On sale date: May 10, 2016
The NYT best-selling newspaper strip collection concludes its groundbreaking run; as a little-seen "extra," it includes Schulz's proto-Peanuts comic.
The 25th volume of The Complete Peanuts collects the very final year-plus of the defining comic strip of the 20th century, which ran for nearly 18,000 strips and for 50 years after its debut in 1950. This masterpiece includes all of 1999 through the final Feb. 13, 2000 strip. In this volume, Rerun takes center stage and cements himself as the last great Peanuts character—when he embarks on a career as an underground comic book artist! This volume also features a huge surprise: the complete Li’l Folks, the weekly one-panel comic that Charles Schulz produced for his hometown paper. Li’l Folks was a clear precursor to Peanuts, and its inclusion here will bring The Complete Peanuts full circle.
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“The publisher of the Complete Peanuts series scored a major publicity coup when it snagged President Obama to pen an introduction for the latest volume, but the book's genuine significance lies in the fact that it marks the conclusion of the landmark project reprinting the entire 50-year run of the much-loved newspaper strip. These last strips are marked by the increased prominence of the strip's newest cast member, Linus's and Lucy's younger brother, Rerun, who learns the ropes of baseball under the tutelage of "The Master," Charlie Brown, and takes up drawing underground comic books. Schulz's line had grown increasingly shaky in his final years, but while the casual assurance of earlier decades may be gone, the slightly wavering mien of the characters imparts a touching humanity to these twilight installments. All two-and-a-half-years of Peanuts' precursor, Schulz's late-1940s weekly gag feature, Li'l Folks, rounds out the volume, bringing Schulz's cartooning career full circle.” — Gordon Flagg - Booklist
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