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slashgirl writes "'If you want to take the pulse of newspaper comic strips, look no further than Jim Davisâ€™s Garfield, a strip that nicely sums up both whatâ€™s right and wrong with the medium. Despite being about 20 years past its prime, the lasagna-obsessed, Monday-phobic feline remains immensely popular, boasting a readership of about 275 million worldwide. In 2004, it was picked up by an additional 50 newspapers, bumping its total syndication to some 2,620 newspapers and placing it in a tie with Charles Schulzâ€™s masterful Peanuts for the most syndicated strip of all time. '
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