Physical Dell Peanuts Archive

Comic book Peanuts

When I review the Peanuts Dell Archive collection of Peanuts comic book stories from the 1950s and 1960s, I was working from a review PDF. Now, I’ve got a physical copy on hand, and I can tell you that this book is well-made.  It’s a nice, solid hardcover, and the material is reproduced very well, very much capturing the look of the original presentation. (The paper stock is glossy, which the original was not, but this does not suffer for that the way some reprints do.) I am so glad to see this presented so well.

And in reproducing well, they capture the oddities of the original, such as the tendency to color Snoopy with blue highlights.I would not recommend this book to someone who is new to Peanuts – better to get them a book full of genuine Schulz strip material. But for those with an interest in Peanuts history, this would make a good gift (and at the moment that I type this, Amazon seems to have a nice discount on it – click this link to check for yourself.)

Classic finds
When my wife asked for the checkbook, I handed her this

I don’t get to add Peanuts books in a new language to the AAUGH.com Reference Library very often any more. After all, once you get books in 21 languages, covering much of the world’s population, it starts getting harder to find ones… and even in these days of online ordering …

New releases
Boogie Down, Snoopy!

The choice to focus on disco Snoopy for the cover, title, and back cover strip of Snoopy: Boogie Down!, the 11th in the Andrew McMeel Peanuts For Kids series of strip reprints, is an interesting one. On one hand, it’s a non-generic image, and that’s good. On the other hand, …

New releases
Review: Peanuts Family Cookbook

This cannot be a proper review of the Peanuts Family Cookbook, because I have not attempted to cook any of the fifty recipes contained within. That, I reckon, should be the real test of any cookbook. And to properly test this cookbook, I should cook them with one of my …