Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for October 09, 2019


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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 15 days ago

    Oh Lordy, he’s going to burn down the town!

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    Adiraiju  15 days ago

    That’s a doozy of a frisbee.

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    retrocool  15 days ago

    this looks good……

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    PoodleGroomer  15 days ago

    Palomar Hale is a reflective mirror telescope and not a magnifying optical lens scope. They don’t work like that.

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    sirbadger  15 days ago

    I remember when it was the world’s largest telescope. It was the world’s largest from 1949 to 1976.

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    codycab  15 days ago

    You forgot to do your evil laugh, Stupendous man.

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    jackh  15 days ago

    I have been there. But I left the telescope alone.

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    Watcher  14 days ago

    It’s going to be a hot time in the town tonight.

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    Troglodyte  14 days ago

    This will reflect badly on Cal’s school record!

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    Calvinist1966  14 days ago

    Some marvellous comic book-style narration from Bill Watterson here. The dime novel/pulp magazine/film noir narration in Calvin’s Tracer Bullet fantasies are very good too. I think that the first of the two Tracer Bullet story arcs is due for a reprint early next year. Watterson created Tracer Bullet for a one-off strip which was also part of a story arc in 1987 and used him in just two story arcs. He later explained that he wasn’t as big a fan of private eyes as he was of space heroes and superheroes. Also the film noir style pictures for Tracer Bullet used up a lot of ink.

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    JohnFarson19  14 days ago

    It’s nice that Stupendous Man is careful when screwing off giant lenses

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    jrankin1959  14 days ago

    Calvin grows up to draw comics art… doesn’t he?

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    Kalkkuna  14 days ago

    Lens. Probably someone’s glasses. Can’t bring him to school (the initial objective of SM).

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 14 days ago

    Being only 16+ feet in diameter, I doubt it would accomplish much in any case.

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    Malcolm Hall  14 days ago

    Stupendous Man doesn’t know that because he reads only comic books.

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    jpayne4040  14 days ago

    Good luck, Stupendous Man; all of the other kids are rooting for you!

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    sundogusa  14 days ago

    Burning down the house….err school!Schools out for ever.

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    ive come to steal your pickles spongebob  14 days ago

    Calvin’s imagination never seems to not amaze me.

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    A Hip loving Canadian...  14 days ago

    Makes sense… Mom must have reminded Calvin that he needs to focus.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 14 days ago

    I have a bad feeling about looking like an ant and ‘stupendous man’ having that thing.

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    yangeldf  14 days ago

    He’s only 6, admittedly even I didn’t learn that reflector telescopes were a thing until I was in the 3rd or 4th grade at least, and I was REALLY interested in astronomy as a kid.

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    WCraft Premium Member 14 days ago

    ♪ The sun will come out tomorrow… ♪

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    rshive  14 days ago

    Is Stupendous Man up to mischief?

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    tinner2000  14 days ago

    This is why it doesn’t have a lens.

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    Calvinist1966  14 days ago

    Stupendous Man is Calvin’s alter ego so he would be a mischievous and anti-authority superhero.

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    PoppaBob Premium Member 14 days ago

    A mirror from a reflector telescope will focus the sun’s rays just like a lens, if you position it right…

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    Stephen Gilberg  14 days ago

    There could be a comic in which a relatively typical superhero faces a villain much like Stupendous Man, a child with a poor perspective on what constitutes heroism.

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    LivelyClamor  14 days ago

    There go his dad’s binoculars, again??

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    Red33410  14 days ago

    The fact that Palomar actually is a reflective telescope is rich. Nice “research.” laughter

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    basicallystupid15 Premium Member 14 days ago

    To be technical it is actully the Hale Telescope at Mt. Palomar. I have been there a few times and it is huge and worth the trip if your ever in the area. BTW good toon.

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