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
Sparky & Spike

Now here’s an odd and potentially delightful one – a children’s storybook based on the early life of Schulz and his dog. Sparky & Spike: Charles Schulz and the Wildest, Smartest Dog Ever is scheduled to come out on my birthday next year (and, of course, preorderable now at the link.) …

Upcoming releases
I almost need my security blanket

I coulda swore that I saw this book listed earlier, but then the listing disappeared, and I wondered if it was all an illusion. But it’s back now! Coming next August is a collection from the Boom! Peanuts comics, this one focused on the middle Van Pelt child, Linus! No details …

Upcoming releases
A cover, and a mystery

Seen here is what I think is a nice, grabbing cover for the paperback edition that Amazon is currently listing as (and I swear this is true now, even if it’s no longer true by the time you check) The Complete Peanuts 1971-1972 (Vol. 11) (1) (Vol. 11) (The Complete Peanuts). …