The Complete Peanuts Vol.2 - 1953-1954
"1953-1954!" Peanuts is the most successful comic strip in the history of the medium as well as one of the most acclaimed strips ever published. The first volume (1950-52) has nearly sold out of its 70,000-copy print run. This second volume begins with Peanuts' third full year and a cast of eight: Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, the recently born Linus, and Snoopy. By the end of 1954, this will have expanded to nine. Linus, Lucy and Charlie Brown all start to transition into the complex characters we're familiar with and then Pigpen comes onto the scene. This book collects 730 daily and Sunday comic strips, the vast majority of which are not currently in print in any other Peanuts collection, and over 400 of which have never been reprinted since their initial appearance in papers over 50 years ago. The Complete Peanuts is produced in full cooperation with United Media, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Mr. Schulz's widow, Jean Schulz. Each volume in the series presents two years of strips along with supplementary material in a three-tier page format that accommodates three dailies or one Sunday strip per page. Award-winning graphic novelist Seth is designing the series so that each individual book is sharply recognizable and yet clearly part of a consistent series.