Top Ten Best Comic Strips

The Top Ten
1 Calvin and Hobbes

This strip is just so much deeper then Garfield of peanuts
Yes, sometimes calvins just making mutant snowmen or flinging water baloons, but some of the strips are genuinely sad and really relatable, like when the little raccoon dies. And some are just downright hilarious, like the dog doo one

This is my by far my favorite comic strip in the WORLD. There are some happy moments, (like when Calvin was playing in the snow with his dad) there are a few sad moments, and best of all, it is filled with tons of hilarious parts that will leave you laughing forever. Calvin and Hobbes comics are endless pages of pure gold. If you have not read Calvin and Hobbes yet, definitely buy a book. This comic strip is treasure.

The perfect comic. There are some moments that can happen in real life, some moments that can't happen in real life, plenty of imagination, wise characters (Calvin's dad) and many relatable characters.

In my humble opinion, those who vote for anything other than Calvin and Hobbes have probably mostly never delved very deeply into the wonderful world Bill Watterson created in this comic strip. It stands alone and far above any other comic strip as a pure work of art. I loved the comics when I was 6. I loved the comics when I was 10. I loved the comics when I was 15. Now, at 22, I have had immense re-found joy experiencing them all over again with my wife, who is seeing them for the first time. They range from stupidly silly and hilarious to unusually heavy and evoking of deep thought. I saw myself in the strips in different (and often the same) ways throughout each of my numerous re-readings of the collection over the last 16 years. Calvin and Hobbes is pure magic, and I am ever grateful to the wizard who is Bill Watterson for sharing his gift with the world.

2 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.

This is the greatest comic strip in the world. Nothing is comparable to this great comic strip that inspires joy and gives life meaning. It teaches you all sorts of amazing life lessons like sarcasm and humour, as you watch the great journey of a wonderful cat in the greatest house on earth. It helps with everything. Gets you in the holiday spirit, makes Mondays worth it, makes even the most depressed person laugh. Garfield, you're the greatest. Can't believe it's below Calivin and Hobbes, which is good but not even close to Garfield

I have one Garfield book with a lot of laugher. The characters are funny, the setting is cool, whoever made Garfield is a genius and is great at comedy

okay... I get it. Calvin and Hobbes is my second favorite comic strip, but honestly it is nowhere near garfield when it comes to pure awesomeness. Garfield is much more hilarious, has much better characters, and really deserves the top spot. Sorry, Calvin and Hobbes, but you really just don't deserve the top spot

seriously? this is easily the best comic strip of all time. It has better characters and has more depth than calvin and hobbes

3 Peanuts

An all time classic comic strip with relatable characters and top notch gags. It has been adapted numerous times onto TV and movies. It also has video games, a play, and tons of merchandise.

Bruh, Garfield and Calvin and Hobbes are both pathetic, this one is better. Snoopy is my favorite. The halloween, christmas, and easter specials were very good.

Peanuts is in second place for my favorites ( number one is Garfield). The reason why is that this comic is “original”, just like my comics. Anyway, very hilarious comic.

Peanuts is so much better than Calvin and Hobbes. The characters were more likeable, relatable, real. The topics of discussion - women's athletic talent, human decency - remain relevant in today's times. The strip was actually funny, which is more than I can say about Calvin and Hobbes. I just don't find mutant snowmen funny. The characters were unlikeable (Calvin was a monster, Hobbes was woefully underdeveloped, Susie was a little brat...) And Calvin and Hobbes has started to become forgotten in time while the Peanuts remain strong. A symbol for future generations. Schulz was truly inspirational and it shows in his work. His characters are immortal. Truly, the Peanuts bests all.

4 Big Nate

The reason I put big Nate on four spot for me is because I had this library where their was this bookshelf with a BUNCH of big Nate books. I will always read one, and that will make me say “lol”.

My all time second favorite comic strip ( My first is "Calvin and Hobbes".) Big Nate is hilarious. He is a total troublemaker which makes this strip extremely funny. There are many different characters, which makes this comic great. definitely check it out.

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.

I like Archie, but I have to give it up for Nate. For twenty five years his comics have been running and they never fail to tickle my sense of humor. He's just too relatable; he reminds me too much of myself. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks like this. Just about anyone can relate to a kid who's had to sit through a boring class that discusses about the digestive system of a fruit fly. Which makes Nate so universal.

5 Pearls Before Swine

This strip is hilarious, especially the Crocs:
Croc: Give wrestler fierce Spanish name: Donde esta el queso de mi padre!
Zebra: "Where is my father's cheese"?

Rat is my favorite. I like this one I read a while ago... About Stevie Sheep. He wrote a children's book...
"Stevie Sheep was tired of his daily sheep life... " {in short} "He rebelled against the sheep, and went to live in the woods. Instead of sheep noises, he made the opposite. Which, coincidentally, sounded like a vulnerable dying sheep. " And then you see a picture of a wolf licking his lips: "Lesson: don't make noises like a dying sheep in the woods at night, kids. "

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.

This is one of the best comics. I don’t like how its drawn now, with pig so fat and goat and zebras nose so narrow and rats nose so pointy, but I still read it every day. Its one of the few comics that still make me laugh.

6 FoxTrot

I just got the ENTIRE series of books for this strip and am loving every minute of it. I love the story where the dad quits his job (to try day trading stocks on the internet), and I love all the jokes. Jason is such a funny character, too!

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

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

Jason is my favorite character in today's comic strips! Garfield is terrific, but Jason outdoes them all!

7 The Far Side

Wether it be the genius child who can't open a door, the visual concept of a cannibal cow, or a deer with a target for a birthmark, Far Side never failed to aowed us to laugh at the absurdities of our own lives and feel a little better for it.

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.

The far side makes me laugh because its full of random stuff that no one but gary larson can think up. Fir example, chicken invasions, janitors running tests on old apple core, and other crazy stuffz.

Almost every great modern cartoonist looks up to him. You can find little tributes to him in some strips

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.

Lol just started reading them today. I dunno if they even existed outside the US when they started.

9 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.

10 Dennis The Menace

There are 2 comics that are a bit too confused to see but you may understand on what country is made for the strip.

British- Dennis is nothing but more of an anti-hero and a bad behaved schoolboy who completely terrorize and tortured the Softies, those effeminate boys and they're antagonist. Some of his companions like Jinx and Dodger are also bad behaved and their rivals are Bash Kids Street and some other gags. At the end he was disciplined by his parents with his (father) slippers.

American- Dennis is an innocent but more of a trouble maker who often made disastrous results over his neighbors and kids around him. Mr. Wilson, an earlier Squidward of this strip, is an innocent neighbor who loves to plant and he lives with his wife Mrs. Wilson, but Dennis often made a nice thing to him but only made a disastrous things happened.

So the result is that they're different.

And they're still exist until now but at least I read the comics on Google.

I saw the American movie it was awful that is not Dennis the Menace its just some blond kid.

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

I like both versions, ok? UK Dennis is funny and US Dennis is adorable!

The Contenders
11 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

I love it so many cases to solve

12 Zits

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.

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.

13 Archie

Archie is an icon! Very historically important to comic history, but gets way too much hate, and way too much bad reboots that try too hard to be dark and edgy! At least the DIC version was a blend between dark and light.

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.

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.

Betty Cooper is so temperamental, bossy, annoying & aggressive like Veronica Lodge. Also, Archie needs to start coming in 3D.

14 Bloom County

Best comic strip ever. Period end. Every character in this strip, including the ones that only show up occasionally, are not only quite relatable but very funny. The storylines are still hilarious. Comic strips just do not get better than Bloom County.

Hilarious and clever with great characters, especially Opus who should come out of retirement. How about a Movie?
Also, contributed a great public service warning about the danger of listening to too much Barry Manilow music

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.

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

15 Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.
16 Ziggy

Ziggy is so uderrated on this list! Seriously, the graphics rock & this is Kieran Stark & Ivan Lau's top 2 most favorite comic book franchise with top 1 being the Calvin & Hobbes franchise. I agree with them, too.

my favorite!

17 B.C.

As good as the Clam got Hands

18 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is an American 3D rendered computer animated television series based on the fictional superhero team. It aired on Nickelodeon in the United States from September 29, 2012 to November 12, 2017.
19 Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide
20 Hagar the Horrible

This is the only comic strip that never failed to make me laugh, and that's something.

21 Pogo

Best art of any comic strip ever. Way ahead of its time in content and intent. Behind Calvin and Hobbes, and Non Sequitur, it's my favorite.

Walt Kelly's work laid the foundation for Calvin & Hobbes. An oldie but a goodie.

22 He-Man & the Masters of the Universe

Gee, this could be at least top 5, not just top 52.

If only He-Man came back in 3-D.

P.S. Semen & the Masters of the Universe

23 Blondie

I'm 75 always have liked Blondie series but I think of it more as Dagwood series and not Blondie... Netflix has several films from the 40s statting Arthur Lake as Dagwood... Will make your day better...

I still love this comic to this day!

24 Life In Hell

That's what I'm talking about! It will b put in my franchise.

25 Marmaduke

One of my favorite!

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