Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 20, 1994

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    ChihiroRoseBud  over 12 years ago

    This is one of my favorites. I love quoting the alien :D

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    Xalder  over 9 years ago

    Heh poor Calvin, what a cliffhanger, not a good one for a 6-year-old to read, I imagine.

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    weatherford.joe Premium Member over 9 years ago

    “I could feel my spine shatter… it hurt… a lot.”

    This was definitely during the Dark Age of comic books, when anti-heroes were all the rage and excessive violence, sex, blood and gore clumsily tried to cover up mediocre writing.

    I’m shocked Universal Press allowed Watterson to visually depict someone shattering someone’s spine with a gun.

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    MacBoi  over 6 years ago

    I just love this one for a totally awkward reason: Watterson was giving all the regular characters a break from actually BEING there. Sure we all love Calvin and Hobbes and everyone, but Watterson shows off his true talents of drawing in this one. Plus this situation he drew was so normal in the comic books at the time what he drew was honestly average at the time.

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    Max Starman Jones  over 5 years ago

    I was always impressed with Watterson’s ability to actually draw this way. He did it many times. He was a skilled artist, who opted for another style as he drew C&H. It made me respect him even more to realize his style was making a statement.

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    PoodleGroomer  over 5 years ago

    “Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?” Click

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    a non-E mouse  over 5 years ago

    There’s too much violence in books. why don’t you go watch T.V.?

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    yow4zip Premium Member over 5 years ago

    “It hurt…a lot.” I bet!

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    DM9001  about 3 years ago

    Now I know where Calvin gets his violent personality. It seems today that all you see is violence in movies and sex on TV.

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    IronHawk82  about 3 years ago

    I remember when I first saw this strip when I was 12. The shocking thing to me wasn’t the spine shot, but that (I’m guessing that’s Captain Napalm) he was punching a woman! I’m also guessing that the woman is Amazon Babe, mentioned in an earlier strip.

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    alexzinuro  4 months ago

    Calvin might enjoy reading The Encyclopedia of Animals: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians (©1993) by Dr. Harold G. Cogger et al. (consultant editors).

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