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5.0 out of 5 stars Beloved weirdness, January 15, 2012
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This review is from: Bloom County: The Complete Library, Vol. 2: 1982-1984 (Bloom County Library) (Hardcover)
These volumes collect the topical weirdness that captivated so many hearts and minds. Part of the fun in reading these lies in the wayback-machine exercise of recalling the Reagan era. Many of the newsmakers and news headlines of the time sound unfamiliar now, so Breathed has added footnotes explaining who and what his strip lampooned (or sometimes harpooned).

The strip had matured by the period this volume covers, bringing out some its beloved themes and characters. That includes Yaz Pistachio, the winsome and Feiffer-esque gamine and personal favorite. The Anxiety Closets, with Binkley's foremost, develop nicely, as does the Starchair Enterpoop. Greenpeace, 1980s rock chicks, yellow journalism, and more mundane absurdities appear too. In fact, it's quite amazing to see how well these characters fit today's headlines despite the strip's reputation for topical humor.

Like Pogo, Calvin and Hobbes, and The Far Side, Bloom County has a lasting place in American culture. I'm happy to see it getting the respect it so richly deserves.

- wiredweird
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