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Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for February 23, 2014

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Maybe, he should read the classics; something like “Macbeth.”

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    Phapada  about 6 years ago

    what program a bout ?

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    Opus Croakus  about 6 years ago

    Hmm, I thought this was going to be a fantasy sequence about him and Susie…

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    killerbunnyfamily  about 6 years ago

    Years ago, my parents were happy that i spend my time by computer instead of watching ‘violent’ TV. Obviously they haven’t heard about DOOM.

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I’ve said this many times before: let’s keep C&H a politics free zone.

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    watmiwori  about 6 years ago

    I think Susie has probably one-upped Calvin withsnowballs, water balloons and hoses more often than he has scored against her….

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    orinoco womble  about 6 years ago

    Love the artwork…tough to read. Had to max it out for these aging, overworked eyes.

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    Bill Chapman  about 6 years ago

    In grade school, I’d come home after school and do my homework while watching re-runs of M*A*S*H until my parents came home from work.About the only side effect noticed by anyone is that I tend to be cynical and sarcastic……..

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    watmiwori  about 6 years ago

    Every schoolboy’s favourite dirty book!

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    bignatefan  about 6 years ago

    Is there any doubt that Watterson was the greatest illustrator in the history of comics?

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    tripwire45  about 6 years ago

    I never saw Calvin’s brain on overload before. Was it the violence or the b o o b s on his “adversary”?

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    QuiteDragon  about 6 years ago

    Steam has several collections, though buying and using them requires installing the steam client and having a persistent internet connection. Amazon has copies for sale, but are not particularly cheap. GOG.com is my “go-to” for old games, but they appear not to have Doom (currently – they are always increasing their catalog).

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    QuiteDragon  about 6 years ago

    Found it! Free, too, apparently. Doom

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator about 6 years ago

    A pretty clear commentary here about what happened to comics when they abandoned kids in favor of overgrown fanboys. A lot of readers seem to be off the mark, looking for other interpretations, but I don’t think this one has to do with Susie.

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    loner34  about 6 years ago

    The Bible has many lessons, some about how to conduct yourself and some about how not to.

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    rentier  about 6 years ago

    Read “Red and Rover”, too much violence in “C & H” today, sniff!

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    rentier  about 6 years ago

    Great artwork, but too brute today, nothing for children and children look C & H!!

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    rentier  about 6 years ago

    We all need salvation urgently!

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  about 6 years ago

    If you want to see some really “out there” google the 1950’s horror/crime comic books. It’s hard to believe these things were sold to kids, and I bought my share.

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    Number Three  about 6 years ago

    Umm… I think he’s already tried that, Mum.

    Awesome drawings!

    xxx

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member about 6 years ago

    If you want a me free-zone, don’t come on this site. I’ve been here a while and have no intention of going away anytime soon.

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    westny77  about 6 years ago

    I was thinking the same thing. This is definitely a violent comic that would give me the creeps. Since it’s the comics no love making was involved.

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    dsom8  about 6 years ago

    There is a difference in what you see (TV and cinema – which has surprisingly not been mentioned yet in spite of who is now behind many of the blockbuster – pun wasn’t intended – films) and what you read. The eye sees but the mind [of the reader] only fills in what it already knows. So an innocent 6-year old reading of David and Bathsheba in 2nd Samuel would have a completely different mental image than seeing Peck and Howard, much less than what might be filmed for today.

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    JLG Premium Member about 6 years ago

    It’s a real kick to be following C&H online right at this point, because it was this period in early 1994 that I started, at age 11, collecting the Sunday comics in my local rag every week. I reread them a lot for a while. So I remember all these, and some of the dailies, too, even though I didn’t save those.

    This is one of several instances where Watterson made his contempt for violent comic books abundantly clear. =) I have to wonder if someone knowledgeable on the superhero genre would be able to critique this little spoof as an accurate portrayal of the “dark and gritty” 90s that this was right in the middle of?

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    Aurora Borealis  about 6 years ago

    I can just imagine this strip, showing a guy getting his spine shattered, being printed in the newspaper in between Cathy and Gasoline Alley and I just can’t stop laughing. Kudos to Watterson for getting away with it!

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