Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunday, April 24, 1955: Of course we're playing for 'keeps!'

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Lucy is still flexible enough to be used with her earlier, naive personality.  Innocent characters in Peanuts tend to be capable of amazing feats, abilities that they lose as they gain maturity.  That explains Linus' various skills, Snoopy's occasional reality-defying flights of fancy, and Lucy's skill at shooting marbles here.  Like a guardian angel, this ability protects the character from those who would take advantage.

1 comment:

  1. From the second word balloon, to the clunk to the final panel, this is one of the best strips of all.