Boom! Studios acquires “Peanuts” for its Kids Comics Line

Earlier this week, California-based comics publisher Boom! Studios released a press release touting that Charles Schulz’ Peanuts would be joining the line-up of their retitled kids line Kaboom!. The publisher didn’t release any details if these would be reprints or new material.

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  • top cat james

    Would be great if they would reprint those hard to find Dell comic books Dale Hale worked on.

  • Mike Russo

    That’s…weird.

  • Mister Twister

    No.

    No.

    NO!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!~!!!

    • Mac

      Wow!Hatin’ on Boom Comics! Why?They seem to do the Disney stuff pretty well. Comics are not in my budget anymore,but from what I’ve seen,they are trying to do the right thing.They are putting together Don Rosa’s Donald Duck material in chronlogical order this year. The true successor to Unca Carl Barks,Rosa has a little R. Crumb feel to his Duck stories,but just a bit;the rest is like reading from a son of Carl.Boom seems to have a balance of new and old material,so it is quite possible that the Peanuts comic books may be brought to a new audience,as the complete dailies continue to come out in book form. Boom has access to the Disney/Dell Four Color material for another upcoming series of books, so I suspect they can get the Peanuts material as well.In these days of ereaders,iphone apps,new animation features every week,animation channels,DVDs,etc.,there is still a need for the simple,hold in your hands comic for kids. All of my kids learned to read first from the Sunday funnies,and comic books were not far behind. Today,as adults, are all voracious readers,thanks,in part,to Charles Schulz.

  • Funkybat

    I would assume these will be reprints, not new material. Sparky was pretty clear in his last wishes that he didn’t want any other artists to continue drawing Peanuts. Of course, that didn’t stop them from making a couple of new animated specials, but I think Schulz was more concerned with no one else drawing new Peanuts comic strips.

    I also find it a little frustrating that these are being pigeonholed into the “kids subdivision” of Boom! The fact is, Peanuts, especially between the 50s and the 70s, is not primarily a little kids’ comic. Schultz had a lot of subtle, adult themes he dealt with, it was just done through the mouths of several unusually well-spoken & world-weary preteen characters.

  • Don