I think Rover has mistaken the Michelin Man for a mummy. I thought the Michelin Man looked like a mummy when I was young so he frightened me a little.
Some have suggested this as Calvin was last seen on a sled but I prefer the view that Watterson left it open-ended for us to imagine Calvin having many more adventures.
They don’t exactly fade away but Calvin does eventually get rid of them with Hobbes’s help.
There was a story arc where Calvin asked Hobbes to tie him to a chair as he was trying to learn escapology. He couldn’t escape and his dinner went cold. Afterwards Dad went up to Calvin’s room and didn’t believe Calvin’s insistence that Hobbes had tied him to the chair. Calvin’s sore butt afterwards indicated that he had been spanked although one commentator stated that his sore butt may have come from being strapped into a hard wooden chair.
Last summer, there was a one-off strip in which Mom was getting dressed up in the first two panels. In the third panel, Calvin threw a bucket of water over her. He had a playful expression on his face and obviously thought Mom was going to laugh it off. In the fourth panel, he had a sore butt and was saying “Boy, what a grouch!”
I’ve just remembered an episode of “The Muppet Show” in which Dr Bunsen Honeydew had made clones of his assistant Beaker.
Bunsen: My assistants Beaker are ganging up on me.
Bunsen: I don’t know. I’ve always been a sweetikins to each and every one of him.
Wars weren’t so bad in the Middle Ages. Not nearly as many people were killed and the weapons didn’t keep killing and/or maiming people after the war as many do nowadays. In those innocent times, plagues were much worse than wars. That said, War was still one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Both films were based on true incidents. The earlier one was from World War II and the more recent from World War I.
He doesn’t yet but his quick thinking will eventually save Calvin from himselves.
Hobbes is very loyal to Calvin in this story arc. Sometimes he deserts Calvin but he stands by him whenever Calvin makes the most trouble for himself.
Burns Night will be here soon. It will be on January 25th. This story arc will still be going on then but it will finish in its fourth week.