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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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2,119 243
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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1,436 247
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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1,331 340
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Peanuts Charles M. Schulz

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836 640
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garfield Jim Davis

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725 438
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bloom County Berkeley Breathed

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768 461
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dilbert Scott Adams

7
665 378
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

8
635 392
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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578 393
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Beetle Bailey Mort Walker

10
508 337
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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516 404
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Blondie Chic Young

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458 518
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Doonesbury Garry Trudeau

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614 303
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
FoxTrot Bill Amend

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606 324
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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632 253
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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469 280
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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499 303
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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500 442
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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462 241
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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425 267
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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346 328
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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278 392
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Boondocks Aaron McGruder

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212 314
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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302 221
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mutts Patrick McDonnell

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211 268
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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264 296
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pogo Walt Kelly

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204 247
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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227 252
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Andy Capp

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176 200
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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155 179
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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183 236
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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150 198
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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146 263
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Li'l Abner Al Capp

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157 225
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Heathcliff

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135 167
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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115 189
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Tumbleweeds

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99 163
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
julian-matthias added Asterix

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85 186
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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93 205
Jump Start is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Jump Start

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102 248
Little Nemo in Slumberland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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93 194
Big Nate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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170 208
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Cathy Guisewite

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77 187
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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77 154
Tiger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
swastik-pradhan added Tiger

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100 213
Herman by Unger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
MikeTrujillo added Herman by Unger

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86 172
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
KrisAbosamra added Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

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74 264
Zippy the Pinhead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
midnightq2 added Zippy the Pinhead

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65 174
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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48 175
Speed Bump is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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40 176
Penny Arcade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Penny Arcade Jerry Holkins, Mike Krahulik