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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 27, 2015

Justice League: Gods & Monsters (Review)

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Justice League: Gods & Monsters is the best of the DC original animated movies in a long while. That’s because it’s fresh. It’s based on an original story by Bruce...

Jul 25, 2015

Pixels

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Pixels is exactly what it promises: a movie where video games have come to life, and Adam Sandler and friends, former arcade champions, are the only ones who can save...

Jul 12, 2015

DC Redesigns Show End Logos for TV Slate

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DC has released this compilation of the end logos they’ll be using for their TV shows next season. In order, it’s Arrow, Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (the hardest one...

Jul 11, 2015

Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle

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When a friend recommended the Phoebe and Her Unicorn comic strip (formerly known as Heavenly Nostrils) to me, she described it as a more modern, girl-centered Calvin and Hobbes. She...

Jul 08, 2015

Atari Force Returns!

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As I’ve said before, I really liked Atari Force. Yes, it was originally a home-video-game tie-in, but the 20-issue series by (as Mike Sterling reminds us), Gerry Conway and Jose...

Jul 06, 2015

Black Canary #1

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Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu put a new twist on the long-running fishnet-clad hero in Black Canary. Looked at after reading, it’s a terrific choice, but not one I would...

Jul 06, 2015

Starfire #1

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I’ve been trying a number of the new DC #1s, particularly the ones promising something other than the usual legacy white male hero, but I’ve found some of them unsatisfying....

Jul 05, 2015

Scooby-Doo Returns With New Series on Boomerang

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Last year, the cable channel Boomerang, which previously aired classic cartoons, announced plans for original content. Now, more detail is available on the nature of that content. Unsurprisingly, the characters...

Jul 04, 2015

Emma Volume 1

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I’m very glad Yen Press brought back Kaoru Mori’s maid manga Emma. The period piece combines a cross-class romance (gentleman and maid) with beautifully illustrated details of daily life, set...

Jul 02, 2015

iZombie on DVD This Fall

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The release date for iZombie on DVD has been announced as September 29. This is a week before the show returns for its second season on October 6. The DVD...