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    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 star isundoubtedly Snoopy. He's at the center of the most graphically dynamicand action-packed episodes (the ones in which he attempts to grabLinus's blanket at a dead run). He even tentatively tries to sleep onthe crest of his doghouse roof once or twice, with mixed results. Andhis imitations continue apace, including penguins, anteaters, seamonsters, vultures and (much to her chagrin) Lucy. No wonder the beagleis the cover star not only of this volume, but of the collector'sslipcase. Introduction by Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections).


    ISBN 9781560976875
    Genre HUMOR / Form / Comic Strips & Cartoons
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 720
    Publisher Date 2005-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Fantagraphics Books
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 7.25 in
    Wdth 8.75 in
    Thickness 3.0 in
    Unit weight 4.6 lb
    Language English
    Volume Number 2
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Schulz, Charles M.
    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1

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    • Great value!

      I purchased this for my husband as a gift. He is a big Peanuts fan. I was tired of purchasing other books of compilations and starting to get repeats of strips. It was a little smaller than I thought 9x7x3, but I guess that's good as I hope to start the whole collection! Great quality, great gift for a collector.

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    • Complete Peanuts 1955-1958

      Bought this as a gift for my husband. High quality product. Has nice dust jacket for each book. Sturdy. It is PEANUTS. What else does one have to say? EXCELLENT!!!!

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