little Peanutsy bits

In the US, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs Tuesday on ABC. Next Sunday, November 2nd, Fox will be airing the 19th annual Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror special… and this year’s includes their parody of The Great Pumpkin. A friend of the blog points us toward a new Snoopy …


more Hallmark editions

Stopped by my local Hallmark Gold Crown store today, and saw that they had two more books in their own editions… which (as far as I could quickly tell) really just vary from the standard editions with minor Hallmark markings. They’re the new, revisionist-history edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, …


Okay, you can get the minicomic

I’ve now learned that there’s a sampler pack of Halloween minicomics, including the Peanuts Halloween comic, which you can lay your hands on. Call your local comic shop (you can find their address here) and ask if they are getting the Halloween 2008 Mini-Comics Variety Pack Sampler. They probably won’t …


Whoops, don’t

I just heard from a comics retailer that the Peanuts Halloween minicomics are not for sale. Rather, they’re for shops to give away on Halloween. I hope no one rushed off to the store on my suggestion. Time to start planning my trick-or-treat route.


Peanuts mini-comic

Ach, how did I miss this? Hitting better comic book stores today is A Peanuts Halloween, a mini comic book. Sold in bundles of 12 (for $4.99), this is a little comic book reprinting strips, meant to be handed out to trick-or-treaters. Call your local comic shop and ask if …


a minor variation

For you hardcore collectors: I noticed that Hallmark has their own edition of the It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown board book that came out last year.  The variations are small – Hallmark publishing logo, bar code and price on a sticker instead of printed on the book itself, stuff …


A leather-bound pumpkin

For those of you who like throwing the big bucks at the fancy editions of Peanuts books, Easton Press now has turned their leather-binding, gold-stamping equipment on It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown: The Making of a Television Classic. It’ll run you about $80. Like all Easton Press editions, it’s …


Amazon policy change

Word is getting out about an Amazon policy change that’s about to hit, and I wanted to be clear about what this change is… and more vitally, what it isn’t. Amazon is eliminating their 30-day price guarantee. Up until now, if you ordered something, Amazon shipped it, and a couple …


Buy Willie, Get Joe For Free

You know that big, two-volume hardcover boxed set of Willie & Joe you’ve been lusting after? The one with all those great World War II cartoons by Bill Mauldin, the very same cartoonist that Snoopy used to quaff root beers with each Veterans’ Day? And you look at the $65 …


How old is Linus?

Well, we know he’s at least three years old. Why do I say that? Well, I just got the new box “kit” set Linus Learns to Share. And as the cover points out, the book includes Linus’s blanket. And according to another part of the cover… …this is a choking …