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  1. Vonne Anton

    Vonne Anton said, over 3 years ago

    I didn’t get it…it was too subliminal.

  2. Pigman

    Pigman said, over 3 years ago

    Why are these two women even letting Opus hang around them? I guess they haven’t heard about his PENGUIN LUST.

  3. stp1957

    stp1957 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Wow! This must be the very first Bloom County strip? Opus is drawn completely different?

  4. Wenthral

    Wenthral said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah the way back machine was set for…uh.. well, Way back..

  5. Strod

    Strod said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm…. this strip is from Sunday, June 20, 1982.
    As I said yesterday, the three strips of the 1987 “penguin lust” series following the one from yesterday are missing from the archives.  Perhaps they are filling up the space with older strips?
    Anyway, I think it’s awesome that they are showing at least some of the old Sunday strips, as those are not being re-run currently.

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Opus the Penguin, starring in PENGUIN LUST!, with Quiche Lorraine and Bobbi Harlow! It rocks! It subverts! It lusts for sardines!

  7. damifino59

    damifino59 said, over 3 years ago

    Appears to be a 1982 date in panel 3. Could be wrong but that’s what it looks like without a microscope.

  8. lkbonham

    lkbonham said, over 3 years ago

    And it’s also a retread of an old “Academic Waltz” strip that Breathed did as a student at U (late 70’s).

  9. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    see, girls say nice things to other girls, but in their minds, they hate each other guts.

  10. Pigman

    Pigman said, over 3 years ago


    The first Opus has him sitting in a car with Binkley and dad, and his nose is even smaller than here — pretty much like a real penguin’s nose.

  11. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago


    “A boy and his penguin!”
    “A penguin and his boy!”
    “Two dips & a dad.”

  12. elbeck

    elbeck said, over 3 years ago

    Opus wasn’t part of the strip when Bloom County first appeared. When he did, he didn’t speak verbally until later.

  13. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 3 years ago


    I recall hearing that there were some issues with the color strips not scanning properly, necessitating a lot of touch-up work.

  14. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago


    It is probably a good thing that us guys do not know what the girls are thinking, when they are saying nice things to us.

  15. John Dohany

    John Dohany said, over 3 years ago

    Luvvit! The date appears to be 6/20/1982. Ancient!

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