The weekend has arrived, and which means Weekend Reading 123! As regular, The Beat crew is holing up with a stack of excellent books.
What will you be studying this weekend? The Beat needs to listen to from you! Give us a shout-out, right here within the feedback part or over on social media @comicsbeat, and tell us.
KELAS LLOYD I picked up an ARC of Bloodmarked by Tracy Deonn, the sequel to Legendborn, at SDCC. The first was a strong, attention-grabbing YA Arthurian retelling. I’ll reread Legendborn after which learn Bloodmarked proper after, which I’ve acquired time to do as a result of it received’t come out formally till November. I additionally must catch again up with Saga by Brian Ok. Vaughn, I fell behind.
TAIMUR DAR: During lockdown once I lastly had time on my fingers I lastly had time to commit time to learn Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comedian sequence. Without a doubt, price all of the acclaim and hype I’ve been listening to all these years however by no means had correct time to get pleasure from. I solely acquired midway by the sequence earlier than I acquired sidetracked by varied different issues. So with the Netflix tv adaptation debuting this weekend, it appears applicable to select up the place I left off with The Sandman: A Game of You commerce.
DEAN SIMONS: Over midway by Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Dogs of War. The guide just about jogs my memory of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s WE3 within the first third however issues get tremendous attention-grabbing from there. For a couple of nights earlier than I fell asleep through the week I used to be staying up simply to learn one other chapter or three – so that’s undoubtedly my go-to this weekend. As for comics, I’m grazing little bits of a number of issues I began in current weeks/months – James Robinson & Tony Harris’ Starman, Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! (now at Duelist vol. 2 or – vol. 10 in unique Japanese numbering), and TMNT: The IDW Collection (now at vol. 6).
ZACK QUAINTANCE: This weekend I’m cracking a novel by one in all my favourite authors — Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra. I’ve beloved his earlier books and quick tales, and I’m very excited. I additionally need to go quick by this one, as a result of I went to resume it from my native library and was alerted that another person has positioned a maintain (yikes!). As for comics, progress continues on Mike Grell’s Green Arrow, and I’m additionally ending up Clyde Fans by Seth, a giant guide properly definitely worth the time funding.
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend I’ll be studying Bog Bodies by Declan Shalvey, Gavin Fullerton, Rebecca Nalty, and Clayton Cowles, in preparation for a bit for the upcoming PanelxPanel #62!
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: When you reside in a city with a single cease signal, there aren’t many locations to purchase books. So, I ended on the native classic store for one thing bizarre to learn. I discovered a number of odd books, starting with I Owe Russia $1200 by Bob Hope (others to be shared over subsequent weeks). I’m additionally waist deep in Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” sequence, which is bittersweet as a result of King’s narrator was in a motorbike accident on the finish of recording Wolves, and I’m simply starting Song og Susannah. As for comics, I’m lastly studying Ambrosia: Trans Masc & Non Binary Erotic Comics Anthology, edited by Tab Kimpton and Jade Sarson, which incorporates many nice creators, however I purchased from A.C. Esguerra at Q Con.