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Fantagraphics announces Bagge, Clowes, ‘Peanuts’ collections

Complete EightballTom Spurgeon has posted three Fantagraphics announcements that look interesting in very different ways:

The first is Batter Up, Charlie Brown, another in the series of Peanuts collections organized around a theme, rather than chronologically. It’s due in April, just in time for Opening Day. As Tom notes, this must mean that last year’s Christmas-themed book went over pretty well, and he also points out that the 65th anniversary of the strip is coming up in 2015.

Next up is The Complete Eightball, collecting the first 18 issues of Daniel Clowes’ comic in a deluxe format, two hardcover volumes in a slipcase. Eightball has been collected before, but not like this: In addition to the prestige format, the new edition, which coincides with the 25th anniversary of Eightball‘s debut, includes material that has only been published in the original comics. Fantagraphics Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds told Spurgeon there is “a not-insigificant amount of strips that for whatever reason, Dan never wanted to collect.” The book will also include additional commentary by Clowes, making it sort of the director’s cut of Eightball. Watch for it in August 2014, and start saving now, as the list price is $95.

Finally, there’s Buddy Buys a Dump, the latest collection of Peter Bagge’s Buddy Bradley comics, and the first to appear in seven years. The 144-page book will include some previously unpublished material, and the expected publication date is in April.

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so this is a summary of someone else’s post, complete with approximations o the original poster’s thoughts and observations on the news itself, without a link back to spurgeon’s page?

So … no. All three links go back to posts on Spurgeon’s website.

God, know-it-all commenters like anthony are just the FUCKING WORST.

A Clowes Complete EIGHTBALL and Bagge HATE collection?? Bring on the ‘Hate/Bal’ l!

If only FANTA can re-release that Beto PALOMAR collection so my 1990′s comics revisiting can be complete…

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