Awesome Team-up Charlie Brown!

charliebrownbooksI can’t wait to watch “The Peanuts Movie” at the multiplex with my cousins next week.  I grew up with Charlie Brown Sunday comic strips and cartoon specials, so now something cool is happening for fans of the Peanuts for a limited time.  If you love collected collections of Charlie Brown strips, then check out this collab by Boom! Studios, Fantagraphics Books and Humble Bundle with a Humble Bundle Peanuts Book Collection!

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The Stan Lee Interview @ Comikaze 2015

comikazeconlogoHow we spent our Halloween weekend?  Well, a road trip to SoCal for Stan Lee’s Comikaze @ the LA Convention Center.  Our Ramen host Ramon Angel interviews the comic book legend Stan Lee.

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Calvin & Hobbes Bill Watterson Returns, Sort of …

calvinandhobbes00I look at my cousins now who grew up in the 2000s, I know that technology has spoiled them from the sleek smartphones, the sexy iPads, the 4G speed, and the big-screen LCDs.  I grew up without the internet and like many kids went out to the playground or played baseball with my brother.  But the most enjoyable memories was waiting to get our hands on the Sunday newspaper with my siblings.  Of course, we would dig through all the cool Toys R Us ads, the Sports Section, but also the Sunday comics section.  One section was just dedicated to cartoon strips like Peanuts, Garfield, Doonesbury, Hagar, Beetle Bailey, and others.  Out of all the comic strips we liked was Calvin & Hobbes.  I used to cut out the strip from the newspaper and collect it into a photo album, until they published trade paperbacks of Calvin & Hobbes.  Every time my family was at the mall, I would directly head to the bookstore like Barnes & Noble and make my mom buy me a Calvin & Hobbes trade paperback.

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Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Newspaper Comic Strips Collection

wallace and gromitOver the years, the British have crossed the Atlantic with iconic entertainment, like The Beatles, One Direction (LoL), Monty Python, Are You Being Served?, Mr. Bean, just to name a few, now in the animation realm, it has to be Nick Park and his animated creation Wallace & Gromit.  Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Newspaper Comic Strips Collection collects the comic strips published in the UK daily newspaper The Sun, from 2010-2011.

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The James Bond Omnibus Vol. 005

james bond cover Many of you are too young to remember James Bond in daily black and white comic-strips in newspapers back in the day.  Titan Books’ James Bond Omnibus Vol. 005 collects 9 full stories:  Till Death Do Us Part, The Torch-Time Affair, Hot-Shot, Nightbird, Ape of Diamonds, When The Wizard Awakes, Sea Dragon, Death Wing and The Xandadu Connection from the original daily comic strips re-sized and reprinted for the first time.

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The Collected Adventures of Flash Gordon

Many of us who grew up with the Internet and social media might not remember reading comic strips from newspapers or magazines.  As a kid growing up in the 80s, my family would get the Sunday newspaper which would have all the comic strips in one section – the Sunday Funnies.  I absolutely could not wait to dive-in on reading new stories of Prince Valiant and the Peanuts gang.

One of the most popular characters from the Sunday comic strips was space adventurer Flash Gordon.  At this time, Philip Nowlan created the original sci-fi star Buck Rogers, thus giving birth to Alex Raymond’s creation of Flash Gordon that debuted in Sunday newspapers on January 7, 1934.  Raymond introduced the world to film-like realism, futuristic worlds, exotic women, and just plain fun stories.

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