When things I thought weren’t going to happen happen

It had been so long since the most recent trade paperback volume collecting the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book stories that I was assuming they’d lost either the rights or the will to reprint the remaining issues, an assumption backed by the fact that Kaboom! no longer lists any Peanuts product on their website. But you know what happens when you’re ASSUMING — you’re making an ASS out of U and MING, merciless ruler of the planet Mongo. And so April 2018 will bring us Peanuts Vol. 9, reprinting, presumably, issues 29-32 of volume 2 of the series. That would complete the reprinting of the regular series, but would leave the two “specials” unreprinted; as they were longer than normal issues, they could presumable be combined into a single volume 10. Given the year-and-a-half gap between volumes 8 and 9, I’m not going to bet all my donuts on this ever coming out… but never say never!

(Actually, I’m betting we will see it, because Kaboom! seems to have re-entered the Peanuts business; they also have an upcoming book called Charles M. Schulz’ Charlie Brown, about which I know nothing.)

Upcoming releases
Non-cannibalistic cover revealed

The cover for the upcoming storybook Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! has been revealed, and it features Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying traditional holiday fare… but not turkey. That scene in the Thanksgiving TV special where Woodstock happily chomps on roast bird seems a might odd to some. But here, they’re eating pumpkin …

Upcoming releases
Covers uncovered

Here are the announced covers for this fall’s Fantagraphics Peanuts releases (with the caveat that Fantagraphics has been known to change their covers substantially between initial announcement and press. Peanuts Every Sunday 1976-1980 Peanuts Every Sunday 1971-1980 box set Complete Peanuts volume 10, paperback Complete Peanuts volume 9-10 box set. …

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Your Valentine’s Day Peanuts Pre-sent

So, are you behind with your Valentine’s Day shopping, still needing that little something special for that someone special, that Peanuts lover in your life? Well, you still have time to get that person… a preorder! That’s right, right now you can order A Valentine for Linus!, a Peanuts storybook (with …