Comic Review: Race for your life, Charlie Brown! (BOOM! Studios)

BOOM! Studios releases an classic Peanuts newspaper comic but now turned into a full colored graphic novel in Race for your life, Charlie Brown! Yes, and just for that, the […]

BOOM! Studios releases an classic Peanuts newspaper comic but now turned into a full colored graphic novel in Race for your life, Charlie Brown!

Yes, and just for that, the old Peanuts newspaper comic book strip still exists to its every day, even Charles M. Schulz gets to creates from the animated film of the same title of this comic that turned into a graphic novel today. But now, instead of Charles M. Schulz who illustrated Peanuts who just passed away 18 years ago, now it’s Robert Pope who’s been illustrating this comic, and it still has the distant feel from the newspaper comic strips. Dude, if the Garfield comics still exist, then why not make Peanuts more popular to this very day, if so, we should probably go back to our childhood past for reading these comics. Hahahaha, well okay, let’s move on.

So the plot of the story is that Charlie Brown and his friends are going on a camping trip just to get out of the city to enjoy the nature in the wildlife. Then again, I would put this book down and play Turok for the N64 just to keep me busy. Anyway once they got into the camp, they’ve met some bullies who act like they own that place for keepsies. This is actually how the rivalry began for those two, but everything else would seem that these bullies are cheating, just by doing what? Making the others feel miserable. Then there’s the raft race which would make everyone else overwhelmed because of those bullies go so far to ruin their victory and so are they. There are some other parts that came up of this comic like the knuckle sandwich and the mustard jokes, Snoopy and Woodstock’s side story between the story and a dramatic entrance riding a motorcycle with a crazy beagle, and the little red-haired girl named Peggy Jean or is it the same girl from the Valentines Film? No, it doesn’t, she actually has brown hair and considered later to be Charlie Brown’s girlfriend after this comic. Oh and even calling him “Brownie Charles” is something that is sincere and sweet to him. And as always he’s shy between the girls that he never met, and he’s not cake, where do these puns come from?

Either way, it is more fun to read the comic based on the animated film, so it’s all good. Plus there are some comic thumbnails of how they went to from drafting the story and the art just to turn later into a colorful Photoshop file. But it doesn’t matter, if you rather read your childhood comic book strips like Peanuts, then this is for you.

About Kevin Bermeo

I'm a New Yorker Artist, currently residing in another country. I enjoy making comics, illustrations, paintings, and digital art. Besides drawing, I'm also a writer, I used to be a Gamer, and I love adventures, food, and dragons.