My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This graphic novel blew my mind. I adore Calvin And Hobbes. Easily my favorite all time comic strip; it is not even close. Watterson’s strip was beautiful, poignant, and brilliant.
But imagine the darker timeline. What if Calvin’s world was not a loving, middle-class upbringing? What would Calvin have been like? And what if he became a cop and still had Hobbes around? That’s what you get in this amazingly creative noir graphic novel.
You don’t need to been as big a C&H fan as I am to appreciate what the authors have done in their retelling and re-conceptualization of C&H. It certainly helps to get some of the background, but it’s an intriguing story on its own.
This graphic novel is for adults — it is definitely not appropriate for a younger audience.