The Press: Child's Garden of Reverses

In a decade that has seen much of the fun leak out of the funnies, a Popsicleset Punchinello named Good Ol' Charlie Brown has endeared himself to millions of newspaper readers with a quietly wistful brand of humor that is both fresh and worldlywise. Supported by an all-moppet cast and a flop-eared dog named Snoopy, Charlie Brown is the moonfaced, star-crossed hero of the fast-rising Peanuts strip. Less than eight years old. the seven-days-a-week strip is carried by 355 U.S. dailies and some 40 foreign papers, and has overflowed into such profitable sidelines...

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