The AAUGH Blog Podcast: Peanuts buy-in (Planet Peanuts)

We’re shipping out this week’s episode early to cover breaking news – media giant Sony buying a portion of the rights to Peanuts. The press release and AAUGH Blogger analysis in this episode of the podcast. (I swear I’m not really changing the title of the blog permanently to Planet Peanuts… but with an economic-heavy episode yet again, I just couldn’t resist!)

New releases
A whole lotta Linus going on?

I’ve now received Peanuts Vol. 9, the latest (but not the last) in the books collecting the KaBOOM! Peanuts comic book stories. The cover… well, I really like many of the KaBOOM! covers as art pieces. This one, which stylistically matches previous covers with other characters, is an interesting Linus piece. But …

General
Political footballs

I have long wanted to do a nice long write-up on how well the Lucy-pulls-the-football-away gag has integrated itself into the political discourse; how it is used by legislators and commenters alike. I think there’s a great piece to be done on that, as it is one way that Peanuts …

Upcoming releases
Super Snoopy box shot

What we have here is the box for the upcoming Super Box of Snoopy, a crating of five previously published strip collections. They’re published as “Snoopy” collections, but as they each collect a run of strips, they have the full cast, not just Snoopy strips. The box is slated for mid-October, …