What 2012 shall bring

Good morning, and welcome to the future! Remember, you only have three more days to make Mayan calendar jokes, and then we can all move on to something else.

The year will not be bereft of new Peanuts books. Of course, there will be two more volumes of The Complete Peanuts, one including all the strips from 1983-1984 and the other (gasp) 1985-1986! And as mentioned before, a collection of the new Peanuts comic book is due in August. That little “seedling” edition of Happiness is a Warm Puppy that was announced for last year seems to have been pushed back to October of this year. And there’ll be the usual string of animation adaptations, activity books, and novelty items.

But will there be any particularly cool books that haven’t been announced yet? Well, there’s something I Can’t Talk About Yet that makes me say “yes”, and I bet there’s other things that I don’t know about at all that will also qualify. And as always, there’s the fervent hope that someone will finally do a book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas! (I’ll bet dollars to donuts that this year, at the very least we will get a mass market record-a-book version, to follow up on this year’s Hallmark exclusive. Of course, that dollar-to-donut ratio is not nearly as impressive as it was in the days when people actually used that phrase.)

I shall do what I can to keep the blog from being empty. Thanks for coming along for the ride!


Upcoming releases
Snoopy on Mars graphic novel coming

Usually I prefer to write my own write-ups off of press releases, but life is full, my hand is in pain, and I want to get this out. Soooo….. Lift Off with SNOOPY: A BEAGLE OF MARS LOS ANGELES, CA (July 15, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today announced SNOOPY: A BEAGLE OF MARS, …

Upcoming releases
It’s just the moon, but hey, that counts as space!

The March, 2020 addition to the Peanuts Kids line of strip reprint books (formerly know as AMP! Kids) has been announced, and its title will be Snoopy:First Beagle in Space.

Upcoming releases
Snoopy in foreign space

There has been a Happy Meal campaign in various countries (but not yet in the US; I have no idea if it’s coming) branded as Snoopy: Space Explorer in some places, Discover Space with Snoopy in others (as if space had not been discovered long ago.) This is mostly a …