Nostalgia comes to fruition this January when BOOM! Studios debuts their newest monthly comic book based on the Peanuts franchise. Peanuts will feature reprints of the original daily strips from Charles Schulz starring Snoopy, Charlie Brown and all the rest, but will also contain new material featuring the characters. Check out the official press release below for more information.
Happiness is a monthly comic book series, Charlie Brown! Peanuts debuted at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint KABOOM! this past spring with the first Peanuts graphic novel Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. Now, thanks to a partnership with Peanuts Worldwide, Snoopy and the gang are back in a monthly comic book series with issue #1 coming this January! With the special #0 issue in stores right now — offered for only a buck — issue #1 kicks off this ongoing series with new original stories seen for the first time alongside fan favorite classic Peanuts Sunday strips.
“The Peanuts graphic novel, Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, was an event here at KABOOM! this past spring. We can’t wait to see that excitement continue with a new Peanuts monthly comic series,” BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie said. “Charles Schulz is truly one of the great creators of our time and we’re honored to be carrying on his legacy while bringing his work to new generations.”
Peanuts #1 is written and drawn by Charles Schulz with additional stories by Vicki Scott, Paige Braddock, Shane Houghton and Matt Whitlock. This title ships in January with a Charles Schulz cover, featuring a price point of $3.99 with a Diamond Code of NOV110837.
It will definitely be great to see Peanuts back in print. Schulz was a pioneer in the cartooning world, so BOOM! is doing a fantastic service by re-introducing his material to younger audience, not to mention being able to see what current creators do with the characters. January is going to be a whole lot brighter with this new series from BOOM!