Complete Peanuts HC Vol 16: 1981-1982
Written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz
344 pages; hard cover; B&W
In volume 16 of The Complete Peanuts (softcover edition), Snoopy's long-lost brother "Marbles" joins the cast of characters - and is baffled by Snoopy's un-doglike behavior. Charlie Brown lives up to his hard-luck reputation: on the day of the biggest game of the season, he loses the baseball field! In other stories, Peppermint Patty witnesses the "butterfly miracle," Linus and Sally spar over whether he is indeed her "Sweet Babboo," the Van Pelts foray into an ill-fated farming venture, and two of the most eccentric characters from later Peanuts years - the hyper-aggressive Molly Volley and the whiny "Crybaby" Boobie - return for a rematch. Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse) introduces this volume.