June continues, and the second weekend brings Weekend Reading 164! The Beat Elite will be spending our weekend holed up in Stately Beat Manor, getting lost in a good book (no surprises there).

What will you be reading this weekend? The Beat is waiting to hear from you! Give us a shout-out and let us know what you’ll be paging through, either here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat.

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Weekend Reading 164: My Pretty Vampire.

AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend I’m going to be reading My Pretty Vampire by Katie Skelly. Having previously read and enjoyed Maids, I anticipate My Pretty Vampire is going to be excellent, as well!

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Weekend Reading 164: Ultimate Comics Spider-Man.

TAIMUR DAR: After seeing Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse last week, I’m suddenly in the mood to dive into Miles Morales comics and other alternate-universe Spidey stories. I vaguely kept up when Miles Morales was first introduced in the Ultimate Universe but it’s been such a long time since I read those early Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli. So this weekend I’m going way back with the first trade of the Ultimate Comics Spider-Man series from 2011. And for good measure, I’ll also be reading the first trade of the original Ultimate Spider-Man series from Bendis and Mark Bagley that started it all.  

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Weekend Reading 164: What’s the Furthest Place From Here?

CY BELTRAN: I’ve been a few weeks behind on my weekly pull, so this weekend I’m gonna spend catching up on everything I’ve missed, starting with the incredible DC Pride 2023, from a who’s who of incredible creators in the space. Then, I plan to read the most recent issues of What’s the Furthest Place From Here? and w0rldtr33, the former by Tyler Boss, Matthew Rosenberg and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and the latter by James Tynion IV, Fernando Blanco, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar. I’ve also been banking Dead Boy Detectives until it concluded, and if I have time, I think I’ll sit down and read the six-issue mini from Pornsak Pichetshote, Jeff Stokely, Craig Taillefer, Miquel Muerto, and Javier Rodríguez. And of course, I’ll be wrapping up King’s Night Shift this weekend at some point and moving into The Dead Zone. Hopefully, I can cram all of this in.

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Weekend Reading 164: Star Trek: Picard: Stargazer.

REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: I checked out a new comic shop, Comickaze Comics, this week while I was stuck in San Diego, California, waiting for medical tests. After enjoying the third and final season of Star Trek: Picard, I’ve been mainlining old Star Trek comics to keep me going until Star Trek: Strange New Worlds airs on June 15. While at Comickaze, I picked up the trade paperback for Star Trek: Picard – Stargazer, written by Kirsten Beyer and Mike Johnson, with art by Angel Hernandez, colors by J.D. Mettler, and letters by Neil Uyetake. In addition, I am going to read the Eisner-nominated The Comics Journal #308, which appropriately has Donald Drumpf taking a nose dive off a waterfall on the back cover.

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Weekend Reading 164: 2000 A.D.

DEAN SIMONS: I am reaaaally behind with my weekly issues of 2000 AD. Almost an entire year of subscriber copies have stacked up so I am going to be diving into all that (currently at August 2022’s Prog 2293).

You can peruse the 163 previous entries in The Beat’s Weekend Reading archive by clicking here. Weekend Reading is edited by Avery Kaplan.