<<•>> introduction by Robert Smigal <<•>> And, finally, we'd be remiss if we let you go without pointing out that with this thirteenth volume The Complete Peanuts, "The definitive collection of Charles M. Schulz's comic strip masterpiece," has passed the half way mark. Peanuts ran everyday for nearly half a century, with Schulz drawing every line, and here we are right smack dab in the middle. An excellent vantage point from which to view both the earlier strips and those to follow. Peanuts has the cure for those everyday ailments – glumness, loneliness, confusion, doubt, the blues and the blahs – and the Copacetic Society for Comics as Medicine recommends having at least a two-year supply of unread Peanuts strips on hand at any given time, so check your shelves! Here's a free sample to help you set your dosage.