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BOOM! announces creators for ongoing Peanuts comic

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BOOM! Studios has announced the creators for their upcoming Peanuts comic book, which will feature both new stories and reprints of strips by creator Charles Schulz.

The ongoing series, which was announced last summer as a part of their KABOOM! kids line, will feature new stories by Vicki Scott (Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown), Paige Braddock (Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, Jane’s World, Martian Confederacy), Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther) and Matt Whitlock. Scott and Braddock worked together on a story that appeared in #0 preview issue that was released earlier this month.

This isn’t the first time Charlie Brown and the gang have appeared in comic book form, and it isn’t even the first time they’ve appeared in comics done by someone besides creator Charles Schulz. As detailed on Comicartville.com, the Peanuts characters appeared in numerous comics in the 1950s and 1960s, some of which were reprints of newspaper strips, some new stories by Schulz and some by artists who worked for him.

“I’ve always been under the impression that Charles M. Schulz always drew and directly supervised all aspects of his strip and characters, so this was something of a surprise,” wrote Dr. Michael J. Vassallo on Comicartville.com. “From a variety of sources, I learned that these DELL issues were produced by a crew of artists working for Schulz and who did advertising artwork for him. The main artist was Dale Hale. This information has been confirmed for me by the late comic strip art collector/historian/agent Mark J. Cohen, who was gracious enough to ask Charles M. Schulz over dinner about his contribution to those Dell issues. Mr. Schulz enumerated that he did the very first one himself with Jim Sasseville doing the next few and Dale Hale doing all the rest.”

This first issue of Peanuts ships in January.

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This feels weird.

This is one time when Lucy should definitely yank the football away; nor will I be sorely disappointed if this Great Pumpkin fails to rise from the patch.

I was pretty much against this thing until I saw one name in that list. Paige Braddock is a very talented story teller. I read the first year plus of Jane’s World and really enjoyed it. (At one point she made the change from telling the story in a standard comic strip format to a more open comic style and I enjoyed it even more.)

She works with the Schulz family overseeing the art and editorial direction of Peanuts related products, and I know she has a deep love and respect for Charles Schulz.

This is the first time I’m actually looking forward to this.

Oh, and i highly recommend Jane’s World. It’s a fun comic.

Every H.S. teacher has a thrill when we see talent along the way. I am so thrilled to know that Matt Whitlock is with you and his dream continues to be at his finger tips. Fantastic!

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