This year marks the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz' Peanuts, the syndicated comic strip widely regarded as not just one of the greatest works of its kind, but as one of the great works of American comedy in the 20th century. For an extraordinary fifty-year run, Schulz told the story of neurotic schoolyard philosopher Charlie Brown, his dreamer beagle Snoopy, and their eternally young cohort of broadly-drawn kids with surprisingly complicated souls.

It's been fifteen years since Schulz ended his run, which means there are kids Chuck's age who were born years after Peanuts. Thanks to Boom Studios' KaBoom imprint, these kids aren't growing up in a world where Peanuts is the sole preserve of nostalgic grown-ups. KaBoom has been reprinting Schulz's stories alongside new strips by today's creators, all aimed at a contemporary audience of kids. The 25th issue, out next week, celebrates 65 years of Peanuts with an ad-free 32-page original story by Paige Braddock and Vicki Scott, and KaBoom have given us an exclusive preview to share with our readers.


Charles M. Schulz, design by Scott Newman


Here's the solicitation:


Peanuts #25
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Authors: Paige Braddock, Vicki Scott
Artist: Vicki Scott
Cover Artists: Main: Vicki Scott 65th Anniversary Variant: Charles M. Schulz
Price: $3.99
WHY WE LOVE IT: We’re huge Peanuts fans, and being able to do over two years of Peanuts anthology-style comics is a dream come true. Now we’re hanging out with Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the gang in our first long-form issue!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Peanuts has been a beloved comic for generations, and we’re celebrating their 65th anniversary with our first ever non-anthology issue of Peanuts with a 32-page original story inspired by the master works of Charles M. Schulz.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Peanuts, we are releasing this oversized, ad-free extravaganza! If you find yourself missing summer in the cold days of winter, we’re bringing it back to warm your spirits! It is time for the Peanuts to go to Summer Camp!


Peanuts #25 goes on sale February 18th.