Animals are DELICIOUS.

Dennis vis-à-vis Calvin

Much as I love them both, I find DtM to be much more enjoyable, both the content and the approach. There's something about a 5 1/2 year old acting a 5 1/2 year old that's enjoyable than dystopic adult projections, however witty, onto a 6 year old. Ditto with Peanuts.
Permalink KayJay 
January 13th, 2006
I thought this was going to be about Dennis Forbes. I think Calvin's funnier than him.
Permalink Andy 
January 13th, 2006
Most things are funnier than Dennis Forbes.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 13th, 2006
The Brits will find it mildly confusing for other reasons (two characters, totally different, with the same name, first published within 3 days of each other).
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 13th, 2006
Calvin is much funnier than either version of Dennis the Menace; the US DtM is one of those sentimental and highly predictable strips (like "Family Circus") while the UK version is aimed squarely at kids and pretty much every strip follows the exact same story.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 13th, 2006
Yeah, Calvin never behaved like a 5 and a half year old. You know, dragging that stuffed tiger around everywhere, building forts in the back yard and pretending he's on another planet, or that a cardboard box can transmogrify you into anything.

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DAMNIT, another troll. At least I'm spotting them mid post now.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
Actually, that is true. A 6 year old generally does not think of life on other planets. Nor does he imagine he could transmogrify. But he sure will build houses and castles and break the railway track.

That said, that collection 25 funnies was very well chosen.
Permalink KayJay 
January 13th, 2006
"A 6 year old generally does not think of life on other planets..."

I'm guessing you've not met many 6-year-olds?
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 13th, 2006
And the ones he has met are carpenters, masonry experts, and incredibly strong, and/or know how to operate heavy machineary.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 13th, 2006
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