It’s been another slow news week, hasn’t it? Fortunately, all that’s over now, and it’s time for Weekend Reading 42.
As the United States sets records for the number of new cases in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’re going to keep doing what we’ve been doing since March 2020: staying inside Stately Beat Manor and catching up on our reading! What will you be paging through this weekend? Let The Beat know in the comment section — we always love to hear what you’re planning on reading!
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’ll be reading The Hard Tomorrow by Eleanor Davis. Then, I’ve finally got my hands on Dracula, Motherf**ker! by Alex de Campi (Archie Vs. Predator II) and Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), which is not only by two of my favorite creators, it’s one of The Beat’s Best Comics of 2020.
TAIMUR DAR: Maxwell Lord’s appearance in Wonder Woman 1984, made me realize that I’ve never actually read the entire Justice League International run where he debuted. Finally reading this fan-favorite Justice League run from writers Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis and artist Kevin Maguire thanks to the DC Universe app.
BILLY HENEHAN: Freshly delivered by my mail carrier yesterday is Red, White and Broke: Confessions of an American Superhero by Mike Spring, Dennis Tirona and Thyago Brandao. I supported the Kickstarter campaign for this comic because I really like the concept. The main premise is that while superheroing is noble, it gets in the way of holding down a steady job to pay the bills. Mike announced recently plans to run a Kickstarter for #2. Keep an eye out for that. If you’re interested in reading this comic, I’m guessing there will be an issue 1 and 2 bundle tier when it launches.