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The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 2: 1953-1954 - Charles M. Schulz, Walter Cronkite
The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 2: 1953-1954
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The second volume in the most eagerly-anticipated publishing project in the history of the American comic strip: the complete reprinting of Charles M. Schulz's 50-year American classic, Peanuts.The second volume is packed with intriguing developments, as Schulz continues to create his tender and... show more
The second volume in the most eagerly-anticipated publishing project in the history of the American comic strip: the complete reprinting of Charles M. Schulz's 50-year American classic, Peanuts.The 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 loser, but he hasn't yet abandoned his brasher, prankish behavior from Volume One. And, Lucy, this book's cover girl, has grown up and forcefully elbowed her way to the center of the action, proudly wearing her banner as a troublemaker, or, in Schulz's memorable phrase, a "fussbudget". For readers unfamiliar with the early years of the strip, Snoopy's appearances here may come as the biggest surprise: he behaves, for the most part, like a dog! But, although he doesn't yet walk upright, sleep on top of his doghouse, or possess a fantasy life, Snoopy has started thinking for himself and his evolution continues its fascinating course within these pages. If you watch carefully, you'll catch his very first shark impression. The vast majority of the daily and Sunday strips collected here are not currently available in any in-print Peanuts collection. Dozens of them have not been reprinted since their initial appearance in newspapers over 50 years ago. 2005 Eisner Award Winner, Best Archival Collection/Project; 2005 Eisner Award Winner, Best Publication Design (Seth). 730 black-and-white comic strips
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781560976141 (1560976144)
ASIN: 1560976144
Publisher: Fantagraphics
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
Series: Complete Peanuts (#2)
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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 2: 1953-1954
1953 & '54 treated Peanuts very well. Schulz's characters become more definite and you begin to see real results from his experimenting with more complex visuals:The cartoonist Seth takes inspiration from strips like the above one for his rich designs for the jacket, cover, endpapers and interior il...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954
Another one in this great series. I have been borrowing them from the library, but I would not mind owning them. They are great reads, and a nice way to see how the characters evolved.
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