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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

Apr 08, 2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Want to Ride Captain America Movie’s Coattails

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It’s no surprise that Captain America: The Winter Soldier had a dynamite opening weekend, setting a new box office record for April with a $96+ million take. Internationally, it’s also...

Apr 04, 2014

Angel and Faith Season 10 #1

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To tie into the new Buffy Season 10, the Angel and Faith series has also been relaunched with a similar title (although it makes less sense here, since there was...

Mar 30, 2014

IDW Launches Cartoon Network Crossover While Boom! Announces CN First Look Deal

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Cartoon Network now has two major comic publishers working with their properties. Now available for ordering from IDW Publishing is Super Secret Crisis War!, the first issue in a six-issue...

Mar 30, 2014

The Simon & Kirby Library: Horror

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The latest entry in the Simon & Kirby Library reprint series — following Science Fiction, Crime, and Superheroes — is Horror. The Simon & Kirby Library: Horror This volume reprints...

Mar 29, 2014

Madame Frankenstein Debuts in May

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Coming in May from Image Comics is Madame Frankenstein, a seven-issue series written by Jamie S. Rich and beautifully drawn by Megan Levens. It’s got a great high concept: a...

Mar 29, 2014

New Complete Harry Potter Collection Much Cheaper

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Two years ago, Warner Bros. released the Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection, a way to get all the movies in one big set. Then priced at $500, it sold out. Now,...

Mar 24, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

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I like the mutant movies — yes, even X-Men 3 — but this X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer looks awfully dark and grim. 70s costumes rock, though. I guess,...

Mar 23, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 Launched Last Week

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Cover by Rebekah Isaacs If you’ve been wanting to try the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, issue #1 of season 10 is a terrific place to start. Christos Gage captures...

Mar 23, 2014

Sparks — An Indy Superhero Movie

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Everyone thinks they can make a superhero movie these days. Catastrophic Comics was a short-lived (2008-2009) publisher that released four Sparks issues out of a planned eight. (The Sparks graphic...

Mar 21, 2014

Queenie Chan Recommends Rumiko Takahashi

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Queenie Chan, a professional manga artist from the West (best known for The Dreaming), took a break from her exceptional series of essays on her career so far (seriously, read...