The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 14: 1977-1978 (The Complete Peanuts #14)
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...more
Linus, Woodstock, and Snoopy all get into a fight with World War II (the cat next door). Snoopy is a helicopter. Woodstock's bird friends are named (Bill, Conrad, Olivier). Truffles makes another appearance. Cristo wraps Snoopy's doghouse. We are introduced to Eudora (who Sally meets at camp) and Molly Volley (Snoopy's hyper-aggressive mixed-doubles tennis partner). Snoopy is the Cheshire Beagle and gets stuck that way. Sally reads a report to her class about Santa and his rain gear. ...more
My favorite thing in 77-78 was the creation of Sally
s friend Eudora. They meet at summer camp and then Eudora moves near by. Later Linus gives his blanket to Eudora because "she smile at me". Sally isnt happy, especially when she calls him her sweet baboo! The blanket ends up with the cat next door and a huge fight developes for possession. It turns out Woodst ...more
I love the good ol' features of Charlie Brown and the football, of "five cents please", Sally's conversations with school and Peppermint Patty's troubles with it, not to mention the antics of Snoopy and Woodstock and all the other adventures the gang gets up to.
A newer feature is the artistic claw-slashes of the cat next door, always brought on by Snoopy's taunts. Always witty and to the point.
I still think the strips from the early seveties were the best one ...more
Schulz's first regular cartoons, Li'l Folks, were published from 1947 to 1950 by the St. Paul Pioneer Press; he first used the name Charlie Brown for a character there, although he applied the name in ...more