05. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Graphic Novel · Tags: , ,

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 14: 1977-1978 by Charles M. Schulz, 325 pages, read by Tammy, on 02/10/2012

As the 1970s wind down, the last two recurring Peanuts characters have fallen into place: Snoopy’s brother Spike and the youngest Van Pelt sibling, Rerun. Charlie Brown is found guilty by the EPA of biting the Kite-Eating tree, he goes on the lam and ends up coaching the “Goose Eggs,” a group of diminutive baseball players, Austin, Ruby, Leland, and Milo.

Also: a tennis-playing Snoopy ends up reluctantly teamed with the extreme Type “A” athlete Molly Volley… who then reappears later in the book. Add in Sally’s new camp friend Eudora,and a surprise repeat appearance by Linus’s sweetheart, Truffles

05. March 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Graphic Novel, Tammy · Tags: , , ,

The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 13: 1975-1976 by Charles M. Schulz, 325 pages, read by Tammy, on 02/02/2012

The Complete Peanuts, Volume 13 1975-1976Part of the Complete Peanuts Collection with all the Dailies and Sunday comic strips from 1975 to Dec. 1976. I remember reading some of these in little paperback book collections I bought in elementary and junior high school. It was a nice trip down memory lane plus several new stories for me to read about Charlie, Snoopy and the rest of the gang.

These years are especially important in terms of new canine characters, as Snoopy is joined by his wandering brother Spike
(from Needles), his beloved sister Belle (from Kansas City), and… did you know he had a nephew? In other beagle news, Snoopy breaks his foot and spends six weeks in a cast, deals with his friend Woodstock’s case of the “the vapors,” and gets involved in a heated love triangle with Linus over the girl “Truffles.”