Major Spoilers Podcast #519: The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952


This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, Good Ol’ Charlie Brown… how I hate that kid! Plus, The Doctor gets a name, Conan takes drugs, and Zach takes a look at The Regular Show.


Show Notes after the Jump!

The Name of the Doctor released early

Conan the Barbarian #16
Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Davide Gianfelice
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.50
SOLICITATION: After a series of trials that nearly tore them apart, Conan and Bêlit use a brief respite to embark on a vision quest. But with violence, pain, and death their constant companions, the vision quickly becomes a nightmare!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

It Girl and the Atomics #10
BETWEEN GEARS creator NATALIE NOURIGAT joins the Atomics team! Someone broke into Flem’s lab and stole a dangerous invention. It Girl picks up the crooks’ trail, only to discover it leads to a team of underage secret agents – though the real criminal mastermind is centuries older than all of them.

Rating: ★★★★½

Akaneiro #1
Writer: Justin Aclin
Artist: Vasilis Lolos
From the brilliant imagination of video game auteur American McGee comes a dazzling reenvisioning of Red Riding Hood set in the wondrous world of Japanese folklore! Justin Aclin and Vasilis Lolos take Kani a young woman torn between two cultures on an epic adventure battling devious yokai for the fate of her world!

Rating: ★★★½☆

Writer: K.C. Green
Artist: Allison Strejlau
Publisher: Boom!
Cover Price: $3.99
SOLICITATION: REGULAR SHOW…IT’S ANYTHING BUT! Cartoon Network’s powerhouse series now has its own comic book series! Hot on the heels of the smash hit adaptation, ADVENTURE TIME, KaBOOM! unveils the next all-ages comic phenomenon! Join Mordecai the Bluejay and Rigby the Raccoon, a couple of best bros in their twenties just tryin’ to chill for a bit, man. But when you’re livin’ in as crazy a world as they are, no day can be called…regular! Ask your retailer about the pre-order variant by Chris Houghton (ADVENTURE TIME, REED GUNTHER) and the incentive variant by Dustin Nguyen (BATMAN, L’IL GOTHAM)!

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Major Spoilers Poll of the Week
This week, many of us at Major Spoilers are preoccupied with our jobs as educators and students. That means final exams, final projects, and of course the walk across the stage during graduation. Some will seek immediate employment, while others will go to graduate school to further their education, and some will return to their parents’ basement to live out the rest of their lives.


The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952
This first volume, covering the first two and a quarter years of the strip, will be of particular fascination to Peanuts aficionados worldwide: Although there have been literally hundreds of Peanuts books published, many of the strips from the series’ first two or three years have never been collected before — in large part because they showed a young Schulz working out the kinks in his new strip and include some characterizations and designs that are quite different from the cast we’re all familiar with. (Among other things, three major cast members — Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus — initially show up as infants and only “grow” into their final “mature” selves as the months go by. Even Snoopy debuts as a puppy!) Thus The Complete Peanuts offers a unique chance to see a master of the art form refine his skills and solidify his universe, day by day, week by week, month by month.

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