I used to really enjoy Bloom County. I discovered Berke Breathed’s excellent comic towards the end of its life, so I went back and bought all the books. Fans may recall a plotline in which Cutter John affixes many helium balloons to his wheelchair, and with Opus and Bill the Cat as co-pilots, takes flight. Eventually they bail out over the Pacific and are rescued by a Soviet submarine crew. But that’s another story.