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Comics Worth Reading

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

Sep 01, 2014

Spinner Rack: Quick Thoughts on Good Comics Out Recently

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Lumberjanes #5 written by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis; illustrated by Brooke Allen Boom! Box, $3.99 US There’s some weirdness going on here, since this issue was delayed twice in...

Aug 31, 2014

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2

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I wasn’t as thrilled with the first issue of Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor as I’d hoped to be, but the second issue assuaged many of my concerns. Writer Nick...

Aug 31, 2014

Madame Frankenstein #5

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We’re more than halfway through the seven-issue Madame Frankenstein series, and so the characters are beginning to show more depth in their twists. Henry, who at first struck the reader...

Aug 30, 2014

The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage #1 Preview and Review

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I’ve been looking for an entry point into Valiant’s titles, given how confusing I find their company foundation stones of reusing characters I never knew and lots of crossovers. The...

Aug 29, 2014

Arrow Season 2 Comes to DVD

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Arrow: The Complete Second Season Arrow: The Complete Second Season is due out on Blu-ray (or DVD) on September 16. I found the first season a pleasant surprise. I haven’t...

Aug 24, 2014

All-New X-Factor #7-12: Change of Decay

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When you’ve been reading superhero comics for decades, many of them start blurring together. It’s easy for creators and readers to settle for the usual supervillain challenges, where costumed, powered...

Aug 21, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #6

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Writer Christos Gage is really killing it on this series, with creative stories that are true to the characters but reveal new facets of their personalities, not an easy trick...

Aug 21, 2014

Metafiction Sends ABC Down the Rabbit Hole With Derrick Storm Series

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Ultimate Storm I’m stunned by this news. I thought it was weird enough reading the Richard Castle novels — someone wrote a TV show starring a writer, and then the...

Aug 16, 2014

New Movie Strategy: Avoid a Bad Rep by Retitling

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Edge of Tomorrow I find this vaguely clever, since I still want to see the Tom Cruise/ Emily Blunt science fiction movie Edge of Tomorrow when it comes out on...

Aug 14, 2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gag Reel

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To promote the DVD release of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 next month, Disney has released this blooper-filled gag reel showing the stars blowing lines, having prop problems, and breaking...