The United State Postal Service unveiled its 2010 linup of stamps this week, and among the notable images to grace our mail are a series stamps depicting some of the great Sunday funnies strips from the newspapers.  The USPS has been doing this for several years with comic book characters, and while a four-sheet of these stamps makes an awesome display, reality will eventually set in as bills and greeting cards need to be mailed.  Of the five Sunday Funnies stamps announced, which one will be your “Do Not Mail” stamp?

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11 Comments

  1. January 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    What is it with “Calvin & Hobbes” being so popular? And especially *that* picture.
    I don’t see attraction. Something must be wrong with me. I must be sick or broken.

  2. Darksbane
    January 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Garfield all the way

  3. Indomitable
    January 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm — Reply

    I think most of us have either been, or wanted to be, a boy just like Calvin. His ‘adventures’, imaginings and explorations take us to a place in ourselves that never grew up, and probably never will.

    While Dennis the Menace manages to capture a little of the same, the stories never managed to take it to the level of imagination that Bill Watterson poured into Spaceman Spiff or the attack of the Calvinosaur.

    I won’t say that the other strips/stamps don’t hold a soft spot in my heart, but for me, Calvin is a lot like I was, a lot like my son is (God help me), and more than a little like I want to be.

  4. January 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm — Reply

    You disappoint me, Maximus. The beauty of Calvin and Hobbes is that the characters are more than just faces to make jokes off of. They all have really subtle depth to them, where they can make you sad or angry just as easilly as they can make you laugh. The ammount of strong character and stories was so good that it seemed almost a crime to constrict it to just four panels a day.

    • January 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm — Reply

      (stares at the Calvin & Hobbes stamp)

      Nope. Sorry. Does nothing for me. ;p

      I could probably feel it for the rest though. Maybe I’m too old.

      • January 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm — Reply

        I take it you have not read a single Calvin Hobbes treasury, “old man?” ;)

        • January 6, 2010 at 8:03 am — Reply

          Hey, you young whipper-snapper, some of us read Calvin and Hobbes when it first debuted in that thing called the daily newspaper!

  5. Kirby
    January 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm — Reply

    Calvin and hobbes all the way, but I must ask: where is charlie Brown and Snoopy?

  6. Ricco
    January 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm — Reply

    Wait, what’s a “stamp”? Paper letters!? You mean like printed e-mails or something?

  7. January 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm — Reply

    Gotta go Calvin and Hobbes…Watterson had the good sense to end the strip before it became one-note, and still had a high level of quality.

    Beetle Baily hasn’t been funny in my lifetime, I think Garfield is terrible and has been for decades, and Dennis the Menace should’ve left the comics page with the passing of Hank Ketcham in 2001 (if not sooner).

    Archie would be my second choice.

  8. John Morales AKA Uglyhooker
    January 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    C&H FOR SURE!!! I loved reading them when I was a wee one!! My little girl likes going threw my coffee table books and asks me to read them to her. Its SOOOOO SWEET!!!

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