Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I had to say that this is the only, only comic that has ever made me burst out laughing while reading it. The cartoons are just awesome!
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    yeah, it's pretty much a great comic. :)

    Our first cat was named Hobbes.
     
  3. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    Calvin & Hobbes, Bloom County, The Far Side

    the holy trinity of comics
     
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    Such a great comic strip!


    I also like Foxtrot.
     
  6. ThunderLounge macrumors 6502

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    Bloom County and Dilbert.

    The Far Side was usually good for a laugh too.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Went through my old room last time I visited the folks and found the only Calvin and Hobbes collection that survived the garage sales. "There's Treasure Everywhere" and it's so true. Love 'em, top notch comic and it was a sad day when Bill Watterson put down the pen.
     
  8. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    Calvin and Hobbes might just be the greatest comic strip of all time with The Far Side in a close second. I have anthologies galore of both of them full of comics. :D
     
  9. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    The Far Side is my favorite. Never really was into Calvin and Hobbes.
     
  10. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I stopped reading the comics when Calvin & Hobbes and Farside ended. I'm sure it's my loss, but I grew up on those two.
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, comics lost their appeal once they finished. Definitely was the day the music died for me.
     
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    i love calvin and hobbes. i have a bunch of the books and I desperately want the complete calvin and hobbes books, but they're $150. :mad:
     
  13. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    i can say with confidence that i have every Calvin and Hobbes book!
    i LOVE that comic! (hence the avatar) When I was in 1st grade learning to read, i used to read Calvin and Hobbes for practice.


    I also like foxtrot, picks me up in the mornings.
     
  14. clayj macrumors 604

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    I've got the Complete Calvin & Hobbes... probably the largest "book" that I own (it is three books in one folio).

    It was a sad day when Watterson retired C&H... I prefer the ending he came up with over my slightly more realistic and definitely more depressing idea for the final strip.
     
  15. Lau Guest

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    I heard about the saddest ending ever for Calvin and Hobbes. The one he chose was great, but it was rumoured it would be something much sadder. I'm glad he went for that one too.

    I love Calvin and Hobbes, by the way. Definitely my favourite comic strip.
     
  16. Chundles macrumors G4

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    C'Mon, spill. What was the sad ending?
     
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    This is the sad ending I thought up before actually seeing Watterson's ending... remember, it was a Sunday strip, so it had more than the usual three panels:

    Calvin and Hobbes would be walking along in the forest, maybe throwing rocks or something... and they'd be having a deep discussion about how when people grow up, their capacity for imagination diminishes, to their detriment. Hobbes would say something witty about that, and Calvin would retort...

    ... and Hobbes would not respond. Calvin would look back and see, instead of the usual Hobbes, the stuffed Hobbes that his parents and everyone else saw.

    And Calvin would walk home, leaving Hobbes in the forest; he'd become too old for imaginary friends.

    Like I said, my ending is kind of sad.
     
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    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    That would have been absolutely awful!!

    Gave me goosebumps imagining it. *shudder*

    Bad clayj for putting that image in my head!

    Yeah, I'm glad it ended the way it did. Absolutely the best comic strip ever.
     
  19. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Agh that scares me!!! :(

    The strip Zits has alot of reseblance to Calvin and Hobbes, but without Hobbes and an older Calvin. What'shisface(Main character) would be Calvin, and his girlfriend would be Susie.
     
  20. monke macrumors 65816

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    I don't have the complete one, but I have most of the smaller, cheaper books. 12 or 13 of them to be exact. I used to love reading them, picked one up the other day, and it got it's second life. :D

    One of my favourites has to be the deranged snowmen yard.
     
  21. Lau Guest

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    That's really similar to the one I heard about — Calvin and Hobbes go to sleep, and then when Calvin wakes up in the morning his dad shouts up the stairs to him "C'mon Calvin, get up" and there's a banner saying "Happy 6th Birthday" and he looks over and Hobbes is just a stuffed toy. Again, he'd become too old for him. :(

    I'm glad that he chose the other one (although I do think the sad one is an incredibly powerful way to end it).
     
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    *sniff*

    I wish I was not listening to a sad song just as I was reading your sad ending clayj.

    Someone get me a tissue

    *sniff*
     
  23. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    I thought Calvin was already 6 years old? Sad anyways. :(
     
  24. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Ya, he was.(Although I doubt most 6 year olds pondor about life, God, etc. as much as he did.)

    That ending would be sad, but ya, it would be powerful. I like the way he ended the series though. It just makes me wonder. How come Garfield has been going on for some 25 odd years, and Bill put's down the pen after 10?

    Oh well. great series. My favorite. comic. ever.
     
  25. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Because Garfield is extremely repetitive.
     

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