Lio by Mark Tatulli for August 23, 2015

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  almost 7 years ago

    While you’re at it, Lio, can you go back to 18 NOvember 1985 which is Calvin and Hobbes’ debut? Oh, wait. GoComics already has all the strips thereof.

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    lilmnm  almost 7 years ago

    Opus debuted in 2003. So why does the time machine say 1989?

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    Melissa Tracz Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    That’s Bloom County, that ended its run in 1989. Opus was a later spinoff off :)

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    LobosSolos Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Bloom County is back, if only on the artist/author’s Facebook page.

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    Eric Salinas Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Hey Lio, go back really far back in time and bring back Krazy Kat.

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    Mr. Towel International   almost 7 years ago

    If you expect to rate a welcome home then do not expectorate in the time machine test zone.

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    L  almost 7 years ago

    Ack!

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    Sisyphos  almost 7 years ago

    Though Bloom County 2015 is posted by B.B. only over on that social networking site, I am happy to learn how the reappearance of Bill the Cat and Opus came about: we owe it all to Lio!Hail, Lio, Restorer of the Comic Cosmos!

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    aimlesscruzr  almost 7 years ago

    Please bring back the Far Side as well….

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    morningglory61 Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    I have an Opus and Bill the Cat stuffed toy.

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    aedra6 Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    YES!

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    up2trixx  almost 7 years ago

    The difference between Bloom County coming back, and any of those other strips, is that Berke Breathed is still alive and doing the strips himself. Most of the other strips would be drawn by others. Or, to quote an old Bloom County strip on this very subject: “THIEVES! IMPOSTERS! UN-PERSONATORS!”, as said by Pogo himself just before being dragged off by the syndicate to have his face put on a Burger King glass.

    That being said, I would be beside myself with glee if Waterson and Larson got back into the cartooning game. Heck, I even enjoyed that brief Pogo reboot from the late 80’s/early 90’s (the art was fantastic)

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    ChrisV  almost 7 years ago

    To quote Bill the Cat, “AAAACK!!!”

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    Comic Minister Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    I see now.

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    They landed on my Facebook page.

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    Fido (aka Felix Rex) Premium Member almost 7 years ago

    Time Machine — beware the Morlocks hiding in the dark…

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    abbybookcase  almost 7 years ago

    i have a chunk of the pogo reboot included with a fanzine i subscribed to for a while. still trying to figure out what to do with it. i haven’t had the heart so far to chuck it out

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    neverenoughgold  almost 7 years ago

    Where is the Flux Capacitor?

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    rgcviper  almost 7 years ago

    Cool!

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    kapearlman  almost 7 years ago

    And thank goodness, they are back! Thanks, Lio (and Berkley!)

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    Treesong  almost 7 years ago

    Be careful what you wish for. Pogo was inimitable. Even Kelly couldn’t keep it up; the last ten years or so, except for the Pandemonia sequence (based on his early advertisements for…was it Gulf Oil?), were pretty blah. And the posthumous Selby Kelly strips were godawful. I recall the Doyle & Sternecky revival as being excellently drawn but not especially written. And Tumbleweeds wasn’t very good in its last years either. What Watterson, Larson, and Breathed might feel like producing today could have little to do with what made them great in the first place. Though one can dream….

    And we do have panels like Bizarro and Non Sequitur that are as good in their own weird ways as Far Side was.

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    Treesong  almost 7 years ago

    Make that ‘not especially well written’. And Speed Bump (which is brilliant), not so much Non Sequitur (which is just very good).

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    klunker rider  almost 7 years ago

    ACK!

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    TAZFAN  almost 7 years ago

    I still have my plush Opus. I never did get a Bill the Cat.

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    TAZFAN  almost 7 years ago

    I also have all the Bloom County and Outland books.

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    alluradedendra  over 6 years ago

    Say, didn’t Breathed bring back Bloom County as a facebook thing?

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