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25 Rare And Cool Polaroid Prints Of Teen Girls In The 1970s

The 1970s were a party, full of exploration without explanation. They were all about discovery. The 1970s were colorful and innovative. The world stood at its most creative precipice of all. Colors and design exploded; television was cool and getting cooler, fashions… well, unfortunately they were what they were, but everything else in general was just plain far out. These old instant film... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, Girls, Retro, Polaroid, 1970s

Ghostly Haunts #42 - Don Newton art & cover

Don Newton Ghostly Haunts v1 #42, 1975 - For the sum of two million dollars, Amos Burr claims he can capture the devil and deliver him to the clergy. Don Newton opens with an eclectic setting, displaying the man's collection of satanic objects. As the hunt ensues, the artist fills the pages with convincing Middle Eastern locales. Newton's brushwork and textures add to their antiquity. His [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Newton, 1970s, Charlton, Ted Ignacio

New Gods #13 - Don Newton art

New Gods v1 #13, 1977 - Don Newton's artwork takes the second run of the series into new territory. While less dynamic than his predecessor (Jack Kirby), the artist brings a softer, perhaps more romantic vision of the gods of New Genesis. The first several pages, including the two splashes, are particularly well crafted and are better than the remainder of the book. Other artists in this issue [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Dc, Superhero, Newton, Unknown, 1970s

Avengers annual #9 - Don Newton art & cover

Don Newton Avengers v1 annual #9, 1979 - One of Don Newton's lengthiest tales, the Avengers take on the power of the robotic Arsenal. The artist's drawings are more pliable than usual, making his work more approachable. Often using high contrast lighting, his pencils fare better under Joe Rubenstein's inks (pages 24-46) than Jack Abel's (pages 1-23). Surprisingly, in thirty-plus pages there [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, Newton, Unknown, 1970s

Haunted #21 - Don Newton art, cover & reprint

Don Newton (Baron Weirwulf's) Haunted (Library) v1 #21, 1975 - Baron Weirwulf formally takes over as series host with a modified cover title. Don Newton heralds this change with an exceptionally painted cover. Rich greens, blues and reds contribute to the dead serious, iconic portrait. The artist also contributes two new separate pages inside: a brief introduction and a biography of Harry [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Newton, 1970s, Charlton, Ted Ignacio

Fascinating Black And White Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Kyoto, Japan In 1974

Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, it forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. More: Flickr h/t: The city was spared from large-scale destruction during World War II and as a result, its prewar cultural heritage has mostly been preserved. Kyoto is considered the cultural capital... Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Streets, Kyoto, Honshu, Osaka, 1970s, Kyoto Japan, Kansai, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan Located, Black&white, Keihanshin, Kobe More

Breathtaking Color Photographs Of The American South Taken By William Eggleston In The Late 1960s And Early 1970s

Until the 1970s, color photography was considered inappropriate for the artwork. Only black and white photographs met the standards of art critics. But then came William Eggleston and showed that color images can have a place in modern art. The colors in Eggleston’s photos are saturated and intense, the characters pose in front of the camera, and traditional ideas about photographic composition... Source
Tags: Daily, Photography, Usa, Design, Life, South, 1960s, 1970s, Eggleston, William Eggleston

Limited Collectors Edition #C-38 / Superman - non-attributed Neal Adams art

Limited Collectors Edition v1 #C-38 / Superman, 1975 - Simple yet iconic, Neal Adams contributes a center spread drawing of the man of steel in action. Not attributed in comic book price guides, the artwork is simple and effective, but lacks background detail. This center spread pin-up accompanies the many Superman reprints inside. Other artists in this issue include Curt Swan.  - - - - - - - - [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Superman, Treasury, Dc, Superhero, 1970s, Adams, Ted Ignacio, Neal Adams, Curt Swan, Non-attributed

G.I. Combat #149 - Joe Kubert cover & reprint

Joe Kubert G.I. Combat v1 #149, 1971 - On Joe Kubert's cover, the view from a distance focuses on events rather than characters. Despite the interesting layout, far too many visual elements mar this effort. As indicated on the lower left, this 25 cent issue squeezes in a Sgt. Rock Kubert reprint from Our Army at War #152. Other artists in this issue include Russ Heath.  - - - - - - - - - - [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, War, Dc, 1970s, Ted Ignacio, Kubert, Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, GI Combat, Rock Kubert

Adventure Comics #425 - Alex Toth, Alex Nino art

Adventure Comics v1 #425, 1972 - Stealing a "hawkhorse" foal from Tibet, a greedy westerner uses her to win horse races in the US. Alex Toth opens with a disorienting view from below, introducing the main characters. His thick, graphic line drawings lack subtlety, but compensates with masterfully sequenced panels. Alex Nino introduces Captain Fear, a native islander in the 1800s who commandeers [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Tibet, Adventure, US, Dc, Unknown, 1970s, Toth, Niño, Alex Toth, Alex Nino, Alex Toth Alex Nino

Chamber of Darkness #6 - Steve Ditko reprint

Chamber of Darkness v1 #6, 1970 - Nearing the end of its run, this Marvel horror title begins adding reprints from the 1960s. In this issue, a fine Steve Ditko tale is included, originally from Strange Tales #71. Other artists in this issue Sal Buscema and Syd Shores. Cover by Marie Severin and Bill Everett. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Ditko / Chamber of Darkness ebay  >this issue >Ditko > [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Marvel, 1970s, Steve Ditko, Ditko, Ted Ignacio, Sal Buscema, Marie Severin, Bill Everett Home Ditko

Twilight Zone #85 - Frank Miller art

Twilight Zone v1 #85, 1978 - Depending on your source, Frank Miller's second Twilight Zone issue by may or may not have been his second published comics work. Set during Would War I, his drawings of bi-planes seem credible but strained. Soldiers' faces and figures are largely amateurish. Unlike the previous issue, this tale is scarcely recognizable as Miller's work. Other artists in this issue [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, Unknown, Miller, 1970s, Frank Miller, Gold Key

Batman #305 - Don Newton art

Batman v1 #305, 1978 - A murdered woman's ring bears an odd inscription, leading the Caped Crusader to go undercover in rural Maine. Part one of "Unsolved Cases of the Batman", this featurette is ably drawn by Don Newton, his first effort of many on this series. The artist does a particularly good job on his depictions of ordinary people. The story's highlight, however, is the opening splash of [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Maine, Batman, Dc, Superhero, Newton, 1970s, Ted Ignacio, Don Newton

Giant-size Avengers #2 - non-attributed Neal Adams art

Giant-size Avengers v1 #2, 1974 - The immortal Kang captures the Avengers in a plot to dominate the world. Only the Swordsman and the recently-returned Hawkeye are left to mount a rescue. Dave Cockrum illustrates this twenty-nine page tale with vigor and enthusiasm. While it appears he inked most of his own pencils, several panels and pages reveal other hands, including Bob McCleod. Most [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Avengers, Superhero, Hawkeye, 1970s, Adams, Kang, Ted Ignacio, Neal Adams, Non-attributed, Dave Cockrum, Bob McCleod

Captain Marvel v2 #29 - Jim Starlin art & cover

Jim Starlin Captain Marvel v2 #29, 1973 - The large, centralized Captain Marvel figure on the cover heralds a new change in the hero's powers. The body is dynamically drawn, but John Romita superimposes a new face over Jim Starlin's original strained expression (see the alternate cover). The artist may have missed the mark here, but his interior story art is outstanding. From the history of [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, Unknown, 1970s, Jim Starlin, John Romita, Starlin

Walt Disney Comics Digest #29 - Carl Barks reprints

Walt Disney Comics Digest v1 #29, 1971 - Featured in this digest-sized comic is an adaptation of the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of the movie Fantasia. Many of these issues also contain Carl Barks reprints from earlier decades. In this case, four Barks stories stand out from the rest of the pack, first published in Walt Disney Comics and Stories #170, Uncle Scrooge #26 ("Ghosts of Pizen [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Humor, 1970s, Digest, Ted Ignacio, Barks, Walt Disney Comics Digest, Carl Barks, Walt Disney Comics, Gold Key

Power Man #47 - mis-attributed Barry Windsor Smith art

Luke Cage, Power Man v1 #47, 1977 - No Barry Smith art, despite what some comic book price guides say. The opening page credits George Tuska as penciller and "B. Smith" as inker. Rifling through the pages, it becomes more obvious that the inks are by another bronze age artist, Bob Smith. A quick review of other works from the same period seem to be consistent in style. Also, Barry Smith left [Author: Unknown]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Smith, Superhero, Unknown, 1970s, Bob Smith, Barry Smith, B Smith, Barry Windsor Smith, Mis-attributed, George Tuska, Luke Cage Power Man

Junkyard Find: 1970 Alvis Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked)

From 1962 through 2016, one of the continent’s most amazing junkyards operated in the Sun Valley neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles: Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, also known as U-Pick Parts. Plenty of scenes for movies, TV shows, and music videos were filmed there, in addition to providing some great Junkyard Finds […] The post Junkyard Find: 1970 Alvis Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Military, Autos, Tank, 1970s, Sun Valley, San Fernando Valley, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, 1970, British cars, Alvis, British Car, Armored Vehicles

Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Back in the early 1980s, when I began my junkyard-crawling career in the East Bay, I would find examples of the Fiat 124 Sport Spider on a depressingly regular basis. I still find them today, in about the same quantities; the only difference is that now they’re 40 years old instead of six years old. […] The post Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Fiat, East Bay, Convertible, 1979, Pininfarina, 1970s, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Malaise, Malaise Era, Italian cars, Fiat 124 Spider, 124 Spider

Swamp Thing #18 - Nestor Redondo art & cover

Nestor Redondo Swamp Thing v1 #18, 1975 - Stumbling upon a community of elderly people, the Swamp Thing discovers too late that they also dabble in the occult to procure their youth. Some of Nestor Redondo's panels diminish toward the final pages, but overall his visuals are superbly drawn. One of his most arresting panels is on page 6, depicting the tender kiss of a young husband and his aged [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, 1970s, Ted F, Redondo, Nestor Redondo

Remembering The Mod Top: Amazing Flower Powered Top Car Designs From The 1960s And 1970s

Back around 1966, Sixties counter-culture iconography was being injected into the everyday, infusing society with a collision of postmodern DayGlo colors, earth tones and psychedelically styled designs. And flowers–lots and lots of flowers. Most of these floral designs may have been a bit too loud on a Formica counter or trusty old Thermos, yet one particular print looked right at home on the top... Source
Tags: Design, Cars, Vehicles, Retro, Flowers, 1960s, 1970s, Roof, Formica

House of Mystery #212 - Alex Nino art

House of Mystery v1 #212, 1973 - This tale of murder and aliens at a kid's summer camp is one of Alex Nino's oddest works. His drawings are highly stylized, distorted, bordering on cartoonish. Still, despite the disturbing faces and expressions, the artist maintains a high level of detail in the backgrounds (see interior page below). This story was later reprinted in Welcome Back to the House of [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, 1970s, Niño, Ted F, House of Mystery

Cool Old Photos Show What School Looked Like In The 1970s

School was different back in the ’70s. Students focussed on the basics.. reading, writing, and mathematics. They also learned how to write longhand, and some of them took great pride in their “penmanship”. Back in the ’70s, the personal computer was still very much in the realm of science fiction.. hand held calculators became available in the mid ’70s, but they were expensive... Source
Tags: School, Photography, Design, Education, Retro, 1970s

Lou Rawls sings about why you should take your blood pressure medication (1970s)

In the 1970s, the great R&B singer and actor Lou Rawls urged everyone to take their high blood pressure medication. "Do it for them." A public service announcement from the Ad Council.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Blood Pressure, Psas, 1970s, Lou Rawls

Vintage Adverts Of Hair Necessities For Men From The 1970s

Whilst the world of ladies’ grooming and hair care products seems to be constantly evolving and presenting new and ever more challenging products the main thing us chaps need to worry about according to the magazine and newspaper advertising is er, dandruff. Now call us old stick in the muds but we reckon that whilst products (and the marketing therein) for the fairer sex have improved beyond... Source
Tags: Fashion, Design, Style, Men, Retro, 1970s, Haircuts

1970s: The Most Romantic And Bizarre Period For Men’s Hairstyles

Men’s hair in the 1970s was a joy to behold. Hairstyling and grooming was no longer simply for women – hair products were now marketed to men, and many happily used them. Mustaches and mutton chops were in, even fake facial hair was worn and accepted. It was a hairy decade! h/t: Source
Tags: Design, Bizarre, Men, Romantic, Hairstyles, 1970s

Adventure Comics #429 - Alex Nino art

Adventure Comics v1 #429 featuring Black Orchid, 1973 - After her premiere in the previous issue, the Black Orchid continues as the main feature on this title. Alex Nino's Captain Fear also continues, with the indian finding himself once again captured by pirates. Several panels shows wide open vistas with minimal dialogue, allowing readers to soak in the Caribbean setting. Most impressive are [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Adventure, Dc, Caribbean, 1970s, Niño, Ted F, Alex Nino, Adventure Comics

Miracle Black & White Photos Of A Desolate And Deserted London From 1977

These fascinating photos were taken by John Goodman an Australian who made two trips to UK in the mid 1970s. These fascinating photos were taken by John Goodman an Australian who made two trips to UK in the mid 1970s. While in, as he puts it, ‘my raw early 20s’ – he pursued his interests in such things as Industrial Archaeology, science – ‘I joined the Quekett Microscopical Club (you might have to... Source
Tags: Photography, UK, Design, London, John Goodman, Retro, Miracle, 1970s, Black&white, Miracle Black amp, Quekett Microscopical Club

Green Lantern v2 #84 - Neal Adams / Bernie Wrightson art, Neal Adams cover

Neal Adams Green Lantern / Green Arrow v2 #84, 1970 - A small town becomes a willing mob, thanks to a small plastic device circulated by a super-villain. Two of the bronze age's best artists team-up on their only full length story. Neal Adams' pencils are generally dominant and exceptionally drawn. Stylistically, Bernie Wrightson has a far different approach but his inks in this case are [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Dc, Green Lantern, Superhero, 1970s, Adams, Wrightson, Neal Adams, Bernie Wrightson, Ted F, Neal Adams Bernie Wrightson

'Pick Up the Pieces' Is a Primer in Music as Cultural Memory

Pick Up the Pieces: Excursions in Seventies Music engages the reader with the intertwining threads of music criticism, cultural commentary, and memoir, none of which intrude on the others. Casting a chronological run through the '70s, the book begins with a short essay on the Kinks' "Lola", which situates the song and its open secret among 11-year-old boys gathered around an older brother's record player in a suburban bedroom. Songs become the soundtrack to the stories of author John Corbett's...
Tags: Post, Music, Review, Book Review, Chicago, Britain, United States, Cambodia, Warhol, Philadelphia, Music History, Joni Mitchell, Ali, Manila, Philly, 1970s