The Essential Calvin and Hobbes Author:Bill Watterson Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna fish trap, the first two Calvin and Hobbes collections, Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under The Bed Is Drooling, are brought together in this treasury. Including black-and-white dailies and color Sundays, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes also features an original full-color 16-page story.... more »
Perhaps the most brilliant comic strip ever created, Calvin and Hobbes continues to entertain with dazzling cartooning and tremendous humor.
Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes has been a worldwide favorite since its introduction in 1985. The strip follows the richly imaginative adventures of Calvin and his trusty tiger, Hobbes. Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time-travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), Calvin and Hobbes will astound and delight you.« less
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In my opinion, this book, The Indispensable C&H, and The Authoritative C&H are the best of the series. They are just crammed with comics, unlike some of the others, which seem to have enlarged the strips so as to fill up a book for sale while offering less by way of content.
Watterson really doesn't have any contemporaries! Calvin and Hobbes are the best: funny, mischiveous, introspective, joyful, endearing, and more. Read through this book and you'll find youself roaring with laughter and weeping with hilarity. There are touching poignant moments. Often, there are wildly imaginative adventures. You'll go through the book over and over. It really is ESSENTIAL to my library! I'm swapping my older one but I'll always want a copy of this book on my shelf!
This is an awesome book. I remember how mad I was when Watterson announced that he would discontinue the comics. The indespensible and authorative are still better than this one, but all C&H books are amazing. Do yourself a favor, and whenever this book is available, order it. You won't regret it.