Ah, Bloom County. I've been slowly picking up these collected editions over the last year or so, waiting for our local comic store to get remaindered versions in. At least, that's the way it had gone until a week or so ago, when I went in and found both the third and fourth available for $10 each, and then, a day later, the fifth! So now I have all of them, barring the Sunday comics collection. Woo!
trying to pace myself reading them, though. I could just rush through
and be done, but it's more fun to space them out a bit and savour them
Ah, Bloom County. Where Bill the Cat runs for
president, dies, comes back, gets rich, joins a cult, and...what have I
forgotten? And Opus loses his memory. And Oliver is hot on the track of
many inventions from a working model of a nuclear bomb to a pigmentizer
intended to use on the South African ambassador to the UN.
no idea how many comics I'd missed by just reading the collections that
had been put out. There are so many that are new to me, and I
thoroughly enjoyed getting the chance to read the comic in its entirety.
Also the author notes, although there aren't that many.
County is always notable for its topicality, but luckily I still get
most of the references. I wonder if that would make parts of it
inaccessible for people younger than I am, which would be a pity. It's
so inventive, so much fun.
And there's Opus. How can you not love Opus?