“Up in the sky, a man in a plane / Baron von Richthofen was his name ...”
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron collects all of Schulz’s beloved newspaper strips starring Snoopy as the famous World War I flying ace in his perennial battles with the infamous Red Baron of Germany.
Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more / the bloody Red Baron was rollin’ up the score / Eighty men died tryin’ to end that spree / of the bloody Red Baron of Germany ... In the nick of time, a hero arose / A funny-looking dog with a big black nose.
Including both dailies and Sundays, Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron follows the valiant and indefatigable Snoopy as, time after time in his doghouse/Sopwith Camel, he braves the wrath of his unseen aerial foe. The brave little beagle’s epic, Walter Mitty-esque battles are brought to thrilling cartoon life.
He flew into the sky to seek revenge / But the Baron shot him down / “Curses, foiled again!”
The Snoopy and Red Baron encounters were some of the most inspired — and most popular — episodes in all of Peanuts, and among the stories most beloved by children and adults alike.