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Big Savings on Complete Peanuts

I don’t know why, but at the moment you can get Complete Peanuts Volume 1 and Volume 3 for 60% off the cover price… that’s less than $12 apiece for this nice, thick hardcovers. It’s less than wholesale. You probably already own copies, but isn’t there someone you need to …

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A bit of publishing history

For those interested in publishing history, here’s a nice article on St. John, a comic book publisher that published Peanuts material in various titles. (Link via Mark Evanier.) And remember, we have a quick guide to all of the Peanuts comic book appearance as part of our collecting guide.

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A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Snoopy Come Home DVD Review

Now shipping are the DVDs of: A Boy Named Charlie Brown Snoopy Come Home Peanuts video expert Scott McGuire has his review up, and it’s positive. The best news is that A Boy Named Charlie Brown has 7 restored minutes that were in the original theatrical release but have been …

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First look: Complete Peanuts v. 6 cover

Here’s a first look at the cover for Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962. This is the volume that comes out in October, and it’s got an intro by G. B. Trudeau, creator of Doonesbury. Before that, of course, is The Complete Peanuts: 1959-1960, which ships in May, with an intro by Whoopi …

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Upcoming releases

American history, Peanuts style

Coming this summer is This is America, Charlie Brown, the complete eight-episode TV miniseries on DVD. I’ve been looking for this one to hit DVD for a while. If you’ve never seen this series, it uses the Peanuts characters to tell tales of various aspects of US history. While the …

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The other A Boy Named Charlie Brown DVD

As we mentioned recently, the movie A Boy Named Charlie Brown ships later this month on DVD. However, it’s not the only DVD to carry that title. Before that movie, before even A Charlie Brown Christmas, producer Lee Mendelson worked with Schulz and animator Bill Melendez to make a documentary …

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Classic finds

The mystery of Seven Seals

AAUGH Blog reader Fred Dingledy put some research muscle into the question of the odd title of the German Peanuts book Love is a Book with Seven Seals: it looks as if “ein Buch mit sieben Sigeln” is a German expression referring to someone or something that can’t be understood …

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Snoopy’s Legal Guardian

The L.A. Times today has a good write-up on Jeannie Schulz, Sparky’s widow. I think they capture Jeannie well.

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More pretty little Peanuts books

As I’ve mentioned earlier, Cider Mill Press is bringing the Determined Productions Happiness-is-a-Warm-Puppy-style gift books back into print. In addition to the volumes announced earlier, they have some volumes shipping in September: Christmas Is Together Time I Need All The Friends I Can Get Love is Walking Hand In Hand …

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Classic finds

German love

The latest addition to the AAUGH.com reference library is Liebe ist ein Buch mit sieben Siegeln, which is the 1967 German translation of the pictures-and-aphorism book Love is Walking Hand in Hand. Actually, “translation” is taking it too far. My German is pretty bad, but even I noticed that the …

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