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Snoopy Boldly Goes to Red Planet in 'A Beagle of Mars'

Snoopy boldly goes to the Red Planet in the new graphic novel "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" from Boom! Studios.
Snoopy boldly goes to the Red Planet in the new graphic novel "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" from Boom! Studios. (Image credit: Boom! Studios)

On Dec. 18, Peanuts' Snoopy will follow in the pawprints of the Russian cosmonaut Laika and venture into space - but go where no beagle has gone before: Mars.

In the original graphic novel (OGN) "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars (opens in new tab)," Charles M. Schulz' loveable canine goes on what BOOM! Studios calls "his grandest adventure yet!"

This graphic novel touches on a long association Peanuts - and Snoopy in particular - has had with outer space. The lunar module and command module of the historic 1969 Apollo 10 mission were named after Snoopy and Charlie Brown. That same year, NASA started an annual Silver Snoopy Award given out to employees for "outstanding achievements related to human flight safety or mission success."

Related: In Photos: Snoopy Visits NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (opens in new tab)

In 2018, Peanuts Worldwide and NASA re-doubled their partnership with the Space Act Agreement, an effort to inspire space exploration and STEM education among students.

"In 'Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars,' Snoopy, the world-famous astronaut, heads to the stars in his most out-of-this-world adventure yet!" reads BOOM!'s description of the OGN. "What mysteries does the red planet hold? Will he find water? Will he find life?  Will he find the time to get in a quick nine holes? Snoopy grabs his golf clubs and blasts off for Mars in this original graphic novel from the world of Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts!"

"Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" is written by Jason Cooper, with art from Robert Pope and Hannah White. Scroll down for a preview of the upcoming graphic novel.

Snoopy takes the ultimate giant leap for beagle kind: on Mars. (Image credit: Robert W. Pope/Boom! Studios)

Sometimes that first step can be a doozy. (Image credit: Robert W. Pope and Hannah White/Boom! Studios)

Snoopy boldly goes to the Red Planet in the new graphic novel "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" from Boom! Studios.

Snoopy, space travel and NASA have a long history together. (Image credit: Robert W. Pope and Hannah White/Boom! Studios)

Snoopy boldly goes to the Red Planet in the new graphic novel "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" from Boom! Studios.

But this is Snoopy's first original graphic novel on Mars! (Image credit: Robert W. Pope and Hannah White/Boom! Studios)

Snoopy boldly goes to the Red Planet in the new graphic novel "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" from Boom! Studios.

In reality, NASA has not sent a beagle to Mars. (Image credit: Robert W. Pope and Hannah White/Boom! Studios)

Snoopy boldly goes to the Red Planet in the new graphic novel "Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars" from Boom! Studios.

It looks like Snoopy will have the Red Planet to himself in "Snoopy: A Beagle on Mars" from Boom! Studios. (Image credit: Robert W. Pope and Hannah White/Boom! Studios)

Snoopy: A Beagle of Mars| $9.99 Pre-order on Amazon (opens in new tab)

"Snoopy: A Beagle on Mars" from Boom! Studios will be available on Dec. 18.


Originally published on Newsarama (opens in new tab). 

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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)