Peanuts #0
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Peanuts #0

Writer: Charles M. Schulz Artist: Charles M. Schulz Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $1 Critic Reviews: 7
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Happiness is a monthly comic book series, Charlie Brown! PEANUTS came to KABOOM! last spring in their first graphic novel HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN. Now Snoopy and the gang are back in monthly comic books! The series kicks off with a special #0 featuring a new original story and supplementary material that will provide a sneak peek at the series launching in January! This is a line drive that's sure to knock your socks off (along with your shoes, hat, shirt, and mitt)! Don't miss Charles Schulz's timeless characters at KABOOM! every month!

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Dec 5, 2011

    Of the two artists featured in this brief comic book, I preferred the work of Vicki Scott. It was livelier and relied less on stock Peanut characters pantomimes to make its point. Snoopy was the start of that strip and the work relied on no text caption to guide the story. In comparison, Ron Zormans pages did not innovate so much with the characters pauses, and relied on typical gestures displayed by Peanuts character over the years. I would say he played it safe. The stories by Schulz were of course authentic but did look odd as the comic strip format was adapted to make a comic book page. The characters appeared much smaller than in the original material. As an experiment, this comic book will be interesting to watch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Nov 6, 2011

    If you're a Peanuts fan, if you're thinking of reading this comic either by yourself or with your kids, grab this zero issue. It'll help you make up your mind, if nothing else, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 2, 2011

    It's hard not to recommend this book when you consider its approachability. The book is brightly colored, and it includes the classic Lucy van Pelt place kick trick, providing an appealing introduction for younger readers. Further, the $1 cover price makes it cheap enough to give to children, knowing that it will be shredded in short order, or to send as a whimsical gift to a grandparent. Those of us who are familiar enough with the franchise to recite some lines from The Charlie Brown Christmas will find it hard not to crack a smile in response to the heartwarming nostalgia. Simply put, there's no reason not to pick up this book on your trip to the comic shop or past the newsstand. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 7, 2011

    If you have an extra dollar to spend, you should pick this up and enjoy feeling like a kid again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Nov 9, 2011

    This issue is only a dollar, and is easily accessible for both new and old Peanuts readers alike. The art is great, the writing is decent, and the bang for your buck is wonderful. There's also a brief preview of the Peanuts graphic novel, which is also a good read. I recommend picking up a copy of Peanuts #0 at your local comic shop if they still have some in stock, and then if it's to your liking, buy the ongoing once that starts coming out! Between this book and Snarked, Kaboom! is doing some great work for kids comics, and while the loss of the Disney properties is a bummer, it's clear that Boom! Studios is looking ever forward. I'll give Peanuts #0 3.5 out of 5 stars; they're doing exactly what they should be with this 0 issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Nov 5, 2011

    Is this a good jumping on point? No, it's in the middle of a story arc but not so far behind that you can't pick up the first two issues. The real problem is it wants you to go out and buy six or seven trade paperbacks and then come back, but at least the present day story is straight forward and accessible. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Nov 1, 2011

    For the value -- four quarters, ten dimes, or a single dollar bill -- this book can't be beat. Kaboom! has done a good job of adding titles to its stable, and this one will certainly come in handy for those parents who go into the shop to get their own stack and "need" to buy something for the younger readers in their lives. Read Full Review

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