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If you try to buy ebook versions of The Complete Peanuts, you’ll discover something interesting – there’s 32 volumes, instead of the 26 of the hardcover ones.

What’s up? Well, instead of just counting The Complete Peanuts volumes in their digital book total, Amazon is considering all of the Peanuts books that Fantagraphics has put out digitally as part of the series. So things like Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking and the Snoopy vs. the Red Baron themed collection are counted as part of the set. This is, of course, ridiculous; the content of these books are basically all found in the actual Complete Peanuts volumes. Wisely, if you look at the actual listings for the hardcovers of these stray volumes, you’ll find that they’ve been grouped as the “Peanuts Seasonal Collection”, which makes more sense.

(Thanks to AAUGH Blog reader Asher for asking me about this.)

 

Snoopy's doghouse with the image of Captain America's shield.
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Latest Marvel Cinematic Universe Peanuts reference

For those of you keeping score (and you know who you are… at least I hope you do, because I sure don’t): In the 5th episode of Hawkeye, which was released today, the recording of the song “Christmastime is Here” from the start of A Charlie Brown Christmas is heard. 40 …

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The annual shopping guide

Time for this annual post. Sorry to those who are sick an tired of such things, but most of this are things that I feel need to be said for the “shopping season”… and those that aren’t are, well, self-serving attempts to continue to justify this blog. Gift-giving season is …

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Beware fake Schulz

I’ve said it before, but with gift-gathering time impending, I shall say it again: beware fake Schulz art. There is a lot of counterfeit on the market. I would say that the majority of single-image Peanuts pieces being sold as Schulz on eBay are fake, generally tracings/recreations of Schulz-drawn images. …