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Old 11-09-10, 12:35 PM
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The sets look fantastic, thanks for all of the pictures. I need to get around to picking these up. Been putting it off for a while now.
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^Nice....I'll have to wait til October to get the nice box set.
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I bought the first two sets before I realized that I don't have the space of the money for the entire collection. I have always loved Peanuts though. I credit the daily strip for encouraging me to learn how to read.
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Old 02-05-11, 04:47 PM
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I bought the first two sets before I realized that I don't have the space of the money for the entire collection. I have always loved Peanuts though. I credit the daily strip for encouraging me to learn how to read.
I'm in a similar boat. I love the idea of these, but owning them all is too much of a commitment for me. I'll just read them from the library.
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1979-1982 New box out this week I believe.

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Old 10-12-11, 08:25 AM
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Wow, looks like Fantagraphics stopped selling the empty slipcases, and here I was waiting to buy all my missing cases at the end of the run. Great!

So if anyone wants to part with their cases, and they're in fine condition, I'd be willing to buy them. I need all cases after 1966.
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Old 10-30-11, 11:02 AM
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I saw the first volume back when it first came out in 2004 and thought that it would be awesome to have, but then I saw it was only the first 2 years (should have known by the size) and realized it would take several volumes to put them all out. I was afraid, with like so many other collections, that a lack of sales might keep them from releasing all the volumes. Luckily I was reminded of these again this year and found to my surprise that they were up to Volume 16. Over the past 6 months (and with a birthday in there too) I was able to purchase and collect up the 16 volumes. Now I can continue collecting these over the next 5 years. I plan on building a nice shelf to hang on the wall when these are all available, that will hold them all side by side. I'm going to paint it with the Peanuts characters and show off my awesome collection. Thanks to Fantagraphics and Seth for these great volumes and of course a special thank you to Mr. Schultz for this great masterpiece. I can't wait for next April to get Volume 17!!!!
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Old 11-25-11, 08:41 PM
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I think I'm done.

I had a laugh out loud moment reading the 1981-1982 volume. That made me realize that I hadn't laughed once while reading the 1979-1980 volume. Schultz is phoning it in. There is page after page of Peppermint Patty getting a D-minus in school. Not only does he recycle jokes from previous volumes, he recycles a joke that was earlier in the same volume. He even has a character named Rerun.

I remember losing interest in Peanuts around the time these strips were first published. I've sort of assumed that it was just a matter of my tastes changing as grew up. But no, these strips are just bad.

The series is half done. Another half is yet to to be released. But I don't think I want to spend another couple hundred dollars and use another two feet of shelf space for volumes by a cartoonist who was once brilliant, but who is now coasting.
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The Complete Peanuts 1983-1984 (Vol. 17)
April 3, 2012



I haven't bought any of these in a while but I'm glad they're still coming out. Vol. 18 (1985-86) is scheduled for Sept 5.
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i have the fifties, and am intending to get the sixties, early seventies. do people (other than collector/completists) feel that the strip begins to get stale or repetetive, or is it worth it to keep buying/reeding through the seventies and eighties?
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i have the fifties, and am intending to get the sixties, early seventies. do people (other than collector/completists) feel that the strip begins to get stale or repetetive, or is it worth it to keep buying/reeding through the seventies and eighties?
They start getting slick and formulaic by 1970. He's been doing it for almost 20 years, and he's become the most successful comic strip artist in history. It shows in the work. Sometime in there Schultz had a bitter divorce, and it gives the strips a certain edge that wasn't there before. But if you stopped in the early 70s you would have got most of the good stuff.

There is a possibility that Peanuts gets good again in the 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s, but I won't be there to find out.
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I'm still in awe of the fact that they planned this out way back but set a TWELVE YEAR time frame for it. On the one hand, that's pretty ambitious, on the other WTF. Still haven't gotten around to getting any but I am interested. And since people are saying that everything post 1980 is bad....that makes me question whether that was the reason I never really liked the strip as a kid, since I pretty much only read the output from the 90's. I never really read the early stuff.
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I'm not sure which is more mind-boggling: the fact that they planned this out for 12 years or the fact that we're already 2/3 done. Where does the time go?
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So, assuming this forum will still be around in 12 years, I figured I'd start this thread for all 25 volumes of the collection to discuss, laugh and point out our favorite stips.
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I'm not sure which is more mind-boggling: the fact that they planned this out for 12 years or the fact that we're already 2/3 done. Where does the time go?
indeed!

I remember this thread being started like it was yesterday.
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
indeed!

I remember this thread being started like it was yesterday.
That first volume seemed magical: its heft, the feel of the dust jacket and paper, opening up to "How I hate him!" (at least I think that was the first strip).

The series has lost some of its luster due to drop in quality in the strip itself and the way the market has grown. Too many other strips to read!

The long run was probably the right choice. People wouldn't have wanted to spend their cash at a faster rate, especially if they didn't have time to read them along the way. I know I own about 10 volumes but have only read the first few so far.

Not sure why I didn't contribute to this thread till '10.
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Still collecting them....Haven't read them all, but plan to someday!
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I'm not sure which is more mind-boggling: the fact that they planned this out for 12 years or the fact that we're already 2/3 done. Where does the time go?
Amazon just gave me the shipping notice for the final volume of Krazy Kat. Fantagraphics has been working on that series since 2000. It took them twelve years to finish it.

But that's not all. They picked up where Eclipse left off. I bought Volume One from Eclipse back in 1988. I've spent half my life buying the complete Krazy Kat.
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Amazon just gave me the shipping notice for the final volume of Krazy Kat. Fantagraphics has been working on that series since 2000. It took them twelve years to finish it.

But that's not all. They picked up where Eclipse left off. I bought Volume One from Eclipse back in 1988. I've spent half my life buying the complete Krazy Kat.
Congrats at least!
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Amazon just gave me the shipping notice for the final volume of Krazy Kat. Fantagraphics has been working on that series since 2000. It took them twelve years to finish it.

But that's not all. They picked up where Eclipse left off. I bought Volume One from Eclipse back in 1988. I've spent half my life buying the complete Krazy Kat.
Holy shit. I didn't know that was still going, I bought just the 1925-26 one back in 2003. The one with the post-911 blurb on the back where Art Spiegleman equated the characters to Osama Bin Laden and Bush. Oh boy.

How is the quality as the years go on?

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Just a small update...got an email from Amazon saying this will be shipping on August 29th now instead of later in September. Loving seeing Spike in the center.
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Holy shit. I didn't know that was still going, I bought just the 1925-26 one back in 2003. The one with the post-911 blurb on the back where Art Spiegleman equated the characters to Osama Bin Laden and Bush. Oh boy.

How is the quality as the years go on?
It's complicated. By the late '20s it is in a long, slow decline. Then in '35, Herriman was allowed to do color pages, and he perks up again. But he died in '44, so it was only a few years before he starts getting tired. By then it's a three character strip working mostly on charm instead of energy.

But even a tired Herriman is better than most comics artists. No one is going to be printing a complete Spiegleman forty five years after his death.
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Just a small update...got an email from Amazon saying this will be shipping on August 29th now instead of later in September. Loving seeing Spike in the center.
Spike
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Old 08-04-13, 11:03 PM
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Peanuts Every Sunday is a companion to The Complete Peanuts that will be arriving this fall.







Also due in October is the first volume of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts Every Sunday," a companion series to Fantagraphics' "Complete Peanuts" collections. It features an introduction by film critic Jonathan Rosenbaum.

"Peanuts Every Sunday" will collect the Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips in full color, with the first of ten oversized volumes collecting the strips from 1952 (when the Sunday strips started) to 1955. After that, each volume will collect five years worth of Sunday strips.

Each strip is being recolored by Joanne Bagge.

*Just noticed it said 10 volumes....so will I probably wait for the 2nd volume in case they follow suit with boxes to house them.
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Nice! I wonder if "oversized" will be Popeye/Prince Valiant-size.
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