A couple years ago, IDW Publishing began releasing their ‘Complete Bloom County’ hardback collections, designed to package ALL the strips chronologically, even those that never made it into the paperback collections in the 1990s. In this age of DVD box sets and band anthologies, it’s good to see comic strips getting this kind of attention, especially ones as consistently entertaining as Berke Breathed’s (you should excuse the expression) magnum opus. Of course, in a world filled with awesome books, magazines, movies and junk, one can only imagine what the future has in store for us. (Who wants to see a DVD of all the McDonald’s commercials since 1955?)
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) may look disgusting, but whose chops are we busting? In a year, maybe two, we’ll seem tame, and three years down the track, we’ll be a Las Vegas lounge act, asking: You are now in charge of what gets a complete collection next; what movie, comic strip, comic or what have you do you choose?