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Review: Peanuts #25

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Peanuts #25 Written by Paige Braddock and Vicki Scott Art by Scott and Braddock Boom Studios; $3.99 This particular issue of BOOM! Studios’ ongoing Peanuts comic book, which tells original stories featuring the late Charles Schulz’s immortal comic strip characters, is a sort of confluence of anniversaries. The Peanuts comic strip is celebrating its 65th […]

Review: A Valentine for Charlie Brown

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A Valentine for Charlie Brown By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics; $9.99 The latest holiday-themed Peanuts gift book from Fantagraphics focuses on the least Charlie Brown-iest of the holidays: Valentine’s Day. An entire day—preceded by a short but expanding marketing season—devoted to expressions of love between couples, it’s a rather weird holiday in that it is […]

Review: The Complete Peanuts Vol. 1: 1950-1952

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The Complete Peanuts Vol. 1: 1950-1952 By Charles Schulz Fantagraphics Books; $22.99 Fantagraphics’ ambitious and important Complete Peanuts reprint project—which was just what it sounded like, all of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips, collected—was pretty obviously targeted toward adult fans and students of the comics medium. You could tell by the hard covers, the slipcase […]

Review: ‘Batter Up, Charlie Brown!’

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Batter Up, Charlie Brown! By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics; $9.99 As an athlete, Charlie Brown may be best known for never being able to connect with the football that Lucy always snatches away from him mid-kick, but football was of only one of the sports he was doomed to fail at. He didn’t have much […]

Preview: Peanuts #12

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BOOM! Studios has been publishing new Peanuts comics, which isn’t as odd as it sounds—back when the creator of Peanuts, Charles Schulz, was still alive, there was a monthly comic that was done by other people. So there’s precedent for this. Here’s the blurb for Peanuts #12, which came out this past week: Taking on […]

Review: Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking

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Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking By Charles M. Schulz Fantagraphics Review by J. Caleb Mozzocco Form coincides with content in Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, a new collection of two 1960s picture-book style comics efforts from Charles Schulz. The title story concerns the Peanuts gang’s musings on the stocking tradition (and good old Charlie Brown’s dilemma of […]

Roundtable: Our favorite holiday graphic novels

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With the air filled with holiday tunes and the TV schedule filled with holiday specials, we thought it would be an opportune time to recommend some of our favorite holiday-themed graphic novels as well. I’ll start with Craig Yoe’s Great Treasury of Christmas Comic Book Stories. I love a big, colorful treasury like this, and […]

Preview: Peanuts, vol. 2, #1

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BOOM! Studios launched their new line of Peanuts comics a little while, and if that seems rather audacious, given that Charles Schulz was the sole author of the newspaper strip, consider this: I attended the Peanuts panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where I learned, to my surprise, that there were Peanuts comic books in the […]

Links: In the good ol’ summertime

ICv2 reports that July 2012 comic book sales were robust, up 22% over the same time last year. Graphic novel sales were also strong, too, with a 16% increase from July 2011. Although this summer’s crop of superhero movies may have sparked a few sales, the bump can be attributed, in part, to the release […]

Links: Drama queen

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Smile fans, rejoice: Raina Telgemeier just unveiled the cover for her next project, Drama, and it looks like a winner. Telgemeier didn’t provide many details about the book, but noted that it would be on sale in September. And speaking of Telgemeier, she’ll be the Cartoonist in Residence at the Charles M. Schulz Museum this […]