The Bloom County Library To Be Reprinted In Paperback Form

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Jun 20, 2012
In 2009, IDW did humanity a great service: it began printing the entire run of the Bloom County comic strip. Despite its pedigree as one of the 20th century’s finest strips, it had never been collected in its entirety: the original book collections were only selected strips from the previous year. To make matters stranger, even Berkeley Breathed himself didn’t have access to every strip — he didn’t hold on to all of the originals.
It took a while, and a raiding of the microfilm archives from several newspapers, but IDW was able to put together a complete library. Five volumes were published over just as many years, and sold well enough to continue the line with Outland and Opus collections, plus a book full of Berke’s rare early works like his college strip The Academia Waltz.
If you missed the original run, we have good news: it’s coming back (and THIS time, get them — no excuses). They’ll be in paperback form for the first time, which likely means a lower price (they first sold...

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