Calvin and Hobbes: Weirdos from Another Planet!
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Calvin and Hobbes: Weirdos from Another Planet! (Calvin and Hobbes #4)

4.69 of 5 stars 4.69  ·  rating details  ·  7,732 ratings  ·  123 reviews
  "Flashes of innovative genius abound. Exploring the world of Calvin and Hobbes is great therapy. The antics of the precocious boy and his suave stuffed tiger pal can pull anyone out of the doldrums." —Amarillo News Globe

  In Calvin and Hobbes book Weirdos From Another Planet!, this power-packed extravagan...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Prashant
Oh! Book Lord, please give me more more more of this!!!

Sana
Mar 25, 2009 Sana rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who needs a good laugh!
Some of my favorite ones:

Calvin: SUSIE, QUICK! GET HELP!
Somebody filled my sandbox with quicksand! I'm sinking fast! ACK! RRGHH!
Susie: Oh, right. Give me a break.
Calvin: Your gender would be a lot more tolerable if it wasn't so darn cynical!

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Calvin: Boy, what a beautiful summer morning, huh, Dad? Too bad you can't stay home to enjoy it.
When you're old, you'll be sorry you never took advantage of days like these, but of course,...more
Sam Ang
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Ever read the comic in pullout section of the newspaper? If you did, then Calvin and Hobbes will not be total strangers to you. The humorous comic which ran in boxes of four or sometimes luxuriously filling up half of the page had been featured in most comic sections for as far as I can read, and had been the company of most readers of newspaper. There are a few compilations of Calvin and Hobbes comi...more
PurplyCookie
Calvin is one kid that no one would ever want to try to raise, and Hobbes is one (stuffed) tiger that no one would ever want to mess with. But these two always have their fun, and they sure do have a hell of a lot of adventures (mostly with Calvin's parents): camping, going to the zoo, digging for dinosaur bones, going to Mars, being lifted up in the stratosphere by a balloon, fixing the bathroom sink among others. The list is always endless with this duo. There are tons of philosophical, satiri...more
Éamon
As similar to my review of the previous Calvin and Hobbes (seen here: http://goo.gl/rTv1z7), there were several instances of food-related humour it could do without. Surprisingly, the parents' reception to Calvin's behaviour was less implicitly violent and more of the type of "Family Jokes" that annoy me to the point of cringing. Preferable to the "Threats Joke" that was prevalent in "It's a Magical World."

The cover is wonderful, and immediately drew me in-to read through it, as it's been a whil...more
Robert Day
Oh no, I only have one more book left after this in my stash of Calvin & Hobbes books - I want more!

I just read that a book set has just been published that contains 4 paperbacks that contain every C&H strip ever syndicated:The Complete Calvin and Hobbes. It seems that Bill Watterson said everything that he needed to say on the subject by the mid 90s so guess what - if anybody wants to buy me an early Xmas present - they are more than welcome to buy me this. In fact, this'll do for the n...more
Valerie
Which of us are weirdos from another planet? Well that depends on which side of the rock you're on.

I wish Calvin and Hobbes had managed to establish a dialog with the Martians. They might have had some solutions for the problems that face us.

As usual with these smaller collections, the Sunday strips are not in color, and they lose out thereby. But once again, there are unique drawings on the endpages and covers.
Lukeb
This was the first Calvin and Hobbes book I found and since then they have inspired me to buy almost every book in the seres. the funnest comics to read are when it's all in Calvin's mind. I love these books because they've always given me laughter over the years.
Ray Waltz
Here are two more things I love about about Calvin and Hobbes. Everyone thinks Hobbes is a stuffed animal! That funny. Also that nobody believes Calvin and Hobbes when they go on a wacky adventure such as - like in this book - going to Mars.
Jade Adkins
As always, Bill Watterson delivers a collection of Calvin and Hobbes that lives up to its title of having Weirdos from Another Planet! As long time fan of Calvin and Hobbes, I instantly began reminiscing about my youth as I read through some of the funniest moments from my past that I still find entertaining as an Adult. One of my favorites being the babysitter tormenting Calvin into a half attempt of submission. With Hobbes ever amusing words of wisdom and Calvin's naive ways, I was left happy...more
Shane
This was written before graphic novels were as thick on the ground, and compiled from daily and Sunday strips - and they're great as what they are. However, I can't help wishing there were a more full-length graphic novel with Calvin and Hobbes - the story-line of "Weirdos From Another Planet" is only a few pages long, and this collection could've been titled from another one of the extended strips.

Nonethelest, I find C&H as delightful as ever, although I wonder if prospective parents shoul...more
Mary Catelli
Another Calvin and Hobbes collection

The title inspiring sequence happens fairly late -- Calvin and Hobbes take his wagon to Mars. Before there are the time Calvin uses the transmogrifier to turn himself into a tiger, many comics turning on the "welcome" Hobbes gives him when he gets home from school, getting carried off by a helium balloon, many attempts to persuade Dad that his ratings are so low he will lose reelection. Though after it, we have the time Mom foolishly says that he had better be...more
Wilde Sky
This book contains a series of cartoons featuring a young boy and his toy tiger / companion.

I found a lot of this book to be clever / engaging / extremely funny but a few of the sections were too mawkish (at least for me).
Brett Hollinger
Calvin and Hobbes caught my attention as a small child, and even though I didn’t always get all of the more adult jokes, I still enjoyed them. After a few years of reading, I appreciated more and more and even now, as an adult, I enjoy the creativity and joy Calvin finds in every situation of life.

After reading every book of Calvin and Hobbes, I would recommend them to anyone who wants to find the joys of a simple life and I look forward to sharing them with my own boys when they are a bit olde...more
Saretta
Altro libro che raccoglie le scrisce delle avventure di Calvin (bambino pestifero e ricco di immaginazione) e Hobbes (tigrotto di peluches molto vivo).
Il volume contiene anche delle vignette già lette in L'attacco dei mostri di neve mutanti, non dico che dovevano essere completamente originali, però le ripetizioni sono frequenti e danno l'idea di volumi fatti più per incassare che per trattare una tematica particolare (visto il titolo si potevano inserire solo quelle ambientate nello spazio etc....more
Mia Montana
Growing up with Calvin and Hobbes was wonderful! This book is a great read.
Francis Cuncich
Titles as original as Ministry albums.
Hoobins
Everyone should read some of these comics
iezati
How do you describe a perfection? You just simply don't. And I'm going to leave it at that.

I wonder how Calvin's parents are still around and about, still sane, while raising him because now, admit it, you won't really want a kid like him don't you? Stomping around, pretending to be a t-rex, chomping his mother's leg, floating around, because the rules of gravity doesn't really apply to him and my favourite, his and Hobbes's journey to Mars because: Weirdos from Another Planet!

Thousands of stars...more
Michael
Apr 24, 2008 Michael rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who would love a good laugh
Shelves: already-read
Comic books are a great way to have a good time and a good laugh. Calvin and Hobbes are the funniest characters I have ever read about. There wild imaginary adventures remind of when I was about ten years old a dreaming about flying and going on amazing adventures to the ends of the earth and so on. Reading Calvin and Hobbes let me look back on those hilarious dreams and have a good laugh over them.
Calvin and Hobbes is a good way to relive your childhood and try and see if any of your experience...more
Stacey
I got tired this week of reading adult books, so I pulled out this old favorite just to let my mind relax a bit and to laugh.
About 6 months ago my daughter discovered all my old Calvin & Hobbes comic books and has been reading them. Sometimes she will read them aloud to her little brother. The bad thing about this? You will start hearing your children call each other "bowling ball butt" and other strange insults that they have picked up from the strips.
Mark
Taken from 1988, this follows Calvin through a summer and concentrates a lot on his interaction with Mom & Dad, including a wonderful extended camping sequence that is priceless (and a quite touching sequence when Calvin falls sick). This is full of invention, thinly-veiled worries about the environment and several laugh-out-loud panels and also introduces the world to Stupendous Man. Brilliant stuff, very highly recommended.
Kathleen
My childhood in a book. Hey, does anyone feel like Calvin is supergifted and acting out all the time because he's bored? Calvin is such an articulate, intelligent kid, for all he's a hell-raiser, and I really itch to get him into advanced classes. But yes. My childhood in a book.
Sieun Lee
It's very fun!

I love the part...

1."THAT"S IS GREAT HOBBIES!I'M A TIGER!"
2."YOU DIDN'T EVEN LET HERGO IN?(MOM)
" AS FAR AS I KNOW,SHE'S STILL ON THE FRONT PORCH.WHY?"
3. "HIS NAME IS HOBBES,AND HE'S ... HEY!!I'M TALKING TO YOU!!"
TIGER LOVER!!
4.WHAT I MEAN IS, HOBBES WAS POO LING AROUND WITH YOUR TOOLS.I TRIED TO STOP HIM, BUT HE WOULDN'T LISTEN.AND SURE ENOUGH HE WENT AND...AND..."

TIGER:What??

Fun!!
Cindy
I've been overdoing the 5 stars lately, but I just couldn't give Calvin and Hobbes any less.

Hobbes: Well, summer is almost over. It sure went quick, didn't it?
Calvin: Yep. There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

It's Summer '13, go out there and do all the nothing you want (and pick up a good ole Calvin and Hobbes while you're doing it.)
Kruip
Well, how can you recommend Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes: Weirdos from Another Planet!"

This book was my first encounter into Watterson's world, actually I've saved it from being discarded.

It's to be on my shelves forever, when feeling bad and/or drooly, This book is the one that lightens up one's mind. To be read and read, again and again.


Nayantara
Where does one begin with Calvin and Hobbes? Bill Watterson is just awesome! My ten year old cousin enjoys the simplicity of Calvin and Hobbes. As you get older you appreciate it on a different level. The subliminal messages that are so brilliantly added in the comics is so great! Watterson's imagination and ingenuity astounds me! I love him!
Michael
I am not going to review each Calvin and Hobbes book. I am only going to note that Waterson captures childhood for children of the 80's & 90's the way Schultz captured it for children of the 60's and 70's. Indeed, comparing the sociological and literary structures of Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes would make a great Master's thesis.
Matt Mazenauer
Aug 02, 2011 Matt Mazenauer rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Every human alive.
Recommended to Matt by: Childhood.
Shelves: updated
Having grown up a fan of the comics (as all good people do), I was bowled over with how well these held up with age. In fact, I'll say Calvin And Hobbes is even better than I expected; perhaps I'm able to better appreciate some of the philosophy this time around. What a perfect intersection of art, great writing an crackling humor.
Scott
What a great book, it's got it all, family drama: can Calvin's parents even handle another kid?
A love story: what's more beautiful than Calvin & Hobbes together?
Political intrigue: what if Calvin's dad isn't re-elected as Dad?
SciFi: Spaceman Spiff happens to be the greatest scifi character of all time!
Read it!
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Bill Watterson (born William Boyd Watterson II) is an American cartoonist, and the author of the comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes". His career as a syndicated cartoonist ran from 1985 to 1995; he stopped drawing "Calvin and Hobbes" at the end of 1995 with a short statement to newspaper editors and his fans that he felt he had achieved all he could in the comic strip medium. During the early years of...more
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