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The Complete Peanuts Boxed Set 1975-1978

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The Complete Peanuts 1975-1976: Good grief, Charlie Brown, we're halfway there! That's right! With this volume, The Complete Peanuts reaches the halfway point of Charles M. Schulz's astounding half-century run on the greatest comic strip of all time. These years are especially fecund in terms of new canine characters, as Snoopy is joined by his wandering brother Spike (from Needles), his beloved sister Belle (from Kansas City), and... did you know he had a nephew? In other beagle news, Snoopy breaks his foot and spends six weeks in a cast, deals with his friend Woodstock's case of the "the vapors," and gets involved in a heated love triangle with Linus over the girl "Truffles." The Complete Peanuts 1975-1976 features several other long stories, including a rare "double track" sequence with two parallel narratives: Peppermint Patty and Snoopy travel to participate in the Powderpuff Derby, while Charlie Brown finally gets to meet his idol Joe Shlabotnik. And Peppermint Patty switches to a private school, but commits the mistake of allowing Snoopy to pick it for her; only after graduation does she realize something's not quite right! Plus: A burglary at Peppermint Patty's house is exacerbated by waterbed problems... Marcie acquires an unwanted suitor... Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty become desk partners... The talking school building collapses... Lots of tennis jokes... and gags starring Schroeder, Lucy, Franklin, Rerun, Sally, and that vicious cat next door. It's another two years of Peanuts at its finest! Featuring an introduction by comedian Robert Smigel (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Saturday Night Live).

The Complete Peanuts 1977-1978: As the 1970s wind down, the last two recurring Peanuts characters have fallen into place: Snoopy's brother Spike and the youngest Van Pelt sibling, Rerun. But that doesn't mean Schulz's creativity has diminished; in fact, this volume features an amazing profusion of hilariously distinctive new one- (or two-) shot characters! For instance, in an epic five-week sequence, when Charlie Brown, found guilty by the EPA of biting the Kite-Eating tree, he goes on the lam and ends up coaching the "Goose Eggs," a group of diminutive baseball players, Austin, Ruby, Leland, and --did you know there was a second Black Peanuts character, aside from Franklin?--Milo. Also: a tennis-playing Snoopy ends up reluctantly teamed with the extreme Type "A" athlete Molly Volley... who then reappears later in the book, now facing off against her nemesis, "Crybaby" Boobie. (Honest!) Add in Sally's new camp friend Eudora, the thuggish "caddymaster" who shoots down Peppermint Patty and Marcie's new vocation, an entire hockey team, and a surprise repeat appearance by Linus's sweetheart "Truffles" (creating a love triangle with Sally), all in addition to the usual cast of beloved characters (including the talking schoolhouse and the doghouse-jigsawing cat, who gets ahold of Linus's blanket in this one), and you've got a veritable crowd of characters. Introduction by 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin.

It's another four years of the greatest comic strip of all time, full of laughs and surprises.

Synopsis:

A gift set of the thirteenth and fourteenth Complete Peanuts volumes, in a handsome and durable slipcase.

Synopsis:

A gift set of the thirteenth and fourteenth Complete Peanutsvolumes, in a handsome and durable slipcase.

About the Author

Charles M. Schulz was born November 25, 1922 in Minneapolis. His destiny was foreshadowed when an uncle gave him, at the age of two days, the nickname Sparky (after the racehorse Spark Plug in the newspaper strip Barney Google).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606993767
Author:
Schulz, Charles M.
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Introduction by:
Baldwin, Alec
Introduction by:
Smigel, Robert
Introduction:
Smigel, Robert
Introduction:
Baldwin, Alec
Author:
Smigel, Robert
Author:
Baldwin, Alec
Author:
Seth
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Series:
Complete Peanuts
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
SET HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1461 black-and-white comic strips
Pages:
688
Dimensions:
7 x 8.5 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , A gift set of the thirteenth and fourteenth Complete Peanuts volumes, in a handsome and durable slipcase.
"Synopsis" by , A gift set of the thirteenth and fourteenth Complete Peanutsvolumes, in a handsome and durable slipcase.
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