It’s one book! It’s two books!! It’s a Peanigma!!!

New releases

I’ve been saying that the Andews McMeel Peanuts strip collections for kids were a pretty good deal, with paperbacks like Snoopy: Cowabunga and Charlie Brown and Friends with list prices of about ten bucks a pop.

Then today I find this at Costco…. a book which as of now I cannot find from any other source. Peanuts: The Gang’s All Here has almost the full content of both the books I mention above, lots and lots of in-color strips, in hardcover…. for $10.49. Bargain!

It even has the (frankly weak) flip animation and the text features of the original versions. The one thing that this version is lacking? The posters of the covers that are in the back of the paperbacks.

(Costco, for those who don’t know, is a membership-based warehouse store chain. They do sell some things online, but only to members… and this book is not currently listed.)

Classic finds
That’s a he’ll of a thing!

Sometimes I go looking for a picture of a Peanuts book item I once wrote about, only to discover that I wrote it so long ago that it was before the AAUGH Blog (well, then an email newsletter) had pictures. And since I wrote about this on May 2, 2001, …

New releases
Superman’s Pal, Famous Fussbudget

This cover, one of a couple for the recent issue 7 of the current Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen series, is by my ol’ pal Steve Lieber (we wrote The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel together.)

New releases
Review: No Rest for the Easter Beagle

When you work on Peanuts stories for the beyond-the-strip media, you are told not to modernize them. Even though you shouldn’t shout “this takes place in the past”, the Peanuts kids will continue to inhabit a world filled with wired telephones, where the kids play with marbles but not fidget …