The Complete Peanuts 1963 to 1964
Baker & Taylor
Collects all the "Peanuts" comic strips as originally published in newspapers, including both daily and Sunday strips.
"My name is 555 95472 but everyone calls me 5 for short... I have two sisters named 3 and 4." With those words, Charles Schulz introduced 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. These "lost" strips include Linus making a near-successful run for class president that is ultimately derailed by his religious beliefs (two words: "great" and "pumpkin"), and Snoopy getting involved with a group of politically fanatical birds. Also in this volume: Lucy's attempts at improving her friends branches out from her increasingly well-visited nickel psychiatry booth to an educational slideshow of Charlie Brown's faults (it's so long there's an intermission!). Also, Snoopy's doghouse begins its conceptual expansion, as Schulz reveals that the dog owns a Van Gogh, and that the ceiling is so huge that Linus can paint a vast (and as it turns out unappreciated) "history of civilization" mural on it. Introduction by Bill Melendez, animator of all the Peanuts TV specials starting all the way back with A Charlie Brown Christmas! Designed by the award-winning cartoonist Seth.
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!
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.
Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, c2007
xii, 325 p. : ill. ; 18 x 22 cm
- Comic Books, Strips, Etc
- Van Pelt, Lucy (Fictitious Character) — Comic Books, Strips, Etc
- Snoopy (Fictitious Character) — Comic Books, Strips, Etc
- Brown, Charlie (Fictitious Character) — Comic Books, Strips, Etc