The comic is not only funny, but heartwarming & charming as well. Many of the strips also contain moral lessons, messages, observations & social commentary on life, death, religion, culture, the environment, the media & politics.
This is probably the last great comic to ever hit the press. If you are a fan of Calvin & Hobbes or great comic illustration in general, you gotta buy this collection before they're gone. They're already starting to become hard to find. It may be a little pricey, but it's worth it.
Besides Calvin & Hobbes, Far Side is the only other comic that actually makes me laugh out loud. Although the drawings themselves are somewhat simple & crude, each comic is pure gold. Gary Larson is a complete & utter genius (paleontologists now classify a stegosaurus' tail spikes as a "thagomizer", named after the joke in this comic below:)
Every single one of Larson's stabs at religion, science, nature & history spanning the course of the comic's life from 1980 to 1995 are included in this set. Like the Calvin & Hobbes set, this set is somewhat pricey & is getting harder & harder to find, but you definitely should consider picking this set up.