The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

96%

7 Critic Reviews

The book is a combination of the weekly and Sunday strips (the latter are in full color), arranged chronologically. Some of the longer “poetic” sequences...take up quite a few pages and are bright and well rendered. If you want to lose yourself in the entire Calvin and Hobbes universe...this book is worth giving up a few lattes.
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Synopsis

Join Calvin and Hobbes on all their adventures in this three-volume collection of every comic strip from the comic strip’s eleven year history (1985 to1996).

Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. The entire body of Calvin and Hobbes cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this New York Times best-selling edition includes all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans seek.
 
 

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Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.Online:gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/
 
Published January 1, 2005 by Andrews McMeel Publishing Sep-01-2005. 1440 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Art Spiegelman on Dec 21 2015

These books offer a testament to Watterson's dedication and to the medium's ability to keep reinventing itself against all odds.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Art Spiegelman on Aug 22 2005

These books offer a testament to Watterson's dedication and to the medium's ability to keep reinventing itself against all odds.

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Blog Critics

Above average
Reviewed by Joan on Feb 05 2006

The book is a combination of the weekly and Sunday strips (the latter are in full color), arranged chronologically. Some of the longer “poetic” sequences...take up quite a few pages and are bright and well rendered. If you want to lose yourself in the entire Calvin and Hobbes universe...this book is worth giving up a few lattes.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Steven Hart on Oct 06 2005

Bill Watterson produced comic strips that deserve the A-level treatment

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Entertainment Weekly

Excellent
Reviewed by Scott Brown on Oct 05 2005

A treasury of 10 transcendent years in three beautiful, bricklike volumes.

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The Washington Post

Excellent
Reviewed by Neely Tucker on Oct 04 2005

Such an exuberant, strange and metaphysical realm you wonder how it ever got shoveled into a comic strip.

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The Atlantic Wire

Excellent
Reviewed by Jen Doll on Nov 13 2012

Possibly the book of the year for a certain set of guys and girls.

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