Speaking of 1982, DC Comics recently re-issued the trade paperback for the maxi-series Camelot 3000. The series debuted in December 1982, and though it was intended as a 12 issue monthly series, it didn't finish up it's run until sometime in 1985 (oops!)
It's been years since I read the book. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to read it monthly (or so) when it was first published because I didn't have access to a comic book store. I do recall sometime in 1983 my folks stopped at a shop after visiting with my uncle. They had the current issue of the series, which I think was #4 or #5 and I grabbed it. I must have read that thing 100 times. It wasn't until much later when I finally had regular access to a shop that I was able to read the whole series.
Knowing that the book was from the early 80s and that Mike Barr was the author, I went into this revisitation a bit wary. That soon passed as I realized I was up way past my bedtime on Sunday reading and enjoying. Thoroughly enjoying. It really holds up so much better than I thought it was going to. As I left it last night, I have the last two issues to finish and I intend on climbing into bed and doing just that as soon as I hit the PUBLISH button on this post.
I'm so happy this book turned out to be as good as it is. A lot of times I'll go back and re-read something from back in the day, something I adored, only to find out that it was definitely something from it's time and only it's time. This book has aged, but it's aged well. I highly recommend it.