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  1. Looks like he’s being asked to volunteer at the hospital. So he can soothe the souls of others before his own can be soothed?

  2. In the next comic, Opus is holding several of the babies in a neo-natal ward.

    This combines several different Bloom County arcs, very difficult to ‘splain if you haven’t followed it.

  3. Oh, come on, people … The End by the Beatles. Remember them?

    And in the end
    The love you take
    Is equal to the love you make

    As grumpy as I am, I thought this was a very sweet sequence.

  4. I really wish that Breathed would use his own website for the “current” feed, rather than shilling for Facebook and Twitter. Logging into either one is such a waste of time that it’s simply easier to wait for the one-week delay at GoComics.

  5. Presumably, Facebook is paying for a week of “exclusivity”?

    Anyways, it’s not working. I don’t have a Facebook account, and I don’t go to Facebook for anything.

  6. I don’t know what the deal is with Breathed and Facebook, but on the Facebook end a woman responded by posting a picture of herself and her preemie triplets. Boy, you want to see some leaky gushers, this woman unleashed a tsunami…

  7. The image that Andréa posted appears to be a “Facebook-only” bonus that did not make it’s way to GoComics (this has happened before, but as padraig confirms, this disadvantage is not enough to make it worth putting up with the inanity of looking into Facebook.

    Today’s Bloom County on GoComics is truly awesome:

  8. @Kilby: it’s interesting but sequels and prequels (or homages / fan art) rarely convince me. In the same category, you can check “Calvin and company” or “Hobbes and Bacon”.

  9. @Olivier: That’s not fan art. Watterson’s signature is in the first panel. This is the second time that Breathed has managed to get Watterson to do art for an April Fool’s comic.

  10. My bad. But I’m still not convinced. Calvin and Hobbes ended on December 31st, 1995. I love what there is, I don’t need more.

  11. @ Olivier – Bloom County is not the only strip in which Watterson has made guest appearances: he also did a multiple-strip sequence in Pearls Before Swine.

  12. I don’t have a Facebook account, but I still read BB on his Facebook page. When the annoying login page pops up, just click on “not now” and you’re in. (I just tried to verify the exact wording, “not now”, “maybe later”, whatever, and the dang login screen didn’t even pop up, but you get the idea.). In addition to the comics, there are reader comments that can sometimes be as funny as the comic. This is also where the picture of the preemies showed up, Hint: click on the daily comic, and it will go to a larger version. Looking back, I see that most of the CIDU’ers disparaging Facebook concerned the comments or other inanities, so feel free to ignore this. Bloom County is the only Facebook page I have ever visited, so I have no reference as to wherther it is typical or not.

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