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Best and Worst Comic Strips?

Posted on 03/21/2014 8:24:30 PM PDT by MNDude

In your opinion, what is the best comic strip to ever appear in newspapers (like Peanuts or whatever) and what is your most hated comic strip?


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1 posted on 03/21/2014 8:24:30 PM PDT by MNDude
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Best: Pogo

Worst: long list, but pretty much any of the single-panel strips excepting only Far Side.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 8:28:51 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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Far Side, Calvin & Hobbes, Shoe uniformly outstanding

Hagar (original Dik Browne before he died in the 80s), Beetle Bailey, BC mostly great
3 posted on 03/21/2014 8:28:51 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: MNDude

Peanuts
Family Circus
Garfield
The Far Side
The Wizard of Id
Blondie
Beetle Bailey

To name a few.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 8:29:21 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: MNDude

Bloom County/Opus/Outland


5 posted on 03/21/2014 8:30:04 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MNDude

FAR SIDE

PEANUTS was my young life. But FAR SIDE perfected the form and destroyed it.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 8:30:06 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: MNDude

The best: Hagar the Horrible and Zits. The worst: Doonesbury (liberal hack crap).


7 posted on 03/21/2014 8:30:30 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Kartographer

Berke Breathed is a liberal for sure, but he did sometimes skewer them as well.


8 posted on 03/21/2014 8:31:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MNDude

Calvin and Hobbes was excellent. Gold standard for me.

Never been a big Doonesbury fan.


9 posted on 03/21/2014 8:31:53 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: MNDude

The Argyle Sweater
Mallard Fillmore
Shoe
Overboard
Fox Trot
XKCD


10 posted on 03/21/2014 8:33:09 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: MNDude

Best: That”s easy-”Pookies Toons” right here on FR.


11 posted on 03/21/2014 8:33:40 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.>)
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To: MNDude

Best: BC (by the late, great Johnny Hart), Calvin & Hobbes, Tumbleweeds.

Worst: Zippy the Pinhead, Herman

Special Mention-Worst: DOONESBURY

Extra-Special Mention- Worst: THIS MODERN WORLD

These last two are drawn by nothing less than liberal traitors.


12 posted on 03/21/2014 8:34:01 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: MNDude

Far Side was the best. It’s not even close for second.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 8:34:42 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: MNDude

Love Dilbert, Speed Bump, Free Range, Bizarro, Non Sequitur, and Rhymes with Orange.

Hate Marmaduke; waay too stupid.


14 posted on 03/21/2014 8:36:19 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: MNDude

Blondie
Andy Capp
Li’l Abner
Dennis the Menace
Peanuts
Calvin & Hobbes
Archie


15 posted on 03/21/2014 8:37:00 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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I hear ya.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 8:38:44 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: MNDude

Best: Far Side

Worst: Doonesbury (it didn’t even pretend to be funny)


17 posted on 03/21/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT by eclecticEel ("The petty man forsakes what lies within his power and longs for what lies with Heaven." - Xunzi)
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To: MNDude

Best ever: Calvin and Hobbes
Worst: Post-1983 Doonesbury

Best now: meh.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT by kidd
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To: MNDude

Steve Canyon, Snuffy Smith, Beetle Bailey, Dick Tracy.


19 posted on 03/21/2014 8:42:40 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Little Pig

My Favorite single strip.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

20 posted on 03/21/2014 8:42:56 PM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: MNDude
Best: Calvin and Hobbs, also Dilbert.

Absolute puke worst: Doonesbury, the MSNBC of comics.

21 posted on 03/21/2014 8:43:15 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: MNDude

Best: Dilbert, Far Side, Calvin & Hobbes, BC

Worst: Doonesbury


22 posted on 03/21/2014 8:43:25 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: MNDude

Grin & Bear It and Bloom County are (or were) the best topical cartoons.

Jeff MacNelly and Michael Ramirez the best editorial cartoons.

Calvin & Hobbes besides being very funny is also able to slip in philosophical questions. Arlo & Janis, The Grizzwells and The Born Loser are also all funny cartoons.


23 posted on 03/21/2014 8:44:31 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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My favorites: Garfield, Curtis, Beetle Bailey, Blondie, Lola

Worst/execrable: Doonesbury, This Modern World (about as close to pure evil put in ink)


24 posted on 03/21/2014 8:45:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Oklahoma

I should have added BC, Wizard of Id and Herman.


25 posted on 03/21/2014 8:47:20 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: MNDude

There are so many I miss. So I will just name the first two that came to mind;
Lil Abner
Steve Canyon

And darn near everyone listed here before I got to mine.


26 posted on 03/21/2014 8:48:13 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: MNDude

Li’l Abner. Fine social satire.

Calvin and Hobbes. When this ceased I quit reading the comics.

Prince Valiant was good from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Worst: Doonsbury. I refused to read it back in 1971.


27 posted on 03/21/2014 8:49:46 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: dfwgator

Sign of a good ego is the ability to laugh at yourself. Something that Libs can’t do!


28 posted on 03/21/2014 8:52:14 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MNDude

Well, I’ll have 2nd the “Pogo” nomination above. Another top favorite of mine is a strip called “Arnold” which did not last long at all.


29 posted on 03/21/2014 8:52:50 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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Best: L'il Abner, Bloom County, Far Side, Shoe, Calvin and Hobbes, Sad Sack, Dilbert.

But honestly, I don't think I've regularly read the comics in 10 years.

30 posted on 03/21/2014 8:56:46 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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31 posted on 03/21/2014 8:56:57 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MNDude

Best are Gasoline Alley and Prince Valiant!


32 posted on 03/21/2014 8:57:08 PM PDT by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Little Pig
Have not gotten a print paper in decades, but when I did:

Best:

Calvin&Hobbs
Bloom County
Farside
BC
Over the Hedge (think that is what it was)

others I cannot remember, been so long

The Worst:

That one with that little Negro kid that hated everyone
Doonesbury
Most of the rest were dreck to be ignored...........

33 posted on 03/21/2014 8:57:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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Steve Canyon is the one who introduced the SEALs to the general public during the big war following WWII.


34 posted on 03/21/2014 9:01:39 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: MNDude

Best: Ramirez’ editorials, Pearls Before Swine, Dilbert, Calvin & Hobbes, Far Side

Worst: Doonesbury


35 posted on 03/21/2014 9:01:54 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: MNDude
Oldie...


36 posted on 03/21/2014 9:03:10 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: doorgunner69
Almost forgot one of my favorites:

Non Sequitor

Excellent satire, and boy did he love to lampoon the Gen-X/Y/Z slackers..........

37 posted on 03/21/2014 9:03:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: castlebrew

Calvin and Hobbes, Bloom County, Far Side, Dilbert and of course, Prince Valiant.


38 posted on 03/21/2014 9:03:34 PM PDT by JMS
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Best:KrazyKat

Worse:Doonesbury

http://sebald.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/krazy-kat-1.gif


39 posted on 03/21/2014 9:04:04 PM PDT by LowOiL ("Abomination" sure sounds like "ObamaNation" to me.)
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To: castlebrew

Willie & Ethel was usually pretty good, as well.


40 posted on 03/21/2014 9:06:38 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun Control means hitting where you're aiming!))
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To: MNDude
XKCD
41 posted on 03/21/2014 9:10:08 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: MNDude

Best - pearls Before Swine

Worst - where to begin...


42 posted on 03/21/2014 9:10:42 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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Best: Calvin and Hobbes.

Worst: The one with that ridiculous bald guy in a clown suit with the slightly pointy head. I think it’s ziggy. I really tried to get it, but I never did.


43 posted on 03/21/2014 9:10:45 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: MNDude

Best: BC

Worst: Doonesbury


44 posted on 03/21/2014 9:10:54 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: MNDude

Best (hard to rank)
Pogo
BC
Bloom County (and its Progeny)
Wizard of Id
Far Side
Calvin & Hobbs
Mallard Filmore
Dilbert

Worst:
Doonsbury

Distant 2nd - Mary Worthless. And what was the one about high school jocks?


45 posted on 03/21/2014 9:11:44 PM PDT by PAR35
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Doonesbury is repugnant. Blondie - the same thing for fifty years? Really?

Thumbs up: Far Side, Calvin & Hobbes, the old B.C., Foxtrot. Close to Home was good.

New Favorite: Baby Blues


46 posted on 03/21/2014 9:12:57 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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Extra-Special Mention- Worst: THIS MODERN WORLD


That’s a blast from the past. I used to read it in The Rocket in Seattle. It was never funny and way too heavy handed with it’s political message. It was along the lines of “why is George bush stupid? Because he’s a republican, HAHAHAHA!!!”

Huh?


47 posted on 03/21/2014 9:13:12 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: MNDude

Honorable mention
Prickly City

http://www.gocomics.com/pricklycity/2014/03/19#.Uy0OFCe9KSN


48 posted on 03/21/2014 9:15:39 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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I remember my Mother telling me her favorite comic strip when she was a kid was “The Katzenjammer Kids”. She was born in 1918. They lived in Florida but her father subscribed to the “Montgomery Advertiser”.

I think my favorite was BC. I also liked Alley Oop, “Lil Abner” and “Our Boarding House”.


49 posted on 03/21/2014 9:17:21 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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Wizard of Id = best

Doonesbury = worst


50 posted on 03/21/2014 9:24:06 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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