SHUT IN THEATER: Weekend Studying 152

Time marches on, and carries with it the arrival of Weekend Studying 152! This received’t shock any of our common readers, however we’re planning on spending the weekend holed up inside Stately Beat Manor with an enormous stack of studying materials.

What are you planning on paging by this weekend? The Beat is ready to listen to from you! Give us a shout-out within the remark part, or over on social media @comicsbeat (all the time assuming non-Fail Whale situations apply).


AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend, I’m trying out Who Will Make the Pancakes by Megan Kelso. This assortment of 5 tales contains “Watergate Sue” and “Cats in Service,” the latter of which is commemorated by the gorgeous outsized ebook’s endpapers.

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Weekend Studying 152: Who Will Make the Pancakes? + Tits & Clits.

DEAN SIMONS: Popped into my longtime fave LCS – London’s Gosh! Comics and noticed Fantagraphics’ Tits & Clits: 1972-1987 assortment (edited by Joyce Farmer, Lyn Chevli, and Mary Fleener) had lastly arrived. I’ve been tremendous excited to lastly peruse extra of the feminist aspect of the underground comix scene exterior of a comics historical past ebook or museum exhibit. In the meantime on the prose aspect of the road I simply began the second ebook in Elizabeth Moon’s Vatta’s Conflict house opera sequence I began on the finish of final 12 months – Transferring Goal – so anticipating to get additional into that. 

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Weekend Studying 152: Requiem for a Dream.

TAIMUR DAR: I used to be just lately watching Darren Aronofky’s movie Requiem for a Dream but once more on streaming, when it occurred to me that I all the time needed to learn the unique Hubert Selby Jr. ebook on which it was primarily based. Solely simply began and I’m already amazed by how shut the movie resembles the unique ebook. I’ll be persevering with to learn the ebook over the weekend. When it comes to comics, I’ve been on a Hellboy repair so I’ll probably be rereading the primary commerce “Seed of Destruction.” 

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Weekend Studying 152: The Stand. Inside artwork by Bernie Wrightson.

CY BELTRAN: I lastly had the prospect to swing by my native store (First Aid Comics!) and decide up a ton of books I’ve missed over the previous a number of months, and I’ll be beginning with Poison Ivy #7-10, from G. Willow Wilson, Atagun Ilhan, Marcio Takara, Araf Prianto, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. For my cash, this is likely one of the greatest massive two sequence at present working, and I’m ecstatic that it’s been prolonged to an ongoing. Then, ignoring that large stack of comics I simply received, I plan to hunker down with The Stand by Stephen King. I’m slowly working my manner by his bibliography on the best way to The Darkish Tower, and I figured it was lastly time to attempt to learn this monstrosity of a novel (the uncut version at that!). Count on little progress by subsequent week.

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Weekend Studying 152: Hench.

BILLY HENEHAN: I simply completed the wonderful Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising by Timothy Zahn. As a lot as I wish to dive into the subsequent novel within the sequence, I’m taking a detour to a different novel to permit for some respiration room between books within the sequence. As an alternative of leaping proper into Thrawn: Greater Good, I simply began studying Hench: A Novel by Natalie Zina Walschots. It’s the story of a low-level supervillain henchwoman making an attempt to make ends meet. I’m solely on the primary chapter, having began studying it this morning, and the humor, wit and sharp dialogue already stand out.

REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: It’s Workforce Beat’s ‘Tits & Clits’ weekend. Like Dean, I too am trying out Fantagraphics’ Tits & Clits: 1972-1987 assortment over the weekend. I’m additionally paw-deep in furry analysis for my WonderCon panel and plan on ending Joe Strike‘s Furry Nation: The True Story of America’s Most Misunderstood Subculture, which has taught me loads about my new favourite subculture!


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