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The United Feature Syndicate was one of the leading Newspaper Comic services for its eight decades of existence. It was formed in 1931 when the Pulitzers' New York World newspaper was acquired by Scripps-Howard (owners of the New York Telegram), which also gained control of the paper's syndication arm (known as Press Publishing Corporation). Scripps' San Francisco-based Newspaper Enterprise Association was kept as a secondary agency.

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While playing "second fiddle" to King Features Syndicate, UFS nevertheless made serious comic strip stars, be they a "blockhead" kid and his dog, a gluttonous, lazy and dog-hating cat or an atypical office droid.

Known as United Media since 1978 (with both UFS and NEA being under one management), the syndicates were acquired by Universal Press Syndicate in 2011 forming Universal Uclick (now known as Andrews McMeel Publishing), with their features being transferred to Universal. Now UFS and NEA survive in the copyright liners of some of their comics.

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    Strips Running as of 2011 
  • 9 Chickweed Lane
  • Alley Oop (since 1932)
  • Arlo and Janis (since 1985)
  • Betty (since 1991)
  • Big Nate (since 1991)
  • The Born Loser (since 1965)
  • Brevity (since 2005)
  • The Buckets
  • Cow and Boy
  • Drabble (since 1979)
  • F Minus
  • Family Tree
  • Ferd'nand (since 1947)
  • Frank and Ernest
  • Frazz (since 2001)
  • Get Fuzzy (since 1999)
  • Graffiti
  • Grand Avenue
  • The Grizzwells
  • Health Capsules
  • Herman (since 1975) After a five-year hiatus, beginning in 1997 the strip has featured reprints with some new material.
  • Jump Start
  • Kid City
  • Kid Spot
  • Kit 'n' Carlyle(since 1980)
  • The Knight Life
  • Lola
  • Luann (since 1985)
  • Marmaduke (since 1954)
  • Moderately Confused
  • Monty (since 1985). Previously known as Robotman & Monty.
  • Nancy (since 1938). Spin-off from Frizi Ritz (1922-1966), one of UFS' charter features in 1931.
  • Off the Mark
  • Over the Hedge (since 1995)
  • Pearls Before Swine (since 2002)
  • Prickly City
  • Reality Check
  • Rip Haywire
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! (since 1989). Previously run by King Features.
  • Rose Is Rose
  • Rudy Park
  • Shortcuts
  • Soup To Nutz
  • Tarzan (since 1929). In reprints. One of UFS' charter features.
  • Uncle Art's Funland
  • World of Wonder
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    Historical 
  • Billy Make Believe
  • Boots and Her Buddies (1924-1969)
  • Bugs Bunny (1941-c.1990)
  • The Captain and the Kids (1914-1979)
  • Captain Easy (1933-1987). Spin-off from Wash Tubbs (1924-1949).
  • Dilbert (1989-2010). Currently run by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
  • Ella Cinders (1925-1961)
  • Everyday Movies (1930s)
  • Eyebeam
  • Flapper Fanny Says (1920s-1930s)
  • ''Fritzi Ritz (1922-1968)
  • Freckles and His Friends (1915-1971)
  • Garfield (1978-1993). Currently run by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
  • Gordo (1941-1985)
  • Grin and Bear It (1932-1940). Run by Field Syndicate from 1942-1986 and King Features Syndicate from 1986-2015.
  • Joe Jinks
  • John Carter of Mars
  • Kevin the Bold
  • Li'l Abner (1934-1977)
  • Little Mary Mixup (1917-1956)
  • Long Sam
  • Mitzi McCoy
  • The Nut Bros. (1931-1940s)
  • Our Boarding House (1921-1984)
  • Out Our Way (1922-1977)
  • The Outbursts of Everett True (1905-1927)
  • Peanuts (1950-2000). Reprints since 2011 run by Andrews McMeel Publishing.
  • Red Ryder (1938-1964)
  • $alesman $am (1921-1937)
  • Strange as It Seems
  • Suzie View
  • Tailspin Tommy (1939-1942). Previously run by Bell Syndicate (1928-1939)
  • Tubby
  • Up Anchor
  • Wee Pals. Currently run by Creators Syndicate.
  • Winthrop (1966-1994). Spin-off from Morty Meekle (1956-1966).
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