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Volume 1 has Charlie Brown grimacing

Front cover of the first volume of The Complete Peanuts.

Strips in The Complete Peanuts are run in black-and-white, horizontally, with Sundays approximating a square...

...although their exact layout and coloring differed from paper to paper.

Meaning that you sometimes get extra panels...

...that were chopped off by certain outlets

The Complete Peanuts is a book series published by Fantagraphics. The series is composed of twenty-six volumes reprinting every Peanuts comic strip in chronological order.

A new book in the series was released every six months and each contains two years of strips except for the first volume which includes strips from 1950 to 1952, just under three months longer. Publication of the series was completed in 2016.

The first book in the series was published in April 2004, and quickly topped the New York Times Best Seller List.

Besides Schulz's work, each book contains an introduction by an influential individual (often one with a connection to Schulz), an index of themes and characters, additional art by designer Seth based on a specific Peanuts panel, and a biography of Schulz written by series editor Gary Groth. In addition, the first volume contains an interview with Schulz conducted by Groth, and an extended biography.

For the hardback edition, the front of each book has a picture of one of the Peanuts characters designed by Canadian indie cartoonist Seth Fisher. Paperback editions began publication in 2013 and have comic strips on the front.

Previous to The Complete Peanuts, many Peanuts reprint books had been released by various publishers.

Sunday strips are reprinted alongside dailies in black and white and on a relatively small page. To address these problems, Fantagraphics began releasing Peanuts Every Sunday in 2014. Each volume has five years' worth of Sunday strips in color on a coffee table-sized page. Ten volumes will complete all of the Sunday strips.

Volume 25 includes the entirety of Lil' Folks and a bonus twenty-sixth includes sketches, interviews, and other material.

Hardcovers

# Title ISBN Release date Cover art Spine art Color Introduction Pages
1 The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 1952 ISBN 1-56097-589-X May 2004 Charlie Brown Shermy Red Garrison Keillor 346
2 The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 1954 ISBN 1-56097-614-4 October 2004 Lucy van Pelt Charlotte Braun Blue Walter Cronkite 344
3 The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 1956 ISBN 1-56097-647-0 May 2005 "Pig-Pen" Patty Golden Matt Groening 344
4 The Complete Peanuts: 1957 to 1958 ISBN 1-56097-670-5 October 2005 Snoopy Violet Gray Green Jonathan Franzen 344
5 The Complete Peanuts: 1959 to 1960 ISBN 1-56097-671-3 May 2006 Patty Schroeder Grey Whoopi Goldberg (US edition), Russell T. Davies (UK edition) 344
6 The Complete Peanuts: 1961 to 1962 ISBN 1-56097-672-1 October 2006 Schroeder Snoopy Red Diana Krall 344
7 The Complete Peanuts: 1963 to 1964 ISBN 1-56097-723-X May 2007 Linus van Pelt Lucy van Pelt Turquoise Bill Melendez 344
8 The Complete Peanuts: 1965 to 1966 ISBN 1-56097-724-8 August 2007 Charlie Brown 555 95472 Green Hal Hartley 344
9 The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1968 ISBN 1-56097-826-0 April 2008 Violet Gray Linus van Pelt Pink John Waters 344
10 The Complete Peanuts: 1969 to 1970 ISBN 1-56097-827-9 October 2008 Snoopy (as the World War I Flying Ace) "Pig-Pen" Orange Mo Willems 344
11 The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1972 ISBN 1-60699-145-0 March 2009 Sally Brown Thibault Yellow Kristin Chenoweth 344
12 The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 1974 ISBN 1-60699-286-4 August 2009 Woodstock Frieda Blue Billie Jean King 344
13 The Complete Peanuts: 1975 to 1976 ISBN 1-60699-345-3 March 2010 Frieda Charlie Brown Magenta Robert Smigel 344
14 The Complete Peanuts: 1977 to 1978 ISBN 1-60699-375-5 September 2010 Peppermint Patty Sally Brown Green Alec Baldwin 344
15 The Complete Peanuts: 1979 to 1980 ISBN 1-60699-438-7 April 2011 Charlie Brown José Peterson Orange Al Roker 344
16 The Complete Peanuts: 1981 to 1982 ISBN 1-60699-471-9 August 2011 Linus van Pelt Eudora Brown Lynn Johnston 344
17 The Complete Peanuts: 1983 to 1984 ISBN 1-60699-523-5 March 2012 Franklin Roy Grey Leonard Maltin 344
18 The Complete Peanuts: 1985 to 1986 ISBN 1-60699-572-3 August 2012 Spike Marcie Magenta Patton Oswalt 344
19 The Complete Peanuts: 1987 to 1988 ISBN 1-60699-634-7 April 2013 Lucy van Pelt Peppermint Patty Blue Garry Trudeau 344
20 The Complete Peanuts: 1989 to 1990 ISBN 1-60699-680-0 October 2013 Charlie Brown Franklin Grey Lemony Snicket 344
21 The Complete Peanuts: 1991 to 1992 ISBN 1-60699-726-2 June 2014 Marcie Woodstock Yellow Tom Tomorrow 344
22 The Complete Peanuts: 1993 to 1994 ISBN 1-60699-773-4 November 2014 Peppermint Patty Molly Volley Green Jake Tapper 344
23 The Complete Peanuts: 1995 to 1996 ISBN 1-60699-818-8 July 2015 Snoopy (as the "World Famous Attorney") Spike Purple Rifftrax/MST3K 348
24 The Complete Peanuts: 1997 to 1998 ISBN 1-60699-860-9 September 2015 Rerun van Pelt Rerun van Pelt Light Green Paul Feig 344
25 The Complete Peanuts: 1999 to 2000 ISBN 1-60699-913-3 April 2016 Sally Brown Truffles Orange President Barack Obama 332
26 The Complete Peanuts: Comics & Stories ISBN 1-60699-957-5 November 2016 Charlie Brown Charlie Brown Red Jean Schulz
(afterword)
344

Hard cover boxed sets

All of the volumes are also being released in boxed sets of two, housed in a specially designed slipcase that has a montage of characters' faces on either side. The individual boxes themselves are also available so you can package books that you've purchased.

Title ISBN Release date Center character
The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 1954 ISBN 1-56097-632-2 October 2004 Charlie Brown (Volume 1 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 1958 ISBN 1-56097-687-X November 2005 Snoopy (Volume 4 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1959 to 1962 ISBN 1-56097-774-4 October 2006 Lucy van Pelt
The Complete Peanuts: 1963 to 1966 ISBN 1-56097-868-6 September 2007 Linus van Pelt (Volume 7 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1970 ISBN 1-56097-948-8 October 2008 Snoopy (as the World War I Flying Ace) (Volume 10 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1974 ISBN 1-60699-287-2 September 2009 Woodstock (Volume 12 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1975 to 1978 ISBN 1-60699-376-3 September 2010 Peppermint Patty (Volume 14 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1979 to 1982 ISBN 1-60699-472-7 August 2011 Schroeder
The Complete Peanuts: 1983 to 1986 ISBN 1-60699-573-1 August 2012 Spike (Volume 18 cover)
The Complete Peanuts: 1987 to 1990 ISBN 1-60699-681-9 October 2013 Sally Brown
The Complete Peanuts: 1991 to 1994 ISBN 1-60699-774-2 November 2014 Woodstock's bird friends
The Complete Peanuts: 1995 to 1998 ISBN 1-60699-861-7 September 2015 Lucy van Pelt
The Complete Peanuts 1999–2000 and Comics & Stories Gift Box Set ISBN 978-1-60699-958-5 November 2016 Charlie Brown

Soft covers

In 2013, Fantagraphics started releasing softcover editions of The Complete Peanuts with the same material as the hardcovers but different cover artwork. These covers feature a strip in focus, with three panels on the front. The first volume omits some small drawings that accompanied the essays and the interview has been deleted.

# Title ISBN Release date Cover art
1 The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 1952 June 2014 April 9, 1952
2 The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 1954 November 2014
3 The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 1956 June 2015
4 The Complete Peanuts: 1957 to 1958 October 2015
5 The Complete Peanuts: 1959 to 1960 May 2016
6 The Complete Peanuts: 1961 to 1962 November 2016
7 The Complete Peanuts: 1963 to 1964 August 2017
8 The Complete Peanuts: 1965 to 1966 January 2018
9 The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1968 May 2018
10 The Complete Peanuts: 1969 to 1970 September 2018
11 The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1972 May 2019
12 The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 1974 October 2019
13 The Complete Peanuts: 1975 to 1976 July 2020
14 The Complete Peanuts: 1977 to 1978 November 2020
15 The Complete Peanuts: 1979 to 1980 July 2021
16 The Complete Peanuts: 1981 to 1982 November 2021
17 The Complete Peanuts: 1983 to 1984 May 2022
18 The Complete Peanuts: 1985 to 1986
19 The Complete Peanuts: 1987 to 1988
20 The Complete Peanuts: 1989 to 1990
21 The Complete Peanuts: 1991 to 1992
22 The Complete Peanuts: 1993 to 1994
23 The Complete Peanuts: 1995 to 1996
24 The Complete Peanuts: 1997 to 1998
25 The Complete Peanuts: 1999 to 2000
26 The Complete Peanuts: Comics and Stories

Soft cover boxed sets

The softcover editions also come in boxed sets of two. The slip covers feature a strip wrapped around it, with two panels on the front and two on the back.

Peanuts Every Sunday

For the 1961 Holt, Rinehart and Winston reprint book, see List of Peanuts reprint books

Peanuts Every Sunday is a series featuring the Peanuts Sunday strips in full color. These books, unlike the Complete Peanuts series, are scheduled to be released one every year, in ten volumes covering half a decade each, except the first book, which has 1952–55. Slip-cased sets of two are also be available.

Title ISBN Release date Character(s) in focus Pages
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952 to 1955 ISBN 1-60699-692-4 December 6, 2013 Charlie Brown 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956 to 1960 ISBN 1-60699-794-7 November 5, 2014 Lucy van Pelt 272
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1961 to 1965 ISBN 1606998722 November 23, 2015 Charlie Brown 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1966 to 1970 ISBN 1606999680 November 22, 2016 Charlie Brown 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1971 to 1975 ISBN 1683960637 November 14, 2017 Snoopy and Woodstock 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1976 to 1980 ISBN 1683961412 December 18, 2018 "Pig-Pen" and Peppermint Patty 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1981 to 1985 ISBN 1683962524 October 1, 2019 Charlie Brown's baseball team 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1986 to 1990 ISBN 1683963733 September 15, 2020 Snoopy, Woodstock, and Birds 288

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