Even completer


If you try to buy ebook versions of The Complete Peanuts, you’ll discover something interesting – there’s 32 volumes, instead of the 26 of the hardcover ones.

What’s up? Well, instead of just counting The Complete Peanuts volumes in their digital book total, Amazon is considering all of the Peanuts books that Fantagraphics has put out digitally as part of the series. So things like Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking and the Snoopy vs. the Red Baron themed collection are counted as part of the set. This is, of course, ridiculous; the content of these books are basically all found in the actual Complete Peanuts volumes. Wisely, if you look at the actual listings for the hardcovers of these stray volumes, you’ll find that they’ve been grouped as the “Peanuts Seasonal Collection”, which makes more sense.

(Thanks to AAUGH Blog reader Asher for asking me about this.)


Snoopy Supreme

When Joe Biden is inaugurated into the presidency on January 20 of next year, he will become the first U.S. president to have been mentioned in Peanuts before his presidency (in the May 24, 1993 strip.) Perhaps he will be the one to nominate Snoopy to the Supreme Court!

Bird On Skates!

I’ve never bought anything from the folks at Hammacher Schlemmer, but I guess they knew I’d want a copy of their catalog with Peanuts on the cover, so they sent it to me. (And if you didn’t get a catalog, but would like to order this item, you can order …

Peaaaaanutttts Booookss innnnnn SPAAAAAAACE!

So you do want to have astronaut Chris Cassidy on the International Space Station read you Peanuts books, right? Well, here’s two of them! Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon! Shoot for the Moon, Snoopy!