Eighties Black and White Comic Book Publishers (US)

 

List of comic book publishers and presses that put out black & white comics during the heydays of the '80s. Most did nothing but b&w, some dabbled in color, and a rare few had one or two non-color titles. It was atypical for any to survive the decade, let alone make it into the 21st century.

Most of the publishers listed are/were US based. Any significant titles of which the publisher is outside of the USA, have been listed here also.

 

 

 

 

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Publisher Country Years Active Titles Notes
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4Winds PublishingUSA
A
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A.C.E. Comics (ACE (Ace?))
A-V
Aaaargh! Comics
Aardvark One (Aardvark-Vanaheim)
AC Comics
Acme Press
Action Comics
Adventure ComicsUSA 1987?-1989 Became an imprint of Malibu in Oct 1989
Adventure Publications (↑same)USA 1987?-1989 Became an imprint of Malibu in Oct 1989
Aeon
Age of Heroes
Aircel Publ
Amazing Publishing
AmeriComics
Antarctic Press
Apple Comics / Press
Archie?
Aardvark-VanaheimCAN
Abacus Press
Aircel
Alpha Productions
Amazing Comics
Amazing Publications (↑same?)
Americomics
Army Surplus Komikz
Arrow ComicsUSA
Astral Comics
Atlas
Attitude Zone
B
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BAM ProductionsUSA 1985-'87 Adam and Eve A.D.
The Beanworld Press
Black Tie Studios
Blackburn Video and Comics
Blackthorne Publishing
Blue Comet Comics
Brave New Words
Bruce Quast
Burcham Studio Dark Wolf; Dober-Man; Stargators
Burnside Comics
C
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Caliber Comics
Cadillac Comics
Canis Publications
Capital Comics
Cassette Book Co.
Catalan Communications
CFW Enterprises
Chance Entertainment
Chester Brown (Tortured Canoe)
Chrome Tiger Comics 1987-88 Menagerie
Coda Publishing
Comico
Comics Interview Publications
Continuum
Creative Force
Crimson Productions
Crowquill Comics
Cry for Dawn Publications
Crystal Publ
Custom Pic Comics
D
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Dark Horse Comics
Darkline
David BoswellCAN
David Publishing House
Deep Sea
Dimension Graphics
Double Diamond
Dragon's Teeth
Drawn & Quarterly
E
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E.F. Graphics
Eastern Comics
Eclipse Enterprises
Emerald Comics 1987
Entertainment PublishingUS The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Delta Tenn aka TE Comic (That's Entertainment)
Eternity Comics (became? Malibu imprint)
Excalibur Publ
Express Press
Extrava-Gandt
Eye-N-Apple
F
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Fancheristics
FantaCo Enterprises > (Fantagraphics?)
Fantagor Press
Fantagraphics
Fantasy Book EnterprisesUSA 1981-87 Fantasy Book
Fantasy General Comics
Fantasy West Publ
First Comics
Fishwrap Productions
Forever Entertainment
G
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Gatekeeper Publishing
Gateway Comics
Gateway Graphics (↑ same?)
Graphik Publikations
GraphXPressUS 1986-96? Equine the Uncivilized, Morphs, Red Shetland
Greater Mercury Comics
Guild Publications
H
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Halley's Comics
Hammac Publications
HarrierUK
Hernandez (, Jamie?)
Heroic Fantasy Publ
Hot ComicsUSA 1986-87 Johnny Gambit, Shadow Blade
I
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Ianus
ICG / Independent Comics Group
Imperial
Infinity Graphics
J
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James Reade
John C. Productions?
Just Imagine Graphics
K
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Keyline
Kidgang Comics
Killian BarracksCAN?
Kitchen Sink Press
Klutzian Komidy Kause
Krause Publications
KZ Comics
L
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Last Gasp
Lightning Comics
Literacy Volunteers of Chicago
Lodestone
M
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M.E. Comix (McNeil)
MA Comics ?
Mad Dog Graphics
Malibu Graphics
Marvel
Matrix Graphic Series
Mature Magic Publications 1986-87? Jontar, Side Show Comics, Zdin
McNeil Entrepeneurs
Megaton Comics
Micro-Comics Paul Curtis
Milky Way Graphics
Millennium
Miller Publishing
Mind Visions
Mirage Publishing
Mirage Studios / Mirage
Mother of Ashes Press
N
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Nerve Publications
The Nevada City Publishing Co.
New Comics Group (NCG)
New England Comics (Press) (NEC)
New Horizons
New Media Publishing
New Sirius Productions
New York Comics
Nicotat
Nightwynd Productions
Northern Lights
Northstar Publ.
Now Comics
O
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Oasis Comics
Ocean Comics
Odyssey Publishing
Onward Comics
Oracle Comics
Outerealm Comix
Outlaw
Outside Comics
P
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P.S. Productions
Pacific Comics
Pacific Comics Club
Pandemonium Press
Paragon Publications > (AC)?
ParaGraphics
Perrydog Press
Phantasy Press
Pied Piper Comics
Pinnacle Comics
Pioneer Comics
Piranha Press (DC)
Planet X Productions / Comics
Prairie Dog Publications
Prelude Graphics?
Printed Matter
Protoculture (confirmed?)
PSI Comics
Pure Imagination
Pyramid Productions
Q
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Quadrant
Quality Communications
Quest Publications
R
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R.A.K. Graphics
Raw Books & Graphics
Rebel Creations
Rebel Studios
Redstone
Renegade Press
Revolutionary Comics
Rip Off Press
Rocky Hartberg Productions
S
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Savage Graphics
ShadowStar Press
Showcase Publ.
Silver Wolf / SilverWolf
Silver Snail
Silverline
Sirius Comics
Slave Labor / Graphics
Solson - Lubert
Solson Publications
Spectrum Comics
Sphinx Productions
Spider Optics (CAN)
Spotlight Comics
Starblaze Graphics
Starhead Comix
SteelDragon Press
Stop Dragon Comics
Studio Proteus (Dark Horse)
T
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Tami Comics
Target Comics
Ten-Buck Comics 1986-89 Space Beaver
Thunder Bass Press
Thoughts and Images (&)
Tiger ComicsUS 1987 Phantasy Against Hunger
Trident Comics
Tru Studios
TRT
U
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U.S. Comics
U.S James Bond 007 Club
V
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Valkyrie
Victor Plajas ?Victor Comics?
Victory Productions
Vincent Creations
Visionary Graphics
Viz Comics
Vortex Comics
W
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WaRP Graphics
Warren Publishing
Wandering Star
WeeBee Comics
White Buffaloe Press
Z
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Zen Comics

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