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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3,529 520
Calvin and Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Watterson

2
2,517 545
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Charles M. Schulz

3
2,587 451
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Gary Larson

4
1,566 1,074
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Davis

5
1,262 697
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

6
1,204 712
Hägar the Horrible is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dik Browne

7
1,121 659
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mort Walker

8
1,435 840
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Scott Adams

9
956 599
The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

10
985 682
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Chic Young

11
1,217 807
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Berkeley Breathed

12
980 594
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Amend

13
815 937
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garry Trudeau

14
959 502
For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added Lynn Johnston

15
1,021 684
The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bil Keane

16
1,093 529
Zits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

17
978 626
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Stephan Pastis

18
789 527
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added

19
813 489
Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott

20
702 563
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
711 541
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

22
462 495
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

23
458 548
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Walt Kelly

24
491 461
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Patrick McDonnell

25
456 469
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added