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Complete Peanuts 1957-1958 (Hardcover)

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    As the 1950s close down, Peanuts definitively enters its golden age. Linus, who had just learned to speak in the previous volume, becomes downright eloquent and even begins to fend off Lucy's bullying; even so, his security neurosis becomes mo......more

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As the 1950s close down, Peanuts definitively enters its golden age. Linus, who had just learned to speak in the previous volume, becomes downright eloquent and even begins to fend off Lucy's bullying; even so, his security neurosis becomes more pronounced, including a harrowing two-week "Lost Weekend" sequence of blanketlessness. Charlie Brown cascades further down the hill to loserdom, with spectacularly lost kites, humiliating baseball losses (including one where he becomes "the Goat" and is driven from the field in a chorus of BAAAAHs); at least his newly acquired "pencil pal" affords him some comfort. Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, and Patty are also around, as is an increasingly Beethoven-fixated Schroeder. But the rising star is undoubtedly Snoopy. He's at the center of the most graphically dynamic and action-packed episodes (the ones in which he attempts to grab Linus's blanket at a dead run). He even tentatively tries to sleep on the crest of his doghouse roof once or twice, with mixed results. And his imitations continue apace, including penguins, anteaters, sea monsters, vultures and (much to her chagrin) Lucy. No wonder the beagle is the cover star of this volume.

Author:
Schulz, Charles M.
Genre:
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
325
Language:
English
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publish Date:
10/01/2005
Copyright Year:
2005
ISBN:
9781560976707
Height:
7.25 in
Wdth:
9.25 in
Thickness:
3.0 in
Unit weight:
2.0 lb
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  • Charmingly Dark

    These are the years when the basic characters settled into their familiar patterns, and they contain some of the more well-known Peanuts comics. The emphasis is definitely on Charlie Brown, and Snoopy is just developing as a central character. Linus is at his most philosophical but there is definitely a darker edge to Charlie Brown as he starts to express his existentially bleak outlook on his life

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