One-hundred fifty weekends later (give or take) and the Beat Elite are nonetheless spending our Saturdays holed up in Stately Beat Manor for Weekend Studying 150! It’s been a protracted highway, getting from there to right here. What contemporary hell will we discover ourselves in once we’ve been by one other 150 weekends? Place your bets now! My cash’s on extraterrestrial invasion.
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AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend I’m going to be trying out That is How You Lose the Time Warfare by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone. Then, I’ll be trying out Marvel Graphic Novel No. 14: Swords of the Swashbucklers by Invoice Mantlo, Jackson Guice, Ken Bruzenak, and Alfred Ramirez. Revealed in 1984, I don’t know a lot about this outsized OGN, however I’m desirous to dive in.
RICARDO SERRANO: This 12 months marks the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a landmark horror story that’s maybe one of the tailored and reinterpreted items of fiction in historical past. Not solely am I watching Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 model of the story this weekend (with Gary Oldman taking part in my favourite model of The Depend), however I plan on studying the comedian e-book adaptation by Mike Mignola and Roy Thomas, a fantastic adaptation of an adaptation that earns the learn due to Mignola’s signature artwork model and Thomas’ already huge expertise writing Dracula with different artists (Dick Giordano amongst them). Appears to be like prefer it’s a weekend filled with blood, of the consuming variety I hope.
TAIMUR DAR: I’ve begun my journey into the works of acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito and I’ve favored what I’ve learn to this point. This weekend I’ll be studying his Deserter and Shiver brief story collections. For years I’ve been which means to learn the unique comics run of The Authority however have been hesitant for quite a lot of causes, not the least of which is the truth that its trademark cynicism and brutality isn’t one thing that appeals to me in these occasions. Nonetheless, the crew and characters have managed to endure and be a part of the DC Universe plus a movie adaptation is on the slate from DC Studios. I’ve learn the primary 12 points and loved it sufficient to maneuver on to the second quantity.
CY BELTRAN: I burnt myself out a bit from all of the X-Drive I learn final week, so I’ll be holding it gentle with X-Drive Annual #2 and X-Drive #26-28, by Fabian Nicieza, Mat Broome, and Tony Daniel (joined by a military of inkers). I additionally plan to dive into The Lady From H.O.P.P.E.R.S. by Jaime Hernandez, as I’ve been slowly working my approach by Love & Rockets, beginning with Jaime’s Locas. Maggie and the Mechanics was incredible, and from what I’ve checked out of the start of this second quantity, it retains getting higher.
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: After years of looking, I lastly discovered extra of the Marvel Comics adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand at Southern California Comics in San Diego, CA. I discovered the hardcover collections of “Hardcases” and “The Evening Has Come,” each by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins, and Laura Martin. Since we’re snowed in, I’ve huge stack of “to-read” for the weekend, together with a TON of Star Trek comics, Tremendous-Abled Comics, edited by Travis Rivas, and The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Important Idea by Carol J. Adam.
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