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Update: The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium Set 1 by Bill Watterson

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    Calvin and Hobbes update: The Calvin And Hobbes Portable Compendium Set 1, created by the talented Bill Watterson, is scheduled to hit the shelves on August 29, 2023. This eagerly anticipated compendium comes in a compact and portable new format, which is specifically designed to introduce the beloved and timeless adventures of Calvin and Hobbes to a whole new generation of readers.

    Let’s embark on a new trusty adventure!

    In 1985, the enchanting world of a young boy and his tiger, which existed only in his vivid imagination, came to life in the form of a beloved comic strip. This delightful creation quickly captured the hearts of readers worldwide and eventually found its way into the pages of over 2,400 newspapers. However, after a successful run, the mastermind behind this cherished comic, Bill Watterson, bid farewell to his creation and retired on January 1, 1996.

    This first set of books comprises nearly 500 delightful comics, spanning from the strip’s inception in November 1985 to March 1987, offering a glimpse into the earliest escapades of Calvin and Hobbes. And that’s just the beginning! This collection is the first installment in a captivating series of seven sets, promising even more laughter and heartwarming moments to come.

    One of the most noteworthy features of this edition is its convenient size, making it easily portable and perfect for slipping into backpacks, allowing readers to carry their favorite comic adventures with them wherever they go. But it’s not just for readers on the move; collectors will also appreciate the thought put into its design, as it will beautifully complement any collector’s shelf.

    The Calvin and Hobbes Portable Compendium not only celebrates the genius of Bill Watterson’s creation but also pays tribute to the strip’s origins in newspapers. The inclusion of archival slipcases and cover art, carefully selected by the author himself, adds a touch of nostalgia and reminds readers of the comic’s humble beginnings while still embracing the modern appeal.

    While this compendium seeks to introduce the iconic duo to a new audience, it also aims to rekindle the love and excitement of existing fans who have been devoted followers of Calvin and Hobbes throughout the years. With its perfect blend of classic charm and contemporary flair, the Compendium is poised to become a cherished addition to any Calvin and Hobbes enthusiast’s collection.

    August 29, 2023, can’t come soon enough for fans eagerly waiting to embark on the trusted adventures of Calvin and Hobbes, and this upcoming release promises to leave a lasting impression on readers young and old alike.

    Tony M.