With Saturday comes Weekend Reading 124! What will you be paging through this weekend? Share your reading plans with us, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat.
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend I am catching up with Maison Ikkoku Volume 8, with story and art by Rumiko Takahashi, translation by Matt Treyvaud, touch-up art & lettering by Inori Fukuda Trant, and design by Alice Lewis. As far as prose goes, I’ll be reading Four Ways to Forgiveness by Ursula K. Le Guin.
TAIMUR DAR: I’ve only read a handful of issues of writer Alan Moore’s acclaimed Swamp Thing run but never the whole thing. Between the character’s guest appearance in the latest episode of the Harley Quinn cartoon and my recent dive into Sandman and that era of DC Comics, I got a hankering to properly read Moore’s run. So this weekend I’m going to read Saga of the Swamp Thing, Vol. 1 conveniently collected in the DC Universe Infinite app.
ZACK QUAINTANCE: First and foremost this weekend, I am finally reading Shirtless Bear Fighter by Jody LeHeup, Sebastian Girner, Nil Vendrell, and co. This has been on my to-read list forever, and I’m going to knock the whole first volume out this weekend in preparation for volume two getting started this coming Wednesday. For prose, I’m reading a wonderful story collection called Night of the Living Res by Morgan Talty. I’m about four stories in and have really been moved by most of them so far.
DEAN SIMONS: Piecemeal reading of Edgar Jacobs’ gorgeous – albeit dated – debut Blake & Mortimer epic The Secret of the Swordfish concluded a few days ago and I have now started on the second chronological story in the series: The Mystery of the Great Pyramid (published as vols 2 and 3 in the Cinebook translations). It was originally published in weekly Franco-Belgian periodical Journal de Tintin from March 23, 1950 to May 28, 1952 – typically in single page installments (so piecemeal reading is actually not heresy). Tally ho, chaps!
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: I’m excited for a low-key writing weekend to catch-up on some reading, so I selected some text-heavy comics this week. I started both yesterday afternoon before falling asleep at like 4 PM (yay, chronic pain rules!). From SelfMadeHero, I am reading Frink & Freud: The American Patient by Pierre Péju and Lionel Richerand, translated by Edward Gauvin, and I am checking out Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book, edited by Saiya Miller and Liza Bley (and so far, it’s definitely not like the sex ed books that I remember when I was little).