Bloom County Complete Library HC Vol. 02Media Release -- The wildly successful return of Opus, Binkley, Bill the Cat and the entire cast of Bloom County continues with the debut of Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume Two at fourth on the New York Times Best Seller list. In Volume Two, creator Berkeley Breathed offers even more funny and insightful commentary than in the first volume, while context pages help fans recapture the glory of the 1980s.

"Ha, fooled them again!" exclaimed Breathed. "Seriously, I'm happy people still enjoy this stuff. Surprised, but happy."

Beginning with September 27, 1982, Bloom County: The Complete Library, Volume Two offers every daily and Sunday through July 1, 1984, most reproduced from Breathed's personal archives of original art. Kicking off this second installment, renowned journalist Ted Koppel takes readers on a brief journey back to the Reagan years and reflects on the strips he shared with Opus in his introduction.

"What's really astounding to me is the freshness of this material after so many years" said editor Scott Dunbier. "The events in these pages are right out of today's headlines—the economy, politics, even Michael Jackson! But, most importantly, we see them all through Breathed's own unique perspective, which is the true joy of Bloom County."

Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume Two features the introduction of Binkley's anxiety closet and boy genius Oliver Wendell Jones, as well as the fondly remembered death of the Bill the Cat storyline.

Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume Two is published by IDW under its imprint Eisner award-winning imprint, the Library of American Comics. Bloom County: The Complete Library series is edited by Dunbier and designed by Dean Mullaney.

Bloom County: The Complete Library Volume Two ($39.99; 304 pages; hardcover) is now available in stores. Diamond order code FEB10 1005; ISBN 978-160010-583-8.

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