Complete Peanuts HC Vol 17: 1983-1984
By Charles M. Schulz; introduction by Leonard Maltin
344 pages; hard cover; black & white
As Peanuts reaches the mid-1980s, Charles Schulz is still creating new characters, and in this volume Snoopy's brother Spike takes center stage. In romantic news, the Peppermint Patty-Marcie-Charlie Brown love triangle heats up while Linus continues to deny that he is Sally's 'Sweet Babboo.' Lucy's pursuit of Schroeder continues and romance blossoms between two of Snoopy's 'Beagle Scout' birds. All this plus appearances from the cover-featured Franklin, Rerun, and the rest of the gang from a period of Peanuts that's far less well-known than the 1960s and 1970s strips.