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
Super Snoopy box shot

What we have here is the box for the upcoming Super Box of Snoopy, a crating of five previously published strip collections. They’re published as “Snoopy” collections, but as they each collect a run of strips, they have the full cast, not just Snoopy strips. The box is slated for mid-October, …

Upcoming releases
Coverses!

Here are a couple of upcoming books. The new edition of Happiness is a Warm Puppy  meets the pattern of the other book rereleasing in the series, keeping the original image and putting it amid a sea of zigzags. And the cover to Snoopy’s Christmas Surprise is no longer a surprise! …

Upcoming releases
Snoopy Super Boxer

Coming in October is… well, five strip collections that are already out, but now they’re together in a box. The Super Box of Snoopy includes the following books from the Peanuts Kids (previously AMP Kids) line of full-color strip reprints. Snoopy: Cowabunga! Snoopy: Contact! Snoopy: Party Animal Snoopy to the Rescue …