The weekend has arrived once more, and that must mean it’s time for Weekend Reading 65! Just as with every weekend for the past sixty-five weeks, The Beat team is holing up in Stately Beat Manor and getting lost in a good book.
Will you be getting lost in a good book, as well? As usual, we hope that our readers will share their plans for reading this weekend with us, as well! Let us know in the comment section on this page, or over on social media @comicsbeat, just what you’ll be reading through this weekend.
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’ll be checking out Noir is the New Black: Noir Stories from Black Creators, edited by Fabrice Sapolsky with TC Harris, featuring too many creators to list (but check them all out in the image above)! And then, as far as prose goes, I’ll be continuing research for my Loki recaps by reading the prose novel Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee (with art by Stephanie Hans). When Lee spoke with Samantha Puc here at The Beat in 2019, she opened up about writing a genderqueer, pansexual Loki, and that’s the energy I’m hoping we get in the third episode of the Disney+ series.
TAIMUR DAR: I’m past the halfway point of the Sweet Tooth comics but taking a brief break from it. See that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill is available for free on ComiXology Unlimited. Think I read that first collection way back when I worked parttime at Barnes & Noble but it’s been so long I can’t remember. In any case, seems like a great time to immerse myself in it after all this lost time.
DEAN SIMONS: The heat and sunshine that “blessed” the UK (complete with killer pollen count) this week have now been replaced by the old British stable of torrential downpours, oppressive clouds and misery. Perfect weather to get stuck into a book. This weekend I am continuing the finale to Raymond E. Feist’s Magician trilogy and also finishing Philip J. Reed’s exploration of his favorite game – Resident Evil. Been really enjoying the output of Boss Fight Books and this is no exception. In fact it has tempted me to give the game another shot in the near future.