(1988)

Little, Brown, 1988 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
7.95 USD; 10.95 CAD
Pages:
132
On-sale date:
1988
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Brand:
LB Little, Brown
ISBN:
0-316-10735-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780316107358 90000
Editing:
?
Color:
color cover; black and white interior
Dimensions:
10" x 9"
Paper Stock:
cardstock cover
Binding:
squarebound; softcover
Publishing Format:
collected edition

Issue Notes

Printed in the U.S.A.

Bloom County strip reprints.

Other printings may exist.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bloom County / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Berke Breathed; Jim Newport
Inks:
Berke Breathed; Jim Newport
Colors:
Berke Breathed; Jim Newport

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Opus; George Bush [George H. W. Bush] [George Herbert Walker Bush]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover

["Tales Too Ticklish to Tell"] (Table of Contents)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Half-title page

Bloom County Books by Berke Breathed (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Tales Too Ticklish to Tell"] (Table of Contents)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Berke Breathed
Inks:
Berke Breathed
Letters:
?; typeset

Characters:
Opus

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter

Introduction (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Mikhail Gorbachev]
Pencils:
? (photo); ? (doodle) [as Mikhail Gorbachev]
Inks:
? (photo); ? (doodle) [as Mikhail Gorbachev]
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ronald Reagan; Mikhail Gorbachev

Indexer Notes

Spoof introduction, purportedly from Gorbachev

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bloom County / comic story / 122 pages (report information)

Script:
Berke Breathed
Pencils:
Berke Breathed
Inks:
Berke Breathed
Colors:
?
Letters:
Berke Breathed

Genre:
humor; satire-parody
Characters:
Opus; Milo; Binkley; Portnoy; Binkley's dad; Steve Dallas; Steve's mom; police; aliens; members of Congress; Cutter John; Lola Granola; W. A. Thornhump; Bill the Cat; Oliver Wendell Jones; Mr. Jones; Mrs. Jones; Basselope
Reprints:
  • from Bloom County dailies and Sundays (Washington Post Writers Group Syndicate) 1987.??.?? - 1988.??.??
Keywords:
Anxiety closet; labor union; lawyers; newspaper; newspaper comic strip; politics; strike; televangelists

Indexer Notes

Compilation of daily and Sunday newspaper comic strips (Sundays in color). Notable story arcs include: Opus marries Lola; Bill the Cat becomes a televangelist; Binkley's anxiety closet; Opus in exile; contempt for Donald North; Bloom County goes on strike; suing Santa Claus; aliens reverse Steve's brain; Meadow Party caucuses; making fun of Gary Hart; putting out a newspaper; Binkley's dad dates; Oliver's scientific achievements; Oliver's mom is obsessed with Michael Jackson.

The Bloom Picayune (Table of Contents)

insert or dust jacket / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Loose "newspaper" spoof insert, printed on either low-quality bond or high-quality newsprint. Dimensions 8 1/8" w 10 1/4" h. Includes bylines by Milo Bloom, Buddy Manly, Mable "Megadeath" Marple (all fictitious characters), and George F. Will. Spoof Family Circus cartoon. Spoof Jeff MacNelly editorial cartoon. Spoof priced at 25 cents.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jody Boyman (photo)
Inks:
Jody Boyman (photo)
Colors:
Jody Boyman (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Berke Breathed; rhinoceros

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bloom County
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. ["Tales Too Ticklish to Tell"]
  4. 3. Bloom County Books by Berke Breathed
  5. 4. ["Tales Too Ticklish to Tell"]
  6. 5. Introduction
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Bloom County
  9. 8. The Bloom Picayune
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
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