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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3,337 485
Calvin and Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Watterson

2
2,392 507
Peanuts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Charles M. Schulz

3
2,461 426
The Far Side is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Gary Larson

4
1,473 1,021
Garfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Davis

5
1,215 665
B.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

6
1,078 623
Beetle Bailey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mort Walker

7
1,149 684
Hägar the Horrible is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Dik Browne

8
1,358 813
Dilbert is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Scott Adams

9
922 573
The Wizard of Id is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

10
949 650
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Chic Young

11
1,175 785
Bloom County is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Berkeley Breathed

12
778 900
Doonesbury is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Garry Trudeau

13
923 481
For Better or For Worse is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mark Holmes added Lynn Johnston

14
931 582
FoxTrot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bill Amend

15
985 655
The Family Circus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Bil Keane

16
1,028 513
Zits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
GuyHeder added Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman

17
759 507
Mother Goose and Grimm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added

18
929 612
Pearls Before Swine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Stephan Pastis

19
778 472
Baby Blues is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott

20
670 542
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
679 526
Non Sequitur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

22
445 473
Hi and Lois is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

23
446 529
Pogo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Walt Kelly

24
465 447
Mutts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Patrick McDonnell

25
444 447
Andy Capp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added

26
401 674
The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Aaron McGruder

27
302 565
Life in Hell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

28
346 455
Li'l Abner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added Al Capp

29
178 98
Archie Comics is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
VHrules added Archie Comics

30
341 474
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

31
378 420
Cathy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
StevenVensky added Cathy Guisewite

32
296 462
Sherman's Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Jim Toomey

33
318 413
Pickles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

34
299 397
The Born Loser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

35
317 435
Heathcliff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
bojanthebest added

36
253 400
Red and Rover is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

37
252 372
Rose Is Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
denis-fredrick added

38
220 363
Tumbleweeds is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Countermoon added

39
166 169
Get Fuzzy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Darby Conley

40
142 171
Nancy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
ecipssmith added Ernie Bushmiller

41
212 344
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
124 126
Sad Sack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added

43
118 156
Prince Valiant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added

44
115 187
Tintin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Tintin

45
59 74
The Lockhorns is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Mike Smith1 added Hoest, Reiner

46
115 154
Luann is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added

47
102 149
Krazy Kat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added George Herriman

48
168 371
Fred Basset is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever

49
85 138
Little Orphan Annie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
TreasureHunter added Harold Gray

50
84 131
Flash Gordon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Strips Ever
Rick Norwood added