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

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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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!’

J. Caleb Mozzocco
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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

Brigid Alverson
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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

Brigid Alverson
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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

Brigid Alverson
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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

Brigid Alverson
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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

Katherine Dacey

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

Katherine Dacey
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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 [...]

Links: Good grief, Charlie Brown!

Katherine Dacey
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CBR’s Tim O’Shea sits down with Paige Braddock to discuss KABOOM!’s new Peanuts comic. Braddock played several important roles in bringing these comics to press; not only is she the Creative Director of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, she’s also the inker and colorist for the series. Their biggest challenge: remaining faithful to the spirit [...]

Preview: Peanuts #0

Brigid Alverson
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Following the success of their Peanuts graphic novel earlier this year, BOOM! Studios is launching a monthly Peanuts comic. Here’s a look at their preview issue, Peanuts #0; the full series launches in January.