Just finished the Karen Berger interview and it was as fantastic a listen as you might image. Its no surprise that she has such a clear and rounded view of the 'British Invasion' and its impact but also the great work that was happening anyway at that time in the US, she mentions Matt Wagner who I think gets very overlooked from that time. There are others of course from Bob Burden, Dave Sim, Pete Bagge, Mike Baron, Paul Chadwick and many many more.
Its very easy to get a slighty narrow perspective on the shift in comics that took place in comics from the late 80s (a little surprised Karen mentioned the hailed three of Dark Knight, Watchmen and Maus all FANTASTIC comics but alongside so many great contemporaries) and focus on the undoubted impact 2000ad had. Comics were changing and 2000ad's impact on how that was shaped is massive, but the change was happening anyway.