Fantagraphics has announced that their Free Comic Book Day giveaway The Unseen Peanuts will be made of strips that appear in The Complete Peanuts volumes 1 through 8, but which have not appeared in previous reprints books. Since this comic book will be coming out at about the same time as Volume 7, this means that Complete Peanuts buyers will have seen many of the strips.
Still, it will be a cool thing to have. This is the first Peanuts in the traditional American comic book format in more than four decades.Â This is also an anniversary year for Peanuts comics — the 55th aniversary of the first inclusion of Peanuts in comic books (strip reprints in an issue of Tip-Top) and the 50th anniversary of the first original Peanuts stories created for comics.
Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May. You can find more information and a participating comic book shop near you here (although I will note that not all locations will have this particular free comic book. But even so — free comic books! How can you not go?)