New releases

Hooray for Liberty, Charlie Brown!

I’ve finally gotten around to filling in the whole that I left in my Peanuts Great American Adventure collection, by getting the storybook Hooray for Liberty, Charlie Brown! This recent volume, written by former-voice-of-Lucy Tracy Stratford, tells about Lucy talking the gang into building a treehouse, and then declaring herself “queen” …

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A new editionish of A Charlie Brown Christmas!

I had a feeling that I was not done with new book editions of A Charlie Brown Christmas this year… even though everything solicited to the book market had already come out, and Hallmark had already unveiled multiple editions. But then I was walking through Target, and I saw a new …

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Peanuts Every Sunday box set of awesome

Conflict of interest note: I have had a business relationship with the publisher Fantagraphics on multiple Peanuts-oriented projects in the past and may well continue to do so. No review copies of these volumes were provided. It seems almost pointless to review the boxed set that I just got of …

Classic finds

Snoopy, Ruff, and their humans

Dennis the Menace and Peanuts have a lot in common. The two popular kid-lead features started within six months of each other. They had a lot of differences as well, in style, in format, in creation (while Schulz did all the strips for the entire run of Peanuts, Hank Ketcham …

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Dance, Snoopy, Dance!

The Peanuts books released by Phoenix International Publications (a.k.a. PI Kids) can be hard to detect. They don’t go through the normal book distribution chain. They don’t show up on Amazon or on most other online retailers. Usually, I have to just stumble across them, often at Costco. The book Dance, …

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Peanuts vol. 8

For various reasons, I’m not actually reviewing the collection of the Kaboom! Peanuts comics. However, I now have Peanuts volume 8, and I do have to say that one thing I like about these collections is that they have a cover gallery in the back, and they include not only the …

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Gang leadership

Usually, when I order a Peanuts book, I have a pretty good idea of what I’m going to find inside. I do, after all, have hundreds of Peanuts books, and am able to discern patterns. This will be a storybook, that will be a themed strip reprint, and so on. And so, …

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A Charlie Brown Christmas in its original black and white

I did a little unboxing of the A Charlie Brown Christmas Coloring Kit, which is the third new print edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas that I’ve covered this year. (Email blog subscribers can see the video here.) What this video shows, if you pay attention, is: I really need to clean my …

Classic finds

Polish Peanuts redux

As a Peanuts book collector, I’ve gotten so many books that there are actually very few specific titles left that I really feel I “need”. But I just got one of them. In the 1980s, a series of three black-and-white Peanuts books were published in Poland under the title Fistaszki. …

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It’s a Tree-Tumbling Christmas, Charlie Brown

Hallmark has released another book featuring their “itty-bittys” reworking of the Peanuts characters, this one with two stuffed Peanuts figures attached to it. While Charlie Brown and Snoopy are already represented in the itty-bittys stuffed line, of course, I believe that to get them in these particular costumes, you have …