The strip's return promises to reunite readers with Opus, Bill the Cat and other characters that were previously seen just in Breathed's two Sunday-only strips, Outland (1989-1995) and Opus (2003-2008). They're likely to have plenty to talk about: Bloom County, whose small-town characters often found absurdity in America's cultural and political life, returns as the country heads into a new presidential election season.

I'm not sure how I feel about this. Reading old Bloom County anthologies was a big part of my childhood, but I'm not sure if I really trust the strip to keep going at this point.


mnahmnah:

Be open to change, keifermiller. The strip will be the same, but different. If BB feels strongly that it's comeback time, he's feeling the flow of his art. I look forward to the maturity of Opus, and the possible rehab exploits of Bill the Cat. I want to find out what, if anything, happened to Milo's field.

Thanks for letting us know about the return of Bloom County.

Perhaps it's time I actually get on the Book of Face; so far, I may be one of few not-yet-old-codgers who has embraced technology while successfully avoiding selling my ID (Facebook) or my soul (the cost of an Oople iFone).


posted by keifermiller: 1196 days ago