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.)

Upcoming releases
Peanuts Poster Book

Coming in September is The Peanuts Poster Book, a poster book with 20 posters of the Peanuts characters. In poster format. Really, I don’t have much else to say at this point. I don’t know the dimensions, I’m dubious about the claims that it’s a “hardcover”. List price is a …

Upcoming releases
Howl now, Brown crowd

Someone asked me about the announced-but-not-yet-solicited literary look at Peanuts, The Peanuts Papers: Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Gang, and the Meaning of Life, which I had previously discussed. I have one little tidbit of further information on it – just the one. That’s that novelist and MacArthur Fellow Jonathan Lethem’s …

Upcoming releases
Snoopy moon books

That whole enlarged hookup between Peanuts and the space program is spilling over into kids books next year, with a double release in June. Both Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy! (written by Jason Cooper, drawn by Vicki Scott) and Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! (drawn by Robert Pope) are kids storybooks …