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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.

Review: Virtual Unicorn Experience

The 12th Phoebe and Her Unicorn book is fresh, funny, and about friendship.

Review: Makeup Is Not (Just) Magic

Makeup Is Not (Just) Magic will likely overwhelm the new cosmetic user it’s aimed at.

Review: Magical History Tour: The Great Pyramid, The Great Wall of China

Magical History Tour is a new educational graphic novel series beginning with books on the Great Pyramid and the Great Wall of China.

Ride On Is Faith Erin Hicks’ Next GN

Faith Erin Hicks announced her next graphic novel on Twitter.

Max & the Midknights: Battle of the Bodkins | Review

The second Max & the Midknights book, Battle of the Bodkins, brings back the young adventurers in an all-new fantasy battle with intriguing thematic undertones.

Review: Max & the Midknights

Max & the Midknights, by Big Nate author LIncoln Peirce, is a text-and-comic fantasy adventure isfull of twists and turns.

Review: ‘Becoming Brianna’

In Becoming Brianna, Terri Libenson continues her popular middle-grade series with a story that focuses on Brianna’s anxiety about her bat mitzvah.

Graphic Novels to Watch Out For in 2021

Here’s a glimpse of what next year will look like with cover reveals of three upcoming middle-grade graphic novels.

News: Next ‘Maker Comics’ Title Announced

The latest addition to First Second’s Maker Comics line will provide tips on how to survive in the wilderness.

Kayla Miller’s ‘Act’ | Review

Olive’s story shows how young readers can make a difference on issues that matter to them.