KaBOOM!, the all-ages imprint of award winning publisher BOOM! Studios, brings us another full length Peanuts #27 adventure this month, with Get Well Soon, Charlie Brown, written by Jason Cooper, with pencils by Vicki Scott, inks by Paige Braddock, and colors by Nina Kester. The issue focuses on Charlie Brown leaving the football game because he doesn't feel well. In true Charlie Brown fashion, he goes to the hospital alone and exclaims to the staff that he thinks he's sick. The rest of the issue centers on how all of his friends feel when they find out that their friend is in the hospital.
There are so many great things about this story. One of them is the realization of how important Charlie Brown is to all of the other characters. While they don't always show it, they certainly feel different when he's not around. I was incredibly touched by the page that showed Charlie in the hospital feeling lonely. We learn that his friends are too young to visit him and keep him company, but that doesn't stop his trusty dog Snoopy.
I applaud the creative team that works on the current Peanuts run. I feel like they have maintained the classic feel that Charles M. Shulz worked so hard to create. If you're looking for a kid-friendly comic to introduce to your children this is a perfect opportunity. Although, I myself feel that it can be enjoyed by all ages. These characters are truly timeless. We will always love them and find a way to relate to them as the years pass by. Overall, I feel that this full length issue is a great one sure to tug at your heartstrings.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.