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Peanuts comic book plays the collectible game

So are you one of those people who has to have every version of everything? Well, Boom! Studios, the publishers of the new Peanuts comic book, are prepared to exploit that weakness! They’ve released two pieces of news about their series. The first is that it’s actually a mini-series… they’re …

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The last Wendys cover, and the unreliability of elves

When my elf at Wendy’s told me that the last book would be called “Best Friends“, I guessed “the cover has Snoopy and Woodstock, right?” “No,” she assured me, “Snoopy and Charlie Brown”. Well… ha! All three of them! So maybe this is finally the chronicling of the long-overlooked camaraderie …

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What’s the audio equivalent of a typo

AAUGH Blog reader Keith let me know that there’s a small error in the Color Nook version of Happiness is a Warm Puppy: where the book says that “Happiness is a climbing tree”, the read-aloud audio track says that “Happiness is climbing a tree”. A pretty small error, admittedly, but …

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Tower Heist – the AAUGH Blog review

Folks in Peanuts circles were talking about the new film Tower Heist and how it has a Snoopy appearance (in Macy’s Parade balloon form); some of the talk made it sound like they did something interesting with it. I had otherwise been mixed about seeing this film (strong cast, but …

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Peanuts 1 comic book cover

As expected, Boom! Studios will be following up their Peanuts #0 comic book issue with… issue 1! Coming in January, this will be a mixture of new stories and reprinted Sunday strips. And yes, the cover is recycled again. The cover is the image from issue 7 of the Peanuts …

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Bil Keane 1922-2011

Bil Keane has passed away. The creator of The Family Circus was a talented man, an in my brief meeting with him, a truly funny one and seemingly kind. That panel has been running for over half a century (Schulz wrote an intro to the 25th anniversary collection), and while …

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Don’t you know what THER means?

We’ve been wondering just what was going to be in the Running Press Snoopy the Flying Ace kit… and now we have a photo: So it’s a Sopwith Camel figurine, with a booklet, presumably of Flying Ace strips. Note that the booklet says Snoopy the Flying Ace, while the box …

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The Final Wendys Kids Meal book is…

My inside elf tells me that the tenth and ultimate book in the Wendy’s Kid’s Meal kids-under-three Peanuts board book series is… Best Friends. Now, this is not a completely original title, as witness the boxed figurine-and-booklet set Snoopy and Woodstock: Best Friends. However, in this case, the friendship is …

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An A Charlie Brown Christmas edition I can’t get

Is an ebook a book? That’s the question I’ll have to wrestle with as I try to maintain a complete collection of book adaptations of A Charlie Brown Christmas. There’s an ebook edition now, and it’s only available for the Nook, Barnes & Nobles e-book device. And hey, I have …

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Discount Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

It’s the Great Big Turkey Bird, Charlie Brown… er,  I mean A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, now under $8.28.