As I mentioned earlier, I got the Bloom County: The Complete Library (Volumes 1 - 3, so far) for Christmas this year. So, I was on a quest to find online representations of my favorite strips from this ultimate, classic comic strip. Unfortunately, there aren't many available online. And believe me, I looked. Especially for the strip where Opus the Penguin says, "Gilda Radner isn't supposed to end." Sniff.
So, here is the very first published strip, one that I happened to have the good fortune to read in the paper when it came out (though I was at the time unaware that it was the first):