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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

Oct 23, 2014

Memetic #1 Destroys the World With a Happy Sloth Meme

By Comics Worth Reading

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...

Oct 17, 2014

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season Two on Blu-ray

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Following up on last year’s release of Season One on Blu-ray, Warner Archive has released the followup, Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season Two. (It’s also available on Amazon.com.)...

Oct 12, 2014

Comics for Halloween!

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We don’t get anyone trick-or-treating in our neighborhood — no kids around, and it’s too far away for them to travel to us — so we can’t give out comics...

Oct 03, 2014

*Finder: Third World — Recommended

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The newest Finder volume is the tenth (following Finder: Voice), although that doesn’t matter, since the series is more like a set of novels with the same setting and some...

Oct 03, 2014

Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics

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As a followup to last year’s Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics, Mike Madrid now has a companion volume out. Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses...

Sep 30, 2014

A Valuable Reminder for Comic Women

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The following sketch was done for me by Rob Walton (Ragmop). I thought it was from the one and only Philadelphia Comicfest in 1993, but googling suggests it was more...

Sep 30, 2014

Comic Publishers Aren’t Looking for Writers

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At least, that’s the message I took from Steve Morris’ useful round-up of submission guidelines for comic writers. The best-known flat-out don’t accept unsolicited submissions. Others only want to see...

Sep 30, 2014

Saturday Night Live Makes Fun of Marvel Movie Success

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From Saturday Night Live this past weekend, guest-starring Chris Pratt. Two key points: They’re already making fun of the idea of Ant-Man as a movie. And the line “We don’t...