Complete Peanuts 1973-1974
Since the death of Charles M Schulz in 2001, I was happy to learn in 2003 that Fantagraphic Books was re-publishing the entire Peanuts comic strip in hard back over 12 1/2 year period. Just recently, I finished the twelfth volume of the series, The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974, with a forward done by Billie Jean King.
In this installment, Mr Schulz presents interesting topics. Charlie Brown’s baseball team give him a testimonial dinner. In typical fashion, we learn what always happens to Charlie Brown. Later, Charlie Brown has to go to camp in order to get baseball off his mind. Peppermint Patty invites herself to spend time at Charlie Brown’s guest cottage. Sally starts talking with the school building. A birthday wish is sent to Amy on the August 5 panels. By the way, who is Amy? And of course, Snoopy deals with a relationship issue with Woodstock over $6, gives hand puppets performances, and gets lost in earning his Beagle Scout badge.
The previous volume can still be purchased in the US. Amazon.com still carries these volumes. The official current list of available The Complete Peanuts volumes can be found at Fantagraphic’s website.