Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s what you call a “juiced ball.”

  2. LX013

    LX013 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Poor Hobbes, totally exhausted!!

  3. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, almost 2 years ago

    @A Common ’Tater
    You are correct. A baseball has very little bounce and is extremely hard. Baseball is the root for the American idiom, “playing hardball.”

  4. artybee

    artybee said, almost 2 years ago

    A batted golf ball gets some serious distance!

  5. Ravenswing

    Ravenswing said, almost 2 years ago

    Heh, we’d use a tennis ball for street hockey sometimes. That was pretty wild.

  6. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If Galileo were around, he’d probably ask “Do you only imagine (like Aristotle) that a lighter ball would fly farther than a heavy one or have you actually tried it?” The former is philosophy; the latter is science.

  7. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If Galileo were around, he’d probably ask “Do you only imagine (like Aristotle) that a lighter ball would fly farther than a heavy one or have you actually tried it?” The former is philosophy; the latter is science.

  8. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 2 years ago

    @artybee

    13 years old.
    I stood near one corner of a large general purpose playing field; bat in my right hand, golf ball in my left.
    Figuring I’d have plenty of room, I gave that ball a whack and stood in amazement as it cleared the far corner of the field and was still rising out over the neighboring homes.
    Decided I’d better clear out as well.

  9. unnormal

    unnormal said, almost 2 years ago

    I think it’s something like a super ball in the center of a golf ball that gives it its responsiveness.

  10. Manitobaman

    Manitobaman said, almost 2 years ago

    I had one of those when I was a kid. Man, you could bounce that thing a mile in the sky.

  11. Manitobaman

    Manitobaman said, almost 2 years ago

    Or…so it seemed at the time.

  12. Kaputnik

    Kaputnik said, almost 2 years ago

    This might be the only strip with Calvin and Hobbes playing their two-guy baseball where Calvin actually scores a run.

  13. Hobbes

    Hobbes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago


    Looks like Calvin hit a walk-off home run.



    Calvin also had some earlier success at baseball:

    Click here: Calvin and Hobbes (March 7, 1986)

    Calvin and Hobbes (March 7, 1986)


    Click here: Pearls Before Swine (March 31, 2013)

    Pearls Before Swine (March 31, 2013)


    The Peanuts Sunday strips sometimes contained a lot of action in the early days. Here is Charles Schulz’s 12th Sunday Peanuts:

    Click here: Peanuts (March 23, 1952)

    Peanuts (March 23, 1952)

  14. dwdl21

    dwdl21 said, almost 2 years ago

    Not to nit pick, but a tennis ball would not go anywhere near as far as a baseball

  15. hariseldon59

    hariseldon59 said, almost 2 years ago

    “Back in the day we had what was called a superball. I launched one one day, Never did find it.”

    Yes, I remember those, too, We’d always try to play baseball with them and end up losing them.

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