Pacific Comics Club launched simultaneously in France and Italy in the mid-sixties under the
direction of Tony Raiola.
Most Pacific Comics Club publications are reprints of Golden Age newspaper comic
strips in their original language as well as in French and Italian
translations. In adapting the strips to a book format, careful attention is
paid to preserving as close as possible the sequence of panels and original
Later, Pacific Comics Club branched out into selling books done by other publishing houses producing some
significant comic strip reprints. Chief among these were Fantagraphics Books,
IDW, and Kitchen Sink Press.