The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill WattersonThe Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

byBill Watterson

Paperback | November 13, 2012

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Join Calvin and Hobbes on all their adventures in this four-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 four paperback, 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.
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
Title:The Complete Calvin and HobbesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1456 pages, 11.1 × 9.9 × 5.6 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Andrews McMeel PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1449433251

ISBN - 13:9781449433253


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Present This beautiful boxed set is amazing for presents (even if its to yourself)! My favourite set of books all in the wonderful little pack makes this even better than the name suggests!
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! My husband has this, and he loves it! He will read them over and over.
Date published: 2017-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MUST HAVE I don't think I could recommend anything more than this collection. Everything about it is the best. The wordplay, jokes, adult and child humour. Calvin's innocence mixed with a wide vocabulary for a six-year old and his mix of childlike humour and adult cynicism is spot on. Watterson is a master of the comic strip.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Have This collection is a must have on every bookshelf. Appealing to a range of ages - so refreshing to enjoy a comic as an adult!
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from timeless This collection is beautiful and a classic. As my husband reads through them my son loves looking at the pictures too!
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The essential collection Classic, contains the full set of Calvin & Hobbes comics in a tastefully presented box. Perfect for your personal collection or gift-giving, even if the recipient isn't (yet) a fan they soon will be due to the universally appealing and poignant humour inside. My sister is a longtime C&H fan and was blown away by this boxed set. I'm so happy Chapters continues to carry titles like these!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A distinctive collection With stunning graphics and reality-based storylines this one is a keeper. I commend the attempt at adding variety and keeping things interesting by incorporating both black and white and coloured comics.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gift This was the perfect gift for anyone who loves comic books! Calvin and Hobbes is a must have in any comic book collection! Young or Old!
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from masterpiece worth every penny, great edition of a fantastic series
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! A great collection and its binding is really well made!
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this for a friend I purchased the HC set not too long ago, and decided to try the softcover 4-book set for a friend, and I must say both sets are built extremely well. The paper set uses very high-quality cardboard like paper for the covers and glossy thick paper for the content. It feels like this set is more ideal for repeated reading whereas the HC set is definitely a collectors item that looks amazing on the bookshelf.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Finest Newspaper Strip Ever Bill Waterson is a national treasure of an artist and should be recognized as such. His Calvin & Hobbes strips isn't your average newspaper. Most times, it's silly, hilarious, and has the most oddball, imaginative humour. Other times, it's insightful and heart warming. And now it's in a complete set from beginning to end. If you ever enjoyed even a single Calvin & Hobbes strip, you'd be doing yourself a disservice in not getting this.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hours of laughs A must have for Calvin and Hobbes fans. A great collection of comics to read with your kids. Makes a wonderful gift for all ages
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent gift Any Calvin and Hobbs fan would love this collection set!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute! First of all, this came super fast, within 2 days. I got this as a gift and even though it's not for me, just seeing it made me glad I bought it! I would've loved to receive this myself haha
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value This is such a nice collector's item. It gives you the entirety of the Calvin and Hobbes for such a great price. You won't get better value than this in any other collection.
Date published: 2016-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The greatest cartoonist #plumreview A true original and of the few things in this world that can combine whimsy and depth of feeling. This is a gorgeous set that gives you every single strip from the entire run.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a superb box set! At such a cost, I had to have it! I was wondering what it was going to look like, a paperback edition can sometimes be way different than the original edition but no! A perfect collection in every way! The colours are bright (was expecting black & white, can you imagine!), beautifully printed, tears of joy filled up my eyes when I opened the package! A great introduction written by the master himself gives a good idea of how Calvin & Hobbes came to be and how/why Mr Watterson was so protective of his work. Get it NOW!
Date published: 2016-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spaceman spiff interplanetary explorer extraordinaire Amazing quality. All the amazing strips.
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome collection All the Calvin and Hobbes strips and foreword written by Watterson in 4 lovely books with a sturdy and nice-looking open-front case. It's wonderful.
Date published: 2014-07-22

Editorial Reviews

"A student of comics, Watterson drew from an eclectic set of influences...The result was a strip that was vibrant, accessible, and beautiful." (Jake Rossen, Mental Floss)