Calvin and Hobbes Comes to iBooks

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Oh boy, but it's been a good week for iBooks. The Hunger Games finally came to iBooks a few days ago, and now Calvin and Hobbes is available! Apple announced it today on Twitter, including a classic shot of the two friends gallivanting downhill in Calvin's wagon.

Calvin and Hobbes is was a very successful newspaper comic strip that ruled the world for ten years until its creator, Bill Watterson, announced he was ending the series in 1995. If you haven't read them, check out these books and see what you've been missing.

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes

The Essential Calvin and Hobbes

On the dedicated Calvin and Hobbes page in iTunes, Apple is currently selling:

Apple also lists the documentary, Dear Mr. Watterson as a preorder ($12.99), and the soundtrack for that same documentary for $9.99.



Wow! Those are expensive!


and WELL worth it!


Agreed. Especially when this is the description says this

The e-book will only work on color tablets and is not intended for viewing on desktop apps.

I’d like to use my MacBook to read them sometimes. I might get one but likely not all three at that price. OTOH to be fair I just checked Amazon and list for these volumes in paper ranges from $15-$19, so the e-books are discounted a bit.

Bart B

Not in the Irish iBooks store :(

Neil Anderson

Already got them! smile

Nancy Gravley

Oh, yea, yea, yea. I’m giving this to myself for Christmas.


They forgot to mention that Apple decided to “flatten” them for iOS7, so Calvin and Hobbes are now just stick figures.

But really cool stick figures because they’re not skeuomorphic. Who wants a tiger that looks like a tiger anyway?

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