21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Poor printing... and a bad idea anyway,
This review is from: The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: v. 1, 2, 3 (Calvin & Hobbes) (Hardcover)I bought these books because I love Calvin and Hobbes. They're great strips, and the two star rating is given on the assumption that people considering £50 on comic strips know the strips and want the quality of the format reviewed instead.
The books are nice objects to look at. The external presentation is very nice. They're just not that good for reading: they're heavy and cumbersome books, fine for reading spread out on a bed, but no fun balancing on your lap.
The printing is also poor. In quite a few places black lines have come out poorly, when they're clean and smooth in the original books. The slick paper is also inappropriate for a lot of the material presented here, making even the correctly printed strips look less good than they do in the paper-back books.
I love the idea of these books, but they just don't work very well. It's a real shame.