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Peanuts #1

Boom Entertainment/KaBOOM! (January, 2012)

COVER ART/CREATION: Charles M Schultz
(also contains a few strips by Schultz)
SUNDAY STRIP COLORS: Bob Scott & Justin Thompson
COLORS: Lisa Moore
EDITOR: Matt Gagnon
ASSISTANT EDITOR: Adam Staffaroni
 
STORY 1
STORY/PENCILER: Vicki Scott
INKER: Paige Braddock
 
STORY 2
STORY: Shane Houghton
ARTIST: Matt Whitlock
 
HOW TO DRAW CHARLIE BROWN
STORY/PENCILS: Vicki Scott
INKER: Paige Braddock
COLORIST: Alexis E. Fajardo

In the first story Lucy goes crazy trying to get a song out of her head. In the second, she attempts to use Snoopy to have Frieda pay her to find her missing cat.

This is one of those comics that I can’t really review in my normal format. I’m happy that someone is trying to keep these characters alive for future generations. They’re great characters for kids and adults have (depending on the person) fond memories of Charlie Brown and the gang. While I’m still unsure about someone taking over characters that Schultz had a personal connection with (most notably Charlie Brown himself), I will say that I thought they did a good job with these stories, and intermixing them with classic Peanuts strips allows a new generation to see these strips if they haven’t been reading the newspaper strips. (That said, bringing in the old weekday strips, especially ones with a week-long storyline would be good as well.)

While I may or may not review future issues because they’re hard to review, being mostly short stories, I may give a few more a shot before making a final decision one way or the other. The people involved to seem to like the characters and there is some good reading for kids. However, I don’t think anyone can do with them what their creator did.

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