Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 1

Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 1

by Berkeley Breathed
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Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 1 by Berkeley Breathed

   • Berkley Breathed's Bloom County was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed newspaper strips of all time. Bloom County ran from December 8th, 1980 to August 6th, 1989 and was published in an astounding 1200 newspapers on a daily basis. The huge popularity of Bloom County spawned a merchandizing bonanza, as well as two spin-off strips, Outland and Opus.
   • The Bloom County Library Volume 1 highlights the first time the entire run of the immensely popular Bloom County strip has been collected in beautifully designed hard cover books with exceptional reproduction.

-The Library of American Comics is the world's #1 publisher of classic newspaper comic strips, with 14 Eisner Award nominations and three wins for best book. LOAC has become "the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints...The research and articles provide insight and context, and most importantly the glorious reproduction of the material has preserved these strips for those who knew them and offers a new gateway to adventure for those discovering them for the first time.” - Scoop

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600105319
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 10/06/2009
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 332,949
Product dimensions: 11.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

About the Author

Berkeley Breathed lives and works in Santa Barbara, California and is the proud owner of a gentle pit bull named Ridley, a deaf dachshund named Milly, and a refugee mutt from the Puerto Rican streets named Pilar--splendidly flawed dogs, every one.

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Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Berkley has always been a great writer/cartoonist and getting to reread it from the start is a great reminder of past history. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it, or something like that.....
ChessTiger More than 1 year ago
This has to be my all time favorite comic strip!! I can read and re-red them and they still bring a smile to my face. This is a fans dream come true. I can't wait until the second volume to come out.
Melissa_W More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting years for a complete Bloom County set. Breathed adds the occasional margin note for your reading pleasure. I just finished reading volume one and hope the rest of the volumes roll out soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even funnier than it was originally.
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tapestry100 More than 1 year ago
I faithfully read Berkeley Breathed's strip Bloom County, and the follow-up strips Outland and Opus, every day while it was running. I loved these characters and still do to this day. Breathed's commentary on the events of the day was always a little on the snarky side, but it was always done intelligently. It is clear in these early strips that Breathed is trying to find his voice. There are some characters that you can tell just don't mesh as well with the evolving feel of the strip, and eventually these characters just melt out of existence. It is also fun to see how the characters that did manage to make the cut evolved from their early beginnings. Towards the end of this first volume, which ends in mid 1982, Breathed has clearly found the voice of the strip and his characters and is beginning to hone the comic wit and satire that will eventually make this strip great. When I heard that they were finally publishing a complete collection of the strips, I was ecstatic. The volume itself is very nicely presented, and the strips look great reprinted. All in all, I believe that there will be five volumes produced altogether, and I'm hoping that these will include the subsequent strips Outland and Opus, as some of these strips have never been reprinted before.
librariantobe More than 1 year ago
Despite owning most, if not all, the individual books on Bloom County, I found this book had many hidden treasures.