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1957-62. Highly Recommended. By Charles Schulz. In collection for the first time ever! Charles never let his strip out of his hands, so when Dell wanted to do a Peanuts comic book, he took time off from the strip and drew these special covers and stories, unique the the series. For that reason, these have never been included with the widely distributed newspaper strip collections. Published through the 1950s and 60s, the Dell Peanuts comic strips were drawn by Charles M. Schulz with a little help from his friends. These truly classic comics will delight any Peanuts fan, collector and newbie alike.

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In collection for the first time ever! Charles never let his strip out of his hands, so when Dell wanted to do a Peanuts comic book, he took time off from the strip and drew these special covers and stories, unique the the series. For that reason, these have never been included with the widely distributed newspaper strip collections. Published through the 1950s and 60s, the Dell Peanuts comic strips were drawn by Charles M. Schulz with a little help from his friends. These truly classic comics will delight any Peanuts fan, collector and newbie alike.

Beginning in the early 1950s, Peanuts strips began appearing in Tip Top Comics and United Comics, many of which featured unsigned new covers by Shulz himself, making them highly prized collector items today. In 1955-57, publisher St. John took over the series, with more strip reprints appearing in Fritzi Ritz and Tip Top, as well as at least one issue of Nancy, of all places.

"It's safe to assume that somebody tabulated the strips reprinted in these various comic books, and took at least some care to ensure they dId not wholly duplicate the strips reprinted in Holt, Reinhart & Winston's best selling Peanuts collection. Sharp-eyed fans who've wondered why Holt failed to reprint so many strips from 1953-55 now have an answer: Many of them popped up instead in UFS and St. John comic books."

But big changes came along in 1957--"The covers of these books promised "all brand-new" stories and Dell meant it. Shulz wrote and drew very few of these and instead entrusted them to talented colleagues...[who] labored as "ghosts" while imitating Schulz's signature style...and, for a time, even avid Peanuts fans probably couldn't tell the difference."

But he was very busy, so he quickly turned over the reins to a good friend and former Art Instruction Schools colleague Jim Sasseville. Shulz did continue to supply some original cover illustrations. Finally the Peanuts title debuted in 1958 as part of the Dell Four Color series..again, Shulz wrote and drew several of the stories in the first two Four Color issues. The series continued in its own title from #4, 1960, to #13, 1962. Schultz delivered signed covers for this entire run.

This collection brings together ALL the original strips from this long comics history, concluding with all of Shulz's Peanuts Comics covers.

"The new work debuted in Dell's first issue of Nancy (#146), which--because of its Ernie Bushmiller cover--gave no indication of the gorgeous four-page Peanuts story within. Although this work bears no signature, there's no question that Schulz wrote and drew the story." Quoted from Derek Bang's wonderfully informative introduction, which certainly taught me a lot about this little-known series.

It's fun reading stories that run four to eight pages, rather than one daily or one Sunday, as we are all used to. Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and others all get more room to stretch, real plots even, along with the usual wonderful humor.

Don’t miss out on these amazing adventures in these never-before-collected stories.

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Item Code PEADH
Publisher kaboom!
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781684152551
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 6x9
# Pages 352pg
Color Full Color
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