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.

I collected all the books when I was a kid.

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2 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.

He's amazing!

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3 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.

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.

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 is my all-time favorite comic strip. The characters are classics and so well developed.

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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

People get bored of it after season 7 and only the old episodes were adults childhoods. - PatrickStar3

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5 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

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. - MillieTrina_Prower

Nate (or should I say n diddy) is hilarious! - neehawgamer

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6 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!

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

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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 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.

9 Dennis The Menace

They're are 2 comics that are a bit too confuse 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 effeminated 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.

Dennis in British is much better than this

Not my favorite comic, but really close!

very funny - BoyGenius234

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10 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.

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

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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The Contenders

11 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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12 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

I love it so many cases to solve

I almost have all the books - Picklesthekitten45

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13 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.

14 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.

15 B.C.

As good as the Clam got Hands

16 Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide
17 Spy vs. Spy

Very funny as two spies try to kill each other. It's more of action than words.

18 Sonic the Hedgehog 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.
19 Life In Hell

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

20 Get Fuzzy

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

Hands down the most entertaining strip ever

Great for those into word play and snark.

21 Pogo

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

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.

22 Hagar the Horrible

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

23 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.

I have read every single archie probly ever made they are the very best classic timeless! and awesome and this should be number 1!

ARCHIE #1! ARCHIE #1!

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24 The Dogs of C-Kennel
25 Marmaduke

One of my favorite!

26 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...

27 Cyanide & Happiness

This is so evil lol

28 Mega Man

I prefer Mario & Mega Man: World Collision over Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Collide.

29 Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Unite
30 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.

31 The Boondocks

The Boondocks is definitely the funniest comic strip ever. Which other strp tales as many jibes at popular society than this?

32 Lio

I'm surprised and disappointed nobody has even mentioned this one. If we talk about newspaper comic strip, this is easily one of the best ones out there. Let's not ignore the genius of Calvin and Hobbes, or the huge influence of Peanuts, but Lio is truly a hidden gem. No dialogue at all. It is all explained through the action. And the dark humor is as great as it can be. From macabre to parody, this comic has it all. I'm serious. If you haven't read this story about the boy with the unusual pets and mischievous yet well intentioned heart, you're missing out.

33 Sonic the Comic

I like this strip, its ok,PLUS ITS SONIC

34 Doonesbury

How the hell isn't this higher?

35 The Family Circus

This is pure bull. No wonder Pastis mocks this the most. - Drawbox

Should be number 1

36 For Better or For Worse
37 Andy Capp

One of my all-time favorites. I am a longtime fan of it since childhood. One of the funniest that I have read. I enjoy the drawing style, too. The early years were the best, while the 1990's was its worst decade because a lot of things were toned down and contained more dialogue. It has been funnier again now, and more life put back into it, since after new authors took it over by 2001.

38 The Three Bare Bears

It's the original We Bare Bears

When was this a strip? - Goatworlds

39 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
40 Curtis
41 Rip Kirby

My all time favorite comic strip, with its crisp visuals, classy protagonist and excellent stories.

Pisses on everything else on this list except for Calvin ^^ Hobbes and Peanuts

42 Asterix

I like how it reflects on roman history in a funny sort of way

Asterix is super underrated! Woo-er! - neehawgamer

Classics! - awesomedp900

43 Fred Basset
44 Non Sequitur

My 2015 favorite comic strip. For the second year now I've bought a desk calendar with 365 daily Non Sequitur comics. It's the first thing I read each morning and it kick starts me on a lighter note.

The best comic strip I've ever had the pleasure to come across!

This comic copied Calvin and hobbes

45 Pickles

Saw the list in the newspaper. To not include this strip is an insult to every one over 50 and there are a lot of us.

The older I get, the more relevant and humorous this strip becomes.

PICKELS IS GREAT. MY WIFE AND I ARE IN OUR SEVENTIES AND WE CAN RELATE IN MANY WAYS

46 Cul De Sac
47 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

48 Club Nintendo

Princess Peach is just a bald woman who has a very hard time taking her fake hair (which is a wig) off. Also, Princess Daisy deserved to be in mre stuff than Princess Peach.

49 Overboard
50 Opus
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