volume: 8
publisher: Fantagraphics
publish date:
language: English
pages: 344: Hard Cover


We are now in the mid-1960s, one of Schulz's peak periods of creativity (and one third of the way through the strip's life!). Snoopy has become the strip's dominant personality, and this volume marks two milestones for the character: the first of many "dogfights" with the nefarious Red Baron, and the launch of his writing career ("It was a dark and stormy night..."). Two new characters — the first two from outside the strip's regular little neighborhood — make their bows. Roy (who befriends Charlie Brown and then Linus at summer camp) won't have a lasting impact, but upon his return from camp he regales a friend of his with tales of the strange kids he met, and she has to go check them out for herself. Her name? Peppermint Patty.

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"The Complete Peanuts has framed Charles Schulz’s enduring masterpiece about as well any lifelong fan could’ve hoped." – "The Best Comics of the '00s: The Archives", The A.V. Club

"...The most exciting and satisfying Peanuts project is the ambitious 25 volume masterpiece The Complete Peanuts being created by publisher Fantagraphics. They've recently put out volume eight, The Complete Peanuts: 1965-1966, and like all the previous volumes, it's beautifully designed by graphic novelist Seth and a joy to behold... The cultural impact of Peanuts has been ongoing for decades. (Would Christmas be the same without them?) But republishing the entire series in one gorgeous volume after another is really the first time we can truly take a step back, appreciate his work as a whole and ultimately wrap our arms around the accomplishment of Charles Schulz. Sometimes, happiness is a warm book." – Michael Glitz, The Huffington Post

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