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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.)

 

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The annual shopping guide

Time for this annual post. Sorry to those who are sick an tired of such things, but most of this are things that I feel need to be said for the “shopping season”… and those that aren’t are, well, self-serving attempts to continue to justify this blog. Gift-giving season is …

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Beware fake Schulz

I’ve said it before, but with gift-gathering time impending, I shall say it again: beware fake Schulz art. There is a lot of counterfeit on the market. I would say that the majority of single-image Peanuts pieces being sold as Schulz on eBay are fake, generally tracings/recreations of Schulz-drawn images. …

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Classified Peanuts

If you’ve read a lot of Peanuts reprint books, you’ve probably at some point read the June, 1962 storyline where Linus’s blanket got turned into a kite, which in turn got carried away by the winds. You may even have seen this panel: That panel showed up the in the …