I’m up a little late, trying to get something set up before Sunday turns to Monday (which is, by the way, the last day you can order something on Amazon for free US delivery and have it arrive by Christmas. So go find something that is in stock, order it early in the day, and have it shipped directly to that cute little beagle you met last summer.) You see, we’re not sure we have an accurate list of all the appearances of Peanuts strips in comic books. Oh, there’s a lot of comic books that we know have Peanuts strips, in titles published by United Feature and St. John in the 1950s. However, we’ve not yet checked every appropriately-timed issue of the titles that they were appearing in. I’ve been getting information from a couple key Peanuts comic book collectors and from the Research Center at the Schulz Museum, and I’ve put together a grid, listing the issues we know have Peanuts, the ones we know don’t, and the ones we’ve not checked. So if you have issues of Fritzi Ritz, Sparkle, Sparkler, Tip Top, Tip Topper, or United Comics around, head over to the AAUGH.com list of Peanuts comic book appearances and check your books against the list. The issues we aren’t sure of are listed in gray. If you have a comic listed in gray, check the contents, and then email email@example.com to let me know the title, issue number, and whether it has Peanuts. (If you find it doesn’t have Peanuts, please check to make sure the book has all 32 pages between the cover; it’s common for comics from that era to be missing pages now, and I’d hate to note a book as not having Peanuts when it’s just your copy that’s missing them.)
And to cut off a question before it happens: no, we cannot just go by what Overstreet’s Price Guide or comics.org says. Both sources have been found to be inaccurate in these regards. We want people checking the comics themselves.