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Calvin and Hobbes for November 18, 1985

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    Robert Watson GC Insider almost 11 years ago

    Best first strip of a comic EVER

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    oscardelrio GC Insider over 10 years ago

    Hobbes is real! :-)

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    jimbo666  over 10 years ago

    I’M KINDA PARTIAL TO DEVILED EGGS…HEH HEH!!

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    phubert28 GC Insider over 9 years ago

    This SHOULD run in my local paper like “Classic Peanuts”! But, I told THEM I’d be willing to SUBSCRIBE to a custom comics page ONLY.

    Unfortunately, THIS service doesn’t offer some of my favorites (LuAnn for example)

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    PercyJacksonfan123  almost 9 years ago

    Hey get me a 5 ton chocolate bar and no matter who you are, I will love you for ever

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    LuvH8  over 8 years ago

    Eeny, meeny, miny, moe Catch a tiger by the ….. foot?

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    sanju510  over 8 years ago

    ha ha.. :)

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    backtorob  over 8 years ago

    Calvin and Hobbes is so funny i choked on my meatballs while eating.

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    backtorob  over 8 years ago

    Hey don’t blame me blame the meatballs.

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    brekkyjuice  over 8 years ago

    it’s just as funny as the last ones

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    hobbsfriend  over 8 years ago

    hobbs,i thought you was smarter then that!

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    JasonFoxIsMyHero  over 8 years ago

    This is one of the best strips in the series. It’s a great way to introduce the character of Hobbes. Does anyone else notice that the drawing style change throughout the course of the series?

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    eriseed  about 8 years ago

    @jason: yeaaa..i didnt quite recognize calvin there at first.ha ha

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    Zirusko  about 8 years ago

    Alwaysed loved calvin :)

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    calvinhobbesrock4evr  about 8 years ago

    The first one!!!! C and H are really awesome but i prefer the way they look in later strips

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    marvee GC Insider almost 8 years ago

    Dad looks pretty much the same, but Calvin doesn’t call him “Pop” anymore. Calvin was more of a stick figure in the beginning.

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    bmonk  almost 8 years ago

    Silver Jubilee!

    Wahoo!
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    MelbourneHardstyle  almost 8 years ago

    It is neat to watch how the Characters quickly transform as the artist gets more accustomed to drawing them. I wonder if Bill ever looked back at his earlier sketches and went, “Wow, has that ever changed!”

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    comixmaster1000  almost 8 years ago

    This could compete with Lio for best opening comic strip ever. I LOVE YOU C+H!!!

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    drones12345  almost 8 years ago

    that is gust from the book! hello?

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    NumberofPain88  almost 8 years ago

    I have tons of C+H books, but I’ve never rread this one.

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    TracerBullet2  over 7 years ago

    You know, if I was Hobbes, I’d wait for a good chicken sandwich. Tuna, yuck. :P

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    mkilla  over 7 years ago

    I thought calvin wood be yanger then thes

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    Andrewheaney12  over 7 years ago

    this proves that hobbes aint a stuffed animal!

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    tanglebriar  over 7 years ago

    I have read almost all of the calvin and hobbes books and I love every single one of them!!!!

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    David Tomaselli GC Insider almost 7 years ago

    I’ve always thought that Calvin&Hobbes is the best comic strip ever

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    mossmangene  almost 7 years ago

    frazz????

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    squirrel500  almost 7 years ago

    Looks real different.

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    Starfollower777  almost 7 years ago

    Tigers do love fish and they feel more comfortable in water than any other wild cat, but I am pretty sure they do not have access to bread in any forms.

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    yow4zip GC Insider over 6 years ago

    He got one!!

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    xall2h1  over 6 years ago

    A kid and his toy tiger. A formula for a great comic strip. Bill Watterson is a genius when it comes to comics. Want to read every one of them.

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    big NateRocks  over 6 years ago

    KID CATCHES TIGERgreat newspaper headline

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    Starfollower777  about 6 years ago

    Hm, this points to him being real. His parents don’t seem to know Hobbes at first and how else would he end up in the trap?

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    hobbes n kay  over 5 years ago

    @calvinhobbesrock4evrthe username says it all. and i agree the later drawing style is better but not necessarily funnier.

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    xall2h1  over 5 years ago

    The first one! What I like about this comic is that their is never a bad one!

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    peachispie  over 5 years ago

    calvin and hobbes is the best comic EVER!!!! i also like big nate and lio too

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    SuperDavid  over 5 years ago

    Calvin looked cute long ago.. but not anymore

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    tubbytabby123  almost 5 years ago

    how did, one, hobbes get up there if he’s calvin’s imagination. Two, how did he eat it?

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    dchur123  over 4 years ago

    And that’s how they meet! I think

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    MorganFreeman<3  over 4 years ago

    Hobbes says “we’re kinda stupid that way” because he fell for Calvin’s trap

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    JusSayin  over 4 years ago

    This is quite a pleasant surprise. I have no idea how I landed on this page, but maybe I’ll run through the entire collection here.

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    CorneliaM  over 4 years ago

    I want this to brighten my every day!

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    TheSontaran  about 4 years ago

    Bill Watterson said that he used this first strip to introduce Calvin with Hobbes, but later realized it wasn’t necessary. I’m glad for this first strip nonetheless.

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    liogirl1  about 4 years ago

    There are many fine comics out there, but there will never be another Calvin and Hobbes. I will forever love this comics.

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    VRAssassinCreed  almost 4 years ago

    First C&H it all started here

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    Tdog123  almost 4 years ago

    HAPPY 29th CALVIN! (and hobbes)

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    CalvinObvious  almost 4 years ago

    Calvin and his pet tiger Hobbes are playing in Hangman in the backyard waiting for a visit from Uncle Max.

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    Stellagal  over 3 years ago

    This is the first time I’ve read C&H. It’s going to be a while before I get through the entire series. :D

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    Ticiethegreat  over 3 years ago

    Now I know what to do with all that tuna I have in my cupboard!

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    HARDSKULL9000  over 3 years ago

    this is so cool,the very first calvin and hobbes comic i gotta show my friends:) :) :)

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    bltnlady GC Insider about 3 years ago

    Classic American literature…it has it all.

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    light_song39  about 3 years ago

    I love C and H! I wasn’t even born when this comic started (born 1994). Thank you Bill Watterson for creating this great comic strip!

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    iheartcomix123  almost 3 years ago

    Tigers will do anything for a tuna fish sandwich.The same way I will do anything for a five-pound Snickers bar.

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    Kathleen G.  almost 3 years ago

    My son and I have always loved Calvin & Hobbes. My faverate is Exploring.

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    Kathleen G.  almost 3 years ago

    Calvin can catch me anytime with a tuna fish sandwich.

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    BNF_OFFICIAL789  almost 3 years ago

    i have every calvin and hobbes books in the world! well…. i think i have a lot tho :D saying this in 2015 nov 12 i still love it

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    ChrisRJ  almost 3 years ago

    Happy 30th, Calvin & Hobbes!!!

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    weatherford.joe  almost 3 years ago

    Here’s to 30 years.

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    Vara Lord  almost 3 years ago

    “This was the first Calvin and Hobbes strip, published November 18, 1985. At the time, I thought it was important to establish how Calvin and Hobbes got together, but now I think this was unnecessary. Of course, when Calvin and Hobbes started, it appeared in about thirty-five newspapers, so not many people saw the first strip anyway. My hometown paper didn’t pick up the strip for several months, so I didn’t see this strip in the newspaper either. This is one reason I’ve been grateful for the book collections.”

    Bill Watterson

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    TheSaunders2007  almost 3 years ago

    stop yapping

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    carterwrd553  over 2 years ago

    Someone has no imagination.

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    KatTheKitty  over 2 years ago

    Calvin and Hobbes had me thinking, I’d never heard of it and then I found this book in my house. 15 minutes later: I was a diehard fan.

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    Purple prncess of Puns Party

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    Last Rose Of Summer GC Insider over 2 years ago

    Anaconda Rice

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    Last Rose Of Summer GC Insider over 2 years ago

    For all you actors out there RKOreo ice cream

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    Last Rose Of Summer GC Insider over 2 years ago

    a mug for your morning coffee

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    Last Rose Of Summer GC Insider over 2 years ago

    We olive don’t know what we’d do without you!

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    BoomTollStinkBomb  over 2 years ago

    Three debuts in one strip.

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    Church1738  over 2 years ago

    92nd comment

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    Jaydowg  over 2 years ago

    Calvin calls his dad ’dad! Not ’ pop ’

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    rentier GC Insider about 2 years ago

    Never again I’ll give back this tiger!!!

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    Frame 1 — A legend is born

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    xC0M1C_CR4Z3x  about 2 years ago

    HELLOOO

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    xC0M1C_CR4Z3x  about 2 years ago

    Too bad Bill has passed on…

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    MineDance  almost 2 years ago

    This comic strip is AWESOME. I think EVERYONE should read it!!!!

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    kenyonpascual  almost 2 years ago

    C and H. it helps to brighten up my day. wat to go, Bill.

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    kenyonpascual  almost 2 years ago

    CALVIN AND HOBBES. ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING CMIC STRIPS EVER.

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    xblorg82  almost 2 years ago

    Happy 31!

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    sneg  almost 2 years ago

    Hobbes is kinda dumb

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    Professor W  almost 2 years ago

    Yeah, tuna fish has stupidity radiations attracting tigers

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    Comics   almost 2 years ago

    Hobbes really?

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    Proud to be a Geek  over 1 year ago

    Calvin and Hobbes is possibly the most imaginative comic and one of my favorites and I recommend it. I still think peanuts is the greatest comic strip of all time

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    DanWolfie  over 1 year ago

    This strip debuted the same day Mr. Snuffleupagus was finally revealed to the adult cast of “Sesame Street!” It’s neat that both share the milestone, and both involve “imaginary friends.”

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    Fantamon  about 1 year ago

    This aint a comic its just a pic im testing plz tell me if it works!! Thx! https://ibb.co/kFA6Kv

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    ootey  about 1 year ago

    Hey comment 115 – read this comic strip thru from kinda stupid to exploring a few times. Best strip for art and originality and consistency. Welcome to the great journey to all readers new and old. Let’s go!

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    Doug Taylor GC Insider about 1 year ago

    Thanks to today’s strip (September 25, 2017) a lot of people are remembering how Hobbes came to be.

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    Comicclone2000  11 months ago

    1st comic of Calvin and Hobbes!

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    Bashurman  10 months ago

    I really love Calvin and Hobbes! I think they should possibly make a movie!! 1st Comic also!!

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    Comics Man  9 months ago

    The start of a beautiful an amazing journey filled with, heart, humor, soul, wit, cleverness, commercials, political messages. thought provoking storylines, baby sitters, aliens, detectives and the most amazing comic of all time.

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    kassieichill_907  9 months ago

    i love this series it’s funny and awesome

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    MicahEpIcMAN  9 months ago

    Do Tigers REALLY like tuna?

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    PowermasterUltraPrime  7 months ago

    So this is where it all began

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    HobbesForPresident  7 months ago

    Today Calvin Is 40 years old and his dad is a grandpa. I wonder how his children are doing…

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    Ryan Winslow  7 months ago

    Calvin and Hobbes are born.

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    HerokidPlayz  4 months ago

    here is where my childhood begins, ladies and gentlemen.

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    QuintonWiebe  4 months ago

    Calvin and hobbies r the best!!!!

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    JoetheProbroyo  4 months ago

    I have all four of the the complete series

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    eyelikevidyogame  3 months ago

    Awesome! My dad has all of the books! First strip!

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    SCP_Foundation  3 months ago

    This is it! The beginning of the greatest comic series of all time!

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    32376  about 1 month ago

    we’re kind of stupid that way

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    jacob.c.bair  24 days ago

    140 comments 130 likes and 495 added to peoples saved comics wow… im the 141 to comment on this strip

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