The Complete Calvin & Hobbes

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In You’ve Got Mail, Joe Fox describes the film The Godfather as “the I-Ching,” the “sum of all wisdom.” That’s approximately how I feel about Calvin & Hobbes. It was my favorite strip as a child and I saved my birthday money to buy every new collection when it came out. Today, most of them are battered and falling apart after being read over and over by myself, my siblings, my children, my nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends for 20 years. I’ve been dreaming of this collectors’ edition of the complete strip for years.

My rating: (5 / 5)


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