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Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown

    As a kid, there was not much in book collections when it came to comics. What kids got were Mad Magazine and Peanuts paperbacks. Throughout the years, I amassed a very large collection of Charlie Brown paperbacks. Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown is a great reprint of the original book printed in 1965. The 12th in the series collects Sunday strips from 1962-1965. This was at the height of Charles M. Schulz’s rendition of the classic characters. Some significant events happened in those three years, one major one is that Snoopy was finally revealed to be a beagle.

    The 12th facsimile edition of the original 1960 classic Peanuts paperbacks first published in 1965 featuring 126 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips from 1962-1965. The beloved comic series is celebrating its 70th anniversary, the new Snoopy Show is launching via Apple TV+.

    Featuring many of your favourite characters, including Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Schroeder, Linus, Susan Brown and Shermy. This book is a facsimile edition of the 12th Peanuts paperback book and collects together 126 Sunday Peanuts newspaper strips that first appeared in newspapers across the world between 1962 – 1965. 

    • February 5, 1962: Linus begins wearing glasses.
    • September 5, 1962: Sally’s first day of kindergarten, only three years after she was born.
    • September 9, 1962: Linus is seen wearing his glasses for the last time.
    • January 29, 1963: First suggestion that Snoopy might be a beagle.
    • July 6, 1963: It is confirmed that Snoopy is a beagle.
    • September 30, 1963: The first appearance of “555 95472”.
    • October 17, 1963: The first appearances of “3 and 4”.
    • March 14, 1965: The Kite-Eating Tree is named.
    • May 4, 1965: The first reference to the Daisy Hill Puppy Farm.
    • May 5, 1965: It is first stated that Snoopy has several brothers and sisters.
    • June 5, 1965: Charlie Brown goes to camp for the first time.
    • June 11, 1965: The first appearance of Roy.
    • July 12, 1965: Snoopy starts writing, with his signature opening, “It was a dark and stormy night.”
    • October 10, 1965: Snoopy first appears as World War I, Flying Ace.
    • November 29, 1965: Sally is tested for lazy eye.
    • December 6, 1965: Sally is told she has a lazy eye and has to wear an eyepatch for six months.

    Peanuts: Sunday’s Fun Day, Charlie Brown on sale July 20, 2021 by Random House, Inc.

    Tony M.