It’s Saturday again, and that means it’s time for Weekend Reading 101!
Here at Stately Beat Manor (non-Frank Gehry-designed version), we’re going to be spending our time in the manner in which we are accustomed: getting lost in a good book! As ever, we hope that you’ll share your reading plans with us, as well. Give us a shout-out, here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat, and let us know what you’ll be reading this weekend!
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m reading Saga #56 by Brian K. Vaughn, Fiona Staples, and Fonografiks. Then, I’ll be checking out the Star Trek: Klingons one-shot by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Timothy Green II, DC Alonso, and Neil Uyetake.
DEAN SIMONS: I am currently rereading the B.P.R.D. 1946-8 trilogy. Up to 1947, now, which is by Mike Mignola, Joshua Dysart who are joined by the artistic duo of Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon. Also more of Osamu Tezuka’s classic manga Black Jack, where I am now at volume 3. Prose-wise, I recently started the second installment in Gene Wolfe’s Book of the New Sun cycle, The Claw of the Conciliator.
TAIMUR DAR: I went to the theaters to see The Batman film, and it definitely lives up to the reviews and hype! As a result, I’ve got a craving to read some Batman comics. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of recommendations between Warner Bros. promoting comics and The Beat’s own 9 Must-Read Batman Comics to Revisit article. I particularly loved the horror vibe of the Matt Reeves film so I’m actually going to read the Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth graphic novel from writer Grant Morrison and artist Dave McKean. I first picked it up and read it in my high school library before back when I was just getting back into comics but I haven’t reread it since. Definitely want to reread it after so many years now that I have a greater appreciation of both Morrison and comics in general. I’m also going to read the “Batman: Gothic” storyline with artist Klaus Janson, because it’s another great supernatural mystery that touches on themes that Morrison would continue when they took over the Batman solo title years later.
BILLY HENEHAN: My copy of Copra #42, the latest issue of Michel Fiffe’s indie action epic, is somewhere in the hands of the USPS. While I wait for it to reach my mailbox, I’m preparing for it by reading Copra Round Six, which collects the last 10 issues of the series. Round Six collects The Ochizon Saga and its prelude. Fiffe went balls to the wall in every issue collected here. If you’re looking for a book with highly kinetic action, look no further.