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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

Aug 24, 2014

All-New X-Factor #7-12: Change of Decay

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When you’ve been reading superhero comics for decades, many of them start blurring together. It’s easy for creators and readers to settle for the usual supervillain challenges, where costumed, powered...

Aug 21, 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #6

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Writer Christos Gage is really killing it on this series, with creative stories that are true to the characters but reveal new facets of their personalities, not an easy trick...

Aug 21, 2014

Metafiction Sends ABC Down the Rabbit Hole With Derrick Storm Series

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Ultimate Storm I’m stunned by this news. I thought it was weird enough reading the Richard Castle novels — someone wrote a TV show starring a writer, and then the...

Aug 16, 2014

New Movie Strategy: Avoid a Bad Rep by Retitling

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Edge of Tomorrow I find this vaguely clever, since I still want to see the Tom Cruise/ Emily Blunt science fiction movie Edge of Tomorrow when it comes out on...

Aug 14, 2014

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gag Reel

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To promote the DVD release of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 next month, Disney has released this blooper-filled gag reel showing the stars blowing lines, having prop problems, and breaking...

Aug 10, 2014

Batman: Assault on Arkham

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The newest original animated DC universe film is Batman: Assault on Arkham. Batman: Assault on Arkham How you feel about it will likely be influenced by two key facts about...

Aug 09, 2014

Kurt Cobain: When I Was an Alien

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Kurt Cobain: When I Was an Alien I was looking forward to sampling this graphic novel, translated from the Italian, on the life of Kurt Cobain, since I didn’t know...

Aug 08, 2014

Next DCU Animated Movies Announced: Aquaman, More Batman and Justice League

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Some short notes on the next planned DC original animated movies, after next week’s Batman: Assault on Arkham, tying into the video games. Next up is Justice League: Throne of...

Aug 07, 2014

Marvel Comics: 75 Years of Cover Art

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Review by KC Carlson Out next week (at least in comic shops — the real world may have to wait a week or two) is a massive four-pound, 10.25″ x...

Aug 07, 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service the Latest Mark Millar Comic to Become a Movie

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Kingsman: The Secret Service might be the first Mark Millar-written comic to become a movie that I bother seeing. Kick-Ass looked too violent (and frankly, stupid), while Wanted seemed generic....