The Revenge of the Baby-Sat (Calvin and Hobbes #5)

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Title: The Revenge of the Baby-Sat

Series: Calvin and Hobbes

Author/Artist: Bill Watterson

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Comics

Pages: 128

Format: Digital Scan

 

 

My Thoughts:

The 5th collection by Watterson. There aren’t even themes tying the comics together, so you can’t really “review” these books. Each strip is individual and stands on its own.

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Weirdos From Another Planet! (Calvin and Hobbes #4)

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Title: Weirdos From Another Planet!

Series: Calvin and Hobbes

Author/Artist: Bill Watterson

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Comics

Pages: 128

Format: Digital Scan

 

My Thoughts:

Yet another book of Calvin and Hobbes strips. These seemed to have been written in 1988, an election year, so there are some political spoofs, but nothing overt.

Other than that, since these are all pretty much one offs, you can read just about any book and fit right in. It’s rather an amazing how Watterson kept thinking of interesting things that didn’t require some long and complicated plot.

Genius.

Yukon Ho! (Calvin and Hobbes #3)

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Title: Yukon Ho!

Series: Calvin and Hobbes

Author/Artist: Bill Watterson

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Comics

Pages: 126

Format: Digital scan

 

Synopsis:

The further adventures of Calvin and Hobbes. With appearances by Suzy the girl next door, Rosalyn the babysitter from hell and Calvin’s Mom and Dad.

 

My Thoughts:

I am still enjoying these. I did notice that there was more conflict between Hobbes and Calvin, More like brothers than best friends.

I have to admit, I don’t know how Watterson wrote strip after strip, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. It is an incredible show of stamina. I don’t know how his brain came up with all the ideas.

Other than that, since these are standalone comics, it is kind of hard to write anything about them.

Something Under The Bed Is Drooling (Calvin and Hobbes #2)

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Title: Something Under The Bed Is Drooling

Series: Calvin and Hobbes

Author/Artist: Bill Watterson

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Comics

Pages: 128

Format: Digital scan

 

Synopsis:

The further adventures of Calvin and his best friend Hobbes. We are introduced to Rosalyn the infamous babysitter. Susy the girl next door becomes more entrenched as the love/hate interest. And life as a kid is shown in all its glory and all its horror.

 

My Thoughts:

What a wonderful book. This was as good as the first. Since this is a series of daily strips, there is not an overall plot. You might get several comics in a row dealing with the same story arc, but that is it.

The art is simple and yet Watterson is able to portray so many intricate feelings and situations. It seems simple but if I were to try to portray these comics with words, I am not sure I could do it. Watterson does it with almost stick characters. I used the word “genius” in my review of the first book I believe and I can only say the same again.

Calvin and Hobbes (Calvin and Hobbes #1)

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Title: Calvin and Hobbes

Series: Calvin and Hobbes

Author/Artist: Bill Watterson

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Genre: Comics

Pages: 128

Format: Digital scan

 

Synopsis:

We are introduced to Calvin, a 6 year old and how he captured his best friend, Hobbes, a stuffed tiger.

A weekly comic strip from the late 80’s and 90’s, Calvin and Hobbes is about youth, pure and simple.

 

My Thoughts:

Since I had no money when these started coming out, being but a stripling myself, I would request these for my birthday and once a year I would revel in the adventures of Calvin and his best friend, Hobbes.

Having embarked upon a reread, I found these just as delightful, just as fun and just as wonderful as I remembered. Which goes to show that Bill Watterson was not only a good comic artist, but a genius when it comes to seeing life through the eyes of a young boy.

I have to say, a mere 128 pages sure seems a lot less than it did back then though…