KaBOOM!, the all-ages imprint of award winning publisher BOOM! Studios released Peanuts #26 this week. The issue featured two stories: Revenge is Sweetie story and pencils by Vicki Scott, with inks by Alexis E. Fajardo, and colors by Lisa Moore, and Dirty Dancing, story by Jason Cooper, pencils by Vicki Scott, inks by Paige Braddock, and colors by Bill Bedard. There are some classic Peanuts strips thrown in between, by the master Charles M. Schulz as well. Last month was my first time purchasing a Peanuts comic, and I loved it so much that I decided to make it part of my pull list permanently. After reading the new issue, I'm so glad I did.
The two stories are fun in their own ways. Revenge is Sweetie focuses on Sally and her attempt to have Charlie Brown be a good protective older brother. After being pushed on the playground she brings the culprit to her house to be scolded, but what happens is just the opposite. It's a cute, playful, short and sweet tale. Dirty Dancing is a little bit longer and takes up most of the issue. Peppermint Patty attempts to drop hints to Charlie Brown about needing a date for the dance. In true Charlie Brown fashion, he reacts by telling her that he will find her a date. This leads to a frustrated Peppermint Patty, but in the end things turn for the better as she attends the dance with Pig Pen. What ensues after that is quite entertaining and endearing.
I want to comment on one of the Charles M. Schulz classic strips that is in between the two stories. The strip is about Snoopy, and his feelings about getting leftovers from everyone. Shulz writes a comical inner dialogue that shows how a dogs outlook on life might be when he constantly receives a crumb of food from his caretakers. While the concept seems simple and silly, it really makes you think. Overall, the issue is a fun read, and I definitely recommend picking it up.
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.