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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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1,251 213
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Far Side Gary Larson

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1,181 284
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Peanuts Charles M. Schulz

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710 545
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garfield Jim Davis

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642 373
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bloom County Berkeley Breathed

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665 401
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dilbert Scott Adams

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572 327
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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551 329
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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511 337
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Beetle Bailey Mort Walker

10
439 286
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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460 339
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Blondie Chic Young

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402 440
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Doonesbury Garry Trudeau

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524 260
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
FoxTrot Bill Amend

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506 279
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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517 220
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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404 236
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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424 254
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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428 371
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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387 199
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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357 225
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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303 265
Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Dennis the Menace Ron Ferdinand, Hank Ketcham, Marcus Hamilton

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225 341
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Boondocks Aaron McGruder

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179 277
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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190 228
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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244 257
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pogo Walt Kelly

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247 195
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mutts Patrick McDonnell

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170 213
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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203 210
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Andy Capp

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151 165
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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135 226
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Li'l Abner Al Capp

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155 204
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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127 166
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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115 153
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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131 186
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Heathcliff

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110 147
Rose Is Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
denis-fredrick added Rose Is Rose

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95 164
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Tumbleweeds

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80 174
Jump Start is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Jump Start

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72 160
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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73 139
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
julian-matthias added Asterix

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80 167
Big Nate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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86 224
Little Nemo in Slumberland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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66 160
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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90 188
Herman by Unger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
MikeTrujillo added Herman by Unger

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64 232
Zippy the Pinhead is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
midnightq2 added Zippy the Pinhead

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140 168
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Cathy Guisewite

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62 136
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
julian-matthias added Tintin

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73 147
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
KrisAbosamra added Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

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63 135
Tiger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
swastik-pradhan added Tiger

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54 151
U.S. Acres is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added U.S. Acres Jim Davis

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41 150
Speed Bump is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever