Compilations of the comic stripCalvin and Hobbes have been published by Andrews McMeel Publishing in a total of eighteen books, the first being published in April 1987, and the last, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, in October 2005, encompassing all the previous books, as well as extra content. Also, rare versions of the first six collections are published by Warner Books.
Before the release of The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, the lowest number of books containing the complete set of newspaper strips was eight:
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, 1988
The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes, 1990
The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes, 1992
Attack of the Deranged Mutant Killer Monster Snow Goons, 1992