Ready or not, reader, it’s time for 29 Weekend Readings Later!
As Halloween lumbers ever closer, many of us here at Stately Beat Manor are turning to spooky reading choices. With COVID-19 still unchecked in the United States, we have masks than ever to keep track of this year! What are you going to be reading this weekend? Please let us know in the comment section. We’re dying to find out!
AVERY KAPLAN: This weekend I’ll be re-reading one of my favorite graphic novels, My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris, because frankly, with all the talk of creepshows and other spooky topics in the air, I just can’t get it out of my head. As far as prose goes, I’ve got a battered copy of Communion by Whitley Strieber. Hey, if Kang and Kodos show up for every Treehouse of Horror, aliens must count as Halloween-y, right?
TAIMUR DAR: Last year at NYCC (which seems like a lifetime ago), I picked up a copy of DC: Women of Action by Shea Fontana. Features some amazing art and interviews of diverse women associated with the female DC Comics characters. Seems fitting to dive into it this weekend.
JOSH HILGENBERG: I recently backed the most recent issue of Beastlands by Curtis Clow and Jo Mi-Gyeong – a series I’ve admired from afar for awhile but haven’t actually read – and the first five issues are now in my inbox! All the art I’ve seen thus far is some beautiful combination of Pokémon meets fantasy adventure series, and that’s definitely something I need right now.
RICARDO SERRANO: Halloween is everyday in October and so to continue with my spooky reading list, I’m taking on Adam Cesere’s new horror prose book Clown in a Cornfield. Cesare’s a horror fan’s writer, the kind that’s full of obscure movie references and myths. As the title suggests, the story sees a homicidal clown with a porkpie hat and a red nose terrorize a town that’s struggling to reconcile the past with the present. From what I’ve read so far, it seems like the book aims to be more than just a slasher and I’m excited to see where it goes.