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List Rules Serialized comic strips widely printed in newspapers

The best comic strips ever are those favorite newspaper comic that have kept us laughing over the years. From those that have been running for decades to new favorites, these comics are often the first place many look when they open the Sunday morning newspaper. Check out these famous comic strips that also happen to be great!

Newspaper comic strips have been published since the late 19th century and have since become a standard feature in print newspapers, magazines and even on the Internet. Usually in a single cell or strip of horizontal panels, both locally sourced and nationally syndicated comic strips and have been the cartoon favorites of adults and children alike for decades when they appeared in the best U.S. newspapers.

Few can deny that Calvin and Hobbes, which follows the adventures of a young boy, Calvin, and his animated stuffed tiger, Hobbes, is not among the elite of the best comic strips ever. Other classics like Peanuts, The Far Side, Dilbert, Doonesbury and Garfield all have entertained and humored readers for generations. That's not to say that other, less popular comic strips are not worthy of reads such as Krazy Kat, Non Sequitur, Bloom County, and The Family Circus, all of which feature memorable newspaper comic characters.

Which newspaper comic do you read first in the Sunday funnies? From the most popular comic strips to the greatest comic trips of all time, there's lots to consider when ranking these good comic strips. Vote up your favorites among the best comic strips of all time, add any not listed or re-rank this Sunday comics list your way, all below!
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Calvin and Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Calvin and Hobbes Bill Watterson

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1,019 221
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Peanuts Charles M. Schulz

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1,002 178
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Far Side Gary Larson

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577 441
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garfield Jim Davis

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523 298
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bloom County Berkeley Breathed

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518 334
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dilbert Scott Adams

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459 263
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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451 269
Hägar the Horrible is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Hägar the Horrible Dik Browne

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435 271
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Beetle Bailey Mort Walker

10
356 231
The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added The Wizard of Id

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394 270
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Blondie Chic Young

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333 350
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Doonesbury Garry Trudeau

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411 211
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
FoxTrot Bill Amend

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400 225
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pearls Before Swine Stephan Pastis

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413 185
Zits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Zits Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

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331 199
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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338 213
For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added For Better or For Worse Lynn Johnston

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353 293
The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Family Circus Bil Keane

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286 170
Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Baby Blues Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott

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258 205
Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Dennis the Menace Ron Ferdinand, Hank Ketcham, Marcus Hamilton

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269 189
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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162 184
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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218 209
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pogo Walt Kelly

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149 235
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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169 286
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Boondocks Aaron McGruder

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197 153
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mutts Patrick McDonnell

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171 167
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Andy Capp

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133 174
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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122 177
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Li'l Abner Al Capp

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115 126
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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126 164
Sherman's Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Sherman's Lagoon Jim Toomey

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105 128
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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102 146
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Heathcliff

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82 119
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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76 124
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Tumbleweeds

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83 108
Rose Is Rose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
denis-fredrick added Rose Is Rose

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78 181
Little Nemo in Slumberland is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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57 122
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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63 124
Big Nate is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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57 187
Zippy the Pinhead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
midnightq2 added Zippy the Pinhead

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55 132
Jump Start is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Jump Start

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73 150
Herman by Unger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
MikeTrujillo added Herman by Unger

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59 111
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
KrisAbosamra added Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

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47 105
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
julian-matthias added Asterix

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47 126
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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48 101
Tiger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
swastik-pradhan added Tiger

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103 125
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Cathy Guisewite

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38 120
U.S. Acres is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added U.S. Acres Jim Davis

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38 106
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
julian-matthias added Tintin

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32 116
Speed Bump is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever