Story by Charles M. Schulz, Jason Cooper, Jeff Dyer
Art by Charles M. Schulz, Vicki Scott, Scott Jeralds, and Paige Braddock
Colors by Nina Kester, Lisa Moore, Art Aoche
Letters by Donna Alemndrala, Steve Wands, Nomi Kane
Published by BOOM! Studios
Do you enjoy the Peanuts gang? How about good humor and laughs? Peanuts #28 comes packed with several different adventures of the Peanuts gang. It has three major stories following various members of the Peanuts gang. There is “Studs,” “Sunny Disposition,” and “Happy Any Day.” Each of the stories offers good laughs, fun times, and some tender hearted moments. The comics allow for a charming time that relives the innocence and trials of childhood. Just like any other Peanuts comic, it comes with slice of life moments for Charlie Brown and his friends as they live their lives.
The first story of Peanuts #28 is “Studs.” In “Studs”, Lucy and Peppermint Patty go to get earring studs from a doctor. The two girls manage to get the appointment by faking a letter from Lucy’s mother that grants them permission. Lucy and Peppermint Patty debate over how to go about getting the studs placed. The next story “Sunny Disposition” has Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus are trying to watch a solar eclipse. Linus stops Charlie Brown’s first attempt with sunglasses and goes on a lecture about the dangers of staring with the naked eye at a solar eclipse. Further attempts by the children are made to see the solar eclipse. However, the whole affair ends in rain and clouds. “Happy Any Day” has Marcie and Peppermint Patty going out to buy a card for Peppermint Patty’s father on Mother’s Day. They struggle to find the right card for the event.
Writers Schulz, Cooper, and Dyer produce characters and situation with laughs, jokes with great pay offs, and genuine sweet moments. The humor works best with the pacing of the story. For example, “Studs” follows the debate of Lucy and Peppermint Patty about getting earrings and why they want them. The long winded debate ends with Peppermint Patty and Lucy agreeing to take turns getting their ears done. Yet the whole debate becomes pointless when Lucy runs away from the doctor’s office out of fear of the pain. The payoff being the reactions Lucy has to Peppermint Patty’s yelp of pain and fleeing. “Sunny Disposition” comes with a similar payoff from a long winded Linus about safety and poor weather conditions making the whole effort to see the eclipse moot. The sweet moment comes from “Happy Any Day” where Peppermint Patty realizes she can celebrate her father for just being supportive to her and loving her.
Meanwhile, the artwork of Peanuts # 28 comes with a style which allows for focus on the characters and their actions. The artwork is minimalistic on the background with clear lines and neat inking. The colors for each setting are bright, but not overpowering. Peanuts #28 minimalistic art and colors can help allow the reader to understand the more simple and innocent point of view of the children in the comic.
Peanuts #28 is a true treasure for fans of the Peanut gang. Or if you would just like to read something with good humor, give a peek to the Peanuts gang. It is a simple comic with a lot of jokes for the reader to enjoy.