Comic Strips The Best Comic Strips Ever  

Ranker Comics
Originally by
68.9k votes 6.1k voters 80.6k views 83 items

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!
list ordered by

1
3,390 493
Calvin and Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Watterson

2
2,417 518
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Charles M. Schulz

3
2,489 433
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Gary Larson

4
1,498 1,031
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Davis

5
1,226 672
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

6
1,164 689
Hägar the Horrible is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dik Browne

7
1,085 631
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mort Walker

8
1,378 817
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Scott Adams

9
930 578
The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

10
960 657
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Chic Young

11
1,186 790
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Berkeley Breathed

12
791 906
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garry Trudeau

13
937 487
For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added Lynn Johnston

14
942 585
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Amend

15
997 662
The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bil Keane

16
1,042 516
Zits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

17
941 615
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Stephan Pastis

18
767 510
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added

19
784 473
Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott

20
679 544
Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Ron Ferdinand, Hank Ketcham, Marcus Hamilton

21
686 528
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

22
448 475
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

23
447 530
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Walt Kelly

24
468 449
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Patrick McDonnell

25
446 449
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added

26
407 676
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Aaron McGruder

27
305 568
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

28
346 457
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Al Capp

29
184 100
Archie Comics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
VHrules added Archie Comics

30
343 476
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

31
380 422
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Guisewite

32
299 464
Sherman's Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Toomey

33
322 415
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

34
299 399
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

35
321 436
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

36
256 402
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

37
254 376
Rose Is Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
denis-fredrick added

38
222 364
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added

39
171 172
Get Fuzzy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Darby Conley

40
144 173
Nancy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Ernie Bushmiller

41
213 346
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
KrisAbosamra added Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

42
125 128
Sad Sack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added

43
119 159
Prince Valiant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added

44
117 189
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Tintin

45
60 76
The Lockhorns is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added Hoest, Reiner

46
117 156
Luann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added

47
102 151
Krazy Kat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added George Herriman

48
168 372
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

49
85 140
Little Orphan Annie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added Harold Gray

50
85 133
Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added