Physical Dell Peanuts Archive

Comic book Peanuts

When I reviewed 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.)

New releases
Choo-choo Charlie

I am not going to buy this. Even though it is, technically, a Peanuts strip reprint. Even though it says AAUGH! on the top. I am not, am not, am not going to buy it. I just gotta keep telling myself that. Share this:

New releases
Review: Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

Be a Good Sport, Charlie Brown, a recently released children’s storybook, tells the tale of Charlie Brown not being a good sport, in that as the manager of his baseball team, he yells at his players. But then he decides to be nice, and the team all likes him better. …

Classic finds
The Czechs came in the mail (yes, yes, every joke about Czech is how it sounds like “check”. The world is that simple.)

The books I ordered from the Czech Republic arrived yesterday. They took two months to get here, but that’s fine – shipping that isn’t slow isn’t cheap. These books are 2007-2008 translations of Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Happiness is a Warm Puppy, and Educating Peanuts. If you don’t recall that …