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Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection [Paperback]

Bill Watterson
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Jan. 1 1992 Calvin and Hobbes
With the help of his faithful stuffed tiger companion and his alter-egos--Spaceman Spiff, Stupendous Man, and Tracer Bullet-- Calvin continues to navigate the tricky waters of youth in the latest collection by comic strip genius Bill Watterson. Original.

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A comic strip for all ages, Calvin and Hobbes simply magics ascide al the barriers to being happy. Its winning combination of the way an adult talks brings out the little monster in us all. BOOKCASE --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Bill Watterson is the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, one of the most popular and well-regarded cartoon strips of the twentieth century. Calvin and Hobbes appeared in newspapers from November 1985 until Watterson's retirement in 1996.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute smash (like all others) July 22 2003
Format:Paperback
Who can get enough of Calvin and Hobbes? Certainly no one on this earth. Maybe on planet 5 or 6. Calvin and Hobbes are delightful in this collection of strips. Because of the time it was published the Sunday strips in Snow Goons are not reprinted in color in other books, save several that appear in specialized Calvin and Hobbes volumes, which are available at Amazon.
Just because the Sundays lack color does not diminish the hilarity in them. This book in full of laughs and not to be missed by any Calvin and Hobbes freaks (you know who you are) or by one seeking the "Best Medicine."
The book kicks off with two stories. Calvin gets a typical kid's disease. The next story takes place at the dinner table, which, with Calvin, is asking for trouble. Family values are expressed and Calvin's reactions to them are priceless. "It's impolite to leave the table in the middle of a meal." "So what am I suppposed to do? Just SIT here and watch you guys CHEW?! Among other things, Cretaceous beasts appear. Calvin's deadly two wheeled, one chained, metal menace develops devious hunting techniques. Calvin's dad is given a very visual report of his foundering in the polls. Calvin becomes lightening. Calvin tries bungee jumping. The wagon is brutalized again. Calvin's dad is confronted about cultural issues. G.R.O.S.S. launches an assault upon a certain female neighbor and classmate. Calvin struggles to learn math, now with assistance from the father figure. Spiff finds yet another few planets overlooked by the rest of human civilization. Another intense match of Calvinball unfolds. Stupendous Man and Tracer Bullet bring justice to the world. An updated Duplicator adds another few luaghs. And Calvin also, unwittingly, creates an army of deranged mutant killer monster snow goons who lack remorse for anything.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't read this review, just get it, period! March 8 2003
By Kobe
Format:Paperback
This is one of the best books I have ever read! Calvin is a boy who does some pretty wierd things, and says some too! Calvin gets in trouble constantly, with his stuffed animal Hobbes behind him all the way. The jokes that this book has to offer are awesome! The jokes don't always need that many words. Let me give you an example. It shows the steps Calvins' mom uses to get ready for work in the morning, such as putting on a new dress, makeup, and stuff like that. Then she walks down the stairs and out the door only to find herself sprayed with a hose from Calvin! Then it shows Calvin in his room rubbing his butt and saying,"What a grouch!"
This book is great for you if you love to laugh and you think even jokes that don't make you laugh your hide off but still are really pretty funny. If you are like this, no matter what age you are you will like this book!
You will probaly not like this book as much if you duslike commics and don't laugh at things sometimes that may not be so unbelievably funny.
I highly recomend this book and it is great to read something that isn't a tomb but isn't Barney! This is more than just than a book about a kid with an every day life, trust me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best strips March 17 2002
Format:Paperback
There's no reason to explain WHY Calvin and Hobbes is an excellent comic, but I'd like to explain why this book features some of the best C&H strips of all time.
When I think back at when I was 6 years old, some of my best memories are those from the summer and winter: When I played in either the hot sun or the cold snow, this is why I came to love Calvin's philosophical conversations with Hobbes when, in the summer, riding down the hill in his trolley and his grotesque but also fantastic creations in the snow(Dinosaurs, monsters etc.) They make me reflect on my own childhood and make me laugh, and after reading a few pages one easily becomes nostalgic.
Almost all of the strips in this book take place either in the summer or the winter, and there are many funny conversations with Hobbes and good drawings of Calvin's hideous snowmen in this book. It's one of my favourite C&H books, and if you haven't bought it yet I suggest you get it soon.
It's so good, you can't afford not to buy it.
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"Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons," by Bill Watterson, is a collection of comic strip adventures of Calvin, the feisty schoolboy, and his companion Hobbes, a stuffed tiger. The strips generally form short stories within the book. The book's title refers to one of these storylines, in which Calvin creates a mutant snow man which in turn creates an army of similar creatures. Other storylines involve Calvin getting chicken pox; his creation of his own TV show; and his club known as GROSS (a warped acronym for "Get Rid Of Slimy girlS").
The C&H stories are great because they are funny celebrations of the power of a child's imagination. Calvin assumes such alternate identities as sci-fi hero Spaceman Spiff, caped superhero Stupendous Man, and private eye Tracer Bullet. Often the humor comes from the clash of Calvin's fantasies with the reality around him. The stuffed Hobbes, through the power of Calvin's imagination, becomes both a comrade and a great foil for the boy; their wacky relationship is one of the most memorable in the comic strip genre.
Calvin is an academic underachiever, rebel, performance artist, disgruntled philosopher, and all-around bringer of chaos -- although his playmate/rival Susie refers to him as "the incurable weirdness poster child." Whether discovering a new dinosaur species (the "Calvinosaurus") or evading the dreaded monster under the bed, Calvin is hilarious. And you've got to love a comic that cites the U.S. Bill of Rights. "Attack" is a great book both for C&H fans and for newcomers to this excellent comic strip.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgic
Not as funny or relevent today - of course the times have changed and I am older now. Still cute and gave me some chuckles. More for kids though I would say.
Published 3 months ago by Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars Calvin Rocks
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons: A Calvin and Hobbes Collection

My boys read it from cover to cover... Read more
Published on March 23 2009 by D. Evjen
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the greatest comics in this one!
OK, this book has some very classic lines, and it has my all time favorite gag in this one!
(Calvin and Hobbes walking up hill, covered in snow. Read more
Published on May 19 2006 by RICK
5.0 out of 5 stars gas pedal for a foot locker kicks off
i used to think that "the days are just packed" was the best C&H book but when i bought this one,i knew that it was the best. Read more
Published on June 21 2004 by troy musgrave
5.0 out of 5 stars my absolute favorite
Bar none, the deranged mutant killer snow goons are my favorite of all of Calvin's imaginary nemeses. Read more
Published on May 14 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to my standards from Watterson
I'm as big of a C&H fan as anyone else out there, but somehow this one doesn't seem to compare to the other books. Not as funny, not as meaningful. Read more
Published on Dec 13 2003 by R. Lu
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of Watterson's Funniest Calvin & Hobbes
I first began reading Calvin and Hobbes in the newspaper around the time he introduced the Killer Snow Goons story, where Calvin builds yet another mutant, deranged snowman--but... Read more
Published on July 3 2003 by John Nolley II
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bedtime stories
I've been teaching my son to read English through Calvin and Hobbes books. I've been surprised how much of it is written with an adult in mind. Read more
Published on March 11 2003 by James Ferguson
5.0 out of 5 stars 1, then another!
When Calvin makes a snowman come to life, it's evil-not
only that, but it makes MORE! Calvin get's lots of trouble!
This is a great book!
Published on Jan. 2 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves more than a 5!
I loved Calvin and Hobbes when i was a little kid and I still do now! They're hillarious and Calvin reminds me so much of myself at
his age (not in every aspect). Read more
Published on June 26 2002 by The Red Aaron
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