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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Heinsenberg, Jul 24, 2011.
Best cartoon strip ever.
I don't necessarily agree with "the best", but definitely in the top 5. Another comic that I miss is Gary Larsens Far Side
It had its moments but to be honest there were better.
My favorite Calvin and Hobbes has to be the snow men type cartoons.
I love Calvin and Hobbes. It was one of the best.
I found it to be clever and it was always good for a laugh.
While I do miss it. I am glad it Watterson ended it while it was still funny rather than letting Calvin and Hobbes become a generic piece of garbage. Like Blondie, Garfield, Heathcliff, Dennis the Menace, Beetle Bailey, Marmaduke, Peanuts and so on. Yes those comics where actually hilarious when they started them.
It is hard for me to say if Calvin and Hobbes was the best. Rather I would say it was apart of a Triumvirate. With Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side and Bloom County vying with one and other for the top spot.
Since all those comics have ended I have occasionally tried getting back into reading the funnies. They just are not any good any longer. The newspapers are all so afraid of offending anyone and losing a subscriber. That they only push wishy-washy generic Hallmark like garbage. That has no spark of life. Gone is the daring slightly twisted humor of comics past.
I 100 % agree.
I have both Calvin & Hobbes and The Far Side compete collections, and own a lot (but not all) of Bloom County.
great stuff. what was amazing was how consistently good they were.
I, myself, have been a huge fan of Calvin and Hobbes. But then again, I liked almost everything in the Comics section.
I found Calvin & Hobbes to be reminiscent of Pogo.
I haven't read much Calvin and Hobbes, but what I did read of it, I genuinely liked.
Did you ever see the robot chicken version of c&h? It is on YouTube. I find it pretty dark and funny.
Far side was my favorite. Haven't read a comic strip in so long I couldn't tell you what is in them anymore.
I am obviously a fan as well (have the entire strip in book form), and I can say that I'm glad that it ended on a strong note. Bill Waterson does work on other projects (as he's fairly young still) but nothing approaching the fame of Calvin and Hobbes.
One of my favorite strips:
Same thoughts 6 years ago.....and still need to check out Bloom County haha
hard to pick favorites, but the snowmen ones were always something else.
Bloom County is pretty good also! There are some pretty funny strips.....
Bloom county is good (especially Opus, what a great character).
The limit of BC is that much of it (not all) was very 'contemporary' and tied to current events, and thus now a lot of it is dated and funny only if 'you were there'. Doonesbury, which also i loved, was the same (much more actually)
C&H and the Far Side, on the other hand are timeless.
some of the Far Side strips are pure, distilled genius.
Seeing as how I don't ever read comics anymore (they really just aren't very funny) I'm going with best comic ever, at least in my mind.
I spent most of Jr high reading and drawing C & H. I'm trying to get my 7 yr old into my old books but she's hasn't caught on yet.
Get Fuzzy was funny for a while but not enough to make me follow it.
Loved the Calvin and Hobbes Era ... just brilliant
the only strip I read daily now is "The Barn"
I miss them too. I haven't read any comics since the strip stopped.
Is that an online strip?