February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
When Calvin becomes a teenager, the roles will be reversed, and his Mom will never be able to tell whether he is listening or not. Of course, at Calvin’s present rate of growth…..
Today’s strip contains references to radical terrorism and self-poisoning. Over the past 3 weeks, Bill Watterson has also brought up the topics of bullying and extortion; life after death and reincarnation; murder in the movies; money, greed, and power; control over human destiny; the futility of war; and songs that “glorify depraved violence, mindless sex, and the deliberate abuse of dangerous drugs.”
For those who are looking for the comics to be an escape from the real world, perhaps Calvin and Hobbes is not the ideal choice. On the other hand, I do highly recommend a different 3-week period from back in January — the series with Calvin vs. the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons: