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Junkyard Find: 1978 Toyota Truck

The Toyota Hilux pickup truck first hit the streets in 1968, shoving aside flimsier trucks based on the Corona and Crown within a few years. While the Hilux (or “Hylux”) name got a bit of marketing use by Toyota in North America, this truck was known here as, simply, the Truck. I found this well-worn-but-unrusted […] The post Junkyard Find: 1978 Toyota Truck appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Autos, Truck, Toyota, North America, Denver, 1970s, Toyota Hilux, Corona, Hilux, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Malaise, Malaise Era, 1978

Marvel Premiere #6 / Doctor Strange - Mike Ploog cover, Frank Brunner art

Mike Ploog Marvel Premiere v1 #6 featuring Doctor Strange, 1973 - His first pencils on the series, Frank Brunner struggles with the layouts and character's facial expressions. Sal Buscema's inks compound this further, adding too much detail and definition in many cases. The opening splash is the sole standout, and appears to have been inked by Ralph Reese (?). Mike Ploog's cover fares much [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Marvel, Superhero, 1970s, Brunner, Frank Brunner, Ted F, Mike Ploog, Ploog, Ralph Reese, Sal Buscema

Haunted #22 - Don Newton art & cover

Don Newton (Baron Weirwulf's) Haunted (Library) v1 #22, 1975 - Illustrated by Don Newton, the Baron features a single page of man-made monsters from literature. While a relatively small contribution, the artist's work is finely executed. Skillful divisions of light and shade reinforce the darker narrative. Newton is less successful with his painted cover, where too many colors offer a [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Newton, 1970s, Charlton, Ted Ignacio, Don Newton, Don Newton Baron Weirwulf

Rare Rides: A Very Malaise Datsun 200SX From 1977

A fourth-generation Nissan 200SX surfaced previously in an edition of Buy/Drive/Burn, where its squared-off good looks went up against two other Japanese coupes from 1986. Today, we step back two generations and have a look at an 200SX from the Seventies. Maybe you can figure out if Datsun achieved what it was aiming for with […] The post Rare Rides: A Very Malaise Datsun 200SX From 1977 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Nissan, 1980s, 1970s, Imports, Economy Cars, News Blog, Coupes, Datsun, Malaise Era, Collector Cars, Rare Rides, Compacts

Challengers of the Unknown #82 - Bernie Wrightson art

Challengers of the Unknown v1 #82, 1977 - Resurrected a second time during the bronze age, the title begins with brand new material starting with the previous issue. The Swamp Thing guest-stars just as his own series winds down. Bernie Wrightson, his co-creator, inks only a single small panel within the entire story (see interior page below). While adequately done, this small contribution makes [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Adventure, Dc, 1970s, Wrightson, Bernie Wrightson, Ted F

"With everything looking so 1970s, I want to offer 'Malaise!' as an idea for a political slogan. Any candidate is free to use that idea. No need to give me credit."

That's something I just wrote on Facebook, at a post by my son John about the Fast Company article, "The women running for president are breaking the rules of branding/The most diverse field of presidential candidates ever is also pushing the color of campaign branding like never before."From the article:Elizabeth Warren sets off the fairly traditional dark blue and red in her palette with an unexpected mint green to freshen things up. The overall impression gives off a fitting academic activist...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Color, America, John, Kamala Harris, Yellow, 1970s, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, Shirley Chisholm, Greenness, 2020 Campaign

NASA Enlisted Artists to Envision the Future

In 1975, NASA began to conceptualize living conditions in space—hiring freelance illustrator Rick Guidice to bring the ideas to life. The resulting works actively shaped the public perception of life off Earth, and do so to this day. Guidice’s illustrations influenced synth-drenched soundscapes, runway shows and popular film—all while being quite literal guides for NASA’s potential population relocation plans (which could house nearly one million people). …
Tags: Art, Space, Design, Future, Nasa, Earth, Illustrations, Linkaboutit, 1970s, Kitsch, Rick Guidice, Guidice

Movie Fashion Inspiration: The Virgin Suicides

She was the still point of the turning world. For this week's edition of 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration, we will be looking at the fashion from the 1999 film, The Virgin Suicides. The movie, directed by Sofia Coppola, tells the story of the five Lisbon sisters who are growing up in the suburbs during the 1970s. A group of boys try to piece together the Lisbon sisters' story and attempt to learn about the mystique surrounding them. The Virgin Suicides is very ethereal and the fashion ...
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Kirsten Dunst, Lisbon, 1970s, Sofia Coppola, Cecilia, Fashion Inspiration, Movie Inspiration, Shoes Zappos Bag Forever 21 Necklace Forever

Comparing the Hottest Fashion Trends of 2018 & 2019 (& What They Mean for Your Wardrobe)

What was big in 2018 and what is going to be trendy in 2019, and how do the trends compare? We have all the answers! Products: Blazer - Zara, Top - Zara Just a few days ago, we waved goodbye to 2018, a year that – in terms of fashion – surely set itself apart from the previous years. 2018 showed us that “something borrowed” can really make the difference in your marriage to style. From bright, eccentric colors to roaring prints, 2018's throwback-oriented trends made a statement to be remembere...
Tags: College, Trends, Kylie Jenner, Cher, New Year, Flares, Neon, Fringe, 1980s, 1970s, Animal Print, Spring 2019, Zara Top Zara

Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #7 - Wally Wood art

Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter v1 #7, 1976 - An oversized brute becomes the next deadly challenge for Richard Dragon and Lady Shiva. The gripping opening splash depicts both characters caught in his sizable grasp. Wally Wood again lends credibility to the series with his precisely applied inks. The story is rife with kung fu action scenes, including a judo sequence that's nearly instructional [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Adventure, Dc, Wood, 1970s, Wally Wood, Ted F, Richard Dragon

Twilight Zone #84 - Frank Miller art (1st pro work)

Twilight Zone v1 #84, 1978 - Frank Miller's first published work has much to be desired, and yet there are glimpses of his potential. The tale centers around an obese, tyrannical sheik and his voracious appetite. Despite only three pages, certain figure drawings and panel layouts resemble later works, particularly the details on page 3 panel 3. Though interesting, the art still falls below [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Science Fiction, Comics, Miller, 1970s, Frank Miller, Ted F, Gold Key, First pro work

Junkyard Find: 1976 MG MGB

In all of my decades of visiting junkyards, one thing has remained constant: I’ll see a handful of Fiat 124 Sport Spiders and MG MGBs every year, about the same number in 2018 as I saw each year in 2001 or 1987. Here’s the latest: a red ’76 convertible in a self-service wrecking yard in […] The post Junkyard Find: 1976 MG MGB appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: California, Autos, Fiat, 1970s, 1976, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, British cars, MG, MGB, MG MGB, Malaise, Malaise Era, British Leyland, 1976 MGB

Decades Party Outfit Ideas

First, 20th, 40th, 60th, 70th, 80th, 90th, 2000th decade party? Still stumped on the perfect outfit for your favorite era? We've got you covered. Total 1950s vibes over here! For some, a decades party is just another one of those college party themes that requires you to hit up Party City or Amazon to get a solid costume. For others, it’s a night to pretend you live in another era and add your style to the retro look. Maybe you’re a flapper from the '20s, a hippie in the '70s. The possibilitie...
Tags: Amazon, College, Asos, 1940s, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1920s, 1970s, Gatsby, Jackie Kennedy, Party City, Tie Dye, Fashion Tips, 2000s, Decades

Superman Family #184 - Neal Adams cover

Neal Adams Superman Family v1 #184, 1977 - The Prankster finds himself in the grip of an enraged Superman, even as his friends and colleagues look on. The look of horror on their faces is effectively captured and enhanced by Neal Adams. Notice how the background turns red hot, reinforcing the hero's homicidal fury. Other artists in this issue include Jose Delbo, Steve Mitchell, Bill Draut, Ken [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Superman, Dc, Superhero, 1970s, Adams, Neal Adams, Ted F, Neal Adams Superman, Jose Delbo Steve Mitchell Bill Draut Ken

Junkyard Find: 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupe

GM shrank its B-Body full-sized models for the 1977 model year, including the massive-selling Chevrolet Caprice/Impala. This proved a wise move in light of certain geopolitical events a couple of years later, and the 1977-1979 full-sized Chevrolet coupes got a cool “fastback” wraparound rear glass treatment. Here is such a car, spotted in a Denver […] The post Junkyard Find: 1977 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Gm, Autos, Chevy, Chevrolet, Denver, Glass House, 1970s, Chevrolet Impala, Impala, Caprice, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Malaise, Malaise Era

DEVO: The Brand / DEVO: Unmasked

This two-book feature, DEVO: The Brand / DEVO: Unmasked, follows the immeasurably influential and oddball band. Tracking the new-wave outfit’s inception to the present day, both books track founding members Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale. Insight is offered through interviews with both British and American publications in The Brand and first-hand recounts in Unmasked. The set is the perfect gift for music historians and DEVO fans alike.
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Bands, 1970s, Devo, Mark Mothersbaugh, Jerry Casale Insight

Destructor #3 - Steve Ditko art

The Destructor v1 #3, 1975 - Without the sensitive inks of Wally Wood from previous issues, Steve Ditko's artwork seems unpolished by comparison. The starkness of his drawings leave little room for depth. Aside from the title character, most of the figures have minimal shading and dimension. Even the layouts appear hurried and erratic in this largely disappointing effort. Other artists in this [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Superhero, 1970s, Steve Ditko, Ditko, Wally Wood, Ted F, Destructor, MiscPub

Junkyard Find: 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi

The early second-generation Volkswagen Type 2 bus is one of those vehicles that’s supposed to be so suffused with sacred nostalgic vibes that any example, no matter how trashed, will sell for tens of thousands of dollars. As we can see here, the presence of this reasonably complete 1971 Kombi in a wrecking yard near […] The post Junkyard Find: 1971 Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Rust, 1971, 1970s, Kombi, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Volkswagen Type 2, Patina, Hippie Bus, Volkswagen Bus, Volkswagen Transporter

Swamp Thing #10 - Bernie Wrightson art & cover (Top 10)

Bernie Wrightson 8.  Swamp Thing v1 #10, 1974 - First introduced in issue 2, Arcane and his ghoulish Un-Men return to take possession of the Swamp Thing's body. In his final issue, Bernie Wrightson illustrates the characters and graveyard setting with exquisite detail. Surrounding tree branches are bare and form ominously broken patterns. The splash on page 8 perfectly captures the Un-men's [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, Top 10, 1970s, Wrightson, Bernie Wrightson, Ted F

Weird Mystery Tales #23 - Wally Wood art

Weird Mystery Tales v1 #23, 1975 - During a time when he was mostly inking other artist's pencils, Wally Wood did both on this terrific horror tale. A unscrupulous man and his girlfriend conspire to get his aging aunt's fortune. The first panel opens with an idyllic scene of a wealthy estate. The finely textured bark of a tree stands out against the mansion's architecture. Wood's stark contrasts [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, Wood, 1970s, Wally Wood, Ted F

Swamp Thing #17 - Nestor Redondo art & cover

Nestor Redondo Swamp Thing v1 #17, 1975 - An evil organization known as the Conclave resurfaces, dispatching several robotic threats to terminate the Swamp Thing. Better known or his lush foliage and nature scenes, Nestor Redondo is surprisingly adept at drawing machinery. His two splash pages are excellently rendered, contrasting the swamp monster's organic body against his cold, mechanical [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, 1970s, Ted F, Redondo, Nestor Redondo, Nestor Redondo Swamp Thing

The 10 Best ’70s Movie Soundtracks

The 10 Best ’70s movie soundtracks The 1970s were defined by many things: economic change, politics, fashion, movies, drugs, and, most importantly, music. In addition to disco, this decade also saw the rise of funk, soul, jazz, heavy metal, and punk rock. When folks talk about their favorite albums of the decade, chances are high that there will probably be at least one soundtrack among them. Many soundtracks came out during the ’70s which have gone down in history as some of the best musical...
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Junkyard Find: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Oldsmobile has been gone since 2004, which makes it hard to believe that the Olds Cutlass spent most of the period from the middle 1970s through the early 1980s as either the #1 or #2 best-selling car in the United States. For 1979, the Cutlass came in second place (behind the Chevy Caprice), and thus […] The post Junkyard Find: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Colorado, United States, Autos, Denver, 1979, 1970s, Oldsmobile, Oldsmobile Cutlass, Down On The Junkyard, Junkyard, Junkyard Find, Olds, Malaise, Malaise Era, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Cutlass Supreme

The 1976 Polymoog film reminds us of when polysynths were new

In case you missed it, Moog’s re-release of an aging red-tinted, humming copy of the original 1976 Polymoog promo is a treat. And it’s a reminder of how far we’ve come. Yes, there’s no question that a lot of today’s synths seem lifted from the pages of the 1970s, from monosynth to modular. And yes, a lot of keyboard chops today are shameful, though – well, if you’re going up against Chick Corea, you really ought to practice, regardless. But there’s something charming about watching some of ...
Tags: Videos, Music, Keyboards, Tech, Herbie-hancock, Retro, Vintage, Music Tech, 1970s, Chick Corea, Moog, I-love-the-70s, Modular-Analog, Moog One, Polymoog

Weird Mystery Tales #1 - Jack Kirby, Bernie Wrightson art

Weird Mystery Tales v1 #1, 1972 - Credited in price guides for the opening splash, Bernie Wrightson only draws Destiny (the series host), sharing space with Jack Kirby's title page. Originally done for Spirit World magazine, "Horoscope Phenomenon" retains a documentary feel with nightmarish qualities. The pages were reduced in size to fit the regular comic book format, but has little impact on [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Horror, Dc, Jack Kirby, 1970s, Kirby, Wrightson, Bernie Wrightson, Ted F, Jack Kirby Bernie Wrightson, Spirit World magazine Horoscope Phenomenon

Uncle Scrooge #105 - Carl Barks cover reprint & reprint

(Walt Disney's) Uncle Scrooge v1 #105, 1973 - Featuring work by Carl Barks, this issue contains stories from earlier in the series. The main feature was first published in Four Color Comics v2 #495, the cover comes from Uncle Scrooge #18. Other artists in this issue include Tony Strobl. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Barks / Uncle Scrooge >this issue >Barks >Uncle Scrooge [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, Humor, Walt Disney, 1970s, Ted Ignacio, Barks, Carl Barks, Uncle Scrooge, Tony Strobl Home Barks Uncle Scrooge, Gold Key

The Ultimate Guide to Debbie Harry's Style

We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Jackie O, the classiest fashionista in American history and a historical figure all her own! This week, we're completely mixing it up and covering a rock star rebel, Ms. Debbie Harry.  View the original article to see embedded media. Also known as the lead singer of Blondie, Debbie is a fantastic musician who has made waves in the music industry for decades. Her edgy, cool look has been the ...
Tags: College, Wikipedia, Inspiration, Bbc, Elton John, Jackie, 1980s, 1970s, Blondie, Miami Florida, Debbie, Debbie Harry, Debbie Harry View, Blondie Debbie, Debbie View, Angela Trimble

Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #3 - Jack Kirby art

Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter v1 #3, 1975 - His one and only effort on this title, Jack Kirby's pencils appear a tad rushed. His adherence to a nine-panel grid on most pages seems repetitious. Although chock full of action scenes, the pacing is chaotic and overwhelming at times. Not quite suited for the kung fu genre, Kirby delivers a barely passable effort. Other artists in this issue include [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, Adventure, Dc, Jack Kirby, 1970s, Kirby, Ted F, Richard Dragon Kung Fu

How to Dress Like Penny Lane from Almost Famous

With outfits inspired by her '70s rocker chick meets hippie style. Almost Famous is a movie about people following rock bands in the 1970s, and everything that happens along the way. Kate Hudson's character, Penny Lane plays a groupie, or "Band-Aid", that not only has an awesome personality and taste for fun, but also an amazing and fearless taste in fashion! Penny Lane's wardrobe is full of looks straight out of the '70s. Her look is rocker chick meets hippie, with a touch of straight up glamo...
Tags: Movies, College, Inspiration, Kate Hudson, 1970s, Penny Lane, Fashion Tips, Fashion Inspiration, Almost Famous, Top Abercrombie, Fitch Skirt Old Navy

JBL reissues their classic 1970s speakers with the fantastic space-age grills

In 1970, JBL introduced the L-100 home hi-fi speakers based on the company's popular 4310 Pro Studio monitors. With their fantastic sound quality for the price, particularly for rock music, and their killer Quadrex foam grilles available in black, blue, or orange, the L-100 speakers became the best-selling loudspeaker of the era. And now JBL has revived them in modern form, the JBL L100 Classic. They're $4,000 a pair. I'd be curious to hear the JBL L100 Classics up against a pair of restored o...
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