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Greatest Comic Strip of All Time

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by lordsurya08, Jan 24, 2011.

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Best?

  1. Calvin and Hobbes

    37 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. The Far Side

    8 vote(s)
    10.8%
  3. Garfield

    3 vote(s)
    4.1%
  4. Peanuts

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  5. Dilbert

    4 vote(s)
    5.4%
  6. Foxtrot

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  7. Dennis the Menace

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Krazy Kat

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  9. Pogo

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  10. Blondie

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  11. Beetle Bailey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Doonesbury

    2 vote(s)
    2.7%
  13. Little Nemo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Pearls before Swine

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. For Better or for Worse

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Other

    9 vote(s)
    12.2%
  1. CivCube

    CivCube Feelin' defiant.

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    Bill Watterson is the best American cartoonist. Not only did he create a strip that was conscious of its heritage and fully used it, he grabbed the dying syndicate industry by the horns to make something wholly unique. Even if newspapers weren't on the way out, a print strip like Calvin and Hobbes will never happen again for that reason.
     
  2. JtheJackal

    JtheJackal Emperor

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    Its Peanuts. Its not even a contest. The comic is absolutely brilliant, iconic and funny. It contains the greatest comic characters ever, how so far no one else but myself has voted for Peanuts is beyond baffling. Calvin and Hobbes and Far Side are the only comics in Peanuts league, but they don't top it.
     
  3. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Yes we can !
    Q.E.D. :lol:
     
  4. Camikaze

    Camikaze Administrator Administrator

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    There are a ton of great comic strips. My personal favourite is Non Sequitur. I'm also partial to The Wizard of Id, but it's not really as clever.
     
  5. Lord Baal

    Lord Baal Deity

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    I'm also a big fan of The Wizard of Id.
     
  6. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Congrats on finally figuring it out! :goodjob:
     
  7. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Wizard of Id and BC were both pretty good before Johnny Hart found religion in like the nineties.
     
  8. Lord Baal

    Lord Baal Deity

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    Just one more thing religions has robbed us of.
     
  9. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Doonesbury is pretty good. So is Mallard Filmore. But Wondermark is king.
     
  10. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Well, he also died a few years ago.
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Are you saying that an undead cartoonist is pushing religion on us? :eek::mad:
     
  12. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Calvin and Hobbes all the way, but F- and Cul-de-Sac are pretty good.
     
  13. MeteorPunch

    MeteorPunch #WINNING Supporter

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    Calvin and Hobbes isn't as funny as the Far Side, but it's a greater overall in other categories.
     
  14. JtheJackal

    JtheJackal Emperor

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  15. admiral-bell

    admiral-bell Chronic Lurker

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    I am puzzled by the fact that you like both the left-wing Doonesbury and the right-wing Mallard Filmore.
     
  16. _random_

    _random_ Jewel Runner

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    I'm puzzled by the fact that you like the funny Doonesbury and the non-funny Mallard Filmore.
     
  17. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Calvin & Hobbes > all other comics in the newspaper combined in terms of providing enjoyment when I read the funny papers growing up (80's, 90's).

    Not to mention Bill Waterson is a pretty inspiring human being for not merchandizing his characters. :thumbsup:
     
  18. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I like Garfield Minus Garfield.
     
  19. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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  20. SuperBeaverInc.

    SuperBeaverInc. Groucho

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    Ah yes, Garfield Minus Garfield. Its awesome, how could I forget about that.

    What is this, I don't even...
     

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