Comic Strips

The Best Comic Strips Ever 

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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
Bill Watterson
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The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Gary Larson
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Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Charles M. Schulz
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B.C. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
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Hägar the Horrible ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dik Browne
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Zits is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman
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For Better or For Worse ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added Lynn Johnston
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Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mort Walker
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Garfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Davis
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FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Amend
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The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added
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Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Scott Adams
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Blondie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Chic Young
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The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bil Keane
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Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott
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Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Berkeley Breathed
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Mother Goose and Grimm ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added
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Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Stephan Pastis
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Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Ron Ferdinand, Hank Ketcham, Marcus Hamilton
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Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
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Pogo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Walt Kelly
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Marmaduke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added Marmaduke Brad Anderson
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The Lockhorns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added Hoest, Reiner
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Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Patrick McDonnell
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Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garry Trudeau