Heartwarming: Bloom County

  • Opus's ultimate fate: living inside Goodnight Moon.
    • To give you an idea of how heartwarming this is: Steve Dallas, of all people, took off his sunglasses and is smiling.
  • The ending of "Opus".
    • Not to mention the endings of "Bloom County" and "Outland". Berkeley Breathed is good at this.
  • Yaz Pistachio bemoans the fact that she doesn't fit in anywhere—not with the jockettes, cheerleaders, valley girls—nowhere. Opus says otherwise.
  • Opus meets Cutter John for the first time. Heartwarming ensues.
  • In the Complete Library, after oh-so-many pages of Breathed's commentary bemoaning the outdated pop-culture gags, creative missteps and overt political commentary, he gives us this gem, showing us in some small way that he doesn't think it was all bad.
    I laughed at "Elisabeth Dole's olive" 25 years later. In case some of you think me too jaded to still do so.
  • In one of the earliest Outland strips, Mortimer and Tim W. Forty brave the filth and gunfire of Ronald-Ann's neighborhood to smuggle her back to Outland, where she can sleep peacefully.