It’s heeeeere!!! Well, not yet, but you can now officially pre-order The Complete Calvin & Hobbes from Amazon for $94.50, or 37% off (with free shipping!). As Amazon’s product description says:
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. More than 30 million of the 17 Calvin and Hobbes books (all published by Andrews McMeel) have been sold. And now, we’re pleased to announce that the entire body of Calvin and Hobbe cartoons will be published in a truly noteworthy tribute to this singular cartoon. Composed of three hardcover, four-color volumes in a sturdy slipcase, this edition will include all Calvin and Hobbes cartoons that ever appeared in syndication. This is the treasure that all Calvin and Hobbes fans will seek.
Those of us who bought the Far Side uber-collection can vouch for the quality that this should have. And for 3 bigass hardcover volumes plus a slipcase, $94.50 is a pretty sweet price. I know the wife’ll likely be getting an early birthday present this year.