Amazon’s discounting six “Calvin & Hobbes” collections to just $1.99 each in their Kindle Store today! Normally they cost up to $18.99, so this represents a massive discount of over 90%. In print, these treasuries include 256 pages of the original newspaper comic strips — including the weekly color strips that ran on Sunday!
The comics can be displayed in color on Kindle Fire tablets, or any device equipped with Amazon’s Kindle app. And you can also read them in black and white too on most of Amazon’s newer Kindle readers. It’s fun to see the comics in a whole new way, shining up from the screen of a handheld reading device. It’s almost like they’ve been transmorgified, or traveled through time into the future!
Here’s the six Calvin & Hobbes collections that have been discounted by Amazon.
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons
The Authoritative Calvin & Hobbes
The Indispensable Calvin & Hobbes
Three of these collections were just released in September — and the other three have only been available for about 12 months. It’s a nice way to remember one of the world’s greatest newspaper comic strips of all time. And it also reminds me of one of the greatest moments of 2014, when their reclusive creator, Bill Watterson, stunned the world by anonymously contributing artwork to the Pearls Before Swine comic strip. After 20 years of retirement, it was a real thrill to see him again.
It was touching to know that Bill Watterson would be reminded one more time of just how much people had always enjoyed his work. And it’s comforting to know that his comic strips are now also available on the Kindle.
Maybe it’s Amazon way of welcoming new Kindle owners to the world of digital comics!