The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
First comic: November 18, 1985
Last comic: May 17, 1987
Sabbatical: None
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The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (ISBN 0836218051) is the first Calvin and Hobbes treasury.


The book was released in September 1988 and compiles the strips from Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under the Bed Is Drooling, the reprinted Sunday comics being in color.

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes includes a foreword by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, the original illustrated poem "A Nauseous Nocturne" and artwork on the back cover of a giant Calvin rampaging through Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

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