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The Complete Peanuts, 1983-1986 Hardcover – Box set, September 19, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Peanuts
  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics; 1st edition (September 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606995731
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606995730
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.2 x 2.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #164,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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).In his senior year in high school, his mother noticed an ad in a local newspaper for a correspondence school, Federal Schools (later called Art Instruction Schools). Schulz passed the talent test, completed the course, and began trying, unsuccessfully, to sell gag cartoons to magazines. (His first published drawing was of his dog, Spike, and appeared in a 1937 Ripley's Believe It or Not! installment.) Between 1948 and 1950, he succeeded in selling 17 cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post—as well as, to the local St. Paul Pioneer Press, a weekly comic feature called Li'l Folks. It was run in the women's section and paid $10 a week. After writing and drawing the feature for two years, Schulz asked for a better location in the paper or for daily exposure, as well as a raise. When he was turned down on all three counts, he quit.He started submitting strips to the newspaper syndicates. In the spring of 1950, he received a letter from the United Feature Syndicate, announcing their interest in his submission, Li'l Folks. Schulz boarded a train in June for New York City; more interested in doing a strip than a panel, he also brought along the first installments of what would become Peanuts—and that was what sold. (The title, which Schulz loathed to his dying day, was imposed by the syndicate.) The first Peanuts daily appeared October 2, 1950; the first Sunday, January 6, 1952.Diagnosed with cancer, Schulz retired from Peanuts at the end of 1999. He died on February 13, 2000, the day before Valentine's Day—and the day before his last strip was published—having completed 17,897 daily and Sunday strips, each and every one fully written, drawn, and lettered entirely by his own hand—an unmatched achievement in comics.

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Books are well bound and nicely assembled.
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I began buying these gift sets for my Mother, who loved and collected Peanuts items.
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I loved this comic strip when I was a kid so trust me theese are very good books.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Winnie's Mom on November 17, 2012
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I began buying these gift sets for my Mother, who loved and collected Peanuts items. She passed 21/2 years ago. I promised myself (and her) that I would continue to buy the sets until it is complete. I just feel she would want that. They are beautiful books and would be a sure bet gift for any Peanuts enthusiast.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jim1130 on October 17, 2012
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All I can say is that at the end of the day, when I am tired and stressed from work, I enjoy sitting in silence (no TV, no radio) and unwinding with a comic strip that still makes me laugh and think at the same time. A great buy at a great price!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By alexander750 on January 31, 2013
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If you thought Peanuts had hit its peak in the mid 60s, or perhaps the early 70s ("Mr. Sack," anyone?), you might be tempted to ignore this latest installment of the strip's oeuvre. Don't.

Schulz is in fine form here; the familiar characters, long since settled into their now-standard roles, are starting to experiment more (would you believe Schroeder actually kisses Lucy?), and Snoopy is nearly upstaged by his desert-dwelling brother, Spike, while debuting a new persona as a bumbling, cliché-spouting attorney. Newer characters, such as Rerun, Eudora, and other members of Snoopy's family, assert their presence, and some obscure ones from older strips (such as Molly Volley) reappear, while the Little Red-Haired Girl fades into the background. And poor Peppermint Patty rivals Charlie Brown in the failure department, with a string of D-minuses nearly as long as Charlie Brown's dropped outfield catches, strikeouts at the plate, and kite-related mayhem.

As usual, Fantagraphics' presentation of the strip is excellent; the only complaint is that the Sunday strips aren't in color, but this may be because they're working with Schulz's original drawings (which weren't colored by him) whenever possible. Also, adding color plates just for Sundays would probably add considerably to the cost; perhaps a Sunday-only color edition is in the works when the main series is completed in 2016.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sparkys_Fan on December 7, 2012
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If you love Peanuts do yourself a favor and get the entire set. Only drawback is they are not coming out fast enough! Again, you can tell from my name I am a bit biased!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SARAH CROUNSE on November 2, 2013
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My Fiancé is collecting these books and loves them! Someday he wants to be able to read them to our children!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By christmas lover on January 9, 2014
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All the people in Peanuts like Charlie Brown Lucy Linus Sally Marcie Peppermint Patty and the rest are good. I loved this comic strip when I was a kid so trust me theese are very good books. A few of the good stories involve Snoopy and Peppermint Patty getting tested for narcolepsy Sally becoming worried about Santa Claus\ health after she sees a picture of him and Linus trying to give up his Security blanket. Theese are just some of the good stories in here. You should get it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cmy28 on October 3, 2013
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The paper, binding and printing of these books are all of very high quality. And I think I don't need to mention really how classic the content is. It totally exceeded my expectation.
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How can you stop with only one or two of these books? Once you've started, you MUST collect them all! (Oh yeah, and 5 stars because hey - it's Peanuts!)
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