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Peanuts is everywhere

No book news here. I just couldn’t help noting how the Peanuts hits the world in many places, in many ways. Between finding a page of praise of Schulz from the Pakistan Observer (which judging by their trying to pin recent terrorist attacks on the CIA, is not a lover …

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Classic finds

the Japanese Snoopy magazine

The mailman must like me, because he’s been bringing me a lot of Peanuts goodies lately. Today, it’s an issue of a Japanese Snoopy magazine from the 1970s. And I feel like going through it right now, so here I go. The cover is a particularly low-resolution of Snoopy looking, …

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New releases

Got a copy!

The postal carrier just brought me some copies of A Peanuts Halloween, the trick-or-treat minicomic. First, let me note that by minicomic, they don’t mean “pocket-sized”. This is 8.5″ high, 5.5″ wide — what small-press comics folks would call “digest sized”. It’s 16 pages, including covers. The back cover is …

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General

Okay, you can get the minicomic

I’ve now learned that there’s a sampler pack of Halloween minicomics, including the Peanuts Halloween comic, which you can lay your hands on. Call your local comic shop (you can find their address here) and ask if they are getting the Halloween 2008 Mini-Comics Variety Pack Sampler. They probably won’t …

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Upcoming releases

Return of the Snow Block

Last year, Barnes & Noble had an exclusive book edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, reprinting the original adaptation of the TV special, with a “snow block” – basically, a rectangular snow globe. (In fact, that edition is still available.) This November, they have another new edition, again packaged with …

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New releases

Peanuty Titans

There’s a comic book series called Tiny Titans which takes characters from the superhero comic Teen Titans and reimagines them as elementary school kids with far less life-and-death in their conflicts. A lot of it is jokes that it would seem to only be meaningful to those with a working …

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General

Whoops, don’t

I just heard from a comics retailer that the Peanuts Halloween minicomics are not for sale. Rather, they’re for shops to give away on Halloween. I hope no one rushed off to the store on my suggestion. Time to start planning my trick-or-treat route.

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General

Peanuts mini-comic

Ach, how did I miss this? Hitting better comic book stores today is A Peanuts Halloween, a mini comic book. Sold in bundles of 12 (for $4.99), this is a little comic book reprinting strips, meant to be handed out to trick-or-treaters. Call your local comic shop and ask if …

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Now shipping

More downloadable Peanuts

Ach, in putting together my last post, I missed that iTunes has a number of specials available which Amazon doesn’t. As individual purchases, you can get: Life is a  Circus, Charlie Brown He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown Is This Goodbye, Charlie Brown? It’s a Mystery, Charlie Brown What a Nightmare, …

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Digital Delivery of Da Gang

One of the fine AAUGH blog readers reminds me that something which I knew was in the works has come to pass: seven Peanuts specials are now available for download, through iTunes but also through Amazon (where you can download to a PC, a TiVo, or a Sony Bravia thingamajoogie, …

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