Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes Hardcover – Box set, 2005
See the Best Books of 2017
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Buy from: - ** BIG WORLD BUYS ** - BRAND NEW - 2-DAY SHIPPING AVAILABLE, EXPEDITED & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ALSO AVAILABLE - MULTIPLE COPIES, EASY RETURN POLICY - SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The original problem was that the pages were glued together instead of sewn. THIS HAS BEEN CORRECTED with a subsequent printing. That being said, I would strongly recommend against purchasing a used copy of this set unless you've verified with the seller that the binding is SEWN binding.
A little background: being aware of the issues surrounding the glued binding, I did a little research on internet forums to see if the issue had been corrected. The only evidence I could find was one random poster on a random forum saying that they "thought" the issue had been corrected.
So I took matters into my own hands and called the publisher. It took forever to get through to them (the number seems to be intended for wholesalers looking to purchase in bulk), but the lady that helped me was able to call back and confirm that the binding is now sewn rather than glued. I asked when the most recent printing had been, and her (now undoubtedly out-of-date) answer gave me confidence that it was far enough back to reassure me that most retailers would have cleared out their stock of the first edition printing. Reassured by this (and Amazon's return policy), I went ahead and purchased after it went on sale. And I can now confirm: sewn binding.
As an aside, as others are saying, the collection is quite heavy—but I wouldn't say that the individual books are too heavy to read if you've propped the book against your legs, etc.
The quality of this collection is (finally) worthy of such a great and timeless comic strip. Calvin & Hobbes stands alone at the top of best comic strip of all time, and nothing else even comes close. Everyone can enjoy this strip, from young kids to adults (though adult fans likely won't want to let their kids touch the books lol)
The pages are made of high-quality paper and the artwork is beautifully printed on the pages. Since they're printed in chronological order, unlike many other Watterson compilations, it is really easy to follow. Whether you're just a fan of Calvin and Hobbes, or you're looking for a great addition to your home library, this set is awesome.
The only thing that I didn't like about it (which would have made it five stars), was the construction of the binding. When reading it, it feels like the pages may come loose at any time since they're glued in. Other than that, this set is a must-have!