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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3,487 514
Calvin and Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Watterson

2
2,480 535
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Charles M. Schulz

3
2,554 445
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Gary Larson

4
1,541 1,064
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Davis

5
1,249 689
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

6
1,190 704
Hägar the Horrible is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dik Browne

7
1,109 650
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mort Walker

8
1,416 836
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Scott Adams

9
948 589
The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

10
974 673
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Chic Young

11
1,209 799
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Berkeley Breathed

12
807 929
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garry Trudeau

13
968 589
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Amend

14
953 495
For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added Lynn Johnston

15
1,008 677
The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bil Keane

16
1,074 523
Zits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

17
967 620
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Stephan Pastis

18
781 519
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added

19
799 483
Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott

20
693 557
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
703 535
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

22
455 487
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

23
454 540
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Walt Kelly

24
482 456
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Patrick McDonnell

25
452 459
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added