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.)

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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), …

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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 …