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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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1,653 309
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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1,526 399
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Peanuts Charles M. Schulz

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

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

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770 443
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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809 524
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bloom County Berkeley Breathed

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746 456
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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Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Beetle Bailey Mort Walker

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586 393
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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Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Blondie Chic Young

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Zits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Zits Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

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

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711 386
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pearls Before Swine Stephan Pastis

The Best Interpretations & Versions of Deadpool

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

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For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added For Better or For Worse Lynn Johnston

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Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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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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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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487 315
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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399 382
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 Coming of Age Movies on Netflix Instant

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Mutts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mutts Patrick McDonnell

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
The Boondocks Aaron McGruder

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Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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Pogo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Pogo Walt Kelly

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Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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

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

The Coolest Characters from CW's Arrow

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

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

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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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179 299
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Li'l Abner Al Capp

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177 236
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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

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

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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

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Big Nate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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Little Nemo in Slumberland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

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

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110 245
Jump Start is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Jump Start

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196 259
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Cathy Guisewite

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102 204
Barney Google and Snuffy Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
KrisAbosamra added Barney Google and Snuffy Smith

Cosplayers Who Stepped Right Out of the Comics

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

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Herman by Unger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
MikeTrujillo added Herman by Unger

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Tiger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
swastik-pradhan added Tiger

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

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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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134 195
Asterix is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Asterix

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U.S. Acres is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added U.S. Acres Jim Davis

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Get Fuzzy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Get Fuzzy Darby Conley