The comic strip Peanuts first appeared in newspapers on October 2, 1950. It was written by Charles M. Schulz.
Initially the comic strip only included one character, an 8½-year-old boy named Charlie Brown.
But Schulz quickly realized that one little boy would not be enough to carry a comic strip that was read nationwide.
And soon other characters arrived. Some came and went never to be seen again. For example in 1951, Schulz introduced a little Iranian boy named Rafsarji Kasheen.
He stayed around for three comic strips before his character returned back to Iran because he really missed his pet camels.
Another character that only lasted one outing was Sarah, a 7-year-old girl who went around spitting at other little kids.
Schultz received thousands of complaints about this disgusting little punk and she was sent off to comic strip Siberia.
But soon a gallery of acceptable characters started showing up and the readers really took to them.
Halloween is the most special holiday for the Peanuts gang and we now present...
- Linus Spreads Germs All Over The Place With His Darn Nasty Blanket
- Snoopy Dresses Up As A Cat For Halloween
- Woodstock Has Pumpkin Mites
- Charlie Brown Falls In Love With Lindsay Lohan
- Pig-Pen Is Tossed Into A Play Pool By An Electric Meter Reader
- Lucy Enters A Rehab Clinic Because of Her Obsession With Black Cats
- Schroeder Writes An R-Rated Goblin Song
- Charlie's Sister Sally Gets Her First Training Bra
- Franklin Depressed At The Fact That He Is Not Good At Singing Hip Hop Halloween Songs
- The Peanuts Gang Goes Trick or Treating To Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion