The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Hardcover)

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The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 (Hardcover)

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    In The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952: 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 hun......more

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In The Complete Peanuts 1950-1952: 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.

In The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954: Our second volume is packed with intriguing developments, as Schulz continues to create his tender and comic universe. It begins with Peanuts' third full year and a cast of eight: Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, the recently-born Linus, and Snoopy. By the end of 1954, Pigpen and his dust cloud join the crowd. Linus, who still doesn't speak, begins to emerge as one of the most complex and endearing characters in the strip: garrulous and inquisitive yet gentle and tolerant. And, in this volume, he acquires his security blanket! Charlie Brown is becoming his best-known self, the lovable, perpetually-humiliated round-headed lose...

Schulz, Charles M.
HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
Fantagraphics Books
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8.75 in
7.25 in
2.75 in
Unit weight:
4.75 lb
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  • great collection

    I bought this for my husband as a gift. He wanted more volumes of Peanuts. I looked at other collections, but was starting to get repeats of the same strips. He has enjoyed this collection. The quality of the books are great. They measure 9x7x3, which is smaller than I thought. My husbands likes the smaller size; now he'll have more room to collect the rest of the set. Great value--had a sticker on the back of $49.99.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • The Complete Peanuts 1950-1954

    I purchased this for my husband as a Christmas gift. It had been on his wish list. He LOVED it. He reads it at night before going to bed and hoots with laughter. Rarely does my husband EVER laugh. This appears to be the very first years of the PEANUTS comics. My husband noticed the very first ones are a little different than the ones we read in the seventies and eighties, so I guess they did evolve to a small degree. That however in no way detracts from the product. The set has two books: 1950-1952 and 1953-1954. The two volumes come in a nice storage box. Sharp and neat. Good quality of paper. Has nice dust jacket for each book.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Whimsical and classy boxset

    Although this is part of a larger series that will be very pricey to acquire, this set makes a delightful gift for those who grew up with Peanuts. It is boxed in a very handsome case and can be proudly displayed anywhere in your home. Charles Schultz is a classic!

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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