From PACIFIC to ETERNITY: Independent comics of the 1980s

This group is devoted to the alternative and independent comics scene of the 1980s!

The comics industry experienced a mini-renaissance in the 1980s, where small publishers (and even self-publishers) were able to compete with the major companies for the eyes and wallets of comics fans. It was an era where ambitious fans could get their own comic on the shelf of a comics shop, where both absolute beginners and veteran artists explored the opportunities and potential that the new direct-sale market offered them.

It was an era of possibility, where it seemed like anything could happen, that a rewarding new future was just around the corner. It was not to last, of course, and several worthy titles and publishers never made it to the next decade. But they all live again in this new FB group (as if we need another), which serves as a celebration of that time.