The Complete Peanuts by Charles Schulz

The PEANUTS comic strip by Charles Schulz ran from October 2, 1950 to February 13, 2000.

In 2004, Fantagraphics Books began an excellent publishing effort to print the entire series in chronological order. It took thirteen years with the final volume released in 2016.

They printed two hardcover volumes a year which were available for purchase individually, or together in a box set. I bought them as they came out each year, and chose the box set option.

Let’s take a look at this remarkable publishing achievement, beginning with the covers of the individual volumes.

Please note, the final volume is a collection of additional comics and stories that were not part of the actual comic strip.

The spines:

Now, let’s take a look at the box set art.

Such an amazing, great looking set! Fantagraphics hit this out of the park.

But of course, the best part is the inside content.

Fifty years of a legendary comic.

Next, let’s take a look at the front and back covers of each volume with the dust jackets removed.

Again, Fantagraphics did an outstanding job on these.

The volumes also contain an index to help readers find a specific strip they may be searching for.

At the end of the volumes, there is a teaser for the next upcoming release.

THE COMPLETE PEAUNUTS, the definitive collection of Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip masterpiece by Fantagraphics Books is, to me, one of the greatest publishing efforts in history. Collecting these volumes as they came out was a 13-year journey I’ll always treasure.

Thank you for reading!

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