Reading Picks for this Weekend: ADAM KARENINA SHERIF, BILLY HENEHAN: Locke & Key and More

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It’s Sunday in mid-May 2023, and that means it’s time for Weekend Reading! As usual, The Beat Elite is getting lost in a good book inside Stately Beat Manor. What will you be paging through this weekend?

ADAM KARENINA SHERIF: The Great British Bump-Off, Spirit World, and Green Lantern

There are a couple of promising first issues from DC Comics in my immediate future, including Spirit World #1 by Alyssa Wong and Haining. I’m excited to see Wong in the DC sandbox, having been a Marvel mainstay the last few years, and previews of Haining’s art with Sebastian Cheng’s colors have been quite special. I’m also excited about Green Lantern #1 by Jeremy Adams and Xermánico. And outside of the superhero realm, I’m here to recommend The Great British Bump-Off to all fans of Giant Days, that baking show, murder mysteries, and actually-funny funny books.

TAIMUR DAR: Spider-Woman: Origin

As someone who enjoyed Brian Michael Bendis’ work with Spider-Woman and is looking forward to seeing Jessica Drew on the big screen in Across the Spider-Verse, I’m rectifying that by reading the Spider-Woman: Origin miniseries over the weekend.


Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Jay Fotos and Robbie Robbins is my weekend read this week.

AVERY KAPLAN: Locke & Key, The Legend of Zelda, and Animal Crossing

Since we ended up with two copies of the Animal Crossing manga, Rebecca Oliver Kaplan and I will both be reading it while he’s visiting New York City. In addition to Locke & Key, I’ll also be re-reading the first volume of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Finally, I picked up an unofficial guide to The Fast and the Furious films to seem like a badass as Gregory Paul Silber, Avery, and I continue our FF watch party.

REBECCA OLIVER KAPLAN: Plastic, Animal Crossing, and David Bowie in Comics

I finished the first TPB on my weekend reading list before 7 AM this morning: Plastic by Doug Wagner, Daniel Hillyard, Laura Martin, Ed Dukeshire, and Logo with book design by Eben Matthews. I’m also reading the official Animal Crossing: New Horizons manga with Avery Kaplan and NBM Graphic Novel David Bowie in Comics by various artists.

DEAN SIMONS: Case Closed Vol 2 and Brave Dan

Things are pretty busy and hectic on my side, but in the evenings, I have been settling in with some old-school shonen manga – Gosho Aoyama’s early 2000s Detective Conan series (currently at volume 2; translated and adapted by Joe Yamazaki and Naoko Amemiya) – and old, old school manga with Osamu Tezuka’s Brave Dan (1961; translated by Kyle Vandersteen).

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