Franklin on the front

In email exchanges with some folks, I’ve noted how Franklin, who up until now hadn’t gotten on the front cover of any books unless there were a fair number of other characters, is suddenly getting solo treatment. He’s on the cover of the newest Complete Peanuts volume:

And he’s on the cover of the upcoming ebook collection focused on him:

And now, while not alone, he’s even on the cover of an upcoming non-Peanuts-specific book, in a row with Storm from the X-Men, Huey from The Boondocks, and that guy who pointed out to Green Lantern how much time he’d spent helping the orange-skinned folks of the galaxy:

Admittedly, this is just a paperback edition of an earlier hardcover where Franklin appeared on the cover as well, albeit smaller. But surprisingly, Franklin is not on the cover of the same author’s next new book:

Okay, perhaps not that surprisingly…

Upcoming releases
Peanuts 10 cover

Here’s the preview cover for the 10th volume collecting the KaBOOM Peanuts comic book stories. I swiped the image from the website of the Simon&Schuster, who take care of getting Boom publications to the book stores. And also on that sight you’ll find Schulz’s name misspelled on their listing for …

Upcoming releases
Peanuts Volume 10

As suspected, KaBOOM has now announced a 10th volume in their trade paperback reprints of their Peanuts comic book series. I’m not fully sure how they are splitting up the regular issues and specials through these last couple volumes, but unless there’s something going on that I’m missing (always possible), …

Upcoming releases
The man who pitted Snoopy against the Red Baron

Coming in March is Phil Gernhard, Record Man, a biography written by Bill DeYoung.  Gernhard, a record producer who (according to the promo blurb) had a life filled with addictions, wives, and demons that ended in suicide in 2008, has a very specific place in Peanuts history: he’s the guy who …