List of Calvin and Hobbes books

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Compilations of the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, created by Bill Watterson, have been published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in a total of eighteen books, the first being published in April 1987, and the last, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, in October 2005, encompassing all the previous books, as well as extra content. Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue is scheduled to be published in October 2014. Also, rare versions of the first six collections are published by Warner Books.

Before the release of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the complete set of newspaper strips were collected in the following eight books:[1]

  • The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, 1988
  • The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, 1990
  • The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes, 1992
  • Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons, 1992
  • The Days Are Just Packed, 1993
  • Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat, 1994
  • There's Treasure Everywhere, 1996
  • It's a Magical World, 1996
Title Date ISBN Format Strips Original content
Calvin and Hobbes April 1987 ISBN 0-8362-2088-9 black and white November 18, 1985 (first strip) to August 17, 1986 Foreword by Garry Trudeau, original b&w artwork scattered throughout book
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling April 1988 ISBN 0-8362-1825-6 black and white August 18, 1986 to May 23, 1987 Foreword by Pat Oliphant, original b&w artwork scattered throughout book
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury September 1988 ISBN 0-8362-1805-1 color Sundays All strips from Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed Is Drooling Foreword by Charles M. Schulz, back-cover illustration of Calvin wreaking havoc in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and an illustrated poem, "A Nauseous Nocturne"
Yukon Ho! March 1989 ISBN 0-8362-1835-3 black and white May 24, 1987 to February 21, 1988 The "Yukon Song", original b&w artwork scattered throughout book
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book: A Collection of Sunday Calvin and Hobbes Cartoons September 1989 ISBN 0-8362-1852-3 All color Sunday May 24, 1987 to July 30, 1989 (Sunday strips only) Ten-page story "Spaceman Spiff: Interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire!", Afterword by Bill Watterson, and a specially redrawn version of the August 28, 1988 strip.
Weirdos from Another Planet! March 1990 ISBN 0-8362-1862-0 black and white February 22, 1988 to December 4, 1988 (some strips from November are also found in The Revenge of the Baby-Sat) original b&w artwork scattered throughout book
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury October 1990 ISBN 0-8362-1822-1 color Sundays All strips from Yukon Ho! and Weirdos from Another Planet! Seven-page story in which Calvin becomes an elephant
The Revenge of the Baby-Sat April 1991 ISBN 0-8362-1866-3 black and white December 5, 1988 to September 10, 1989
Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" October 1991 ISBN 0-8362-1878-7 black and white September 11, 1989 to July 7, 1990 (some strips from June and July are also found in Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons)
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons April 1992 ISBN 0-8362-1883-3 black and white July 8, 1990 to April 10, 1991
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury October 1992 ISBN 0-8362-1898-1 color Sundays All strips from The Revenge of the Baby-Sat and Scientific Progress Goes "Boink" Several illustrated poems
The Days Are Just Packed October 1993 ISBN 0-8362-1735-7 color Sundays April 11, 1991 to November 1, 1992 excluding May 5, 1991 to Feb 1, 1992 due to repeats
Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat October 1994 ISBN 0-8362-1769-1 color Sundays / black and white November 2, 1992 to August 29, 1993
The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book October 1995 ISBN 0-8362-0438-7 color Sundays / black and white Collection of strips chosen by the author Commentary by Watterson and annotations on individual strips
There's Treasure Everywhere March 1996 ISBN 0-8362-1312-2 color Sundays August 30, 1993 to April 8, 1995 excluding April 3 to December 31, 1994 due to repeats (some strips from March are also found in It's a Magical World)
It's a Magical World October 1996 ISBN 0-8362-2136-2 color Sundays March 20, 1995 to December 31, 1995 (final strip) (some strips from April are also found in There's Treasure Everywhere)
Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages, 1985-1995 September 2001 ISBN 0-7407-2135-6 color Sundays Collection of Sunday strips chosen by the author Original sketches and commentary by Watterson
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (hardcover) October 2005 ISBN 0-7407-4847-5 color Sundays / black and white Three-volume set containing all strips. 22.5 lb./10.2 kg. Includes Spiff feature, the illustrated poems, and color prints of other cover art. Introduction and commentary
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (paperback) November 2012 ISBN 1-4494-3325-1 color Sundays / black and white Four-volume set containing all strips. 14.3 lb./6.5 kg. Includes Spiff feature, the illustrated poems, and color prints of other cover art. Introduction and commentary
Exploring Calvin and Hobbes: An Exhibition Catalogue February 2015 ISBN 1-4494-6036-5 Catalogue for the exhibit by the same name at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum at Ohio State University Original art and commentary by Watterson

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