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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 22, 2014

Good Comics at the Comic Shop July 23: Doctor Who and the Avengers

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Here’s what I recommend appearing today at your local comic shop. I’ve been impressed by how well Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 10 is turning out with the creators, Christos...

Jul 22, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5

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The “New Rules” storyline concludes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #5 quite satisfactorily. Cover by Steve Morris Writer Christos Gage has managed to lay out clearly for readers...

Jul 21, 2014

Bats Bats Bats Bats: The History of Batman’s Costumes

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The same group that put out an infographic on the history of Spider-Man’s costumes is back with a look at Batman’s outfits over the years. Smartly, they’ve titled it “The...

Jul 20, 2014

All You Need Is Kill (Digital Manga Review)

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Publishing decisions don’t always make sense to me. To tie into this summer’s release of Edge of Tomorrow, Viz put out an abbreviated comic version of the original story titled...

Jul 16, 2014

Good Comics at the Comic Shop July 16

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Here’s what I recommend appearing today at your local comic shop. Seconds The book of the week, in terms of overall anticipation, is Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds (Ballantine Books, $25)....

Jul 15, 2014

Bryan Lee O'Malley's Seconds: A Graphic Novel a Terrific Read

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Not everyone can create a popular six-graphic-novel series that’s the basis for a major motion picture and still being reprinted ten years later. So it’s not surprising that the next...

Jul 15, 2014

Selfies Are Not Shallow for Superheroes

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Next month, DC will be doing another variant cover theme for many of its superhero titles. This time it’s selfies, self-taken photos that artists seem to be playing for some...

Jul 13, 2014

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #5 Featuring Wonder Woman

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I’m not going to argue that all superhero comics should be for kids, although I think the majority of them work best if they are all-age-friendly. However, I do think...

Jul 13, 2014

The Fuse: The Russia Shift

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What sold me on The Fuse was hearing writer Antony Johnston describe it. “Sci-fi, detective stories, and murder mysteries are three of my favorite things, and The Fuse mashes them...

Jul 09, 2014

Good Comics at the Comic Shop July 9

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Here’s what I recommend appearing today at your local comic shop. Boom! Studios‘ Lumberjanes #4 ($3.99) introduces some key new characters. After the girls run into a yeti (a yeti!...