I have read almost every Calvin and Hobbes book (including a collection with details written in by Bill Watterson on his creative process and other aspects of work). I love them! I think they are the funniest and heaviest cartoons a child can read, and they manage both at the same time on occasion!
Sharing of a youthful joy,
An experience limited by time spent,
Reading of tiger and boy,
Who shaped the landscape of my mind as years went.