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

Calvin and Hobbes just captures the innocence and magic of being a kid. No other strip does that. It is beautifully drawn and really makes you think differently about life. It is, without a doubt, the greatest comic ever made. Thank you Bill Watterson.

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.

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

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2 Peanuts

I can relate to just about every Peanuts character that has been created. They all had unique personalities that are timeless. I can go back and read the strips from the 50's and enjoy them as much as the last strips that were written up to 2000.

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

Peanuts it is more poetic, and at the same time more complex, deep and structured than Calvin&Hobbes. Peanuts are in first place.

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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.

1. Garfeild
2. Calvin and Hobbes
3. Peanuts - Dandeman7

I can see why this is near the top of the list. One of the best things about it is that it rarely focuses on any provocative and/or serious topics. - giddyjoker

I share my opinion with Foxtrot but I lean a little more towards Garfield. I also enjoy Beetle Bailey, Far side, and Calvin and Hobbes

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.

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4 Pearls Before Swine

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.

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

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

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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.

Big Nate is hilarious and comedically superior to peanuts, the characters are better and totally more likable

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

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

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6 The Far Side

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

How is this higher than Peanuts and Garfield. Garfield is nothing to the Far Side. - Drawbox

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!

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7 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.

8 Dilbert

I read my Dad's Way Of The Weasels copy aged 11 and it's still with me today.

1. Dilbert
2. Calvin and Hobbes
3. Big Nate
4. the Far Side
5. Peanuts

His comics Distort reality (in a humorous way of course

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

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9 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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10 Dennis The Menace

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

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!

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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.

From steve Dallas the scumbag to the good natured opus to the brain damaged bill the cat, this definitely the BEST

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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

Good but not sure if it's a comic strip

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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 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.
18 Life In Hell

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

19 Hagar the Horrible

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

20 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.

21 Get Fuzzy

Hands down the most entertaining strip ever

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

Great for those into word play and snark.

22 The Dogs of C-Kennel
23 Marmaduke

One of my favorite!

24 Mega Man

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

25 Sonic & Mega Man: Worlds Unite
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 Archie

These are terible - LiamMurphy

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!

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29 Spy vs. Spy

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

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 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.

32 Sonic the Comic

I like this strip, its ok,PLUS ITS SONIC

33 Doonesbury

How the hell isn't this higher?

34 The Family Circus

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

Should be number 1

35 For Better or For Worse
36 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.

37 The Three Bare Bears

It's the original We Bare Bears

When was this a strip? - Goatworlds

38 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
39 Curtis
40 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

41 The Boondocks

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

42 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

43 Pickles

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

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.

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

44 Asterix

Asterix is super underrated! Woo-er! - neehawgamer

Classics! - awesomedp900

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

45 Cul De Sac

Fantastic. Hidden gem.

46 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

47 Opus
48 Overboard
49 Mutts

Mutts comics are so awesome to read and enjoy I really think that mutts sould be on top and finally I think it's better than these comic strips because mutts is going to be turned into a full length feature movie by blue sky studios

This comic strip is funny and cute. I personally think it's better than a lot of these comic strips on this list

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