This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we continue or examination of newspaper strips with a look at Calvin and Hobbes.

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 three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans seek.



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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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1 Comment

  1. Steve S.
    May 21, 2013 at 3:04 pm — Reply

    When I was in college we conducted an informal poll in which we asked people what their five favorite comic strips were. Almost universally the responses were Foxtrot, Calvin & Hobbes and 3 others.

    Calvin speaks to people on a personal level. He’s the kid we were, or wanted and may still want to be. His flights of fancy remind each of us of simpler ages when imagination could take us anywhere, and we could be the biggest, nastiest dinosaur to ever roam the planet. Until mom dragged us in for dinner, naturally.

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