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Bloom County Series

Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 1: 1980-1982 by Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 4: 1986-1987 by Berkeley Breathed
Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 5: 1987-1989 by Berkeley Breathed

Bloom County Series : Titles in Order

Book 5
Book Five of the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-award winning series brings us to the final chapter of Bloom County. This volume of Berkeley Breathed’s Pulitzer Prize winning opus (sorry!) runs from November 30th, 1987 through August 6, 1989 — the day day Breathed, at the top of his game both critically and in circulation, walked away from Bloom County, leaving us only fond memories and this wonderful Bloom County Library so we can revisit Opus, Bill, Steve, Milo, and all the rest any time we want!
Book 4
Book Four of Berkeley Breathed’s Eisner Award-winning series and New York Times best-seller features some of the most fondly remembered Bloom County cartoons, both from a humor standpoint and from a biting, political one. This is the period for which Breathed won a Pulitzer Prize, the highest award in journalism, for editorial cartooning. Breathed is one of only two cartoonists to win a Pulitzer for editorial cartooning (Garry Trudeau was also a recipient for Doonesbury). 

This volume begins more than six weeks after the strips in Volume Three conclude. This is because of a near-death experience suffered by Breathed, who, having broken his back in an ultralight-plane crash, was unable to continue his daily grind and the strip went on hiatus for nearly two months. Breathed went on to incorporate some of his experiences into one of the most famous Bloom County sequences ever — Steve Dallas breaking his back after being attacked by an enraged Sean Penn!
Book 3
Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume 3 collects every strip from July 1984 through February 1986. Many fondly remembered strips are in this volume, including the classic 1984 presidential elections featuring possibly the finest running mates ever for such a campaign: Opus and Bill the Cat. Plus, a cornucopia of ingenious satire featuring the rest of the Bloom County cast: Steve Dallas, Mio, Binkley, Oliver, Cutter John, and all the rest.
Book 2
Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December of 1980 and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The quirky denizens of the strip included Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, Bill the Cat, and Opus the penguin, along with so many others. 

Volume Two of the Bloom County Library continues right where volume one left off, with Berkeley Breathed’s endearing, enchanting, and occasionally infuriating inhabitants of Bloom County treating us to their madcap adventures, cynical observations, and optimistic innocence – sometimes all at once!
Book 1
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


Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips

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