Personalities with a Plus! Fabulous superstars of the 1980s

Queen frontman Freddie Mercury as featured in the 1983 Eagle Annual Personalities With a Plus!

In the early 1980s, British comic publication Eagle published a regular section in its comics and annuals called Personalities With A Plus! also known as Personality Plus. The section feratured profiles on popular sports, music, TV and film stars of the day, along with competitions and freebies to snag pop culture items such as cameras, bags, sports equipment, mugs, music, books, posters and more.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of these personality profiles as found in Eagle publications dated between 1982 and 1983.

Olivia Newton-John as featured in Personalities With A Plus! Eagle Annual. 1983.

Christopher Reeve in Superman III as featured in Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1983.

Leonard Nimoy as Spock. Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1982.

Gary Numan as featured in 'Personalities With A Push'.

Gary Numan as featured in Personalities With A Plus. Eagle Annual. 1983.

Big Daddy as featured in 'Personalities With A Push'. The popular 6' 6" tall, 26 stone wrestler went by the ring name of Big Daddy. His real name was Shirley Crabtree.

Big Daddy as featured in Personalities With A Plus! The popular 6′ 6″ tall, 26 stone wrestler went by the ring name of Big Daddy. His real name was Shirley Crabtree.

Clint Eastwood as featured in Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1982.

Madness as featured in Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1982.

Chris Evert-Lloyd as featured in Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1982.

Disney’s Robin Hood as featured in Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1983.

Thanks for looking back at the 80s with us! We end with a special Personality Plus featuring the Eagle Comics character Doomlord!

Doomlord… Servant of Nox… Master of Life… Bringer of Death!

 

Doomlord appeared in many Eagle comic strip stories, rendered in both ink and photo format.

Eagle Comics character Doomlord as featured in Personality Plus. Eagle Comics. 1983.

Doomlord poster special. Eagle and Scream! 2 Feb 1985 150.


Images scanned by TVTA from Eagle Comics publications.

21 thoughts on “Personalities with a Plus! Fabulous superstars of the 1980s

  1. Big Daddy! Oh man, I have fond memories of watching the wrestling on a Saturday afternoon at my grandparents’. Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were the biggest personalities. Good times.

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  2. Hi TVTA, I have a small claim to fame….I have met Big Daddy (or Shirley Crabtree as he was known out of the ring). I also met Dave “Fit” Finley and his wife Princess Paula, Kendo Nagasaki, Alan Kilby (who was deaf and I had a sign language conversation with) and finally Marty Jones the British Heavyweight Champion!

    I signed the petition in 1988 to keep wrestling on UK television but sadly it failed and when the bell rang at four o’clock, British wrestling on our screens ended.

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      • Hi there, yes Big Daddy lived up to his name and would have been even more intimidating in his earlier years when he was a competitive bodybuilder. I was lucky as I lived on the east coast of England and the seaside resorts regularly had wrestling shows. More recently I was invited to go to Portsmouth and try out for Frontier Wrestling Alliance by a pro wrestler named Christopher “Fallen Angel” Daniels, he now wrestles in the states for AEW! You also might want to check out my saber named “Spirit Seeker” I designed for another wrestler I know! I miss Saturday afternoon sports!

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  3. Interesting!
    The first pics remind me a bit of the Rock Cards from the 80’s. They are very cool, but I’m not sure what to do with them.
    I also have a bunch of Star Trek cards (original TV series)
    They are yours if you want them.
    OH… I have Terminator 1 cards, too. 😀 X

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