If you were reading comic strips in the 80s, then you remember Bloom County. And now you can take every bit of the newspaper classic home.
Real, classy, complete
Disclaimer – I freaking loved Bloom County as a kid. The themes were often heady and adult (in a good way), but the humor was spot-on and right in my wheelhouse. Maybe it even got me interested in a few things that I might not have gravitated towards. Who knows. It was smart, is my point. And now it’s coming home. Again.
Bloom County collected books have been around for a while, but this new volume packs ’em all into one tome. And it’s most definitely the first time that’s ever been done.
Debuting in 1980, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed has become a cultural cornerstone of the comics medium. For nine years readers reveled in the exploits of Opus the Penguin, Bill the Cat, Steve Dallas, Milo Bloom, Cutter John, and many more iconic, quirky characters making it one of the most popular comic strips of all time, appearing in over 1,200 newspapers across the country, and garnering a Pulitzer Prize for Berkeley along the way.
Now, for the first time, the entire run is available in a deluxe, over-sized, two-volume package:
Bloom County: Real, Classy, & Compleat 1980 – 1989
Presented in chronological order, this definitive edition is an essential package for fans of the beloved series.
“I told them not to print every single one in a single boxed set,” said Berkeley Breathed. “People’s heads will blow up. Mine almost did and I drew them.”
Indeed, exploding heads is a fear. Could this be too much Bloom County? Nah, impossible.
Bloom County: Real, Classy, & Compleat 1980 – 1989 is available now.