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Front cover of the first volume of The Complete Peanuts.

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

A new book in the series is 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 will be 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 was announced in 2015 which includes sketches, interviews, and other material.

Hardcovers

#TitleISBNRelease dateCover artSpine artColorIntroductionPages
1The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 19521-56097-589-XMay 2004Charlie BrownShermyRedGarrison Keillor346
2The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 19541-56097-614-4October 2004Lucy van PeltCharlotte BraunBlueWalter Cronkite344
3The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 19561-56097-647-0May 2005Pig-PenPattyGoldenMatt Groening344
4The Complete Peanuts: 1957 to 19581-56097-670-5October 2005SnoopyViolet GrayGreenJonathan Franzen344
5The Complete Peanuts: 1959 to 19601-56097-671-3May 2006PattySchroederGreyWhoopi Goldberg (US edition), Russell T. Davies (UK edition)344
6The Complete Peanuts: 1961 to 19621-56097-672-1October 2006SchroederSnoopyRedDiana Krall344
7The Complete Peanuts: 1963 to 19641-56097-723-XMay 2007Linus van PeltLucy van PeltTurquoiseBill Melendez344
8The Complete Peanuts: 1965 to 19661-56097-724-8August 2007Charlie Brown555 95472GreenHal Hartley344
9The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 19681-56097-826-0April 2008Violet GrayLinus van PeltPinkJohn Waters344
10The Complete Peanuts: 1969 to 19701-56097-827-9October 2008Snoopy (as the World War I Flying Ace)"Pig-Pen"OrangeMo Willems344
11The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 19721-60699-145-0March 2009Sally BrownThibaultYellowKristin Chenoweth344
12The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 19741-60699-286-4August 2009WoodstockFriedaBlueBillie Jean King344
13The Complete Peanuts: 1975 to 19761-60699-345-3March 2010FriedaCharlie BrownMagentaRobert Smigel344
14The Complete Peanuts: 1977 to 19781-60699-375-5September 2010Peppermint PattySally BrownGreenAlec Baldwin344
15The Complete Peanuts: 1979 to 19801-60699-438-7April 2011Charlie BrownJosé PetersonOrangeAl Roker344
16The Complete Peanuts: 1981 to 19821-60699-471-9August 2011Linus van PeltEudoraBrownLynn Johnston344
17The Complete Peanuts: 1983 to 19841-60699-523-5March 2012FranklinRoyGreyLeonard Maltin344
18The Complete Peanuts: 1985 to 19861-60699-572-3August 2012SpikeMarcieMagentaPatton Oswalt344
19The Complete Peanuts: 1987 to 19881-60699-634-7April 2013Lucy van PeltPeppermint PattyBlueGarry Trudeau344
20The Complete Peanuts: 1989 to 19901-60699-680-0October 2013Charlie BrownFranklin GreyLemony Snicket344
21The Complete Peanuts: 1991 to 19921-60699-726-2June 2014MarcieWoodstockYellowTom Tomorrow344
22The Complete Peanuts: 1993 to 19941-60699-773-4November 2014Peppermint PattyMolly VolleyGreenJake Tapper344
23The Complete Peanuts: 1995 to 19961-60699-818-8July 2015Snoopy (as the "World Famous Attorney")SpikePurpleRifftrax/MST3K348
24The Complete Peanuts: 1997 to 19981-60699-860-9September 2015Rerun van PeltRerun van PeltLight GreenPaul Feig344
25The Complete Peanuts: 1999 to 20001-60699-913-3April 2016Sally BrownTrufflesOrangePresident Barack Obama332
26The Complete Peanuts: Volume 26 1-60699-957-5 November 2016Charlie BrownCharlie BrownOrangeJean Schultz344

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

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.

#TitleISBNRelease dateCover art
1The Complete Peanuts: 1950 to 1952April 9, 1952
2The Complete Peanuts: 1953 to 1954
3The Complete Peanuts: 1955 to 1956
4The Complete Peanuts: 1957 to 1958
5The Complete Peanuts: 1959 to 1960
6The Complete Peanuts: 1961 to 1962
7The Complete Peanuts: 1963 to 1964
8The Complete Peanuts: 1965 to 1966
9The Complete Peanuts: 1967 to 1968
10The Complete Peanuts: 1969 to 1970
11The Complete Peanuts: 1971 to 1972
12The Complete Peanuts: 1973 to 1974
13The Complete Peanuts: 1975 to 1976
14The Complete Peanuts: 1977 to 1978
15The Complete Peanuts: 1979 to 1980
16The Complete Peanuts: 1981 to 1982
17The Complete Peanuts: 1983 to 1984
18The Complete Peanuts: 1985 to 1986
19The Complete Peanuts: 1987 to 1988
20The Complete Peanuts: 1989 to 1990
21The Complete Peanuts: 1991 to 1992
22The Complete Peanuts: 1993 to 1994
23The Complete Peanuts: 1995 to 1996
24The Complete Peanuts: 1997 to 1998
25The Complete Peanuts: 1999 to 2000

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

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 (1952–55)). Slip-cased sets will also be available.

Title ISBN Release date Character(s) in focus Pages
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1952 to 1955 1-60699-692-4 December 2013 Charlie Brown 288
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1956 to 1960 1-60699-794-7 November 2014 Lucy van Pelt 272
Peanuts Every Sunday: 1961 to 1965 1-60699-872-2 November 2015 Charlie Brown and Snoopy 288

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