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.

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Comic covers: 2000 AD Judge Dredd and Co.

British comic 2000 AD has always been a firm favourite since I was a kid. For me their titles have consistently provided a colourful and anarchic, black-humoured universe full of sharply-observed characters.

My favourite characters were often the ones found in Mega-City One… Judges Dredd, Anderson and Hershey, The Dark Judges, the Angel Gang and so on. I’ve pulled a few random covers from my collection to show here. Some of the covers are from Eagle Comics which reprinted 2000 AD stories in a US style format during the mid-eighties. Hope you enjoy.

Historical overview: 2000 AD history


As I was preparing this post during the week I learned the sad news that Brett Ewins had passed away on the 16th February. Brett was a major contributor to many 2000 AD titles. The first two pictures in this post are by Brett. RIP dude.

1986. Brett Ewins cover.

1986. Brett Ewins cover.


Judge Anderson 11 1986 Brett Ewins POST

1986. Brett Ewins cover.


1977. Kevin O'Neill cover.

1977. Kevin O’Neill cover.


1985. Eric Philips cover.

1985. Eric Philips cover.


1985. Brian Bolland cover.

1985. Brian Bolland cover.


1985. Dave Gibbons cover.

1985. Dave Gibbons cover.


1986. Brian Bolland cover.

1986. Brian Bolland cover.


1986. Brian Bolland cover.

1986. Brian Bolland cover.


1986. Ad for Strontium Dog. Carlos Ezquerra.

1986. Ad for Strontium Dog. Carlos Ezquerra.


France. Judge Dredd 4. 1983. Brian Bolland back cover art for Judge Dredd.

France. Judge Dredd 4. 1983. Brian Bolland back cover art for Judge Dredd.