"What On Earth Would Make You Do Something Like That?" "Poor Genetic Material?",
This review is from: The Days Are Just Packed: Calvin & Hobbes Series: Book Twelve (Calvin and Hobbes Series) (Paperback)This book represents a change in format for the Calvin and Hobbes books. This is the first time they're in the sideways legal format, making them much wider than they are tall. The strips are also bigger, with one Sunday or two normal strips per page. It's absolutely perfect for some of the creativity shows with the formatting of the Sunday strips, and I can't complain about having some of the weekday strips in an easier to read format.
The humor is still as funny as ever, however. There seem to be fewer stories this go around, but those that are here are fun. My favorite has to be the series where Calvin time travels to get his homework from his future self, only to find that he didn't do it. It's a riot. We also get more critics of culture with the introduction of Chewing Magazine and Calvin's attempt at art work.
It's hard not to love this classic comic strip. If you haven't read it before, you're in for a real treat. And if you have read it, this book will make you remember just why it was so good.