Friday, January 23, 2015

KaBOOM! Celebrates the 65th Anniversary of Peanuts with an Oversized Issue #25

Peanuts #25 Main Cover

Snoopy knows better than most what goes into a happy dance. The beagle can move his feet faster and with more excitement than most others around him. He's likely to be doing an extra happy dance knowing that Peanuts is celebrating its 65th anniversary. And BOOM! Studios is getting in on the action, announcing the February debut of their first non-anthology issue in Peanuts #25 with an oversized, original story inspired by the masterworks of Charles M. Schulz.

“Peanuts has been loved across multiple generations, and we’ve had the honor of sharing that love for more than two years now,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We wanted to celebrate that milestone, and especially the 65th anniversary, with something we’ve never done with Peanuts before, and we’re very excited to show you the results!”

Paige Braddock and Vicki Scott—two creators who have long worked on KaBOOM!’s Peanuts issues and graphic novels—are taking Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts back to summer camp so readers can escape the winter weather in a 32-page, long-form story. Peanuts #25 arrives in comic shops from KaBOOM! on February 18th with a main cover by Scott for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code DEC141218. Also available in limited quantities is a retailer incentive cover by Schulz. (Please check with your local comic shop on its availability.) The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is January 26th.

Full press release below.
KaBOOM! Celebrates the 65th Anniversary of 'Peanuts' with an Oversized Issue #25

Peanuts #25 Main Cover by Vicki Scott

Peanuts #25 Incentive Cover

Peanuts #25 Retailer Incentive Cover by Charles M. Schulz

January 21, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - KaBOOM!, the all-ages imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, has had the joy of publishing Peanuts anthology-style comics for over the past two years now. In celebration of Peanuts’ 65th anniversary in 2015, the publisher is pleased to announce the February debut of their first non-anthology issue in Peanuts #25 with an oversized, original story inspired by the masterworks of Charles M. Schulz.

Paige Braddock (Eisner Award-nominated Jane’s World, Creative Director at Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates) and Vicki Scott (The Beagle Has Landed; It’s Tokyo, Charlie Brown!)—two creators who have long worked on KaBOOM!’s Peanuts issues and graphic novels—are taking Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts back to summer camp so readers can escape the winter weather in a 32-page, long-form story.

Peanuts has been loved across multiple generations, and we’ve had the honor of sharing that love for more than two years now,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We wanted to celebrate that milestone, and especially the 65th anniversary, with something we’ve never done with Peanuts before, and we’re very excited to show you the results!”

Peanuts #25 arrives in comic shops from KaBOOM! on February 18th with a main cover by Vicki Scott for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code DEC141218. Also available in limited quantities is a retailer incentive cover by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz. (Please check with your local comic shop on its availability.) The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is January 26th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.



ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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