Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for April 02, 2023

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    BE THIS GUY  6 months ago

    Should get an electric stove.

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    dadthedawg  6 months ago

    Just a tiny coincidence…..

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    codycab  6 months ago

    Another idea for Calvin: Directing a disaster movie!

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    Templo S.U.D.  6 months ago

    what do you propose, Hobbes? Calvinball?

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member 6 months ago

    For sure farmer Brown is really out of luck.

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    JudasPeckerwood  6 months ago

    Farmer Brown’s Very, Very Bad Day

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    The Calvinosaurus That Calvin Wanted To Discover  6 months ago

    What’s next, a tornado?

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    Ivy Valory Premium Member 6 months ago

    This is an absolutely stunningly drawn comic today. Every frame is so full of pizazz!

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    minty_Joe  6 months ago

    The whole thing is starting to resemble a math problem. “Train A leaves the station at 9:30am going 50 mph…”

    I’m also imagining this is how Gomez Addams plays with his trains and planes.

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    Bilan  6 months ago

    Will Farmer Brown be saved from this predicament?

    Stay tuned next week!

    Same Calvin channel. Same Calvin time.

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    Imagine  6 months ago

    This is a job for Stupendous Man. You can call him “Stu”.

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 6 months ago

    The NTSB is going to have its hands full on this one!

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    DaveG1960  6 months ago

    Gives new meaning to going out with a bang……

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    Scorpio Premium Member 6 months ago

    This sounds like Final Destination and all the sequels in one movie sequence.

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    hariseldon59  6 months ago

    It’s highly unlikely that a penny on a railroad track will derail a train. It’s simply too small and light to affect something that heavy. Also, a penny dropped from top of the Empire State would be unlikely to kill someone standing on the ground.

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    Halmyre  6 months ago

    Do you think Roland Emmerich read this strip as a young boy?

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    nosirrom  6 months ago

    And now a PSA on transportation safety, brought to you by Norfolk Southern Railway.

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    Guybrush Threepwood  6 months ago

    This is fantastic.

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Am I going to have to wait an entire week to find out what happens next!!!?

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    starfighter441  6 months ago

    Plane nerd alert… That looks like a Lockheed L1011, which was a much more elegant design than it’s rival the DC-10 by McDonnell-Douglas imo.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member 6 months ago

    The Count has an uncontrollable urge to go put a penny on a railroad track like The Count did a few times as a young whippersnapper. Not to derail a train, but the flat penny was pretty cool.

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    gokar An T Fa  6 months ago

    Cal’s imagination is delightful

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    brick10  6 months ago

    Just a regular d@y in the US of A.

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    sandpiper  6 months ago

    Thought at first that Calvin had a bad day at school and was acting out his frustrations, but there’s nobody familiar among the panels. So, guess he’s just having a Calvin Day.

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    I'm Sad  6 months ago

    How about today’s Big Nate Comic Strip! A nod to Calvin and Hobbes!

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    flemmingo  6 months ago

    Farmer Brown has my luck. Get one catastrophe over and another comes along. Oh well!

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    Happy Jack Hill  6 months ago

    This will make a great episode for Smithsonian’s “Air Disasters”

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    i got a bang out of this one

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    Redd Panda  6 months ago

    Calvin left out the truck, the one carrying Thirty Thousand Pounds of Bananas.

    I know, another song cue … sigh … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGldNpngDws

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    Diat60  6 months ago

    So, just an average day then?

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    mckeonfuneralhomebx  6 months ago

    Wasnt all this in Superman Movies? and What 6 year old talks tectonic plates?

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    KEA  6 months ago

    Surprised H’Wood hasn’t filmed this.

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    SchipLvr  6 months ago

    Hmmm, a young Michael Bay!

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    M2MM  6 months ago

    This strip is brilliant! :D

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    DatsunMan  6 months ago

    I got a Lincoln Log set for xmas back in the 50s. I remember making that same cabin that Hobbes is holding. Same color roof.

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    Will_Scarlet  6 months ago

    Eat your heart out, Pugsley Addams.

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    g04922  6 months ago

    Calvin may have a a future in writing disaster movies…

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    g04922  6 months ago

    Note the old 727 jet aircraft..

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    makinen6602  6 months ago

    gas stoves will be the end for man kind

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    nyscotsman1  6 months ago

    I thought this was going to be a news worthy math problem. So much better than “when train 1 leaves station one at x-mph…”

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    rshive  6 months ago

    And that’s just the better of the news.

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    gantech  6 months ago

    That kid needs serious therapy.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Loved the Lockheed L1011. Got to fly in several during the 1970s.

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    Stocky One  6 months ago

    Thank heavens for Calvin and Hobbes and Sunday mornings!

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    ChessPirate  6 months ago

    Farmer Brown, whose pants now match his last name…

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    ridenslide65  6 months ago

    Sounds like something that’s happening right now…..

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    hornacek  6 months ago

    I love when Watterson messes with the standard Sunday strip format just to mess with the newspapers.

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    Tetonbil Premium Member 6 months ago

    I simply love the Sunday art work. I linger over each panel. I have probably have 4-5 of his C&H books laying around all worn around the edges. I miss this strip and I can just imagine what more could have been. I am grateful for what we have here!Thank you Bill W. for sharing your art and thanks to Gocomics for keeping it alive?

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    hooglah  6 months ago

    Sounds like a typical day in the current …..joke for a government.

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    R Ball Premium Member 6 months ago

    I think the year was 1965: A man in his home in New Jersey, was looking out of a window toward the Hudson River and Manhattan. He turned off a light switch and saw all of Manhattan go dark.

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    hagarthehorrible  6 months ago

    The farmer Brown will be roasted, sunken deep and flung high due to the threesome catastrophes prophesized by Calvin.

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    ChrisGibson1  6 months ago

    FOR NO REASON

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    txmystic  6 months ago

    Involuntary eye twitches are so annoying…

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    dv  6 months ago

    It’s a day too early for Farmer Smith to be having a case of the Mondays

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    GKBOWOOD Premium Member 6 months ago

    Amen to that Hobbs- this is getting too real actually…

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    jmcenanly  6 months ago

    The good old days, when this was in the comics, rather than on the front page

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    snowedin, now known as Missy's mom Premium Member 6 months ago

    This cartoon is rather morbid; no wonder Hobbes wants to play something else.

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    I used to entertain my younger brothers with such stories. The giant teddy bear was opposed by hundreds of plastic toy soldiers but it wasn’t until we built a massive Lego corral that we were able to contain the beast.

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    FicklePickle  6 months ago

    Please continue Calvin.

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    Drbarb71 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Gomez Addams would love this kid.

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    wiley207  6 months ago

    Great artwork from Bill Watterson, as usual! I love the detail with the freight train being hauled by then-modern GE diesel locomotives. I can also picture that engineer/fireman/conductor in that panel making a Wilhelm Scream! … And yeah, it’s a little unsettling when one of my eyes twitches involuntarily.

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    mindjob  6 months ago

    Good thing that plane wasn’t carrying a nuclear warhead

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    kathleenhicks62  6 months ago

    He is into death and destruction today.

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    ST Joe River Premium Member 6 months ago

    So much for reading the comics for some fun and away from the bad news of real life. No use reading this doom and gloom..

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    liberalnlovinit  6 months ago

    Farmer Brown is gonna have a bad day…

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 6 months ago

    A brilliant conceptualization of MY imagination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  6 months ago

    Calvin may have grown up to become VFX coordinator for Michael Bay or another similar.

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    David Rickard Premium Member 6 months ago

    Somewhere in the afterlife, Irwin Allen is giving this strip two thumbs up.

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    rodgerjacobsen Premium Member 6 months ago

    As bad as it gets, even worse…

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    cosman  6 months ago

    I don’t know about you, but I’m mat framing this one..

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member 6 months ago

    We lived with the railroad behind our backyard. We would regularly put pennies on the tracks to see them get smooshed. We never derailed a train. Out of dozens of pennies we laid out, we only found one, now in a flat oval shape. Of course, these were COPPER pennies. I don’t know what would happen to modern multi-metal pennies.

    I just remembered, we also tried putting rocks on the tracks – the same rocks used in the railway bed, about 2 inches across. They were smashed into dust with no derailment.

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    cmxx  6 months ago

    I love Watterson’s art. For this strip he even figured in the slope of the railroad embankment when he drew the train’s shadow. Bravo.

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    Angry Indeed  6 months ago

    I wish they would incorporate this in Smithsonian Channel’s Air Disasters , a fave of my wife.

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    Curiosity Premium Member 6 months ago

    Looks plausible to me….

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    RedLion  6 months ago

    I read the conclusion and farmer Brown does make it.

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    einarbt  6 months ago

    Normal day on the farm. Replace the train with bankers, plane with politicians, tectonic plates with supermarkets, and the gas leak with the big food corporations.

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    Komix Lover  6 months ago

    Airplane issue, train derailment, gas stove…How did Bill Watterson know the future in 1993?

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    SavannahJim Premium Member 6 months ago

    Poor, sweet-natured Hobbs. For a tiger he has almost no appetite for destruction.

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    josh_bisbee  6 months ago

    Watterson refers to this strip as “one of Calvin’s better build ups”.

    But looks like old Farmer Brown is going out with a boom.

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