Tuesday, December 12, 2006

So Hard Not to Spend $100 on This

Oh, Lord. I stopped by our local Sam's Club this evening to pick up some tape runners for my wife's annual Christmas-card avalanche, and there in the middle of the aisle was a display of the new Complete Calvin & Hobbes Boxed Set.

Egads, the temptation was painful. But I resisted.

For now.

Calvin & Hobbes is easily my favorite comic strip of EVER, and I'm not a big comic-strip guy. There were moments when C&H was downright literary, a soul-speaking trip to true kid- and parent-dom that I haven't seen duplicated elsewhere to this day. I came to it late, but immediately knew C&H was Great Stuff, and began plowing through the series, backwards, with all due speed.

What does this have to do with money? I dunno.

Other than I'm soon to be about a hundred bucks poorer, cash-wise. And immensely richer, reading-wise.

— Posted by Michael @ 9:46 PM


Man... I love Calvin and Hobbes too. Get it! :)


Me too! He's so profound! Go back and get it please! But if you dont I'll understand!


Another Calvin and Hobbes fan here! Check out the Tenth Anniversary book as well for comic-by-comic commentary by Bill Watterson.


I stopped reading the comics after C&H ended.


I also love them. If you really want to save some money, see if you can get the set used.



I have the Tenth Anniversary book already. It's currently nighttime reading for my daughter and I. :)

I didn't read comics before C&H, and I haven't read them after. Everything else has been ... oh, subpar, it seems.


I have every single book already, so it was easier for me to say no :) I did see it in Costco last year and flipped through it. Very nicely done.

If you use Half.com or search used book stores, you can get the whole collection for a very fair price!


I saw the boxed set at Costco with a $30 coupon and I was so tempted to buy it. One of these days, I am going to treat myself to this set.

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