It's been a long 25 years but Bloom County has returned! Penned by Berkely Breathed, Bloom County features Opus the Penguin, Bill the Cat and others. The cartoon originally ran from December 8, 1980, until August 6, 1989. If you're not familiar with Bloom County do yourself a favor and read some of the old comics. I know that I'm calling the Bangor Daily News today to ask that they start carrying the comic strip again!