Since their original publication, Peanuts Sundays have almost always been collected and reprinted in black and white. But true Peanuts fans are missing those original Sunday strips in their large size and full, striking coloring. It all makes for a surprisingly different reading experience.
Thus we are now presented with this new, larger, Sundays-only Peanuts series. Rediscover that delightful, Sunday-morning reading experience! Designed as a series of ten massive coffee-table quality books, this first volume offers you an amazing four years of pages, from the very first.
As with most strips, Peanuts showed by far the quickest and richest development in its first decade, and Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952-1955, offers a fascinating peek at Schulz's evolving creative process. Not only does the graphic side of the strips change drastically, from the strip's initial stiff, ultra-simple stylizations through a period of uncommonly lush, almost Pogo-ishly detailed drawings to something close to the final, elegant Peanuts style we've all come to know and love, but several main characters are gradually introduced -- oddly enough, usually as infants who would then grow up to full, articulate Peanut-hood! -- and then refined: Schroeder, Lucy, and Linus (Sally will make her very first appearance as a baby in the next volume.)
Scrupulously re-colored to match the original syndicate coloring (including some unusual colors for Charlie Brown's trademark zig-zag shirt, before it was officially yellow). Printed using the same process of "mellowing" out of tones to avoid the sharp colors that sometimes mar reprints of syndicated strips -- allowing readers once again to plunge back into Charles Schulz's marvelous world.