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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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1,546 275
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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1,423 369
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Peanuts Charles M. Schulz

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908 683
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garfield Jim Davis

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831 500
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dilbert Scott Adams

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764 480
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bloom County Berkeley Breathed

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711 408
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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686 423
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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617 413
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Beetle Bailey Mort Walker

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537 366
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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547 433
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Blondie Chic Young

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656 327
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
FoxTrot Bill Amend

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690 275
Zits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Zits Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

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658 349
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pearls Before Swine Stephan Pastis

List of All Hulk Villains & Enemies

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486 557
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Doonesbury Garry Trudeau

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489 304
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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529 321
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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528 475
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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501 263
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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455 289
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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368 354
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

The Best Ocean Spray Flavors of All Time

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293 419
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Boondocks Aaron McGruder

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225 333
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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314 242
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mutts Patrick McDonnell

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222 290
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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278 315
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pogo Walt Kelly

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218 265
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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239 271
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Andy Capp

African American Heroes Who Replaced White Ones

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191 216
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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166 193
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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198 252
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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163 212
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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155 276
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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167 242
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added Heathcliff

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144 182
Rose Is Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
denis-fredrick added Rose Is Rose

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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120 199
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Tumbleweeds

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114 175
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
julian-matthias added Asterix

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110 208
Big Nate is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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92 200
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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101 219
Jump Start is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Jump Start

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107 263
Little Nemo in Slumberland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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188 225
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Cathy Guisewite

69 Hilarious Deadpool Comics Moments

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85 199
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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82 166
Tiger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
swastik-pradhan added Tiger

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105 228
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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91 186
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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79 281
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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69 188
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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51 190
Speed Bump is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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59 179
Momma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
CyndiLazarusCarr added Momma