New Peanuts comics anthologies

Coming next year are new anthologies of Peanuts comics stories. Each anthology includes a mix of Schulz strips, stories from the Peanuts comic books, and one new tale. (The solicitation uses the term “graphic novel short stories”, which is a fingernails-on-the-chalkboard term for those of us who recognize “graphic novel” as just being the longform of the existing “comic book story” or “comics story”.)

  • Snoopy Soars to Space, coming in January, focuses on astronautic hijinx, with the new story focusing on Woodstock’s trip to the moon.
  • Adventures with Linus and Friends! includes within its content a reprinting of the graphic novel adaptation of the TV specialĀ Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. That was a 96 page book, so assuming that they don’t trim it down in some way, it’ll make up most of the content of this 160 page volume. The new tale is about Linus and his blanket.

These are slated to be simultaneously released in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

And as long as I’m covering upcoming releases, there’s also a storybook adapting the recent TV special To Mom and Dad with Love. At 32 pages, I suspect it will be a rather trimmed-down version of that worthwhile special.



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New Peanuts feature film on the way

Apple, who have been producing Peanuts series and specials in plentitude, have announced that they, Wildbrain, and Peanuts Worldwide are working together on a new Peanuts feature-length film, the Hollywood Reporter notes. If you liked the last feature film, then this should be very good news. They’re using a story …

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Beagle Scouts’ Life

With the coming of the Camp Snoopy series to AppleTV+, it is unsurprising that we’re seeing Beagle Scout merch in the pipeline. Among these is Snoopy’s Beagle Scout Tales, next May’s entry in the “Peanuts Graphic Novel” series. As with most of these books, this will combine a new comic …

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Pop-up pictures

Abrams Comicarts has put out a release with info on their upcoming graphic novel Here Comes Charlie Brown! A Peanuts Pop-up…. and in doing so included images of the entire contents! I added that SPOILER note so that I don’t give away the ending to everyone here, but let me …