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.)