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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

Sep 10, 2014

Spinner Rack: Copperhead and Thomas Alsop

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Copperhead #1 written by Jay Faerber art by Scott Godlewski Image Comics, $3.50 As Faerber starts off his editorial note, “I’m not the first person to think of this.” Many...

Sep 09, 2014

Jump Start Brings New Japanese Series to Weekly Shonen Jump Same-Day

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Viz Media has launched “Jump Start“, bringing the first three chapters of every brand-new manga series appearing in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump to English. The digital translated Weekly Shonen...

Sep 09, 2014

The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic

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The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic: The Adventures of Geo Volume 1 The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic is a great idea, but I had some problems with the execution. Learning about...

Sep 08, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Out on DVD Tomorrow

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Thinking back, Captain America: The Winter Soldier just might be my favorite Marvel superhero movie. Sure, it isn’t on as huge a scale as The...

Sep 07, 2014

Spinner Rack: Superheroes — Action, Grayson, and X-Factor

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Action Comics: Futures End #1 written by Sholly Fisch art by Pascal Alixe and Vicente Cifuentes DC Comics, $2.99 I normally read Sholly Fisch’s stories in the kids’ books, because...

Sep 07, 2014

Young Justice on Blu-ray

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I was given a chance to check out the release of Young Justice on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive. I hadn’t gotten into the show the first few times I...

Sep 04, 2014

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #6

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I never envisioned a world where my favorite DC comic would be something called Scooby-Doo Team-Up, but each issue provides fun adventure and laugh-out-loud moments. This time, the gang is...

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...