Will Charlie Brown ever get to kick the footballs? Will Schroeder finally return Lucy's love? Will Linus give up his security blanket? Will Peppermint Party ever pass a test? And, most importantly will Snoopy--that canine literary ace--ever be published?
"To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. It really does not matter what you are called or where your work is placed as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place." -- Charles Schulz
Peanuts: A Golden Celebration honors the momentous 50th anniversary of Charlie Brown and the gang with over 1,000 carefully selected strips that tell the story of Peanutslike no other book before. In Schulz's own words we learn how he came to create the world's most popular comic strip characters from nostalgic and sometimes painful memories of growing up--such as the agony of classroom Valentine exchange and the longing for a little red-haired girl.
From the debut of Peanuts on October 2, 1950, to the golden jubilee, here are fifty years of the favorite episodes and the..."firsts," such as the first time Lucy pulled the football away from Charlie Brown. Included are scenes from the beloved Charlie Brown television. specials and the latest revival of the Broadway musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
These are the strips and events that have made Peanuts an awesome phenomenon, appearing in 2,600 newspapers worldwide everyday. Not bad for a round-headed kid called Charlie Brown.
Let the celebration begin
Written by Warren Ellis; Art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; Cover by Robertson The hammer has come down on him, but outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has managed to stay one step ahead of his detractors - i.e., the President of the United States and his authoritarian lackeys in publishing and law enforcement. After losing his byline, bank account, and apartment, Jerusalem and his filthy assistants have legged it underground, the better to implement his plan. What plan, you say? Why, the plan to bring down the President, of course Reprints TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42.
The ceremony to summon the Suzaku has been ruined by Amiboshi, a Seiryu warrior posing as Chiriko. When hope seems lost, Tai Yi Jun appears from a flame and tells Miaka of the Jewel of the Northern God that may be the key to completing the ceremony. But Miaka also learns that to lure the Suzaku, she must be a virgin. Can she bring herself to sever her relationship with Tamahome? A sweeping saga.... Watase has an excellent grasp of characterization. Wizard magazine
In Zits, countless readers relish Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott's right-on look at teenage life, as told through the eyes of perpetually ambivalent, yet lovable, teenager Jeremy Duncan. Here's a 15-year-old kid who seems to speak for teenagers everywhere, even if it's with a withering look or a nonchalant shrug. As Jeremy himself might say: Adolescence bitesZits has attracted an enormous following of fans, teenagers and adults alike. This Zits sketchbook, Don't Roll Your Eyes At Me, Young Man , warmly chronicles the growing pains of the Duncan household and follows Jeremy as he navigates his way through his perpetual freshman year of high school. Caring, funny, impatient, self-absorbed, and bored silly, Jeremy is the charming essence of adolescence today.
Get Fuzzy makes the fur fly. This freshly amusing strip is a darling among readers who enjoy pets with an attitude. This wry cartoon features Rob Wilco, a mild-mannered ad guy who's guardian to two rambunctious pets: Bucky, a temperamental cat who carries a boom box and goes on spending sprees, and Satchel, a gentle canine who tries to remain neutral even when he bears the brunt of Bucky's mischief. Together, this unlikely trio hangs out together, watching TV, cooking for friends, and attempting the occasional adventure outside. Anyone who has a pet or even knows one will find this Get Fuzzy collection, The Dog is Not a Toy, an astutely witty take on relationships between the species.
Just as the day becomes night, summer becomes fall, and breakfast becomes lunch (with ample time for snacks in between ), Garfield becomes plumper and funnier with every meal he devours, and every practical joke he performs. So whether he's nudging Odie off the coffee table or " doing" lunch with Jon's goldfish, Garfield is in it for the fun--and so are we