This week, I’ll take a look at the earliest Peanuts strips from the early 50s and after reading these I really like how the strips capture and very innocent time in the 1950s where we’re introduced to a Charlie Brown that’s armed with charm and a devilish wit for someone his age and his friends, Shermy and Patty rounded out a flawless cast for a strip that would later introduce us to the likes of Woodstock, Linus, Sally Brown, Schroeder, Peppermint Patty, and Lucy Van Pelt.
For the time being, Charlie, Snoopy, Patty, and Shermy really bring some huge enthusiasm plus the jokes are so sharp and In my opinion, the humor in these strips was at the forefront when it comes to observation humor and yet, the humor never dumbs down or drags on because it’s fun to see the personalities bounce off each other, and with that, you can see in the collection that Schulz was (and still is) an absolute genius when producing these strips and his artwork during this period is very timeless; I like the expressions along with the smooth lines that Schulz brings in these strips, making them very great.
I know some people might not like the fact that Snoopy didn’t get that much screen time during the strips early days and it was so cute to see Lucy as a baby but for me during the tail end of the 50s, but I will say that the 1950s will always be the true golden age for Peanuts.
I was thinking about doing another review to end the week so look out for that and I’ll recap the latest happenings at the comic forum this Sunday. Thanks for sticking around and I’ll see you next time. And remember to be safe.