One-hundred fifty weekends later (give or take) and the Beat Elite are nonetheless spending our Saturdays holed up in Stately Beat Manor for Weekend Studying 150! It’s been an extended highway, getting from there to right here. What contemporary hell will we discover ourselves in after we’ve been by one other 150 weekends? Place your bets now! My cash’s on extraterrestrial invasion.
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AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend I’m going to be trying out That is How You Lose the Time Conflict by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone. Then, I’ll be trying out Marvel Graphic Novel No. 14: Swords of the Swashbucklers by Invoice Mantlo, Jackson Guice, Ken Bruzenak, and Alfred Ramirez. Printed in 1984, I don’t know a lot about this outsized OGN, however I’m wanting to dive in.
RICARDO SERRANO: This 12 months marks the 125th anniversary of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a landmark horror story that’s maybe one of the crucial tailored and reinterpreted items of fiction in historical past. Not solely am I watching Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 model of the story this weekend (with Gary Oldman enjoying my favourite model of The Rely), however I plan on studying the comedian e book adaptation by Mike Mignola and Roy Thomas, a advantageous adaptation of an adaptation that earns the learn due to Mignola’s signature artwork type and Thomas’ already huge expertise writing Dracula with different artists (Dick Giordano amongst them). Seems prefer it’s a weekend filled with blood, of the consuming sort I hope.
TAIMUR DAR: I’ve begun my journey into the works of acclaimed horror manga artist Junji Ito and I’ve preferred what I’ve learn to date. This weekend I’ll be studying his Deserter and Shiver brief story collections. For years I’ve been that means to learn the unique comics run of The Authority however have been hesitant for quite a lot of causes, not the least of which is the truth that its trademark cynicism and brutality isn’t one thing that appeals to me in these instances. However, the group and characters have managed to endure and be a part of the DC Universe plus a movie adaptation is on the slate from DC Studios. I’ve learn the primary 12 points and loved it sufficient to maneuver on to the second quantity.
CY BELTRAN: I burnt myself out a bit from all of the X-Power I learn final week, so I’ll be conserving it gentle with X-Power Annual #2 and X-Power #26-28, by Fabian Nicieza, Mat Broome, and Tony Daniel (joined by a military of inkers). I additionally plan to dive into The Woman From H.O.P.P.E.R.S. by Jaime Hernandez, as I’ve been slowly working my approach by Love & Rockets, beginning with Jaime’s Locas. Maggie and the Mechanics was unbelievable, and from what I’ve checked out of the start of this second quantity, it retains getting higher.
REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: After years of looking, I lastly discovered extra of the Marvel Comics adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Stand at Southern California Comics in San Diego, CA. I discovered the hardcover collections of “Hardcases” and “The Night time Has Come,” each by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mike Perkins, and Laura Martin. Since we’re snowed in, I’ve huge stack of “to-read” for the weekend, together with a TON of Star Trek comics, Tremendous-Abled Comics, edited by Travis Rivas, and The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Important Principle by Carol J. Adam.
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