Tag Archives: Berkeley Breathed

Anthony’s miscellaneous comics picks for June 2013

Here’s what’s of interest from various comic companies for June 2013. IDW Full solicitations are available here. Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes TPB, on sale June 12, $20 Popeye Classics, vol. 2, on sale June 12, $30 Berkeleyworks: The Art of Berkeley Breathed—From Bloom County and Beyond, on sale June 25, $60 Boom Studios N/A (as of 3/16/13), will post when information available. Comic strip compilations Superman: The Silver Age Newspaper Dailies, vol. 1: 1958-1961, on sale July 10, $50 Comments The “Star Trek”/”Legion of Super-Heroes”…

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Minorities in cartoons: Ronald-Ann Smith

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Ronald-Ann Smith, a recurring character in Berkeley Breathed’s comic strips “Bloom County” and “Outland.” Ronald-Ann (named after then-President Ronald Reagan) is a grade-school aged African-American girl with a highly optimistic view of the world. This comes in spite of her impoverished environment (the strip says she’s from the “wrong side of the tracks” of Bloom County, and her doll’s head was shot off in drug-related gang wars). Ronald-Ann often spent time around “Bloom County”‘s biggest star, Opus the…

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