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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Johanna Draper Carlson runs ComicsWorthReading.com, where she has provided independent reviews of graphic novels, manga, all kinds of comic books, and related media since 1999.

Twitter: @johannadc

Oct 28, 2014

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

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You’ve likely already heard of The Secret History of Wonder Woman, since there was an impressive profile last month at The New Yorker that summarizes many of the key points....

Oct 27, 2014

The Wicked + The Divine #5

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The first storyline of The Wicked + The Divine concludes in this issue. And it’s terrific. Midway through, I found myself a little lost, but everything clears up nicely here....

Oct 26, 2014

Resident Alien Returns With Sam Hain Mystery

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Resident Alien Volume 2: The Suicide Blonde I’ve been enjoying the Resident Alien series written by Peter Hogan and drawn by Steve Parkhouse. It’s published by Dark Horse, and it’s...

Oct 25, 2014

*Action Philosophers: The Tenth Anniversary Uberedition — Recommended

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I recommended Action Philosophers last decade, and that opinion hasn’t changed. What has changed is how you read it — once nine self-published issues, now the entire series is collected...

Oct 25, 2014

Lego Batman Gets His Own TV Special

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After a breakout performance in The Lego Movie (and his own earlier film), Lego Batman is getting his own TV special. Lego DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered will air on Cartoon...

Oct 25, 2014

Young Justice: Invasion on Blu-ray Available for Pre-Order

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The second season of Young Justice will be available on Blu-ray via the Warner Archive on November 18. You can pre-order the collection of 20 episodes now at that link....

Oct 25, 2014

Eternals: A Marvel Knights Animation Motion Comic

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I was surprised when Eternals arrived, since I didn’t remember a comic by Neil Gaiman and John Romita Jr. about a race of super-powered Jack Kirby creations hiding as humans...

Oct 23, 2014

Memetic #1 Destroys the World With a Happy Sloth Meme

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The three-issue miniseries Memetic launches strongly. James Tynion IV (The Woods) has come up with a dynamite, of-the-moment concept. We open on the end of the world, deserted streets with...

Oct 19, 2014

Sleepy Hollow: The Book, The Comic, The DVD

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I’ve been looking forward to the return of Sleepy Hollow. It’s a terrific adventure show with something for everyone. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) is killed in 1781 during the Revolutionary...

Oct 18, 2014

Princess Ugg Volume 1 a Recommended Barbarian Princess Comic

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The first collection of Princess Ugg is due out at the end of November, and the timing is well-chosen, since I’m thankful this new series by Ted Naifeh exists. Princess...