The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box Set Hardcover – Aug 30 2007
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CHARLES M. SCHULZ was born in 1922 and passed away in 2000.
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My only frustration is that a few of the box sets (hard to find) are being sold at ridiculously extravagant price!!
I guess I'll wait till they reprint.
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These books are amongst my prized possessions, and will be from now on. I can't recommend them highly enough, and thank the publisher for putting such love and attention into their creation. And, of course (and most of all) thanks to good ol' Charles Schulz for writing them!The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 Box SetThe Complete Peanuts 1959-1962 Box SetThe Complete Peanuts 1950-1954 Boxed Set
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Even though it says 'temporarily out of stock', Amazon has fulfilled my order and the 1963-66 set has arrived. I'm sure when you order they will ship quickly.
Right now we face tough economic times and I've been looking to see how other generations got through them. I had been reading Chester Gould's 'Dick Tracy' (written in the heart of the great depression) and these Peanuts books are more than a welcome. 'Dick Tracy delved head long into the dark underworld of crime in the 1930's in an often violent and shocking manor. Clearly Chester Gould wanted to expose this seedy world for everyone to see and possibly evoke change. Although a cliff hanger and often creative, it is not a pleasant read.
Peanuts on the other hand makes light of the stress and problems we all feel and lets us know we'll get through them. We all have had someone pull the football out from under us and I'll bet more than one of us has a kite eating tree grinning at us as we walk by.
But that's part of life. And Charles Shultz, by putting his own problems on the page and laughing at them, left behind a legacy that will help generations face theirs.
Bless you Mr. Shultz.
As you can see, Amazon is now taking pre orders for this book. Aren't you glad you waited? An email I've received says my copy should arrive between August 1-5th BUT they have not shipped yet. My guess is, they will be shipping later than that but in the month of august.
The earlier volumes (1959-62) will follow soon according to Fantagraphics.
(July 11, 2013)
According to Fantagraphic Books, this 2 volume set will be available in mid to late August. (The single volumes are already available here.) Once again the have assured me they will be available here on Amazon as well. The man who answered the phone assured me these volumes were already at the printers NOW. So it looks like the boxed sets for both 59-62 and 63-66 will be for sale within a month.
They have been told I was adding this to my review and they're fine with passing this information on.
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Each book contains 2 complete years of Peanuts - the funniest comic strip of all time (IMHO). So this two-book set contains four complete years of Peanuts - all the strips that were published between 1963-1966.
Note that both books included in the boxed set are exactly the same ones that are sold separately. The books also contain full book jackets (i.e. if desired can be shelved separately). As of this review date it is cheaper to buy the two-book set than to buy them separately at Amazon and we get an added attractive slipcase with the two-book set.
Unfortunately the Sunday strips are in black and white - a minor gripe. However other such comic strip collections (including Calvin and Hobbs) have the Sunday ones in color.
(Note: I have essentially copied my review of the other peanuts sets for this one)
In one of the volume a note from the Editor explains how in the original of certain strip was damaged or lost and they had to reconstruct somehow. One strip out of 700 of that volume alone and it deserved an explanatory note! This just to give you an idea of how much carefulness and passion is behind this Peanuts collection.