Got the The Complete Calvin and Hobbes just a few days ago and noticed that it had been almost 15 years since the final strip ran! crazy. Today we hit exactly 15 years since the last strip ran on 12/31/1995. Nothing as been as good since as far as i can tell. I pretty much just read the one with the rat and the zebras anymore.
The collection is great. Beautifully printed copies of every strip. Unlike the old printings each page is heavy paper and printed in glossy ink. Also included is a nice new introduction (though I wish it were longer) that includes this oil painting (right). Makes you want to see more of what Mr Watterson can do. Not sure when or if that will happen but here is hoping. I think I would put just behind the The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book that has a lot of good notes about the strips, and The Lazy Sunday Book book as the best Calvin and Hobbes purchases.
And one more thing. Here is my photo print of a painting done by a friend of mine of one of the best Calvin and Hobbes strips ever. Here is the link to his blog.