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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 12, 2014

Comics for Halloween!

By Comics Worth Reading

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

By Comics Worth Reading

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

By Comics Worth Reading

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...

Sep 25, 2014

Happy Non-Existent National Comic Book Day! Have Some Free Comics

By Comics Worth Reading

Apparently, today is National Comic Book Day, although no one knows why. But at least ComiXology is giving away 25 free comics, today only, to celebrate. They’re from Boom!, IDW,...

Sep 23, 2014

*Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey — Recommended

By Comics Worth Reading

One of the most amazing things about the explosion of graphic novels in the current era is how many great non-fiction comics have come out. One might argue whether or...

Sep 21, 2014

Arrow: The Complete Second Season

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I found the first season of Arrow a pleasant surprise. I hadn’t tried it on the CW, but I discovered it on disc, and watching several episodes at once allowed...

Sep 21, 2014

There’s Going to Be a Supergirl Show!

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This is surprising but exciting news. I guess superheroes are still a hot trend. According to Deadline.com, CBS has committed to a Supergirl series produced by Greg Berlanti, who’s also...