February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
I wonder if Calvin married Susie Derkins when he grew up?
I don’t think he grew up.
Original date on this strip: 1 October 1987.
“Dumb ol’ tiger?”
Man…two insults in one statement?
“Girls are like slugs?”
don’t mean to sound chauvinistic…but heh heh heh
“Go play in a microwave, Susie” hahaha, gotta love it
calvin’s so mean and i love it!!!
runar, is margueritem familiar with “Dennis The Menace”?
margueritem, a shortcut explanation: “Dennis The Menace” has been running since 1951–and Dennis is still 5 1/2!
“Mr. Bun seems comatose.” Oh, that’s great!!!
I’m sure I read all these strips back in the 80’s, but it’s almost like I’ve never seen them before.
i feel the exact way about girls
bad calvin so mean
Margueritem have you ever watched “Fight Club”? Susie grows up to become Marla anda Calvin will become the narrator (Edward Norton’s character)
No way…i would play with girls any day…lol lol lol
There’s also a rumor going around that Calvin grows up to become Frazz ^^
Boy’s will be boy’s
haa! haa!haa!! “Go play in a microwave Susie.”
Poor Calvin hasn’t figured out girls yet.
Ya, Susie…go play in a microwave. Can’t you see Calvin is busy.
I know that the strip ended before he grew up, but I’m going with ‘what ifs’ here. I can picture Susie being just like Calvin’s Mom. I can’t see Dennis ever marrying Margaret, however.
I don’t even want to THINK about Dennis marrying Margaret!
… or worse yet, Calvin marrying Margaret.
Rock on Calvin, you’ll find your special slug eventually.
girls exist because otherwise boys will not have any motivation to do anything in life. it will be sooooo boring!!!!! it goes the other way around too… girls need boyz..otherwise to whom they will show off their beautiful dress and nice make up :)
Mr. Bun has no kid with the level of imagination that Calvin has, and therefore, is a stuffed toy to everyone. I love it how Hobbes even perceives the bunny as being comatose! :) (from one stuff toy to another)
“go play in a microwave” LOL i had forgotten that remark :-D
Check out this link for a full C&H/Fight Club parallel explaination. Absoultely fascinating.
We used to say “Go play in the freeway.”
mantenga, think your link is broken?
take spaces out of link. this comment section doesnt like underscores.
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It seems to me that Susie simply has too tight of a hold on reality. Calvin would much rather be playing games that no one has ever actually experienced on this planet. No time for ‘playing house’… blah!
It does seem like Calvin and Frazz have the same haircut!)
Dennis and Gina. Yeowwwww.
Hobbes growing up to be Brad Pitt? Woof!!!
Calvin will undoubtedly marry Susie. It’s her reality that’ll keep him grounded, and his imagination that’ll help her live. Calvin is just firmly routed in the girls are icky phase. They’ll just fight alot more than most, because Calvin will always be immature.
Occasionally, he does play with Susie. One Sunday strip, they were married, but ran into trouble when Calvin became Tarzan. And there was the time he called her a name, then felt bad an apologized.
Calvin will probably refine Cavinball to have set rules, and go on to make it a real sport. With his creativity, and Susie’s perceived common sense turned good business sense, they’ll go quite far. They complete each other. I also think Calvin is aware of liking Susie more than other girls, and is so confused he blames her for it, and lashes out at her for making him like a girl. Yet through it all, Susie always comes back to him. She knows there’s decency in him towards her, and wants to bring it out when they’re together. When Calvin grows up a little, he’ll like all the attention.
Mr. Prongs, your future predictions are completely and utterly rediculous. For starters, “Calvinball having rules?” That goes against everything calvin stands for. Furthermore,your final comments are so preposterous, I laughed out loud when I read them. They complete each other. You said, “I also think Calvin is aware of liking Susie more than other girls, and is so confused he blames her for it, and lashes out at her for making him like a girl. Yet through it all, Susie always comes back to him. She knows there’s decency in him towards her, and wants to bring it out when they’re together.” This is a comic about a six-year-old, not a soap opera! The entire “Calvin marries Susie” thing is possibly debatable, but I personally believe that it wouldn’t happen. Calvin certainly does not “like” Susie.
Mrprongs: You and I are of a mind. I can can visualize things happening the way that you described. Well put.
wow. way to totally analyze and kill calvin and hobbes u guys.
“Calvin certainly does not “like” Susie.”
I seem to remember one strip where she throws a snowball at him, and he’s all excited because that means she likes him.
SO HAH. MARRIED.
i love that. He told her to “go play in a microwave, susie. We’re Busy.” i am so using that line. Then hobbes with the “comatose” is just great. this whole thing is greatness.
Ahh…Jrot, you bring up a good point. In the very beginning of the strip, and Watterson himself has commented on this, he made it so that Susie and Calvin DID sort of have a “love” relationship. However, as the strip progressed, Watterson realized that this was not how he wanted their relationship to be, so it changed to more of a “simply annoyed by one another” relationship. At the airing of this particular strip, as well as the majority of the strips, the latter was how their relationship was conveyed. So, I can see how some people, who have only read the early strips, would seem to think that Calvin and Susie are somehow “desperately in love” with one another.
And yes, tabylynn, “go play in the microwave” is one of the best insults ever.
sigh Well, I tried my best. Sorry for the overlong comments, but one of my pet peeves are the people who seem to have “Calvin and Hobbes” confused with “For better or For Worse.”
I still don’t get it what makes the tiger come alive?
@nofearpup: that thingy called imagination
%I’m sorry ATTYUSH, that was a joke I heard 20 years ago and it still makes me laugh, LOL
Well stripeyfuzzball, if I made you laugh, then good. Laughter promotes better health, and makes you happy. Happy people don’t kill. Therefore, I made the world a little bit better, and a little less violent.
nofearpup my 12 yr old just found out about the strip and asked that same question about Hobbes and the bike. Man that was crazy funny.
I think that calvin and hobbs became a great game development duo and are locked away in a basement someplace writing killer video games and raking in all that money. Susie is just a glimmer in the past.
My 10- and 8-year-olds love C & H, and it’s really shaping who they are growing up to be. Super cool to watch, and boy, they are so much funnier now…
Love this guy!
i like mr. bun
Interesting how Calvin sees one toy as a sentient being but not another.