Comic book Peanuts

Mission Accomplished

While there were lots of bits of business that I had to get done at Comic-Con last week, the one purchase I felt was absolutely necessary was to get a copy of Mission Out of Control, the convention-exclusive Peanuts comic book. After all, I’m the guy who chronicles these things. This …

Comic book Peanuts

1950s Peanuts comic books collected!

My oh my, I step away from the computer for a few days of traveling, and all Dell breaks loose! KaBOOM!, the publishers 0f the new Peanuts comic book stories of recent years, has announced Peanuts:  Dell Archive, a collection of Peanuts comic book stories originally published by Dell Publishing. The …

Comic book Peanuts

a new Peanuts graphic novel

Now here’s one that I didn’t see coming. With KaBOOM having gotten back into the business of reprinting the Peanuts comic book material, I was wondering if they would do something new, and they are… kinda. They’ve announced a graphic novelization of an existing story – specifically, the film Race …

Comic book Peanuts

Even more Disney/Peanuts tie in new deal

Since people reacted so strongly to my noting that the planned Disney/Fox merger would give Disney Fox’s rights to The Peanuts Movie, I thought I would point out one further bit of Dissney/Peanuts linkage it would create: Disney would now own part of Boom! Studios, who through their Kaboom! imprint …

Comic book Peanuts

Review: Snoopy – A Peanuts Collection

I now have the first in the new series of hardcover reprints of selections from the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book series. Snoopy: A Peanuts Collection features stories about Snoopy (surprise, surprise!), written (or adapted from Schulz) by Jason Cooper, Vicki Scott, Alexis Fajardo, Shane Houghton, with art by Donna Almendraia, Vicki …

Comic book Peanuts

When things I thought weren’t going to happen happen

It had been so long since the most recent trade paperback volume collecting the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book stories that I was assuming they’d lost either the rights or the will to reprint the remaining issues, an assumption backed by the fact that Kaboom! no longer lists any Peanuts product on …

Comic book Peanuts

Award-winning after all these years

Peanuts fared well at last night’s Harvey Awards, Peanuts: A Tribute To Charles M. Schulz (that’s the collection of various respectable cartoonists doing Peanuts stories or stories about Schulz), took three awards: Best Single Issue Or Story Special Award for Presentation Best Anthology

Comic book Peanuts

You’re a Good Kite Man, Charlie Brown

Trivia note: The supervillain Kite Man first appeared in a Batman story in 1960… but it wasn’t until a 1986 issue of Hawkman that writer Tony Isabella announced that his real name is Charles Brown.

Comic book Peanuts

Kaboom Peanuts: up for an award and down for the count

A couple big pieces of news regarding the Peanuts projects that have been part of the Kaboom! line. Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, their collection of Peanuts stories, tributes, and parodies, is nominated for an Eisner Award (the “Oscar of comics”) for best anthology. (It’s not the only …

Comic book Peanuts

Sally Brown to the front!

Here’s the cover for volume 8 of the collections of the Kaboom! Peanuts comic book series. This book, which drops in November (and is preorderable now) should include four issues of the comic book… but I’m not yet sure which ones. By the way things have been running, it should include …