
Golden Age Glamour Vol 1
Grimm Fairy Tales Shadowlands – Nevermore!
Harbinger Vol 1 Deluxe HC – Trades are recommended
Haunted Horror HC
Hulk By Jeph Loeb The Complete Collection Vol 1 – Awful!
Injustice Gods Among Us Vol 1 HC
Joe Kubert Presents
Manara Erotica Vol 3 Butterscotch – Recommended
Marvel Masterworks Marvel Two-In-One Vol 1 HC
Marvel Universe The Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Digest Vol 4
Old City Blues Vol 2
Red Lanterns Vol 3 The Second Prophecy
Red Sonja Omnibus Vol 4 – I stopped this madness…
Red Sonja Vol 12 Swords Against The Jade Kingdom
Rogue Trooper Tales of Nu Earth Vol 2
Sabertooth Swordsman HC
Scott Pilgrim Color Edition Vol 4 – Recommended
Shadow Double Novel Vol 78
Sherlock Holmes Vol 2 The Liverpool Demon
Shifter Vol 1 HC
Showa 1926 -1939 A History Of JapanAlmost…
Silver Age Teen Titans Archives Vol 2 HC
Solid State Tank Girl HC
Sonic The Hedgehog Mega Man Worlds Collide Vol 1
Son Of Merlin Vol 1
Star Trek The Star Date Collection Vol 1 The Early Voyages HC
Star Trek Vol 6 After Darkness – “New” retreads? Why?
Swamp Thing Vol 3 Rotworld The Green Kingdom
Terminator The Burning Earth
Thor Sunlight And Shadows – Ca$h Grab
Thor The Warriors Three The Complete Collection – Ca$h Grab
TMNT Villain Micro-Series Vol 1
Transformers More Than Meets The Eye Vol 5
Tune Vol 2 Still Life
Vampirella Vol 4 Inquisition
Walking Dead Vol 19 March To War
Wolverine Sabretooth Reborn
X-Men Legacy Vol 3 Revenants

07-GHOST Vol 7
Ai No Kusabi The Space Between Novel Vol 8
Alice In The Country Of Hearts The Mad Hatter’s Late Night Tea Party Vol 1
Attack on Titan Vol 8
Blue Morning Volume 3
Centaur’s Life Vol 1
Dance In The Vampire Bund Omnibus Vol 4 – Bought single volumes
Fullmetal Alchemist 3-In-1 Edition Vol 6 – Bought single volumes
Inu Yasha VIZ Big Edition Vol 17
Lies Are A Gentleman’s Manners
Lone Wolf And Cub Omnibus Vol 3 – Manga Pick of the Week!
Mayo Chicki Vol 4
Moon And Blood Vol 4
RIN-NE Vol 13
Senran Kagura Skirting Shadows Vol 1
Spiritual Police Vol 1
Vinland Saga Vol 1
World War Blue Vol 3



ACG Collected Works Adventures Into The Unknown Slipcase Edition Vol 3 HC
ACG Collected Works Adventures Into The Unknown Vol 5 HC
Airboy G8
All-Star Western Vol 3 The Black Diamond Probability – Recommended
Aphrodite IX Vol 1 Rebirth
Avengers West Coast Avengers Omnibus Vol 2 HC – I can’t imagine buying this…
Batman Night Of The Owls
Bionic Man Vs The Bionic Woman
Blackacre Vol 2
Caligula Vol 2 – First volume was iffy– and exploitive
Charley’s War Vol 10 The End HC – Recommended
Comics About Cartoonists HC
Crow Midnight Legends Vol 5 Resurrection
Daredevil by Miller & Janson Omnibus (New Print)
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Vol 8 Hard Luck HC
Django Unchained HC
Doctor Who Vol 3 Sky Jacks
GI Joe Complete Collection Vol 1 HC Red Label Edition – Too pricey!
Grimm Vol 1 The Coins Of Zakynthos
Harvey Horrors Collected Works Chamber Of Chills Softie Vol 4
Hawkeye Vol 1 HC – Own the Trade. That’s enough…
Invincible Universe Vol 1
Jeff Smith Bone Great Cow Race Artist Edition HC – No thanks…
Judas Coin – Own the Hardcover
Justice League Of America Vol 1 World’s Most Dangerous HC
Manhattan Projects Vol 3 – Recommended
Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet Vol 1 Bully Pulpit – Recommended
Marvel Firsts The 1980s Vol 1 – The Shit to Good ratio is too high here…
Marvel’s Thor The Dark World The Art Of The Movie Slipcase HC
Miss Fury Vol 1 Anger Is An Energy
Oz Road To Oz – Own the Hardcover
Peanuts Every Sunday 1952-1955 HC – Recommended
Plants Vs Zombies Lawnmageddon HC
Pretty In Ink North American Women Cartoonists 1896 – 2013 SC
Quantum & Woody Vol 1 World’s Worst
Robyn Hood Vol 2 Wanted – Nonononononononooooo!
Roy Thomas Presents Briefer’s Frankenstein 1945-1946 HC
Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Slipcase Edition Vol 1 HC
Roy Thomas Presents Planet Comics Vol 1 HC
Sandman Omnibus Vol 2 HC
S.H.I.E.L.D. Origins
Sorceress Enchanting Art Of Dan Brereton HC
Spider Volume 2 The Businessman From Hell
Squared Away Doonesbury Collection HC
Thanos Redemption
Tintin The Art Of Herge HC – Recommended
Transformers IDW Collection Vol 2 HC Red Label Edition
Treasury 20th Century Murder Vol 6 HC
Uncanny X-Men Vol 2 Broken HC
Vampirella Strikes

Air Gear Vol 29
Air Gear Omnibus Vol 2 – I buy the individual volumes…
Attack On Titan Vol 8
Bakuman Complete Box Set (Vols 1 – 20) – Own them. Recommended
D.Gray-Man 3-In-1 Edition Vol 2 –  I buy the individual volumes…
Fairy Tail Vol 31
Inu X Boku SS Vol 1
Midnight Secretary Vol 2
Naruto Vol 63
Oresama Teacher Vol 15
Pandora Hearts Vol 18
Pokemon Adventures Black And White Vol 2
Pokemon Adventures HeartGold And SoulSilver Vol 2
Pokemon Adventures Vol 19
Psyren Vol 13
Sailor Moon Kodansha Edition Box Set #2 (Vols 7-12) – Own them
Sankarea Vol 3
Shiro Amano The Artwork Of Kingdom Hearts
Skip Beat 3-In-1 Edition Vol 6
Strobe Edge Vol 7
Sweet Rein Vol 1
Tegami Bachi Vol 15
Ultimo Vol 9
Vampire Knight Vol 17
Wolfsmund Vol 2
Yu-Gi-Oh 5D’s Vol 5

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