Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween: The Great Pumpkin

Obviously, I love old Peanuts comics. I've been especially excited about getting to these during my yearly Halloween celebration, because these strips--from the comic's 9th year, 1959--are the first time the readers ever heard of the Great Pumpkin and Linus' faith in the joyous ideals of Halloween. Some of these gags ended up in It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.


2 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Was classic then and made for a great Halloween special. They newer specials made to tiein to that one are just bad!

SamuraiFrog said...

Oh, they're terrible! I hate how the networks keep trying to fob off the new ones as additions to the old by showing two in a row simply for more commercial space.