The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 25: 1999-2000

The Complete Peanuts Vol The th volume of The Complete Peanuts collects the very final year plus of the defining comic strip of the th century which ran for nearly strips and for years after its debut in T

  • Title: The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 25: 1999-2000
  • Author: Charles M. Schulz
  • ISBN: 9781606999134
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The 25th volume of The Complete Peanuts collects the very final year plus of the defining comic strip of the 20th century, which ran for nearly 18,000 strips and for 50 years after its debut in 1950 This masterpiece includes all of 1999 through the final Feb 13, 2000 strip In this volume, Rerun takes center stage and cements himself as the last great Peanuts character wThe 25th volume of The Complete Peanuts collects the very final year plus of the defining comic strip of the 20th century, which ran for nearly 18,000 strips and for 50 years after its debut in 1950 This masterpiece includes all of 1999 through the final Feb 13, 2000 strip In this volume, Rerun takes center stage and cements himself as the last great Peanuts character when he embarks on a career as an underground comic book artist This volume also features a huge surprise the complete Li l Folks, the weekly one panel comic that Charles Schulz produced for his hometown paper Li l Folks was a clear precursor to Peanuts, and its inclusion here will bring The Complete Peanuts full circle.

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  • Charles M. Schulz

    Charles Monroe Schulz was an American cartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts proved one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, and is still widely reprinted on a daily basis.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 four gags to three different boys and one buried in sand The series also had a dog that looked much like Snoopy In 1948, Schulz sold a cartoon to The Saturday Evening Post the first of 17 single panel cartoons by Schulz that would be published there In 1948, Schulz tried to have Li l Folks syndicated through the Newspaper Enterprise Association Schulz would have been an independent contractor for the syndicate, unheard of in the 1940s, but the deal fell through Li l Folks was dropped from the Pioneer Press in January, 1950.Later that year, Schulz approached the United Feature Syndicate with his best strips from Li l Folks, and Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950 The strip became one of the most popular comic strips of all time He also had a short lived sports oriented comic strip called It s Only a Game 1957 1959 , but he abandoned it due to the demands of the successful Peanuts From 1956 to 1965 he contributed a single panel strip Young Pillars featuring teenagers to Youth, a publication associated with the Church of God.Peanuts ran for nearly 50 years, almost without interruption during the life of the strip, Schulz took only one vacation, a five week break in late 1997 At its peak, Peanuts appeared in than 2,600 newspapers in 75 countries Schulz stated that his routine every morning consisted of eating a jelly donut and sitting down to write the day s strip After coming up with an idea which he said could take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours , he began drawing it, which took about an hour for dailies and three hours for Sunday strips He stubbornly refused to hire an inker or letterer, saying that it would be equivalent to a golfer hiring a man to make his putts for him In November 1999 Schulz suffered a stroke, and later it was discovered that he had colon cancer that had metastasized Because of the chemotherapy and the fact he could not read or see clearly, he announced his retirement on December 14, 1999 Schulz often touched on religious themes in his work, including the classic television cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 , which features the character Linus van Pelt quoting the King James Version of the Bible Luke 2 8 14 to explain what Christmas is all about In personal interviews Schulz mentioned that Linus represented his spiritual side Schulz, reared in the Lutheran faith, had been active in the Church of God as a young adult and then later taught Sunday school at a United Methodist Church In the 1960s, Robert L Short interpreted certain themes and conversations in Peanuts as being consistent with parts of Christian theology, and used them as illustrations during his lectures about the gospel, as he explained in his bestselling paperback book, The Gospel According to Peanuts, the first of several books he wrote on religion and Peanuts, and other popular culture items.From the late 1980s, however, Schulz described himself in interviews as a secular humanist I do not go to church any I guess you might say I ve come around to secular humanism, an obligation I believe all humans have to others and the world we live in.

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  • On the very first day of 2000, the last daily strip for Peanuts ran in the world’s newspapers. Then for a few more weeks, right up to the day before Valentine’s Day when Charlie Brown’s mailbox would surely have remained empty, the Sunday strips continued before the last one ran the day after Charles Schulz died from cancer. The strip was among the list of survivors, by one day. A half-century of excellence came to an end with three panels: Charlie Brown on the phone saying, “No, I think [...]


  • The last volume (#25) of strips in this epic set, with a nice intro by President Obama. I like that Rerun aspires to be an underground comic book artist. I just found out that there will be a surprise volume 26 coming out in October featuring Schulz's non-comic strip art! \0/



  • What a mix of emotions I have! Since 2004, I've been reading this series and now I can say I have read every single Peanuts strip ever. During the prior volume I thought I'd get verklempt while reading the last volume, but it never happened because I was still so engaged by the happenings of the ol' gang. The final message from Sparky came as a record scratch, but I already knew it was coming so it didn't catch me as off-guard as I anticipated.Originally when Rerun showed up, I thought of him as [...]


  • This book is only raised to 3 stars due to the inclusion of "Li'l Folks." Sorry, but the last year of Peanuts simply isn't very funny overall. Compare the Li'l Folks strips to the Peanuts strips. The ones created near the beginning of Schulz's career are actually much funnier than those at the end.


  • I like Peanuts, but am not the fan that others are. However this is the 25th and last volume in this series, and the quantity and quality of this art is stupendous. I enjoyed it but would not try to read all 25 volumes. However if you are a Peanuts fan, check out this series.


  • It was with joy and sadness that I read this, the final volume of "Peanuts" comic strips. (There is yet one more volume being released in October that will contain various odds and ends Charles M. Schulz did including some of the "Peanuts" comic books he created.) This volume presents us with the last Great Pumpkin strip. The last football strip. (One of the best. Rerun substitutes for Lucy. But we'll never know if Rerun let Charlie Brown kick the football finally or if he, like his big sister, [...]


  • There is a wide generational swath of people that grew up reading Peanuts. I was one of those people, and like a lot of others, I aged out of my daily reading of the strips and I no longer followed it in reissue form. I accepted the conventional wisdom that Peanuts was stale long before the period covered in this collection.I found these strips much fresher than I expected. "Sparky" Schulz breaks the fourth wall or whatever to do some self-referential humor, particularly centered on Rerun's care [...]


  • On the minus side, the introduction from President Obama is very short and kinda meh. And half the book is reprints of Schulz's first work, Li'l Folks --- basically one-panel comics with kids saying funny things. (The big focus is using language that sounds more adult, e.g. a kid in a sandbox exclaiming "Yes, sir, this is the life for me! Back to the soil!!".) You see some glimpses of Peanuts (a kid called Charlie Brown, cute dogs, kids playing Beethoven), but it's not that moving or funny.The o [...]


  • Twice a year for 12 1/2 years. This is the last. :'( I will miss the anticipation. I truly enjoyed watching Rerun getting the best of his older sister and, through her, us. The addition of "Li'l Folks" was wonderful. We miss you, Sparky.


  • Since it only covers a year instead of two, like the others, this volume includes an extensive sampling of the "Li'l Folks" panels that preceded "Peanuts." Very dated, but very fun. Intro by President Obama.






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