The second weekend in November has arrived, and it has brought Weekend Reading 136 along, too!
What are you reading this weekend? Give us a shout-out and let us know, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat (note: link inserted with the assumption Twitter still exists at the time of this posting).
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m looking forward to digging into The Multiversity: Deluxe Edition, written by Grant Morrison and featuring a whole crew of creators. Credited on the cover are Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Jim Lee, Doug Mahnke, Frank Quitely, Chris Sprouse, Ben Oliver, and Cameron Stewart. The book was gifted to me for my birthday earlier this Scorpio season by fellow Beat writer Gregory Paul Silber, who introduced me (and Rebecca Oliver Kaplan) to one of the issues collected in the volume over Zoom in advance of the metafictional panel he moderated in summer 2021, on which I appeared as a panelist. I’ve been dying to explore the rest of the series ever since, and thanks to Greg’s thoughtful gift, I’ll finally be able to do so!
DEAN SIMONS: This weekend I am reading the first volume of Rodolphe & Léo’s Trent. Described as a Western involving Canadian Mounties. Or a mountie: Sergeant Philip Trent. Trent’s job is to patrol the frozen wilderness of Northern Canada at the end of the 19th century. Surprisingly intriguing (despite some imperfections with the translation/copy editing). The highlight is Léo – who is a fantastic artist. Originally published in French by Dargaud in 1991, the Cinebook release only came out a few years ago.
TAIMUR DAR: Like a lot of people who grew up in the ‘90s, Don Bluth’s animated films and work were a seminal part of my childhood. So you better believe I was excited to get my hands on his memoir Somewhere Out There: My Animated Life and start reading it. On the comics front, with the release of Wakanda Forever it seems fitting to do some Black Panther reading. I first read the TPB of Who is the Black Panther from writer Reginald Hudlin and artist John Romita Jr. about a decade ago. It’s the storyline that relaunched the series and character and debuted Shuri so I want to read it again since it’s been awhile.