Color-ized!
 
Somewhat illustrating the idea here. While I love the simple , basic medium of black and white, keyline illustration, color, would just add a whole new element to this story.

I especially love the the 'story' that color can tell on it's own. Have a great colorist can allow the colors to set the mood, and really help create a tone and palette that would help represent this 'mid-80's' era.