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About Johanna

Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

A World of Wisdom | Review

A World of Wisdom: Fun and Unusual Phrases from Around the Globe is a great read to dip in and out of.

I Am a Cat Barista | Review

I Am a Cat Barista provides adorable stories of comfort and rest.

Cold War Correspondent (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales) | Review

Cold War Correspondent tells the story of the first phase of the Korean War through the eyes of correspondent Marguerite Higgins.

Enemies by Svetlana Chmakova | News

Svetlana Chmakova’s Berrybrook Middle School graphic novel series will continue next year with the fifth volume, Enemies.

Queer as All Get Out | Review

Queer as All Get Out: 10 People Who’ve Inspired Me is a collection of inspiring biographies of queer and diverse people.

Enola Holmes: Mycroft’s Dangerous Game | News

Enola Holmes: Mycroft’s Dangerous Game will be published by Legendary in 2022 as a bridge between the two Netflix movies.

The Secret Garden on 81st Street | Review

The Secret Garden on 81st Street is a terrific modernized retelling of a classic children’s novel about grief and found family.

Max & the Midknights Cartoon Announced

Nickelodeon has announced a Max & the Midknights cartoon series, featuring the characters created by Lincoln Peirce.

Manga Classics Shakespeare: Modern English Editions

Manga Classics Shakespeare: Modern English Editions present Shakespeare’s plays in manga form using contemporary language.

World Citizen Comics: What Unites Us | Review

World Citizen Comics: What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel adapts Dan Rather’s book into a readable, inspiring comic.