Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Peanuts

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  1. stcrowe

    stcrowe said, about 24 hours ago

    These strips seem so much truer to life now that I am middle-aged. As a kid, I never realized, or understood, how depressive Charlie Brown was.

  2. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    @stcrowe

    I know. I grew out of many of the TV specials and spinoffs for the same reason. Rather than making me laugh, they just made me sad. Lots of anger there, too.

  3. Eyjafjallajokull

    Eyjafjallajokull said, about 23 hours ago

    Brazil soccer team felt this way after 7-1 in the World Cup?

  4. Joseph Houk

    Joseph Houk said, about 22 hours ago

    No, that was an important game Brazil lost.

  5. Spotted Owl

    Spotted Owl said, about 20 hours ago

    Maybe when Charlie gets older he will understand that true joy comes from playing the game, for the sake of the game itself.

  6. roxxitt2yaaa

    roxxitt2yaaa GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    I’ll bet that Charlie Brown is a Cubs fan!

  7. kea

    kea said, about 17 hours ago

    @roxxitt2yaaa

    nah, losses don’t phase us like that, they’re too common. GO CUBS GO!

  8. Just Jeremy

    Just Jeremy said, about 17 hours ago

    Ouch

  9. coreym5

    coreym5 said, about 16 hours ago

    @orinoco womble

    While Charlie Brown almost always loses, he’s never defeated. He doesn’t give up, and will right back on the mound or trying to kick the football. And there’s value in that.

  10. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Yes, if you read my post, I was addressing the animated spinoffs and specials, not the original strip.

  11. coreym5

    coreym5 said, about 15 hours ago

    @orinoco womble

    I agree with you about some of the specials. Lots of variations in quality over the decades.

  12. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    Today’s strip shows what set PEANUTS apart. No comic prior would have done a ‘gag’ like this. Maybe an adventure strip that was about to take a tragic turn.

    Taken by itself, this isn’t a funny joke at all. What sells it is our investment in the character; Schulz had that marvelous ability to make the characters seem real, and to make us care. He didn’t always need out and out jokes; he only needed to stay true to the characters and their relationships. Good ‘ol Charlie Brown- no matter how much today hurts, he’ll be in there pitching again

  13. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 14 hours ago

    Look around you and see who has a “Charlie Brown Life”. Then think of something to make it better for them. No one wants to get rocks in their Trick-Or-Treat bag. See that they don’t.

  14. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 14 hours ago

    I was just reading the Complete Peanuts 1973-1974 this morning. Some of them I have in my collection but a lot were new to me. One story arc had Rerun playing left field at Lucy’s insistence. When he was up to bat, he was so little that the pitcher couldn’t help walking him. (The famous midget at the bat in real life.) Rerun walked with the bases loaded and won the game for them. Then the league commissioner hauled Charlie Brown into headquarters and informed him that his team had to forfeit because of gambling. It turned out that Rerun had bet a nickel that their team would win. It further turned out that Snoopy took the bet………

  15. Aaron Saltzer

    Aaron Saltzer said, about 14 hours ago

    Aww.

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