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Berkeley Breathed's Outland: The Complete Collection

Berkeley Breathed s Outland The Complete Collection Berkeley Breathed the mad genius who boggled and bewildered us with Bloom County is back Soon after retiring Bloom County and at the peak of its popularity Breathed returned with an all new Sunday o

  • Title: Berkeley Breathed's Outland: The Complete Collection
  • Author: Berkeley Breathed
  • ISBN: 9781613771761
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Berkeley Breathed, the mad genius who boggled and bewildered us with Bloom County, is back Soon after retiring Bloom County and at the peak of its popularity Breathed returned with an all new Sunday only newspaper strip Outland Debuting just four weeks after the final Bloom County was published, and with many of the same cast members, Outland continues on in the sBerkeley Breathed, the mad genius who boggled and bewildered us with Bloom County, is back Soon after retiring Bloom County and at the peak of its popularity Breathed returned with an all new Sunday only newspaper strip Outland Debuting just four weeks after the final Bloom County was published, and with many of the same cast members, Outland continues on in the same traditions set forth by its forebears ranging from delightful whimsy to raging satire This volume contains every Outland strip published, some never before collected in book form, and nearly all have been scanned from the original art, provided by Breathed from his personal archives More than 280 Sunday pages, all in fully remastered color, from September 3, 1989 through March 26, 1995 As an added bonus, this volume will have a selection of the extremely rare Academia Waltz, the college strip Breathed did as a precursor to Bloom County

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    1. Soh Kam Yung on said:

      A collection of Berkeley Breathed's strips that he produced after stopping Bloom County. While reasonably funny at times and containing the (in)famous strip showing Opus, Bill the Cat and others taking "another long hard look at the very thing that brings meaning to their meaningless lives" that caused the strip to be pulled from various newspapers, the humour is more forced than in Bloom County.Outland initially starts off very different from Bloom County, appearing to be another world behind a [...]

    2. Kevin Hogan on said:

      At its best, Outland functioned as an extension of Bloom County. I think, however, this collection shows the importance of the daily strips to break up and add pacing for the Sunday Strips. This reads as Bloom County: Sundays Only, and it isn't able to work up either the depth or the topicality of Bloom County proper at its peak.Sundays Only is inferior to Every Day here, although clearly Breathed relished the absence of the Dreaded FedEx Deadline.

    3. Jordan on said:

      Funny at times, but oddly less consistent than the earlier daily strip

    4. Dominick on said:

      I'm tempted to give this two stars, not because I disliked it but because it fundamentally fails to achieve what it set out to do. Breathed retired his comic strip Bloom County and replaced it with this strip, with (initially) little carry-over from the preceding strip. A minor character, Ronald-Ann, is represented as accessing "Outland," pretty explicitly a nod to Wonderland or Oz, a "real" fantasy alternative to the grim urban world in which she lived. Initially Breathed introduced new charact [...]

    5. Tom Croom on said:

      I miss Bloom County. I recently discovered a wonderful collection of books being published that give access to the complete collection of comic strips that I remember reading when newspapers were still relevant. (This is, for the record, something I wish someone would do with comic books that are worth giving a shit about.)Outland was Berkely Breathed's return to the characters he created in Bloom County (with some random additions) that allowed him to write the same stuff but only on Sundays.Bi [...]

    6. James on said:

      Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed follows up his classic run on "Bloom County" with his Sunday-only strip, "Outland." But while the creator's pace has eased at this point, his inspiration seems to have slackened with it. This collection finds its footing after a slow start, but a lot of the gags feel pretty familiar, many having showed up earlier in "Bloom County" or even appearing twice within these pages.Breathed starts out trying to build a new cast, with penguin Opus as a central holdover, but he [...]

    7. Oliver Böttcher on said:

      Starting much more surrealistic and chaotic than Bloom County, Outland transformes more and more into an continuation of Breatheds daily comic strip. This is not really a bad thing, since the political landscape changed a bit in between the two series, so Opus and friends have new material to work on and the jokes feel fresh.Only the title is misleading. Bloom County 2 would be a better fit.

    8. Ben on said:

      Breathed's art was better than earlier in his career and his confidence to break beyond the traditional structure of a Sunday comic is quite impressive. However, the strips themselves lack the snap of earlier Bloom County. Additionally, having reread the entire series within the last few years, the extent to which he reuses ideas becomes more apparent.

    9. Rob Hermanowski on said:

      Breathed continued his strip into the 90's as a Sunday-only after ending "Bloom County" - this featured many of the same characters, as well as new ones. Frequently hilarious and always irreverent, it would later be resurrected in a five year run as "Opus" (up next).

    10. Philip on said:

      There's some good comics here, but mostly it feels overly self-indulgent, particularly the many, many strips where Breathed works through his feelings about aging.

    11. Rich on said:

      Meh. As soon as Breathed put underpants on Opus and Bill the Cat and they put a couch in the meadow, it jumped the shark for me.

    12. Mark on said:

      Another terrific visit to the recent past with Opus, Bill and the rest of the gang. The folks at LOA are doing a great job bringing back classic newspaper comic strips.

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