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#1 of 91 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted October 03 2005 - 05:35 PM

The Complete Collection got released today.

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Im really considering getting it. Man, I love Calvin and Hobbs...most of the philosophy flew over my head back in the day, but reading it now is such a rich and enjoyable experience. I cant wait.

#2 of 91 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted October 03 2005 - 06:33 PM

Much more Hobbes....a leviathan of a collection as it were.
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#3 of 91 OFFLINE   FeisalK

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Posted October 03 2005 - 06:47 PM

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#4 of 91 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted October 03 2005 - 11:53 PM

My sister who manages a Barnes and Nobles says she just got the stock in, it's heavy!

I too, miss calvin and hobbes. I think I stopped reading the sunday comics on a regular basis after C&H stopped its run.

Plus, Watterson has some really funny cycling related strips:

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#5 of 91 OFFLINE   Chris Bardon

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Posted October 04 2005 - 12:10 AM

I've been hoping for this one ever since I read about the Complete Far Side collection from a few years back. I'm actually holding off on this one until after Christmas (since it's the kind of thing that someone might give me), but I'm definitely looking forward to it!

Ah, Calvinball...
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#6 of 91 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted October 04 2005 - 12:28 AM

This is a must for me. I have a friend who is a cartoonist and he had a strip for a few years with the same syndicate that had Watterson. After he signed, he asked one of big wigs "Just why did Watterson go out like he did". The guy replied "Lenny, if you could sit on your yacht in your underwear and paint watercolors for the rest of your life, wouldn't you do it?" Classic...

#7 of 91 OFFLINE   ChristopherG

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Posted October 04 2005 - 12:39 AM

One can wish though, wouldn't some new Calvin and Hobbes just be great right about now?

I agree with the previous post from Jay - I have taken little interest in the Sunday comics since they went away. I do try to catch Opus these days though....
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#8 of 91 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted October 04 2005 - 12:40 AM

Too cool for school:

--the strip

--the complete collection

--Watterson's retirement

From Publisher's Weekly via amazon.com:
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Following in the wake of Gary Larson's The Complete Far Side, and with a 250,000-copy "limited edition" first printing, the publisher realistically predicts that this book will be "the heaviest and most expensive book ever to hit the New York Times best seller list."


HERE'S the amazon.com listing.

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#9 of 91 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted October 04 2005 - 02:43 AM

I was such a fan of the strip that I named my cats Calvin and Hobbes. This is a little pricey, but if I'm very good for the rest of the year, I may have to give this to myself as a Christmas present. Posted Image

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#10 of 91 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted October 04 2005 - 02:54 AM

I've been looking forward to this all year and have been waiting for release day... but I'm broke!

I'm so frustrated, the Hitchcock Collections streets today also as well Cinderella and the Val Lewton set and I'm literally walking around with two twenties in my wallet and half a tank of gas!!

I need to make some quick cash, if I don't own this set by the end of the week I'll be a really dissapointed man!

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Posted October 04 2005 - 03:13 AM

I pre-ordered mine through Overstock.com and I should be getting it within a day or two *crosses fingers*

Here's a link to some pictures of the books from someone who got the set early -

http://forum.dvdtalk....7&page=6&pp=25
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#12 of 91 OFFLINE   Max Leung

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Posted October 04 2005 - 04:17 AM

I am so tempted to get this. But, I should get my family to get me this for xmas instead and save a few bucks.
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Posted October 04 2005 - 04:30 AM

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I have taken little interest in the Sunday comics since they went away. I do try to catch Opus these days though....
Grr... Calvin & Hobbes reprints have bumped Opus off the front page of the Boston Glob's comic section, where it's shrunk to not even get the full width of a page. Not that I don't appreciate seeing the C&H stuff, but couldn't they have reduced Dilbert, Garfield, or Doonesbury, which aren't as elborately detailed and colored? Or "Ask Shagg". F--- "Ask Shagg".
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#14 of 91 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted October 04 2005 - 05:58 AM

Zits is also a pretty good cartoon, as is Foxtrot, which is enough for me to open to the comics page every once in a while. But so far nothing for me has even come close to Calvin and Hobbes.

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Posted October 04 2005 - 06:36 AM

I just ordered my copy on Overstock.com; for $77.90 shipped, it was too good of a price to pass or postpone.

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Posted October 04 2005 - 06:36 AM

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But so far nothing for me has even come close to Calvin and Hobbes.


David> I agree. I used to really look forward to opening the comics pages every morning and reading Calvin and Hobbes. Before the collections came out i used to cut out and paste every one in a scrapbook.
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Posted October 04 2005 - 06:42 AM

I'm a newspaper subscriber and read the comics everyday. There's been several recent strips that I like - The Boondocks, Get Fuzzy, and my favorite, Brewster Rockit: Space Guy!. My newspaper thankfully reruns Peanuts strips, and I still read classics like Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Hagar the Horrible for that comfortable sameness that still gives me a chuckle (plus Blondie and Cookie are still by far the hottest ladies in comics).

But Calvin & Hobbes was one of a kind - consistently funny, emotional, politically, socially, and artistically aware, concerned with growing up and parenting, and disecting human behavior and culture and as if this weren't enough topically, Watterson provided a striking visual style.

There's this conservative-bent strip called Prickly City that is a total C&H ripoff only every frame is completely boring to look at. The creator doesn't have a smidgen of Watterson's artistry.
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Posted October 04 2005 - 06:42 AM

It was a sad winter day when we saw our last C&H. The strip almost SUSTAINED me in college. As beautiful and touching and funny as anything the medium ever produced. To save some bucks, this is a Christmas gift from my folks to me, so I have to wait two months to get mine Posted Image

I already have the monstrous 2-tome Far Side. This is one of the few things that'll be better.

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#19 of 91 OFFLINE   Michael Harris

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Posted October 04 2005 - 06:43 AM

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Plus, Watterson has some really funny cycling related strips:


I keep the one where the father rides his bike in the snow to get his heart rate up in my heart rate monitor case. Priceless.

The Washington Post has a review of the collection here.

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Posted October 04 2005 - 09:02 AM

http://metaphilm.com...php?id=29_0_2_0

a funny comparison of Calvin and Hobbes to Fight Club. Posted Image
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