By the end of its run in 2000, Peanuts was an institution. It had become an omnipresent part of American culture, and that’s not a compliment.
In this week's The Line It Is Drawn art challenge, Comic Book Resources asked artists to draw superheroes as characters in popular newspaper comic strips. And so the X-Men invade Family Circus, Thor takes the place of Hagar the Horrible, and Bat-Snoopy leads a merry band of Woodstock Robins.
An alien intelligence gets a hold of a book of Peanuts comics and misinterprets them as a protocol for life. Gradually, the intelligence spreads its misshapen imitations of Snoopy and Charlie Brown across the universe like a cancer, until all of existence resembles Charles Schulz's work filtered through a horrific…
Once upon a time, it seems Peanuts creator Charles Schulz (edit: maybe) and Marvel cartoonist John Romita, Sr. drew a pair of
collaborative comic strips featuring the Peanuts cast and Spider-Man. In one, Spidey faces off against Snoopy's WWI ace; in the other, he helps Charlie Brown finally kick that football.
Two months before Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, Apollo 10 completed the final test mission, doing everything except land on the Moon. Now amateur astronomers are looking for Apollo 10's long-lost lunar module... which is, rather adorably, named "Snoopy."
If Charles Schulz had written about a time-hopping Gallifreyian instead of a chronically depressed little boy, chances are his artwork would look like Larry Wentzel's. There's no Snoopy as K-9, but who wouldn't want to see A Weeping Angel Christmas?