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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

Mar 20, 2015

CONtv Announces More Original Programming, Free 30-Day Trial

By Comics Worth Reading

Now that CONtv is available, the programming announcements are proceeding. CONtv is a digital network for fans created by Wizard World and Cinedigm that can be watched on iOS, Roku,...

Mar 19, 2015

Gronk: A Monster’s Story

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The first book collecting Katie Cook’s adorable Gronk webcomic is now more widely available in comic shops through Action Lab Entertainment (as announced last year). Gronk is a classic fish...

Mar 18, 2015

Princess Ugg #7-8

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As the second storyline of Ted Naifeh’s Princess Ugg concludes in issue #8, this may be the last for a while — but it’s a high point to pause on....

Mar 16, 2015

Shaper #1

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Last Wednesday, Dark Horse debuted Shaper, written by Eric Heisserer and illustrated by Felipe Massafera. It’s an interesting title, because it’s a throwback. It’s the kind of story that was...

Mar 13, 2015

The 1943 Batman Serial Airing on TCM

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On Saturday mornings, Turner Classic Movies shows serials, short episodic movie chapters, at a rate of one installment a week. Their most recent series is Batman, a 1943 15-chapter telling...

Mar 05, 2015

CONtv Digital Network Now Available

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CONtv, the digital network for fans created by Wizard World and Cinedigm, is now live for US viewers. (It’s formally described as an “over-the-top multi-platform service” — TV terminology is...

Mar 01, 2015

They’re Not Like Us #1-3

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I don’t like They’re Not Like Us. It’s aggressive and sometimes violent and mean and selfish. But I’m amazed by how Eric Stephenson and Simon Gane have found a truly...

Mar 01, 2015

Abigail and the Snowman #1-3

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Abigail and the Snowman is exactly what it says on the tin — a charming all-ages adventure between a girl and her fantastic friend. Abigail and her dad are new...

Feb 22, 2015

She Makes Comics – A Documentary on Women in Comics

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I got a chance to watch the Sequart documentary She Makes Comics, which covers “the history of women in comics as creators, fans, and everything in between.” The movie is...

Feb 22, 2015

Catching up With The Double Life of Miranda Turner

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Last year, I told you about The Double Life of Miranda Turner, a digital comic by Jamie S. Rich and George Kambadais about a young superhero mentored by her dead...