In The Complete Peanuts 1955-1956: The third volume in our acclaimed series takes us into the mid-1950s asLinus learns to talk, Snoopy begins to explore his eccentricities(including his hilarious first series of impressions), Lucy'sunrequited crush on Schroeder takes final shape, and Charlie Brownbecomes...well, even more Charlie Brown-ish! Over half of the strips inthis volume have never been printed since their original appearance innewspapers a half-century ago! Even the most dedicated Peanuts collector/fan is sure to find many new treasures. The Complete Peanutswill run 25 volumes, collecting two years chronologically at a rate oftwo a year for twelve years. Each volume is designed by theaward-winning cartoonist Seth (It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken)and features impeccable production values; every single strip fromCharles M. Schulz's 50-year American classic is reproduced better thanever before. This volume includes an introduction by Matt Groening (The Simpsons) as well as the popular Complete Peanuts index, a hit with librarians and collectors alike, and an epilogue by series editor Gary Groth.
In The Complete Peanuts 1957-1958: As the 1950s close down, Peanuts definitively enters its goldenage. 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 aharrowing two-week "Lost Weekend" sequence of blanketlessness. CharlieBrown cascades further down the hill to loserdom, with spectacularlylost kites, humiliating baseball losses (including one where he becomes"the Goat" and is driven from the field in a chorus of BAAAAHs); atleast his newly acquired "pencil pal" affords him some comfort.Pig-Pen, Shermy, Violet, and Patty are also around, as is anincreasingly Beethoven-fixated Schroeder. But the rising ...
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