The weekend has arrived, and that means we’re once again holing up inside Stately Beat Manor and getting lost in a good book for Weekend Reading 104!
What will you be reading 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, and let us know your reading plans!
AVERY KAPLAN: I’ve finally got all 12 issues of The Batman & Scooby-Doo! Mysteries by a creative team that includes Ivan Cohen, Dario Brizuela, Franco Riesco, Saida Temofonte, Sholly Fisch, Randy Elliott, Silvana Brys, Scott Jeralds, Carrie Strachan, and Wes Abbott, so I’m looking forward to finally reading this team-up series!
TAIMUR DAR: For the last decade, Archie Comics has reinvented itself quite a bit and become relevant again in the public sphere. I’ve checked some of their publishing output, but never really devoted the proper time to fully read Archie Comics. So I intend to rectify that with the first volume of the “New Riverdale” relaunched Archie title from writer Mark Waid and artist Fiona Staples. And I’ll also be reading some more recent Archie Comics fare with Jughead’s Time Police from writer Sina Grace and artists Derek Charm, Matt Herms, and Jack Morelli.
DEAN SIMONS: Comixology released a patch this week so I tested it out and it crashed (and froze, and crashed some more). So on to the alternatives! One I discovered was that there is a Tintin app and the scans are practically HD comics good(!). So this weekend I am revisiting Hergé’s Tintin in the Land of the Soviets.
JOHANNA DRAPER CARLSON: No comics planned this weekend. Instead, I’m diving into ancient Doctor Who history (in preparation for an upcoming convention panel) with About Time: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Volume 1 by Tat Wood & Lawrence Miles. It’s an incredibly detailed summary and analysis of the first three years (1963-1966) of the series. Recommended for those who love snarky annotations. I’m also sampling The Best Murders Are British, a collection of academic essays on English crime dramas, mostly because of the title. (But also because two chapters are about Sherlock, with another on the role of women in the genre.)
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: This weekend I am reading an ARC of Iron Circus Comics’ Poorcraft Cookbook by Nero Villagallos O’Reilly with characters created by C. Spike Trotman. I am conducting an interview about the book for Prism Comics and, because I love cooking comics so much, I am looking forward to checking it out!