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(Listverse)   The top ten list of greatest American comic strips in history gets #'s 1 and 2 right. Click on the right to read dissenting opinions that are totally wrong   (listverse.com) divider line 247
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2013-07-09 04:28:58 PM
Cannot argue with 1 and 2, though I would have reversed the order.
 
2013-07-09 04:34:01 PM
List fails without that one comic strip with the clever duck who wears a hat and says funny, timely things and Mary Worth.
 
2013-07-09 04:35:22 PM
I would have gone for Bloom County over Opus.  Maybe because Opus and Outland never ran anywhere I could read them on a daily basis.  But face it, without Bloom County there would never have been any spin offs.
 
2013-07-09 04:39:00 PM
Out of the ones still being printed, my favorite is Pearls Before Swine. It's pretty much the only one I'll intentionally look for and read. Others can come and go.

/Foxtrot is ok too
//1 & 2 are right
 
2013-07-09 04:47:06 PM

Gumpus: Cannot argue with 1 and 2, though I would have reversed the order.


This.
 
2013-07-09 04:50:21 PM
Site dedicated entirely to lists

Nothing to see here.  Move along, children.  Don't generate the adclicks.
 
2013-07-09 04:52:07 PM
All 10 are alright. People may argue about the order, but all of them had a cultural impact while they were running. I'm glad he didn't limit when the cartoons ran. Kraft Kat is virtually unknown today, and so is Lil Abner and Pogo. It would be a shame to limit the discussion to only cartoons from the eighties or later.
 
2013-07-09 04:53:04 PM

BizarreMan: I would have gone for Bloom County over Opus.  Maybe because Opus and Outland never ran anywhere I could read them on a daily basis.  But face it, without Bloom County there would never have been any spin offs.


This

/at #3, too
//and #1 & 2 should be swapped
 
2013-07-09 05:13:09 PM
Calvin and Hobbes should be #1 but please just don't mention the raccoon arc...

But at the end, they hug and say, "Don't YOU go anywhere." "Don't worry."

Sonofa...
 
2013-07-09 05:16:48 PM
Garfield minus Garfield and the Garfield Randomizer breathe life into what was never an actually funny comic.

http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/

http://garfieldrandomizer.tumblr.com/

/full disclosure :  I always read Garfield first when I got the paper at breakfast.
//can't honestly say they were funny, but I liked them.
 
2013-07-09 05:20:13 PM
The "Garfield Alone" strip, since the article links to a black and white page you have to hunt through.
nowiknow.com
 
2013-07-09 05:27:36 PM
Mark Trail
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Seriously, man, talking bears.
 
2013-07-09 05:35:06 PM
i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-09 05:48:18 PM
cdn-www.cracked.com
 
2013-07-09 06:17:11 PM

BizarreMan: I would have gone for Bloom County over Opus.  Maybe because Opus and Outland never ran anywhere I could read them on a daily basis.  But face it, without Bloom County there would never have been any spin offs.


Opus and Outland were great but Bloom County was orders of magnitude better.  Should have been on the list...

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2013-07-09 06:20:35 PM
Another...

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2013-07-09 06:25:52 PM

UberDave: Another...

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This is one of my favorites
www.kencollier.org
Yeah... I know...not Bloom County
 
2013-07-09 06:34:53 PM
where is ziggy?
 
2013-07-09 06:36:39 PM
I don't fault the list, but I wish a way could have been found to include Little Nemo.
 
2013-07-09 06:38:28 PM
i1123.photobucket.com



One of my all time favorites. I was in that shape the Sunday it was printed.
 
2013-07-09 06:41:12 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: UberDave: Another...

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This is one of my favorites
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Yeah... I know...not Bloom County


I'm chuckling.

I really don't get the listing of Garfield. I never found him funny.
 
2013-07-09 06:41:47 PM
To add: or even entertaining.
 
2013-07-09 06:41:48 PM

Confabulat: where is ziggy?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-09 06:44:26 PM

VelcroFez: I don't fault the list, but I wish a way could have been found to include Little Nemo.


Correct.
 
2013-07-09 06:45:43 PM
What, no Zippy the Pinhead?!
 
2013-07-09 06:50:46 PM
No Dilbert? Otherwise good list.
 
2013-07-09 06:52:08 PM
I would take Peanuts over Far Side and C&H, but thats just me.

And the list needs some love for Pearls Before Swine.
 
2013-07-09 06:58:36 PM
500daysto50.com

I can't contain the laughter.
 
2013-07-09 07:11:33 PM
Little Nemo in Slumberland should be #1. It influenced many comic strips, including Calvin and Hobbes.

sciencenordic.com

Never heard of Liberty Meadows.

Dick Tracy should also be on that list.
 
2013-07-09 07:26:28 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: [500daysto50.com image 600x185]

I can't contain the laughter.


The writer of that strip, along with all of her relatives, out to 10th cousins and five generations in either direction, should all be sterilized. Worst. Strip. Ever.
 
2013-07-09 07:29:59 PM

Nadie_AZ: I really don't get the listing of Garfield. I never found him funny.


Did you see all of them?

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2013-07-09 07:34:39 PM
The list sucks without super hero comic strips.

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2013-07-09 07:36:39 PM
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2013-07-09 07:39:08 PM

Gumpus: Cannot argue with 1 and 2, though I would have reversed the order.


I agree with that, but as for the rest of the list . . . I mean, Garfield?!?  Really?!?  Garfield is a comic strip for people who find "Family Circus" to be too controversial and cutting-edge and who think of "Mark Trail" as being too fast-paced.
 
2013-07-09 07:58:50 PM
CSB: I went to high school with Bill Watterson (Chagrin Falls OH, class of 76). He drew cartoons in the yearbook. A few years later when I was moving (before C&H) I decided that nostalgia was stupid and threw away my yearbooks. I am a dumbass.
 
2013-07-09 07:59:46 PM

Cyberluddite: Gumpus: Cannot argue with 1 and 2, though I would have reversed the order.

I agree with that, but as for the rest of the list . . . I mean, Garfield?!?  Really?!?  Garfield is a comic strip for people who find "Family Circus" to be too controversial and cutting-edge and who think of "Mark Trail" as being too fast-paced.


Yeah, I don't recall this golden age when Garfield was edgy that this dude seems to.  It's always been really, really bland.  Oh, Garfield hates Mondays and loves lasagna!  What a stitch!
 
2013-07-09 08:07:22 PM
Liberty Meadows.  Really?  Liberty Meadows?

The author of this list is somehow connected to Liberty Meadows.  There is ZERO other explanation.
 
2013-07-09 08:08:00 PM
Never liked Peanuts and only found Garfield occasionally funny.
 
2013-07-09 08:11:08 PM
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What?  No "Get Fuzzy"????  Sacrilege!
 
2013-07-09 08:11:15 PM
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2013-07-09 08:12:17 PM

Gumpus: Cannot argue with 1 and 2, though I would have reversed the order.


Easily. Far Side was appreciated by all ages while Hobbes tended to be more younger.
 
2013-07-09 08:13:35 PM
Scanning quickly through the list, I had to do a double take on number 8 because I totally read that as Liberity Mellons.
 
2013-07-09 08:14:47 PM
I'd say Doonesbury should be higher, but I can't argue with any of the four that are ahead of it (though Pogo only because I just don't know anything about it other than its reputation). I also tend to lean more towards Far Side than C&H, but that's just splitting hairs.

Instead I'll just join the chorus of "Opus instead of Bloom county? WTF?"
 
2013-07-09 08:15:15 PM
Dilbert is missing.  Peanuts and Garfield were never funny.  Garfield is worse than Family Circus and Cathy and that is really saying something.
 
2013-07-09 08:15:37 PM
Wow, Garfield and Peanuts? Why don't they go the full nine yards and put Family Circus on the list?
 
2013-07-09 08:16:20 PM

buntz: Liberty Meadows.  Really?  Liberty Meadows?

The author of this list is somehow connected to Liberty Meadows.  There is ZERO other explanation.


Go home, Greg Land, you're drunk.
 
2013-07-09 08:17:09 PM
Buntz I totally agree. Never heard of Liberty whatever. How could that be there and no love for Dennis the Menace 1951-2011
 
2013-07-09 08:17:58 PM
This is an outrage!

Peanuts should be #1.
 
2013-07-09 08:18:18 PM
Alarm bells went ring a ding ding for that site.
Can anyone post the list?
 
2013-07-09 08:18:31 PM
And no one mentioned Hagar the Horrible.
 
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