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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set : Three Hardcovers in a Boxed Set - Bill Watterson

The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set

Three Hardcovers in a Boxed Set

Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound

Published: 1st September 2005
For Ages: 12+ years old
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RRP $265.00
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This boxed set is over 10 kilograms! So if you are picking it up at the post office make sure you bring a strong pair of arms with you!

It is finely produced with a beautiful cloth hard case and looks absolutely stunning on a shelf. Once you slide one of the 3 gloriously bound books out of the casing and open it up you will be delighted by the colour and quality of the printing. Gram-for-gram, this has to be one of the best books on the market! For lovers of Calvin and Hobbes you will be in cartoon heaven. We strongly recommend and endorse this 3-volume set and will always try to have a copy in stock ready-to-ship, depending on supply. It won't be in print for ever so please place an order as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss out.
Tony Nash, Booktopia CEO

I just had to hand over a copy of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes to a customer - it was one of the hardest thing I have had to do - it is so gorgeous - I want one! Won't someone buy me one?
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Book Description

Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoons that ever appeared in syndication and an original introduction by the author.

"New York Times" best-seller!

Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made "Calvin and Hobbes" one of the few universally admired by other cartoonists." --Charles Solomon, "Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"Calvin and Hobbes" is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in more than 2,400 newspapers when Bill Watterson retired on January 1, 1996. The entire body of "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoons published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon in "The Complete Calvin and Hobbes."

Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition includes all "Calvin and Hobbes" cartoons that ever appeared in syndication.

This is the treasure that all "Calvin and Hobbes" fans seek.

About the Author

Bill Watterson is the creator of "Calvin and Hobbes," one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. "Calvin and Hobbes" appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.

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    5.0

    complete collection. excellent book

    By Suzie

    from Brisbane, AU

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    • Deserves Multiple Readings
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      Comments about The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

      excellent hard back, well worth the extra cost. A must for calvin and hobbes fans

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      5.0

      Fantastic

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        Comments about The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

        I bought this book as a present for my partner and he hasn't been able to put it down. The book looks beautiful too, old-style hardcover.

        Comic book appreciators and people who are young at heart will love these books.

        Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        The best decision I have ever made

        By cnh

        from Canberra, AU

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        • Brilliant Quality
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          Comments about The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

          This set contains all you've ever wanted about Calvin and Hobbes. The printing is magnificent and the quality is astounding. Guaranteed to provide happiness to all ages. Gram for gram, probably the best value for money book you can buy. If you're debating whether to get the paperback version - go all out on the hardcover! You won't be disappointed.

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          5.0

          Greatest collection ever!

          By Darnzy

          from Collie, WA, AU

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              Comments about The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

              Calvin and Hobbes is my favourite comic strip and this book puts every one in a freaking big set of books! At least one of the three hard cover books is always on the coffee table ready to be read. The others are up on the bookshelf looking awesome. Everyone loves reading it, from my 60 year old mum to my 6 year old nephew!

              The hardcover books are really well made, will last for many many years.

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              5.0

              Brilliant.

              By Tex

              from Canberra

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                Comments about The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

                A stunning collection, beautifully presented. Calvin and Hobbes is a classic comic strip and this is a must for any fan.

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                5.0

                Best buy ever!

                By Ghostkat

                from Townsville

                Comments about The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Collection - 3 x Large Hardcover Books in 1 x Boxed Set:

                Love Calvin and Hobbes and it was so good to find an Australian booksite which has it in stock and all at a great price.. Money well spent, this is something any Calvin & Hobbes fan will truly treasure.

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                best Book ever bought online

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                  One of the best things I have ever bought online.

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                  "Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made

                  On December 31, 1995, Bill Watterson, award-winning creator of Calvin and Hobbes, retired at the height of his cartooning career, issuing the following statement:

                  "This is not a recent or easy decision, and I leave with some sadness. I believe I've done what I can do within the constraints of daily deadlines and small panels. I am eager to work at a more thoughtful pace, with fewer artistic compromises. I have not yet decided on future projects, but my relationship with Andrews McMeel Universal (AMU) will continue."

                  The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, published by Andrews McMeel Publishing, a division of AMU, is similar in format to the New York Times best-selling The Complete Far Side, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes collects every Bill Watterson cartoon in a three-volume slipcased set. The book includes every Watterson strip (3,160 to be exact) appearing between the cartoon's launch on November 18, 1985, to its final run on December 31, 1995, along with new art and a revealing introduction essay by Watterson.

                  During its syndication, Calvin and Hobbes ran in more than 2,400 newspapers. Worldwide sales of Watterson's 17 existing Calvin and Hobbes book collections surpass 30 million copies, making Watterson's heartwarming depiction of precocious six-year-old Calvin and his imaginary, pouncing pet tiger Hobbes unquestionably one of the most popular and beloved comic strips of all time.

                  Whether a poignant look at serious family issues or a round of time travel (with the aid of a well-labeled cardboard box), "Watterson's imaginative approach to his material and his inventive graphics have made Calvin and Hobbes one of the few universally admired by other cartoonists," writes Charles Solomon for the Los Angeles Times.

                  Weighing 23 pounds per complete set (or 250 metric tons for the entire first print run), The Complete Calvin and Hobbes is composed of more than 34,957 reams of paper and 12 metric tons of ink (for the first printing alone!). More than 125 twenty-foot shipping containers were used to transport the paper from the mill to the printer.

                  Quotable Calvin and Hobbes

                  "Never argue with a six-year-old who shaves."

                  "Questions I know the answer to I don't need to ask, right?"

                  "There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you, and how much fun it is!"

                  "There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse."

                  "I've got plenty of common sense! I just choose to ignore it."

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."

                  ISBN: 9780740748479
                  ISBN-10: 0740748475
                  Series: No
                  Audience: General
                  For Ages: 12+ years old
                  For Grades: 7 - 12
                  Format: Boxed, Slipcased or Casebound
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 1456
                  Published: 1st September 2005
                  Dimensions (cm): 31.5 x 28.0  x 12.5
                  Weight (kg): 10.1