While many of The Beat staff members may be attending New York Comic Con 2022 this weekend, that doesn’t mean we won’t be enjoying Weekend Reading 132! As ever, we’re hoping that you’ll share you reading plans with us, as well. Let us know what you’ll be paging through, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat.

Weekend Reading 132
Weekend Reading 132: The Marvel Comics Guide to NYC.

AVERY KAPLAN: As The Beat’s “girl in the chair” for NYCC ’22, I’m going to be vicariously living through my fellow Beat writers while I stay at home in SoCal. But because I want to feel like part of the action, I’ll be perusing The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City by Peter Sanderson. This handy guide includes real life locations in NYC that have appeared in the panels of Marvel Comics… plus, thanks to its release date, plenty of information about the shooting locations for Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man. What else could you want?

Weekend Reading 132
Weekend Reading 132: Asterix and the Goths

DEAN SIMONS: Been feeling a bit drained and down this week so I am having a pick-me-up: Asterix! This weekend I will be reading the Great Gaul’s third adventure – Asterix and the Goths by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, with the UK translation by Anthea Bell and Derek Hockridge. Originally serialised in single page installments in influential French children’s magazine Pilote between 1961-62, a collected edition released in 1963. The UK translation didn’t happen until over a decade later, however – in 1975. Best part about knowing it was published in single-page installments is that you can pick up and put down at your leisure and still follow the plot (and manage a good chuckle or two).

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Weekend Reading 132: Batman Hush & Gotham City: Year One.

TAIMUR DAR: I’m boots on the ground at NYCC this weekend as part of Team Beat, so I’m gonna be busy with convention coverage and press junkets. Nevertheless, I’m hoping to get in some reading. Specifically the Batman: Hush 20th anniversary edition HC by writer Jeph Loeb and artist Jim Lee  and Gotham City Year One #1 by writer Tom King and artist Phil Hester that I got as part of the DC Universe fan event during NYCC.