If there’s one thing we’ve learned from our years on the Internet, it’s that there’s no aspect of comics that can’t be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of five or ten. And since there’s no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we’re taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Five lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

In previous installments of this series, we've counted down the five funniest humor strips and the five most exciting adventure strips in newspaper history. But what about those strips that blur the lines between genres? What happens when you get comedy in my adventure, and adventure in my comedy? This video counts down the five best newspaper strips that taste great thanks to those two great tastes together.

Show notes:

  • You can get the entirety of the strip at number five and its spin-off in this beautiful collection.
  • If you want to collect the early days of number four starting with its color Sunday strips, you can start here, but if you just want to check out the time travel stuff from the dailies, go here.
  • You can start reading number three chronologically from the beginning starting here, or read my article about the creator of that strip here.
  • Our second place strip begins with dailies here, but you should just go ahead and get the slipcase of the first two volumes. Or you can start with the Sundays if you really need color, but the dailies are better, honestly. Alternatively, you can read my tribute to the artist of this strip here.
  • Volume one of our number one strip is out of print, but you can get a used copy here. Volume two is here, if you'd rather start with a pristine, new book.

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