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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

May 04, 2015

Jem and the Holograms #1-2

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Never having watched the cartoon show, I wasn’t sure how much I’d enjoy the new licensed comic. I shouldn’t have worried — writer Kelly Thompson and artist Sophie Campbell do...

May 03, 2015

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #11

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I haven’t been talking much about the Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor series. I liked companion Alice, but she quickly got lost in adding a couple more creatures traveling with...

May 03, 2015

Angel & Faith Season 10 #14

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There are many benefits to continuing a beloved property in comic format: Storyline size. No budgets means bigger scope. Characters. Expand your cast regardless of whether actors are available, in...

May 03, 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service Due on DVD June 9

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The surprise comic-book movie hit Kingsman: The Secret Service will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 9 and for digital purchase May 15. The film stars Colin Firth as...

May 03, 2015

What If Marvel Made a Black Widow Romantic Comedy?

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Scarlett Johansson guest-starred on Saturday Night Live last night, so the show created a fake trailer for the Black Widow movie fans are asking for. Only, in a case of...

May 02, 2015

Nimona

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Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona debuted as a webcomic before being reworked into a graphic novel. I find that it reads better — or maybe I’m better able to keep up with...

Apr 28, 2015

Justice League: Gods & Monsters

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Justice League: Gods & Monsters, based on the sneak peek, sounds like a refreshing take on the DCU original animated movies in that it’s a new concept by Bruce Timm....

Apr 28, 2015

Batman vs. Robin

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Batman vs. Robin is a sequel of sorts to Son of Batman, in that Damian is struggling with what it means to be Batman’s son. Only there’s also the Court...

Apr 25, 2015

Teen Titans Go! The Complete First Season

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Courtesy of Warner Archive comes Teen Titans Go! The Complete First Season on Blu-ray. Two discs hold 26 episodes each for a total of 52, which make for almost 10...

Apr 22, 2015

The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy

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Depending on who’s behind them, non-fiction comics can be fascinating and educational, or didactic and boring. Thankfully, The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy falls firmly into the first category. I attribute...