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Tuesday's Top Ten Comics on Breaking the Fourth Wall

Have you ever felt like comic characters somehow KNOW that they live inside a comic, or that they are being read by us? That's because they really DO know, as the 4th wall, the invisible barrier that separates us from the work of fiction, keeps getting destroyed by these characters for pure fun!

Here's our list of Top Ten comics that break the 4th wall so well that we feel they are ready to jump off your screen!

 

1. Our spider senses are tingling! Looks like the 4th wall just came down! 
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Carpe Diem, July 4, 2015
Carpe Diem, July 4, 2015

2. 4+wall/math=not enough panels 
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Sherman's Lagoon, November 10, 2014
Sherman's Lagoon, November 10, 2014

3. You’re actually working, Beetle. We HAVE to see this
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Beetle Bailey, July 9, 2017
Beetle Bailey, July 9, 2017

4. So that’s what happens when you pop them? We always wondered. 
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Mother Goose and Grimm, September 2, 2017
Mother Goose and Grimm, September 2, 2017

5. At that point, it’s probably not even possible to think. 
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Hi and Lois, February 17, 2015
Hi and Lois, February 17, 2015

6. Someone’s feeling a little shy today. 
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Mutts, April 16, 2011
Mutts, April 16, 2011

7. That is one LONG awkward silence
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Intelligent Life, July 1, 2017
Intelligent Life, July 1, 2017

8. Now THAT sounds more like the Marvin we know and love. 
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Marvin, September 21, 2016
Marvin, September 21, 2016

9. C’mon, she’s looking right at you! Can you confirm? 
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Between Friends, July 29, 2013
Between Friends, July 29, 2013

10. We have to be careful not to fall in love with a "made-up" breed, but let's not encourage the cartoonists... 
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Bizarro, January 21, 2014
Bizarro, January 21, 2014

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