It’s been a long road, getting from there to here… but it’s finally Saturday, and that means it’s time for Weekend Reading 56!
We don’t want to come off as predictable, but we’ll be spending yet another weekend inside Stately Beat Manor, reading our way through our respective never-ending stacks of books and comics. What will you be paging through as you stave off the inevitable specter of Monday? The Beat wants to hear from you! Give us a shout out here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat and let us know what you’ll be reading.
AVERY KAPLAN: ASGARDIAN ALERT! This weekend, I’m finally getting around to Loki: Agent of Asgard – Volume One: Trust Me by Al Ewing, Lee Garbett, Nolan Woodard, Clayton Cowles, and Jenny Frison. Then, I’ll be continuing my nonfiction run with Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds by Bernd Heinrich. I’m a huge fan of corvid cognition so I’m curious what interesting nuggets may be hidden in this book… Plus, a book on ravens just has to be Odin-approved, doesn’t it?
DEAN SIMONS: I am criminally behind on British weekly 2000AD. I have a subscription and I let the issues pile up. It is terrible, I know. On the bright side: I get to binge the serials in a few sittings. So no waiting! Currently at the September 2020 issues – and my biggest draw is the gorgeous return of Ian Edginton and D’Israeli’s ‘Pope of Crime’ Stickleback after a six year hiatus following a stunning cliffhanger. Also a bit of horror in Fiends of the Eastern Front and a random – and bloody – revival of classic Jaws ripoff HookJaw series – and some futuristic sci-fi action with Skip Tracer. And all that’s beside the anthology’s reliable stalwart series: Judge Dredd. So. Much. Thrill Power.
TAIMUR DAR: I’ve been binging the original Invincible comics for the last few weeks after falling in love with the animated show on Amazon. After reading the first 50 or so issues thus far I’m moving on the second Invincible Compendium. Fairly certain I’m venturing into territory that will be part of the second season. So I’m going to be slowing down my reading of Invincible a bit going forward so I can really savor the series, at least until the second season arrives.
BILLY HENEHAN: Another week of Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Volume 1 for me. I’m about halfway through Volume 1 of Jack Kirby’s massive story. I never realized how much of 90s Superman was pulled from this volume (The Guardian, Newsboy Legion, Project Cadmus, etc). I’m really digging the book and pick it up every free moment I have.