March 11, 2009 11:14 PM Subscribe
posted by evilcolonel (106 comments total)
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Described as "arguably the longest story ever told by one human being"
, the entire run -- just shy of 50 years -- of Charles Schulz's Peanuts can now, legally, be read online
.The first strip
, October 2, 1950, introduces Shermy, Patty, and Charlie Brown.
Snoopy appears two days later
Many characters first appear as babies: Schroeder (introduced by Charlie Brown to the piano)
; Linus (first mention) (first appearance)
; Sally is born (first appearance)
and Rerun (first appearance)
Peppermint Patty first appears
followed by Marcie
Pigpen's first appearance.
Frieda's first appearance.
Other characters faded away, including originals Shermy (final appearance)
and Patty (final appearance) (or is this her?)
as well as Violet (first appearance) (last appearance)
; 5 (first appearance) (last appearance)
and the long-forgotten Charlotte Braun (first appearance) (last appearance)
Woodstock is first mentioned by name.
Snoopy first fights the Red Baron.
Lucy first pulls away the football.
We said goodbye to Charles Schulz and his creations on February 13, 2000
. Schulz died the night before the final strip appeared.
(Decided to do this after I snarked in the Frank Miller thread