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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

Jul 06, 2015

Black Canary #1

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Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu put a new twist on the long-running fishnet-clad hero in Black Canary. Looked at after reading, it’s a terrific choice, but not one I would...

Jul 06, 2015

Starfire #1

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I’ve been trying a number of the new DC #1s, particularly the ones promising something other than the usual legacy white male hero, but I’ve found some of them unsatisfying....

Jul 05, 2015

Scooby-Doo Returns With New Series on Boomerang

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Last year, the cable channel Boomerang, which previously aired classic cartoons, announced plans for original content. Now, more detail is available on the nature of that content. Unsurprisingly, the characters...

Jul 04, 2015

Emma Volume 1

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I’m very glad Yen Press brought back Kaoru Mori’s maid manga Emma. The period piece combines a cross-class romance (gentleman and maid) with beautifully illustrated details of daily life, set...

Jul 02, 2015

iZombie on DVD This Fall

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The release date for iZombie on DVD has been announced as September 29. This is a week before the show returns for its second season on October 6. The DVD...

Jun 08, 2015

Gotham Home Video Date Announced

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The hit Fox (non-)superhero show Gotham has been announced for release on Blu-ray and DVD on September 8. Gotham was Fox’s highest rated fall drama debut in 14 years among...

Jun 29, 2015

The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service Volume 14

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I’m so glad to get another volume of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service! (The previous book, volume 13, last appeared at the end of 2012.) Although it’s horror, it’s one...

Jun 28, 2015

The Cartoon Guide to Algebra

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It amazes me that Larry Gonick is still turning out such interesting cartoon science guides. I remember reading my first one, The Cartoon Guide to (Non)Communication, back in the early...

Jun 08, 2015

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #11

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I know big, galaxy-risking, four-part stories are seen as more important, but it’s the one-off, quieter, more personal scenes that I really like in this series. I shouldn’t be too...

Jun 07, 2015

Old Wounds #1-3

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Old Wounds is a four-issue miniseries from Pop! Goes the Icon. It’s also available digitally on ComiXology. The first two issues are out, with #3 coming later this month. Writer...