The Complete Peanuts 1963 to 1964

The Complete Peanuts 1963 to 1964

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Collects all the "Peanuts" comic strips as originally published in newspapers, including both daily and Sunday strips.

Norton Pub
2008 Harvey Award Winner: Best Domestic Reprint Project! With over 150 previously-unreprinted strips, this is a trove of undiscovered treasures even for avid collectors. Introduction by Bill Melendez, animator of all the Peanuts TV specials starting with A Charlie Brown Christmas!
In this volume of the bestselling Complete Peanuts series, Charles Schulz introduces one (in fact, three) of the quirkiest characters to the Peanuts universe, the numerically-monikered 95472 siblings. They didn't stay around very long but offered some choice bits of satirical nonsense while they did. As it happens, this volume is particularly rich in never-before-reprinted strips: over 150 (more than one fifth of the book!) have never seen the light of day since their original appearance over 40 years ago, so this will be a trove of undiscovered treasures even for avid Peanuts collectors. Introduced by Bill Melendez, animator of all the Peanuts TV specials starting all the way back with A Charlie Brown Christmas!

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Containing numerous strips that have never been reprinted previously, a volume of all Peanuts comics published in 1963 and 1964 includes such storylines as the introduction of the numerically monikered 95472 siblings, Linus's near-successful run for class president, and Snoopy's involvement with a flock of politically fanatical birds.

Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781560977230
156097723X
Characteristics: xii, 325 p. : ill. ; 18 x 22 cm

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Jun 04, 2018

This Peanuts collection, 1963-1964, stands out. The strip suffered from overexposure beginning about ten years later. It was probably on nearly every bulletin board in every grade school in the country. In that time, it was mainly the very sentimentalized excerpts featuring a sweet saccharine world, and it is still close to that today. Too bad, as it leaves out the sharper and wittier world of the characters. The 1964 Sunday proclaims, "Happiness is winning an argument with your sister," so when Lucy argues that Linus will get great satisfaction from kicking apart a snow-Lucy he had made, he says "On the contrary! That would be crude. I'm just going to stand here and watch it slowly melt away!" In other places, Lucy makes her patented temper humorous and even wise when she claims,"There's nothing like a little physical pain to take your mind off your emotional problems." Sunday strips then were more widely read, so when Charley Brown lamented twice in one Sunday, "There's a dreariness in the air that depresses me," many people laughed but nodded their heads. But perhaps Sally displays the most existential angst when after crying out loud on a Sunday, she explains, "I was jumping rope....Everything was all right...when...Suddenly it all felt so futile!" On a side note, I find that reading just a couple pages a day works best with strip reprints. They were intended by their creators to be read a little at a time. In any case, this volume of Fantagraphics' great series is a special, truthful one.

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