|The Essential Calvin and Hobbes|
|First comic:||November 18, 1985|
|Last comic:||May 17, 1987|
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes (ISBN 0836218051) is the first Calvin and Hobbes treasury.
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes includes a foreword by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, the original illustrated poem "A Nauseous Nocturne" and artwork on the back cover of a giant Calvin rampaging through Chagrin Falls, Ohio.