Top Ten Best Comic Strips

The Top Ten

1 Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes is a comic that makes us turn back at our lives and say 'wow that's what I did when I was little' it makes us laugh and is very memorable. Long live Calvin and Hobbes

No matter what people say, the innocence and comedy Calvin and Hobbes offer is far better than any other strip.

clever and witty at some times this comic strip can also be very deep and meaningful.

This strip is cool I like it

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2 Peanuts

Peanuts reflected political satire in the mid- fifties, had a Family Circus-like theme in its earliest years, was truly believable and iconic in the late 50's and throughout the 60's and the early 70's (not to mention many sledding disaster strips that would later be reworked into Calvin and Hobbes), and was truly there just to brighten your face through the rest of the strip's run. In all assets, it had weirdness like the far side, political satire like Pogo and Doonesbury, spontaneity and meaning like Calvin and Hobbes, and has influenced every comic strip there is, in some way.

Charles Schulz provided such a wonderful insight into the innocence of his characters, this comic strip spawned the classic "A Charlie Brown Christmas", which won both an Emmy and a Peabody, and I personally loved that Schulz honored our veterans. Truly a class act, never to be matched.

Peanuts has so much character and never fails to brighten everyone's day.

The best comic strip in history

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3 Garfield Garfield Garfield is a comic strip cat, created by Jim Davis in 1978. Garfield is well-known in many countries and has appeared in over 2.500 newspapers. He has also had 2 live-action movies, 3 CGI-movies and two animated TV shows, Garfield and Friends (1988-1994) and The Garfield Show (2008-2014). ...read more.

Garfield will always be my favorite comic strip because it is consistently hilarious without ever making reference to the economy or any political group that no one wants to hear about when looking for a laugh.

Garfield is one of the most recognizable comic strip animals of all time.

Woo Hop Garfield is the best comic ever ever I don't know anyone who would choose something except for them Calvin and Hobbes fans but who cares about them we need more people to vote for the fattest cat Garfield too be number one.

Garfield started out good, but now I think it's time for it to die.

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4 Pearls Before Swine

I laugh every day because of this strip. What makes it unique is that Stephan Pastis puts himself into the comic, and not only that, but he makes himself a loser, also. It's hilarious. I love the Crocs and Rat the most. This is by far the funniest comic strip out there. - Grayson

Stephen Pastis is a genius! Rat, Pig, the Crocs (with cool accents) are all funny! Best comic ever! - Jammer196

Its admittedly poorly drawn, but is the only comic in my newspaper that I still read every day, with the lone exceptions of dilbert and jump start. Stephan pastis knows funny

This is my favorite strip ever! Love the edginess and the clever jokes, but most of all I loved the puns.

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5 The Far Side

We are living in a World full of constant annoyances and irritations, the farside manages to transform our constant troubles into pure heaven, and it does this because it is genius.

Looking for the meaning of irony. Read Far side!

Gary Larson Extends the meaning of Te ar Side 2 the next level!

I used to use these in my Speech Pathologist job + they are so funny 2!

This and calvin & hobbes are/were life - moonwolf

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6 Big Nate

Big Nate is an American comic strip written and illustrated by Lincoln Peirce. The strip is about a boy named Nate Wright, a rebellious and energetic sixth-grader, and his classmates and teachers. Nate is portrayed as a boy with little interest in studies or conforming to standards. Because of this, he often ends up in detention. Some of the staff at the school include Mrs. Godfrey (Nate's social studies teacher and chief faculty nemesis), art teacher Mr. Rosa, Principal Nichols, Mrs. Shipulski, and Mrs. Czerwicki. Nate's best friends include Francis Pope and Teddy Ortiz. In recent strips they formed a garage band named Enslave the Mollusk, which appears to have broken up.

Oh come on the books are hilarious and more funnier than The Wimpy Kid. All Greg does is repeating his life on how can he impress a girl or something but Nate does the same! But he does talk and do something new in every story. All Greg talks about is his brothers his friends and all of that no offense I really love The Diary Of A Wimpy Kid but at least make up something NEW! - JaysTop10List

It probably has to be number 1 Number 1! NUMBER one! The only thing just as good is peanuts! Who would waste time neglecting efforts of Teddy Francis, Artur, and the number 1, nate! NATE!

This is offensive. Big Nate should be #1! THIS IS THE BEST STRIP EVER!

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7 FoxTrot

this is my alltime favorite but I also like the peanuts and family circus - C-BEAR

Definitely the best comic I have ever read... Outrageously funny and clever! - Harrythagreat

This strip has been my favorite for years and years. Jason is my hero. It's the only reason I buy the Boston Globe.

As much as I love Calvin and Hobbes, this strip gets the edge by having such lovable, funny and 3-dimensional characters.

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8 Dilbert

This is the one comic strips that inspired office working class comedy of today! Without this comic strips, I seriously doubt that shows and movies that dealt with office situation comedy such as The Office and Office Space would ever the same as we all know it. Don't let this comic strips make you think that it's only appealing to office workers, instead it's for everybody who's able to get jokes, knows computers computers, and relate to work. To me, there was never a single day where Scott Adams failed to make me laugh ^^ that's why Dilbert has still is going over two decades since it begun.

The only reason this comic is not number one is that it's a smart comic; many people do not understand it.

With its great characters and funny strips, Dilbert is the best.

Microsoft released Dilbert's Desktop Games (as DreamWorks Interactive) on CD-ROM as a PC arcade game for Windows involving Dilbert and his friends. - playstationfan66

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9 Bloom County

This is truly the best there is. Clever humor, unforgettable characters, and most of all, downright hilarious. Easily my favorite comic strip of all time.

Has always been my favorite. Gotta love Opus, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, Milo, and Binkley.

Greatest comic strip ever. Loved the characters and storylines. Insanely post-modern fun.

Opus is my favourite character he shows so much personality it's crazy

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10 The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin is a wonderful comic book series by Herge. Sadly, he died before completing the last book. This is a series about a teenager called Tintin, his dog Snowy and his friend Captain Haddock. Tintin is a journalist but he is rarely seen submitting a story. Instead, he solves crime and is more of a detective than a journalist. Herge has combined suspense, drama and humor to make this wonderful series. I would recommend it for children aged 9+.

These comics are the best and full of adventure and thrills

Good but not sure if it's a comic strip

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The Newcomers

? Ballard Street

Off-kilter look at the residents and their pets on fictional Ballard Street. Makes me laugh out loud more than any other strip

The Contenders

11 Zits

As an avid comic strip fan, I have to say that much like C&H, Zits illustrates the workings of a young mind in a hilarious and truthful way. Parents and children alike can relate to the "ordeals" of Jeremy and his family.

A comic strip that applies to everyday life, and isn't cheesy, like 'Garfield' or 'Family Circus'.

One of the few comic strips that's still funny.

I love so many comics in this list, and the top 5 is quite good (except for Pearls before Swine)but I had to vote for Zits. The author and drawer really use the every-day situations, and family happenings. It deals with teenager-parent problems, and it always ends with a bit of laughter. And sometimes, maybe it isn't funny, but you can feel the depth inside this comic.

12 Beetle Bailey

This one should definitely be among the top ten. It has numerous things going for it: funny characters; funny situations; often concise writing; good drawing style; good characterizations. It is also the type of comic that should be on the list: a gag-a-day strip that also features some good, old-fashioned slapstick type humor. This strip also does not go to extremes with reality or fantasy; it is in the middle - another plus for this comic strip. However it went into a decline in the 1980's after unfortunate complaints about its humor. As a result, it was toned down and became more politically correct.

13 B.C.

As good as the Clam got Hands

14 Dennis The Menace

Dennis in British is much better than this

Pogo, Lil Abner, the Far Side, Bloom County and because...and if you disagree with me, you are dead from the neck up.

15 Doonesbury
16 Get Fuzzy

hard to chose,but this is my favorite at the moment - MadTheSwine

Great for those into word play and snark.

17 Archie

Heck no! All the characters always think about getting crabby which is their true personality, Archie is spoiled, nobody would change their names completely, it wouldn't stop making Sonic & Mega Man comics, it wouldn't make Super Monkey Ball comics, & I hate them because they met Glee instead of Beavis & Butthead! So this should be on the very bottom of this damn list! Calvin & Hobbes should be ranked top 1! I'll bet Nintendo hates Archie Comics too, which is why there's no Archie Mario comic spin-offs, Archie Metroid comic spin-offs, Archie Kirby comic spin-offs & Archie F-Zero comic spin-offs & more! Then we wouldn't have minded the wack Archie Comics.

Archie Comics sucks ass. The only good series of Archie Comics is Super Duck.

Soon after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles became extremely popular, comic strip publishing company Archie Comic Publications released a few of those comic books based off the animated series from the 80s. - playstationfan66

Superb, I agree meant to be number one so nice, and nice

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20 The Phantom

The ultimate comic strip. IF you're looking for adventure, combined with seriousness and a lot of witty humor, read the phantom! Most stories are a lot better than any action movie.

This is the best comic strip I have ever read. I Specially like the realistic nature of the comics. also the fantastic places that 21 generation of phantom and the adventure is simply fantastic

The best comic strip ever. Far more realistic than garfield and foxtrot and such. Always a good read. This should be at the top of the list.

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