The Complete Peanuts

The Complete Peanuts

1950 to 1952

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Collects all the "Peanuts" comic strips published from 1950 to 1952 in newspapers, including both daily and Sunday strips.

Norton Pub
The first volume in the bestselling archival series collecting the mostbeloved comic strip ever. Many of these formative strips have neverbeen collected or reprinted anywhere else. Introduction by GarrisonKeillor.
This first volume, covering the first two and a quarter years of the strip, will be of particular fascination to Peanuts aficionados worldwide: Although there have been literally hundreds of Peanuts books published, many of the strips from the series' first two or three years have never been collected before—in large part because they showed a young Schulz working out the kinks in his new strip and include some characterizations and designs that are quite different from the cast we're all familiar with. (Among other things, three major cast members—Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus—initially show up as infants and only "grow" into their final "mature" selves as the months go by. Even Snoopy debuts as a puppy!) Thus The Complete Peanuts offers a unique chance to see a master of the art form refine his skills and solidify his universe, day by day, week by week, month by month.This volume is rounded out with Garrison Keillor's introduction, a biographical essay by David Michaelis (Schulz and Peanuts) and an in-depth interview with Schulz conducted in 1987 by Gary Groth and Rick Marschall, all wrapped in a gorgeous design by award-winning cartoonist Seth.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781560975892
Characteristics: 343 p. : ill. ; 18 x 22 cm


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Feb 23, 2019

I have never found Peanuts funny but a few are insightful. Ultimately, Calvin & Hobbes did to Peanuts what Dr Seuss did to Dick & Jane. It was interesting though to follow the introduction and evolution characters when this comic strip was in its infancy (1950-52). Charlie Brown didn't have his iconic zigzag shirt at first and Snoopy was drawn less rounded. Schroeder is younger but remains otherwise unchanged. The roles of Linus, Sally and Lucy were originally filled respectively by Shermy, Patty and Violet. In the first missed football kick scene, Lucy's older sister Violet lets go of the ball out of fear of being kicked instead of mean-spiritedness.

Sep 06, 2018

It's always interesting to see the formative years of any long-running series, be it comics, television, or what have you. Peanuts without Lucy, Linus, Schroeder (and his piano), a losing baseball team, an anthropomorphic Snoopy, or even the iconic zigzag pullover, seems very strange. Even stranger are the characters, which according to Garrison Keillor's introduction, Al Capp described as "a bunch of cruel little bastards, eager to hurt each other." I mean, these kids, Charlie Brown included, are just mindlessly, pointlessly cruel. I enjoyed it very much.

Jun 02, 2014

Gahh! These comics are amazing! I recommend these for anyone who loves comics, and humour! (which should be everybody!)

Mar 29, 2013

Amazing how different these characters are from the later ones. I actually prefer the original characters.

Jul 25, 2011

I put 11 and up because some jokes in the book require a little more deeper thinking than what is right on the surface, they aren't completely pointless puns.


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Jul 25, 2011

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