A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 9, 1965

THIS episode from Peanuts shows how Charlie Brown once dared to dream of fame—and was, inevitably, squelched by a woman. That was 14 years ago, soon after the comic strip first appeared. This week our editors at last have news for Patty and all the other put-down artists who forever undermine Charlie's ego. Charlie indeed makes the cover. It is his due. The Peanuts chronicle has become world famous, and its harried nonhero is beloved by all who follow his tribulations.

TIME cover stories have been concerned with the comic-strip world twice before;...

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