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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3,233 472
Calvin and Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Watterson

2
2,324 483
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Charles M. Schulz

3
2,381 411
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Gary Larson

4
1,433 989
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Davis

5
1,194 642
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

6
1,053 603
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mort Walker

7
1,126 661
Hägar the Horrible is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dik Browne

8
1,309 798
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Scott Adams

9
902 554
The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

10
928 626
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Chic Young

11
1,150 771
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Berkeley Breathed

12
762 867
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garry Trudeau

13
906 466
For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added Lynn Johnston

14
903 565
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Amend

15
967 637
The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bil Keane

16
1,004 493
Zits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

17
746 494
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added

18
898 601
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Stephan Pastis

19
761 460
Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott

20
660 525
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
667 516
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

22
440 458
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

23
431 515
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Walt Kelly

24
455 431
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Patrick McDonnell

25
437 437
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added

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395 664
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Aaron McGruder

27
298 557
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

28
338 444
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Al Capp

29
336 465
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

30
167 87
Archie Comics is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
VHrules added Archie Comics

31
372 410
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Guisewite

32
289 453
Sherman's Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Toomey

33
307 407
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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294 388
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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312 426
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

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249 391
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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247 363
Rose Is Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
denis-fredrick added

38
218 355
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added

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157 159
Get Fuzzy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Darby Conley

40
136 161
Nancy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Ernie Bushmiller

41
211 335
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
119 118
Sad Sack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added

43
112 148
Prince Valiant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added

44
109 144
Luann is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added

45
51 65
The Lockhorns is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added Hoest, Reiner

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102 180
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Tintin

47
94 141
Krazy Kat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added George Herriman

48
167 364
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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83 130
Little Orphan Annie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added Harold Gray

50
163 362
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever