Your favourite character in Calvin & Hobbes

Malaysia
February 19, 2007 8:46am CST
Have you read Calvin and Hobbes before and did you like it? Who was your favourite character and why? My favourite character is Susie Derkins, Calvin's neighbour and classmate and sort of girlfriend! Haha! She's just smart and witty.
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@noah2413 (405)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I'd just like to say... ...Calvin and Hobbes ROCK!! My favorite character can be expected, its calvin. He's just so funny and it makes you laugh when you see his vocabulary! And he's always making mischeif, which is why Bart Simspon is my fav simpson and so on.
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• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
Haha! Yeah, Calvin is certainly an endearing character. Without him or his wit and outspokeness, there's no Calvin & Hobbes! I like his vocabulary too.
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• India
19 Feb 07
mine also Susie Derkins ...
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• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
Well, nice to meet another fan!
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• United States
20 Feb 07
Being such a fan of Calvin and Hobbes, I own all of the comics from beginning to end in three huge volumes. Of course, it being titled "Calvin and Hobbes" I have to admit that I do like Calvin the best out of all of the characters in the comic book. Calvin is extremely smart for a six year old and is just extremely funny. Sometimes he makes me laugh just by reading it or looking at the picture. Calvin is smart yet he is "dumb" at the same time and that's what makes him so likeable. He also has a wonderful sense of imagination that I totally could relate to (as I have crazy imagination too and tend to also daydream in class like Calvin.) And of course, lastly, Calvin is so witty sometimes and I love it how he alludes to really smart things that sometimes I can't even react to.
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
Yeah, the whole set would be a treasure to all Calvin and Hobbes fans. I'd want to buy it one day but some people say that it's big and bulky and makes it difficult to curl up and read. Haha! Maybe I'll buy the books one by one. I agree with you that Calvin can be smart and dumb at the same time. He's always doing that anyway.
• United States
20 Feb 07
Yeah the whole set in three volumes are definitely a little hard to curl up and read with. One book alone weighs around five pounds. And plus it's hard back so it's so hard to carry around or put in a soft place because the binding might end up ripping and stuff. But the pages are printed in very nice quality though.
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
I'm sure the printing and the pages are in good quality. They have to be good! Thanks for describing about the books. I haven't noticed them on Malaysian bookshelves yet.
• United States
19 Feb 07
Mine is Calvin too. His vocabulary alone makes the comic worth reading. I have a theory that the comic "Frazz" is written by Watterson under a pseudonym. The character Frazz is just a grown-up Calvin, sans Hobbes, and Caulfield is pretty much a alter-ego Calvin as well.
• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
Oh, I've never heard of Frazz before. This is the first time. I'll check out this comic. Thanks!
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I checked out Frazz and I don't really think that it's the grown-up of Calvin. And I definitely don't think that it's drawn by Watterson under a pseudonym. The drawing style is just way too different. Just look at the shading. But the humor is definitely there. I can't think of a grown-up calvin working as a janitor though.
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• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
I checked out Frazz too and subcribe to its daily comics. I think there is a kind of similarity there. The hair is the same and the face looks like Calvin too! Yup, too bad for Calvin if he ended up working as a janitor. Probably due to his slacking in school! Haha!
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• United States
22 Mar 07
I love that comic! Calvin is my favorite for the reasons others have described. His vocabulary is just hilarious coming from a 6-year-old, and yes, he's so smart and yet so dumb sometimes. I love his imagination. Susie Derkins is great too, and of course Hobbes.
• Malaysia
23 Mar 07
Haha! Yeah, Calvin's vocabulary is pretty wide for a 6-year-old kid. Yup, he's smart yet dumb, that's why I find him so funny! Susie's really funny too. The comics are just funny and leaves a good feeling after reading it.
@astroo13 (965)
• India
19 Feb 07
Calvin. I loved the comic strip where Calvin asks Hobbes whether people are stupid or not while riding on a sledge down a mountain.Regards
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
Haha! Calvin can be stupid yet smart at the same time. I like it when Calvin is being wise.