Dell Peanuts page count

We now have an announced page count for the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of comic books stories originally published in the 1950s and 1960s by Dell Publishing – the listing now has it at 352 pages. That’s a nice thick book… but it’s only about half as many pages as the stories that Dell published. It is, however, around the right number of pages if you’re only reprinting the comics that were numbered as Peanuts issues (ten issues) and excluding the earlier ones that had Peanuts on the cover but were numbered as part of the series known as Four Color,  as well as the short stories that appeared in titles like Nancy and Tip Top. Or this could just be a volume 1/volume 2 thing. In any case, its $24.99 cover price should be well worth it, better still if you order now and Amazon discounts it some before it ships in the fall (they almost always do.)

Animated Peanuts
It’s the Pop-up Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

In a few days, Hallmark is releasing another book adaptation of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. This is one of the times that they try to give you a surprise of one pop-up in a book that’s not advertised as a pop-up… but, since it credits pop-up artist Brian …

Upcoming releases
Space Snoopy Happy Meals are coming

Judging by this graphic on HappyMeal.com, it looks like we’ll be getting the NASA Snoopy Happy Meals later this month… and word has it that the US version will have the two books that were already released in Britain. Choose the apple slices. It’s healthier.

Animated Peanuts
I see it as a very expensive book with lots of extras

Coming in October is the book Happy Holidays, Charlie Brown. Now, I’m not sure exactly what is inside this book – could there be an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas somewhere in there, given that the words A Special Peanuts Holiday Collection appear on the cover? – but I do …