It’s the second weekend in June, and it brought Weekend Reading 210! As always, we hope you’ll share your reading plans with us. Leave us a comment and let us know what you’ll be paging through!

Weekend Reading 210
Weekend Reading 210: Animorphs & You Like It Darker.

AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m enjoying the latest from Stephen King, You Like it Darker. I’ve already read a couple of the stories in the collection, and so far I’m both enjoying it and finding it lives up to the title. And speaking of its name, I love the way it builds on the language established by the previous collections Just After Sunset (2008) and Full Dark, No Stars (2010). Then as far as comics go, I’m still not done with Scholastic’s graphic adaptations of the Animorphs series! Next up is #2, The Visitor, based on the novel by K.A. Applegate and Michael Grant and adapted by Chris Grine. While the Animorphs stories will always be close to my heart, I had forgotten many of the details over the intervening decades, so revisiting the series in sequential graphic narrative format has been a real joy.

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Weekend Reading 210: Judge Dredd Megazine.

DEAN SIMONS: My Judge Dredd Megazine catch up continues ever on. I am now at the May 2023 issue of the British monthly sister title to weekly anthology titan 2000 AD. Really enjoying Spector – an offbeat take on the gumshoe robot police detective created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra. Spector was Ezquerra’s last project before he passed away suddenly in 2018, the story was left incomplete for years but Dan Cornwell steps up to see the series through. I am also super stoked for the return of the always incredible Lawless by Dan Abnett and Phil Winslade to the title – in which the story takes a surprise turn. 

Weekend Reading 210
Weekend Reading 210: All of the Marvels.

TAIMUR DAR: A few months back, my sister gave me for my birthday the book All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told by Douglas Wolk. It just occurred to me that I haven’t read it. So I’m going to rectify that this weekend by diving into this book. Likewise, I got a few comics from my stack I want to get to like Batman: The Dark Age #3.

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Weekend Reading 210: My Lovesick Life as a ‘90s Otaku.

D. MORRIS: I really enjoy My Lovesick Life as a ‘90s Otaku by Nico Nicholson and volume 3 just came out. For anyone who grew up in the mid to late 90s and had even a passing interest in anime, manga, and JRPGs, this book is for you. Also gonna third being behind on my stack. This weekend seems like a good one to catch up on Cemetary Kids Don’t Die and Man’s Best.

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Weekend Reading 210: A Kiss with a Cat.

KRISTINA ELYSE BUTKE: I’m finishing up the short romantic manga series A Kiss with a Cat by Miko Senri. It’s about a girl named Erina who loves adorable cats, and she finds a stray one day and kisses it, and it turns into a boy from her school–Nekoyama-kun! Every time Nekoyama-kun is kissed, he transforms…which makes Erina and Nekoyama’s budding relationship a bit difficult! I’ve already read through the first five volumes this week so I’ll be wrapping up the series with volume six. It’s been an adorable ride!

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