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Fantastic Five: Adventure Comedy Strips

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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.

This video counts down the five best newspaper strips that taste great thanks to those two great tastes together.

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Howdy from Dogpatch: The Life and Work of Al Capp

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If you were to mention the name “Al Capp” to a modern comics reader, there is a good chance it would mean nothing to them at all, or maybe they would think he was the British guy with the checkered hat on the bag of hot fries. But for several decades in the 20th century, Al Capp's creation Li'l Abner was one of the most popular and beloved works in any medium, and Capp himself was a household name and national celebrity.

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – January 25, 2012: Criminal Minded

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Southern regions
^ NYC and environs
% The spandex belt

* THE SILENCE OF OUR FRIENDS
I wouldn't necessarily have expected Nate Powell's two projects after Swallow Me Whole and Any Empire to both be written by other people, but here we are: this one, a piece of civil-rights-movement historical semi-fiction, was written by Mark Long (also a character in the story) and Jim Demonakos, and the upcoming Year of the Beasts was written by Cecil Castellucci...

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Don’t Ask! Just Buy It! – June 8, 2011: Out of the Vaults and Onto the Courts

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Reading Comics author Douglas Wolk runs down the hottest comics and graphic novels coming out this week.

KEY:
* Blondes
^ Redheads
% Dads

* 15 LOVE #1
Andi Watson and Tommy Ohtsuka's tennis-romance (...

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