Date of First Appearance:
Mentioned August 4, 1975;
August 13, 1975
Schulz on Spike:
"Spike is the loner brother of Snoopy and lives out in the desert near Needles,
California. Though most of his life is spent lying on rocks, talking to cacti,
and writing letters to Snoopy, he has left the desert on occasion. Most of the
time the reason for his outing is either a trip to look for chicks in Needles or
a visit to his brother. Spike doesn't really smile much, since there's not much
to smile about in the desert, but he seems to have a good time just the same."
Spike is Snoopy's brother and can be recognized by his hat, moustache, and
skinny body. Spike, with sister Belle and brothers Marbles, Olaf, and Andy
occasionally visit Snoopy and talk about their early days at the Daisy Hill
Puppy Farm. Sometimes, Spike pretends to be a WWI infantryman, acting out
foxhole dramas with Snoopy as the Flying Ace.