The weekend is here, and so too is Weekend Reading 148! This won’t surprise you, but our plan is to hole in Stately Beat Manor and get lost in a good book.
What will you be paging through this weekend? The Beat wants to hear from you! Give us a shout-out, right here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m going to be checking out Leaf Peepers by writer Mark Bouchard and artist and designer Shelby Criswell. Once again, Rebecca Oliver Kaplan has ordered a comic that is right up my alley, making for the best kind of mail surprise. Then, since I have heard so many good things, I am finally going to be reading It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: An auto-bio-graphical-novel by Zoe Thorogood.
DEAN SIMONS: As the con crud marks two weeks [shakes fist at sky from the can], my comfort reads have shifted a little. Currently (re)reading more of Richard Starkings and Moritat’s Elephantmen (currently around #13). Also taking another stab at Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man run – via the Clone Conspiracy event with art by Jim Cheung.
TAIMUR DAR: It’s been a busy few weeks for me working on various interview coverage pieces, so I’m hoping this weekend to finally get to enjoy some of the books I received on my birthday towards the end of January. In particular, I’ve been keen to read Adora and the Distance by writer Marc Bernardin and artist Ariela Kristantina for quite some time especially after it won the recent Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. Also on the agenda is Starting Point, 1979-1996 by Hayao Miyazaki and Totally Awesome: The Greatest Cartoons of the Eighties by Andrew Farago.
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: This weekend, I am re-reading Art Spiegelman‘s Maus, followed by one of his newer comics, Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!. In addition to overloading on Spiegelman, I plan to read another classic about Jewish-American life post-World War II, James Strum‘s America: G-d, Gold, and Golems.