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Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) comic books

  • Issue #1A-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 1A-1ST

    Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1980-1982!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Collecting every strip from December 8, 1980, through September 26, 1982, in chronological order, with a new cover inset by Breathed. Berkeley Breathed's Bloom County burst onto the American comic scene in December 1980 and it soon became one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The endearing and quirky denizens of the strip included Milo Bloom, Steve Dallas, Michael Binkley, Cutter John, Bill the Cat, and Opus the penguin. Bloom County was a strip that dealt with many issues relevant to the period. Occasional "Context Pages" are being added throughout this collection, giving the reader a greater understanding of the time. This is the first time Bloom County has been collected in a handsome hardcover library, five volumes in all. Each newspaper strip is reproduced in chronological order from first to last. Great effort has been made to ensure the highest production values are achieved. Most strips were either shot from printer's proofs or Breathed's own original art. This is the first of five volumes. Book design by Eisner Award-winning designer Dean Mullaney. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1B-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 1B-1ST

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    Limited Signed Edition - Volume 1 - 1st printing. "1980-1982!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. IDW Publishing is proud to announce a very special limited edition of Bloom County: The Complete Library Vol. 1. 1,000 numbered, tipped-in bookplates, each signed by Bloom County creator Berkeley Breathed. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $50.00.

  • Issue #2A-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 2A-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. "1982-1984!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Introduction by Ted Koppel. The second Bloom County collection begins the day after Volume One ends. Collecting every daily and Sunday strip from September 27, 1982 through July 1, 1984. This is the book that kicks Bloom County into high gear and sets the tone for all that is to come. Berkeley Breathed will be back supplying more insightful and funny commentary, in addition to the occasional Context Pages sprinkled throughout. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #2A-REP
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 2A-REP

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    Volume 2 - 2nd and later printings. "1982-1984!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Introduction by Ted Koppel. The second Bloom County collection begins the day after Volume One ends. Collecting every daily and Sunday strip from September 27, 1982 through July 1, 1984. This is the book that kicks Bloom County into high gear and sets the tone for all that is to come. Berkeley Breathed will be back supplying more insightful and funny commentary, in addition to the occasional Context Pages sprinkled throughout. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 288 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #2B-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 2B-1ST

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    Limited Signed Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. "1982-1984!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Introduction by Ted Koppel. The second Bloom County collection begins the day after Volume One ends. Collecting every daily and Sunday strip from September 27, 1982 through July 1, 1984. This is the book that kicks Bloom County into high gear and sets the tone for all that is to come. Berkeley Breathed will be back supplying more insightful and funny commentary, in addition to the occasional Context Pages sprinkled throughout. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 304 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,000 copies. Cover price $50.00.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. "1984-1986!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume Three 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. Additionally, this volume contains many insightful, biting, and downright hysterical annotations by Berkeley Breathed as he comments on his strips in his own uniquely irreverent way. Context pages, for perspective, are sprinkled throughout the book. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 272 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #3-REP
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 3-REP Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 3-REP

    Volume 3 - 2nd and later printings. "1984-1986!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume Three 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. Additionally, this volume contains many insightful, biting, and downright hysterical annotations by Berkeley Breathed as he comments on his strips in his own uniquely irreverent way. Context pages, for perspective, are sprinkled throughout the book. Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 272 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #4A-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 4A-1ST

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    Volume 4 - 1st printing. "1986-1987!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Book Four of Berkeley Breathed's Eisner Award-winning series and New York Times best-seller features some of the most fondly remembered 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 also won, 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! Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 272 pages, full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #4B-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 4B-1ST

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    Signed by Berkeley Breathed - Volume 4 - 1st printing. "1986-1987!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Book Four of Berkeley Breathed's Eisner Award-winning series and New York Times best-seller features some of the most fondly remembered 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 also won, 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! Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 272 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 500 copies. Cover price $50.00.

  • Issue #5A-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 5A-1ST

    Volume 5 - 1st printing. "1987-1989!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Book five of The New York Times Best-Selling 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 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! Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 272 pages, full color. Cover price $39.99.

  • Issue #5B-1ST
    Bloom County The Complete Library HC (2009-2012 IDW) 5B-1ST

    This item is not in stock. If you use the "Add to want list" tab to add this issue to your want list, we will email you when it becomes available.

    Signed by Berkeley Breathed - Volume 5 - 1st printing. "1987-1989!" Story and art by Berkeley Breathed. Book five of The New York Times Best-Selling 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 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! Hardcover, Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8 1/2-in., 272 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 500 copies. Cover price $50.00.