It’s the weekend again, and that means Weekend Reading 82Δ must have arrived!
As is our custom, The Beat team will be staying inside Stately Beat Manor and getting lost in a good book. What are you reading plans for this weekend? We hope you’ll consider sharing with us, here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat!
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m going to be checking out Aquicorn Cove by K. O’Neill. Glancing through the art for this book, I can tell that the gorgeous art is going to take my breath away. Then, I’m going to be reading Mamo #4 by Sas Milledge, because I simply can’t resist a good witch comic in October! And speaking of suitably spooking reading, I’m also going to be reading the first issue of Refrigerator Full of Heads by Rio Youers, Tom Fowler, Bill Crabtree, and Andworld Design, with a main cover by Sam Wolfe Connelly (although I snagged the variant by Leomacs, the artist on the original series, Bucketful of Heads).
TAIMUR DAR: Been a crazy busy few weeks with NYCC and then DC FanDome but hoping this weekend I can finally relax and settle into some good reading. I recently did some press interview coverage for the new Injustice animated movie which was inspired by the Tom Taylor written tie-in comics. I’ve heard great things about them for years and Taylor has been killing it with his DC Comics work for the last few years so I’m gonna finally check them out.
PHILIPPE LEBLANC: It’s almost Halloween and the temperature is falling fast in Canada’s National Capital. This weekend, I’ll make a cup of hot chocolate and read Monsters, Barry Windsor-Smith’s 35-year in the making opus. I’ll also catch up on the X-Men with Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz & Javier Pina’s X-Men series. What have those lovely rascals gotten into now!
GEORGE CARMONA 3rd: My weekend read is a neat mash up of comics and prose with the Essential Guide to Comic Book Lettering by Nate Piekos, with a foreword by fellow lettering veteran, Tom Orzechowski. As long as I have been a comic reader, the art of lettering has always seemed like some form of dark alchemy, like why are some words bold. 30 pages in and already my base knowledge and more importantly respect for the artcraft of visualizing the written words has grown. Sometimes you just have to know how the sausage is made.