Charles M. Schulz Al Roker
- Title: The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 15: 1979-1980
- Author: Charles M. Schulz Al Roker
- ISBN: 9781606994382
- Page: 394
- Format: Hardcover
Charles Schulz enters his fourth decade as the greatest cartoonist of his generation, and Peanuts remains as fresh and lively as it ever was How do we know it s 1980 Well, for one thing Peppermint Patty gets herself those Bo Derek in 10 cornrows Peanuts timelessness occasionally shows a crack That said, The Complete Peanuts 1979 1980 includes a number of classic storCharles Schulz enters his fourth decade as the greatest cartoonist of his generation, and Peanuts remains as fresh and lively as it ever was How do we know it s 1980 Well, for one thing Peppermint Patty gets herself those Bo Derek in 10 cornrows Peanuts timelessness occasionally shows a crack That said, The Complete Peanuts 1979 1980 includes a number of classic storylines, including the month long sequence in which an ill Charlie Brown is hospitalized including a particularly spooky moment when he wonders if he s died and nobody s told him yet , and an especially eventful trek with Snoopy, Woodstock, and the scout troop now including a little girl bird, Harriet And Snoopy is still trying on identities left and right, including the world famous surveyor, the world famous census taker, and Blackjack Snoopy, the riverboat gambler.In other extended stories, Snoopy launches an ill fated airline with Lucy as the agent, Linus as the luggage handler, and Marcie as what it was still OK then to call the stewardess Peppermint Patty responds to being leaked upon by a ceiling by hiring a lawyer unfortunately, she again picks Snoopy plus one of the great, forgotten romances of Peanuts that will startle even long time Peanuts connoisseurs Peppermint Patty and Pig Pen
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Highlights: the strips on Title IX, which equalized funding for men and women's sports in college athletics; the introduction of Harriet into Snoopy's scout group of birds—who then gets put into jail for getting into a fight with blue jays at the bird bath; the struggles of Sally and Peppermint Patty in school.Best quote: Peppermint Patty on the futility of trying to learn math, "Math is like learning a foreign language, MarcieNo matter what you say, it's going to be wrong anyway!"
Almost caught up with the series! At this point in the strip's trajectory, Schulz seems to be more influenced by the outside world and pop culture than in the previous decades. One of the things I've enjoyed about Peanuts is that it has never seemed dated to me, but I'm thinking that it's possible most collections just pull the really super-dated strips. For example, in this volume Peppermint Patty gets Bo Derek-style cornrows for a few days. Snoopy keeps playing tennis and jogging (although not [...]
Yet another Peanuts volume down, and this one came with an unusual twist - unrequited love has been a constant theme in Peanuts going back to the very early strips - Charlie Brown loves the pretty red-headed girl, Sally loves Linus, Linus at various times loved Miss Othmar and Truffles, and Lucy loves Schroeder, and none of them have a chance of getting any love back. Anyway, with so much unrequited love it was probably inevitable that Schulz would finally have somebody stumble on something like [...]
This volume starts with an intro by Al Roker. Kind of bland really altho there is a mention of the original strip that came before Peanuts, actually a one panel cartoon, called L'll Folks. In the strip Peppermint Patty takes on the idea of equality for women's sports and tries to get Marcie to buy in,she's having none of it. PP also finds out that femininity doesnt improve her grades,but it does lead to a bunch of different hair styles for PP thru out this run. Feminine,by the way, means she wea [...]
This is the second compilation I've read in this series. Any time you can spend a lot of time with the Peanuts gang and the genius of Charles Schulz, it's a pleasure. This two year collection includes the usual suspects: the Great Pumpkin, the Easter Beagle, the WWI flying ace, the give and take of Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football, Charlie Brown, kites and the kite eating tree, Marcie and Peppermint Patty in a school daze.New in this is Charlie Brown being hospitalized leading his fellow [...]
Thus began the fourth decade of Peanuts. Just think about that for a minute - 4 decades of the same set of characters and they are just as mucked up, insecure and hilariously human as they were at the beginning.In this volume Charlie Brown ends up in hospital and people show concern in one way or another - except Sally who in true sister style just starts making plans to take over his room.Poor Peppermint Patty continues to struggle through school, doing her best but just never quite hitting the [...]
True rating: 4.5 stars.Another excellent volume in this amazing series. This one's highlights include Al Roker's warm introduction and the spectacular 30 strip arc in which Charlie Brown is hospitalized. The arc ends with the famous moment when Lucy does NOT pull the football away from Charlie Brown. There is also the brief romance between Pig-Pen and Patricia, as he calls her, and Eudora's entry as a semi-regular. Finally, after silently raising her psychiatric rates to a dime in the previous v [...]
I looooooove Charlie Brown! Fave comics ever! This one featured the lost romance between Peppermint Patty and Pig-Pen (I might've already mentioned that but still it's a great part of the book!).Also I loved it when Snoopy went to visit his brother Spike in Needles. Poor Spike is the janitor in a wolves' cave in the middle of the desert. He lives in a shack. Snoopy says, "I'm glad our mother never had to see this." Snoopy asks him to come back to civilization but Spike says he can't because he's [...]
Another excellent volume, albeit with some longer storylines (I prefer the shorter strips).These strips still depict life's little, magical things, the small, but significant moments, as well as the overwhelming anxieties and resigned depressions.Snoopy the boy scout takes center stage, Peppermint Patty has a romance with the returned Pig-Pen, and Snoopy starts an airline, but flashbacks to WWI and the Red Baron.The moving forword is this time written by Al Roker.As usual, I love, but not up the [...]
Continuation of existing characters. More of Eudora, and Peppermint Patty dresses up like a girl!
Passed his prime? Perhaps. But in 1979 Schulz has one of the best extended sequences in the strip’s history. Charlie Brown leaves the baseball grounds feeling dizzy. He ends up in the emergency room and thereafter in an extended stay in a hospital. The responses of the characters in the strip are just perfect: Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcia, Sally, Snoopy, and Lucy. (Guess which one doesn’t miss him?) Once she learns where her brother is, Sally is too busy packing to move into his room t [...]
Charlie Brown gets sick and Snoopy's campers get lost in a snowstorm. Peanuts by this time has really lost steam. The only memorable parts of this book are points in which Schulz creates continuing story arcs (and they are few & far between). The repetition is comforting in that every spring you'll have baseball, fall you'll have school problems, and holidays break it up, but that doesn't always make for entertaining reading. It always feels strange when he misses a holiday (like Halloween i [...]
All highly enjoyable, but just one pedantic nitpick: the synopsis states this is the last volume from the 1970s, but surely it's also the first volume of the 1980s? The clue is in the fact that half the strips are from 1980. Not the 1970s, obviously. And the next volume (1981-1982) states that the "Complete Peanuts marches into the 1980s". It had already done that with the previous volume. Very odd. Wonder if the staff at Fantographics/Cannongate need a little educating about when decades begin [...]
Charlie Brown continues to play basball. Snoopy continues to scout. Then a new bird joins the troop and gets thrown in jail! Meanwhile Charlie Brown goes to the hospital and thinks he may have died. Moving on, Rerun is seen briefly, but is very expressive in his distaste for riding on the back of his mother's bicycle.
I'm loving these! This set is the years 1979-1980. Some pretty cool stuff.In one scene, Lucy does NOT move the football, when Charlie Brown runs to kick it. I kid you not!(And it's NOT a dream, either) Also, there is a romance between 2 members of the 'gang', that I never knew about!Great fun!!!
Not as funny as earlier strips, but with more meaning, many of these strips are pretty brilliant. Most of us can identify with most of these characters and recognize our lives in theirs. A great achievement.
It's such heady nostalgia, reading these comic strips again after more than 20 years. I can't believe how many I still remember! It's a treat to get to visit old friends.
Overall not as good as many previous volumes, but still has an undeniable charm.
I wish it didn't take me six months to read each one of these; then I could remember what was funny in the first half as well as the second.
Not as up to par as the previous editions but still loads of fun!
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