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Old 05-16-09, 08:07 PM
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Only found out about this a few days ago (from TVTropes of all places), have my pre-order in, looking forward to it.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

http://www.amazon.com/Bloom-County-C...ecc_rvi_cart_1

Vol. 2 up in amazon's box for about $26
Old 08-19-09, 07:30 PM
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Nice, I'm in for this one also. April of next year, hehe.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

I've got all the old paperback versions. Does anyone know if they're complete?
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Originally Posted by ytrez
I've got all the old paperback versions. Does anyone know if they're complete?
No, I don't think they are.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
No, I don't think they are.
Shoot!

I bought the Calvin & Hobbes and Far Side sets and am buying all of the Peanuts volumes as well as the Popeye series from Fantagraphics. I really didn't want to commit to a new series at this point. I'm also concerned about the viability of IDW. I know they've been around for a few years now but does anyone know how they're doing? It's a tough market out there and I'd hate to see them go out of business half way through publishing the series.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Originally Posted by ytrez
I'm also concerned about the viability of IDW. I know they've been around for a few years now but does anyone know how they're doing? It's a tough market out there and I'd hate to see them go out of business half way through publishing the series.
They just celebrated their tenth anniversary, and seem to have a solid business model in place. Their books come out on time. They have licenses to properties like Transformers, GI Joe, and Angel. They release adaptions and original material by authors like Joe Hill and Clive Barker.
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I just got an email from Amazon saying the "release date had changed".

Went to the Amazon page and it states "In Stock"! I have Prime, would love to have this by the weekend (although, not holding my breath)
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Hello from Amazon.com.

We are writing about the order you placed on August 25 2009 (Order#
xxxxxxx). The item(s) listed below will actually ship sooner than we
originally expected:

Berkeley Breathed "Bloom County Complete Library Volume 1"
Previous estimated arrival date: October 08 2009
New estimated arrival date: September 28 2009
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
They just celebrated their tenth anniversary, and seem to have a solid business model in place. Their books come out on time. They have licenses to properties like Transformers, GI Joe, and Angel. They release adaptions and original material by authors like Joe Hill and Clive Barker.
They also regularly sell more than Image (#4 of the Big Four) and often flirt with Dark Horse's sales figures.

I think they're the most successful upstart company in some time.
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My copy shipped!
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Pleasantly surprised about the sped up release date, this should be in my hands tomorrow!
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Mine shipped yesterday. I should have it tomorrow...just in time for the weekend
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Yeppers... it was waiting for me when I got home. As you could imagine, from the quote in my sig, I'm very happy with the back cover of the book.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Let's hear some reviews!
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I love it! I'm on page 200 right now, and man....I don't recognize any of them from Loose Tails so far. So much of this was uncollected (although I just passed the "Pear Pimples" one). Had no idea a bunch of these characters existed in the first place.

There are occasional context texts to the side of the strip, and some thoughts from Breathed on certain strips, which are great to see. There are also a few interludes within the collection itself that take a break to give the year's headlines.

In addition, there are a couple pages of Breathed's Academia Waltz strip, which is great to see.
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I'm amazed that he apparently had never really read a comic strip outside of Doonesbury before starting his run.

I love the little notes, do other similar collections have that?
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

mine still hasn't shipped!
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Got mine yesterday. Wow, this thing is fantastic. There are so many strips I don't remember. I dug out my old copy of Bloom County Babylon and did a quick comparison. Sure enough, at least early on, there are a LOT of strips that were just skipped over in the early books. We haven't seen a lot of these since they were in the newspaper, if ever.

Anyway, great production, nice commentary from Breathed, excellent (though brief) historical footnotes. Love it!
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Just placed an order at amazon. Hope it gets shipped soon. I wonder if after the 5 volumes are out, will they make a slipcase for the 5.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

I just got an email that said it will arrive between Oct 20-29! Anyone seen this at brick and morters yet?
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Interesting Breathed interview here:

http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/15842.html
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I wonder why they never let him do full collections. Or were all comic strip collections truncated like that? I remember as a kid I used to collect Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, and other strip collections, and I thought it odd at the time that Bloom County only had a handful of collections.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

wth
I got an email from amazon the other day. I ordered this as soon as it went on site.


Hello from Amazon.com.

We're writing about the order you placed on May 10 2009 (Order# 4). Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s) listed below has changed, and we need to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the new release date:

Berkeley Breathed "Bloom County Complete Library Volume 1"
Estimated arrival date: October 20 2009 - October 26 2009

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this delay.
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Re: IDW will publish the complete Bloom County!

Well, hopefully they're not sticking you with a second edition from a new pressing ...

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