Joe Cool covers silence

Here’s a first look at the cover of It Goes Without Saying, October’s collection of silent Peanuts strips. I find it amusing that the main image for a book focusing on the lack of words shows a character with words on his shirt. But then, I think it’s odd that a wordless book has a foreword.

And as long as I’m mentioning forewords, I should note that the It’s Par for the Course, Charlie Brown book I reviewed in the last posting has one by golf great Johnny Miller.

And hey, as long as I’ve got you, I should note that another great strip is getting the Complete treatment. The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is an all-at-once three volume hardcover set covering the complete run of the strip. And before anyone asks me why they can’t release the Complete Peanuts all-at-once, let me note that Calvin And Hobbes ran only about a fifth as long as Peanuts, and that there aren’t lost strips that need to be unearthed. In fact, all but one Calvin And Hobbes strip can be found in the books already published. But even if it’s not as necessary a collection, it still seems like a nice thing to have. Not exactly cheap at the $150 cover price, but if you preorder this September release now you can knock more than $50 off of that price.

Upcoming releases
Peanuts books to buy, and a free one

We’ve got a few more books listed as coming up later this year. There’s no surprise that we’re getting the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994, and with it, the box set of 1991-1994. After all, these have been coming out like clockwork, and 2025 should bring us the …

Upcoming releases
Mostly recycled Peanuts books

There are some new Peanuts titles showing up in the pipeline. I don’t have covers yet, but the books are simple to explain. Welcome Home, Franklin! adopts the new TV special that will hit Apple TV+ on the 16th. Here’s to You Charlie Brown and You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown …

Upcoming releases
Upcoming collections

Coming in May is Five Funny Snoopy and Charlie Brown Stories!, a compilation of the previously-released kids storybooks Let’s Go to the Library!; Time for School, Charlie Brown; Snoopy and Woodstock; Snoopy, First Beagle on the Moon!; and Make a Trade, Charlie Brown! We now have a cover for the …