Tops Magazine 

   Tops was a British magazine, aimed young teenagers published in the UK weekly by D.C. Thompson & Co Limited.  The magazine ran from 10th October 1981 to 28th January 1984, lasting 121 issues, when it was then re-branded and merged with Suzy Magazine to become "Suzy Tops".

 

Initially starting out as Tops it later became TV Tops and was launched as a competitor to Look In Magazine, featuring pop and TV articles along with comic strips.

 

Click on the Magazine Covers below to read issues of the magazine in full where available. 

Below are Issue 01 - 60

To Access Issues 61 - 121 Click the Link At The Bottom Of The Page

Issue 1 - 10th October 1981

 

Free Stickers - See Bottom

Of Page

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Adam Ant

Centre Spread - Shakin' Stevens

Back Cover - Advert

 

Interviews and Articles

Sally James Page with:

        Bad Manners and Rodger Daltrey

Todd Carty's School Days

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

ABBA Quiz

Stig Of The Dump

 

Picture Strips:

Stand And Deliver - Adam Ant

Little And Large

The Professionals

The Witch Of Westwood High

The Horse That Came From The Sea

Spit's Bit

Kids Army

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Worzel Gummidge

Centre Spread - Duran Duran

Back Cover - Kim Wilde

 

Interviews and Articles

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Craig Warnock

Sally James Page with:

    Toyah, Duran Duran, Gorden Astley

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

Stand And Deliver - Adam Ant

Little And Large

The Witch Of Westwood High

Spit's Bit

Kids Army

The Horse That Came From The Sea

Price 20p    Pages - 48

 

Front Cover - Shakin' Stevens

Poster - Shakin' Stevens

Back Cover - Siouxsi Sue

 

Interviews and Articles

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Michelle Herbert's Schooldays

Lewis Collins

Sally James Page with:

    Toyah

Tops Tremblers - Where The Hang

                               Man Walks

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

The Horse That Came From The Sea

Spit's Bit

The Witch Of Westwood High

Not the Guy Fawkes Story

Little And Large

Kids Army

 

Includes Part Two of the Worse Joke Book Ever

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Buster Bloodvessel

Centre Spread - Buster Bloodvessel

Back Cover - Motorhead

 

Interviews and Articles

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Tops Tremblers - The Secret Of The 

                               Black Lake

Sally James Page with Ian Gillan,

                   Toyha, Kate Bush

 

Picture Strips:

The Witch Of Westwood High

The Professionals

Spit's Bit

The Horse That Came From The Sea

Kids Army

Little And Large

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Adam Ant

Centre Spread - Adam Ant

Back Cover - Blondie

 

Interviews and Articles

Tops Tremblers - Lucky

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Sally James Page with The Beat

Adam And The Ants Quiz

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

The Mucky Millionaires

The Graffiti Kids

Spit's Bit

Kids Army

Little And Large

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Kim Wilde

Centre Spread - Kim Wilde

Back Cover - Little and Large Strip

 

Interviews and Articles

Tops Tremblers - We All Fall Down

The Paul Daniels Puzzle Page

Sally James Page

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

The Mucky Millionaires

Spit's Bit

Kids Army

The Graffiti Kids

Little And Large

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Various

Centre Spread - The Police

Back Cover - Little and Large Strip

 

Interviews and Articles

Eddie Large

Sally James Page

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

 

Picture Strips:

Noel Edmonds - Life Story

The Professionals

Spit's Bit

The Graffiti Kids

Sleeping Beauty

The Mucky Millionaires

Little And Large

Issue 15 - 16th January 1982

 

Free Gift - Tops Crazy Calander

 

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Adam Ant

Centre Spread - The Professionals

Back Cover - Little And Large Strip

 

Interviews and Articles

We Are Being Watched

Sally James Page

Lenny Henry

Sin-a-long-a-Shaky

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

 

Picture Strips:

I Wanna Be Free I Wanna Be Me -

                     Toyah's Life Story

Spit's Bit

The Professionals

The Three Corridors

The Graffiti Kids

The Fantastic Adventures Of Adam Ant

Little And Large

Issue 17 - 30th January 1982

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Front Cover

Centre Spread

Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

Issue 19 - 13th February 1982

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Front Cover

Centre Spread

Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

Issue 2 - 17th October 1981

 

Free Pin - See Bottom

Of Page

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Toyah

Centre Spread - Toyah

Back Cover - Advert

 

Interviews and Articles

Sally James Page with:

    Sheena Easton, Fogwell Flax,

    Shakin' Stevens

Metal Mickey

Who's Zoo

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

Spit's Bit

Little And Large

Stand And Deliver - Adam Ant

The Witch Of Westwood High

Kids Army

The Horse That Came From The Sea

Price 20p    Pages - 48

 

Front Cover - Various

Centre Spread - Duran Duran

Back Cover - Various

 

Interviews and Articles

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Sally James Page with:

    Tenpole Tuder, Stray Cats,

     Sheena Easton

Tops Tremberls - Great Uncle Herbert

Marmalade Atkins

Halloween Horoscope

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

Spit's Bit

The Horse That Came From The Sea

The Witch Of Westwood High

Kids Army

Little And Large

Loonieversity Challange

 

Includes Part One of The Worse Joke Book Ever - Do Not Have Can You Help

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Pamela Stephenson

Poster - Pamela Stephenson

Back Cover - Sting

 

Interviews and Articles

Tops Tremblers - Playing With Fire

Sally James Page

Shakin' Stevens

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

Spit's Bit

The Witch Of Westwood High

Little And Large

The Horse That Came From The Sea

The Small Time

Kids Army

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Todd Carty

Centre Spread - Todd Carty

Back Cover - Status Quo

 

Interviews and Articles

Tops Tremblers - Deveil's Bridge

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Cliff Richard

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

The Witch Of Westwood High

Spit's Bit

The Horse That Came From The Sea

Kids Army

Little And Large

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Clint Eastwood

Centre Spread - Madness

Back Cover - Little and Large Strip

 

Interviews and Articles

Tops Pop

Tops Tremblers - Just Another

                                Hauned House

Sally James Page with Shakin' Stevens

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

Kids Army

The Mucky Millionaires

The Graffiti Kids

Spit's Bit

Little And Large

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Sally James

Centre Spread - ABBA

Back Cover - Sally James

 

Interviews and Articles

Theatre Box

Sally James Page

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

 

Picture Strips:

The Professionals

The Mucky Millionaires

The Graffiti Kids

Bellamy's Half-Cwacked Safawi !

Kids Army

Little And Large

Spit's Bit

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Noes Edmonds

Centre Spread - Shakin' Stevens

Back Cover - Advert

Poster - Suggs (Madness)

 

Interviews and Articles

Sally James Page

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

Tops Pop

 

Picture Strips:

The Mucky Millionaires

Little And Large

The Graffiti Kids

The Professionals

Noel Edmonds Life Story

Spit's Bit

Issue 16 - 23rd January 1982

Price     Pages - 

 

Front Cover

Centre Spread

Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

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Issue 18 - 6th February 1982

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Front Cover

Centre Spread

Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

Issue 20 - 20th February 1982

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Front Cover

Centre Spread

Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover - Peter Davison (Dr Who)

Centre Spread - Peter Davison

Back Cover - Pamala Anderson Page

Poster - Altered Images

 

Interviews and Articles

Tops Pops

The Paul Daniels Puzzel Page

The Sally James Page

 

Picture Strips:

The Three Corridors

The Fantastic Adventures Of Adam Ant

Cartoon Kapers with The Krankies

The Professionals

The Kidnapping

Pamala Anderson Page

Issue 23 - 13th March 1982

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Front Cover

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 25 - 27th March 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 27 - 10th April 1982

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 29 - 24th April 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 31 - 8th May 1982

Price     Pages - 

 

Front Cover

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 33 - 22nd May 1982

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 35 - 5th June 1982

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 37 - 19th June 1982

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 39 - 3rd July 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 41 - 17th July 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 43 - 31st July 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 45 - 14th August 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 47 - 28th August 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 22 - 6th March 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

Issue 24 - 20th March 1982

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Front Cover

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 26 - 3rd April 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 28 - 17th April 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Changed It's Name To TV Tops

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 30 - 1st May 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 32 - 15th May 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 34 - 29th May 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 36 - 12th June 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 38 - 26th June 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 40 - 10th July 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 42 - 24th July 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 44 - 7th August 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 46 - 21st August 1982

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Back Cover

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 48 - 4th September 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 49 - 11th September 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 51 - 25th September 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 53 - 9th October 1982

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Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 55 - 23rd October 1982

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Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 57 - 6th November 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 59 - 20th November 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 50 - 18th September 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Page 1 - TV Tops - Number 52 - 2nd Octob

Price 20p    Pages - 32

 

Front Cover -  Bucks Fizz

Centre Spread - Bucks Fizz

Back Cover - Advert 

 

Interviews and Articles:

Your Page

Switch On with Peter Powell

Meet Maggie

Tops On TV - Fame

 

Picture Strips:

Hi-Di-Hi

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Russ Abbot's Madhouse

Buster (Bloodvessel)

Kartoon Kapers With The Krankies

The Bridge Street Blues

The Burning Of CI5

Tops Tales of The Unexpected

Issue 54 - 16th October 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

Picture Strips:

 

Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 56 - 30th October 1982

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Interviews and Articles

 

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Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 58 - 13th November 1982

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Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 60 - 27th November 1982

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Do Not Have Can You Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Stuff

The first Two issues of Tops came with Free Gifts.  I'm not sure if any other issues also gave stuff away but below are pictures of what was given away.

Issue 1 - 10th October 1981 - Flicker Stickers

Issue 2 - 17th October 1981 - Space Invaders Pin