Linus learns to talk, Snoopy begins to explore his eccentricities (including his hilarious first series of impressions), Lucy's unrequited crush on Schroeder takes final shape, and Charlie Brown becomes... well, even more Charlie Brown-ish. Over half of the strips in this volume have never been printed since their original appearance in newspapers a half century ago! Even the most dedicated Peanuts collector/fan is sure to find many new treasures.
The Complete Peanuts will run 25 volumes, collecting two years chronologically at a rate of two books a year for 12 years. Each volume is designed by the award-winning cartoonist Seth (Clyde Fans) and features impeccable production values; every single strip from Charles M. Schulz's 50-year American classic is reproduced better than ever before. This volume includes an introduction by Matt Groening (The Simpsons) as well as the popular Complete Peanuts index, and an epilogue by series editor Gary Groth.