This video sums up perfectly why Calvin and Hobbes was and still is one of the best comics to ever grace newspaper pages. Despite running only within a decade's time, Calvin and Hobbes manages to transcend its own specific generation and go on to inspire many more younger generations after it.
While some other comics feel dated with their pop culture references and artwork, I find that Calvin and Hobbes remains untouched by time. It's fully capable of being fully interesting even after my 10th time re-reading it from start to finish.
The adventure, wit, humor, and companionship that is Calvin and Hobbes (the comic and the characters) is truly unmatched in my opinion.
If you've never read the comic or just need a wonderful bookshelf filler, you should really consider getting this 4-volume complete softcover edition of Calvin and Hobbes.