A Charlie Brown Christmas & Fantagraphics' New Charlie Brown's Christmas Stocking are Peanuts Christmas Classics

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"Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."
It's easy to get bummed out by Christmas -- especially when the "holiday season," with all the crass consumerism, bad music, and awkward family gatherings -- seems to kick off earlier and earlier each year.

But only the "grinchiest" can resist the charms of A Charlie Brown Christmas. Originally aired by CBS in 1965 (ABC now airs the special), the film established Charles M. Schulz's "Peanuts" characters as synonymous with Christmas, capturing all the joy and lowdown of the holiday with its crude animation, mellow jazz soundtrack (courtesy of Vince Guaraldi), and decidedly traditional message.

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Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

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Comic by Dave Quan aka Luster Kaboom

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7 Favorite Comic Book Shops in Phoenix

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San Diego Comic-Con is over and the latest adventures of Batman have yet to hit the silver screen. So while you're in comic land limbo, we have a few local solutions to get an illustrated fix.

7. Greg's Comics
This is the comic book geek's comic book shop. The Mesa store's laid out like a dork hoarder's garage sale -- packed with rows and rows of long boxes, with very little wiggle room. But there's a bounty of back issues in those boxes, at fairly cheap prices, and best of all, mini-series are bundled together and sold at a discount.

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Phoenix Comic Book Artist Dave Kiersh Publishes Afterschool Special

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Those late afternoon kids' TV specials of the 80s and 90s about Really Important Stuff left their mark on comics artist Dave Kiersh. So much so, that his new book, Kiersh's first full-length graphic novella, is titled Afterschool Special.

Growing up on Long Island, Kiersh found the topic-driven shows on subjects such as safe sex, abstinence and date rape - common denominator: sex? -- pretty darn riveting.

One that he recalls in great detail is the 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special "No Means No." It's a story about date rape told in voice-over narration by the main characters, one played by Chad Lowe.

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All About Books and Comics Hosts a Celebration of the First Gay Comic Book Wedding

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Not another one, I thought. I'd already been to quite a few wedding receptions, especially recently. That just comes with being 30 and unmarried.

But there was the invitation:

You Are Cordially Invited to the Wedding Reception of Jean-Paul "Northstar" Beaubier and Kyle Jinadu who will be married in Astonishing X-men #51!

Date: Wed. June 20th
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Location: All About Books and Comics
5060 N. Central Avenue
Attire: Wedding Attire (or just wear a tie over your T-shirt)



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Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

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Comic by David Quan aka Luster Kaboom
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Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

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comic by Dave Quan aka Luster Kaboom
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Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

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comic by Dave Quan aka Luster Kaboom
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Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

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comic by Dave Quan aka Luster Kaboom
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Magical Moment by Luster Kaboom

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