Specially formatted digital edition! Collecting every strip from December 8, 1980, through December 31, 1981, in chronological order, with a new cover insert by Breathed. Berkeley Breathed’s Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December 1980 and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The endearing and quirky denizens of the strip included Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, Bill the Cat, and Opus the Penguin. Bloom County was a strip that dealt with many issues relevant to the period. Occasional “Context comments” are added throughout this collection, giving the reader a greater understanding of the time. This is the first time Bloom County has been collected in a digital library. IDW will add more volumes, one year per volume. Each newspaper strip is reproduced in chronological order from first to last. Great effort has been made to ensure the highest production values are achieved.
Best comic strip of all time
I read this religiously in the 80s (as did most other people I knew at the time), and it’s just as entertaining now. Almost anyone who was at least a teenager in the 80s remembers Bill the Cat, Opus, and Steve Dallas. It’s a (slightly) political strip and Berkeley’s political views are obvious, but he’s never mean-spirited. This is truly a lighthearted, always funny, often hilarious, well illustrated, and animal-friendly romp through both the Meadow and the “current events” of the 80s that can be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone. I promise you that reading the first 5 volumes will be worth it when you see the most hideous nose job in cartoon history revealed near the end of 1985....but don’t cheat and google it....the effect won’t be the same.
Still laughing until I cry!!!
Problems with format
For some reason, the format is turned 90 degrees. Great comics but bizarre problem with display.