Harder to find Peanuts media


I was in Costco today and I espied a Peanuts book… one which hadn’t been there just a few days ago when I was last there, yet one that they seemed down to their last copy of. (Perhaps there was another case of them stashed below the table, I don’t know.

Snoopy: Party On! is a hardcover strip collection — really, a collection of collection, as it takes two of the full-color Andrew-McMeel Peanuts For Kids paperbacks and puts them into a single hardcover collection. This book, which appears to be available only through Costco (possible it’s at some other discount sources, but it’s not showing up on searches — then again, it’s not showing up through Costco online either), “includes all of the comics and bonus material from Snoopy: Party Animal and Snoopy:First Beagle in Space!” (well, that’s true if you don’t count the pull-out posters that were in those two books as “bonus material”, as they are not to be found here.) The book has a cover price of $16.99, but Costco stickered it at $9.99, so it’s actually a pretty good deal. It’s not 100% clear to me when this book came out, as its back cover lists a copyright date of 2021 and a first printing date of November, 2021… but the interior has a 2022 copyright. It may well have come out for Christmas, or it may have been one of those items stuck in supply chain delays and just launched now.

For those of you whose taste is more in the audio than the visual, AAUGH Blog reader John points out that this year’s Record Shop Day is this coming Saturday, and select record shops will have an event-only 7″ inch white vinyl pressing of Vince Guaraldi’s “Baseball Theme”. Side A has the version that was released on 1964’s Jazz Impressions of Charlie Brown, side B is an alternate take. Head here to find a participating store near you!


New releases
To Mom And Dad With Love

The new kids book To Mom and Dad with Love says that it’s an adaptation of a The Snoopy Show episode “To Mom and Dad with Love”… which is interesting, because as things are sorted on the Apple TV+ service that hosts such things, this isn’t a The Snoopy Show …

New releases
The “new” Peanuts story

I just received Adventures with Linus and Friends!, the second of the three announced books in Simon Spotlight’s Peanuts Graphic Novels line. About half of the book is a reprint of the graphic novel adaptation of Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the direct-to-video special released in 2011. Most …

New releases
Shot down

I am not without ego. When I get a book of intellectual analysis about Peanuts, I don’t start by delving into the introduction or foreword. No, I dive right for the endnotes, the listing of the sources that the writers relied on in building their analysis. After all, with six …