40 YEARS AGO: 1971

MUSIC

David Bowie – Hunky Dory

T. Rex – Electric Warrior

John Lennon – Imagine

The Who – Who’s Next

The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

FILM

A Clockwork Orange (dir. Stanley Kubrick)

THX-1138 (dir. George Lucas)

Straw Dogs (dir. Sam Peckinpah)

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (dir. Mel Stuart)

Dirty Harry (dir. Don Siegel)

COMICS

– Jack Kirby kicks off his main Fourth World saga with New Gods #1.

Swamp Thing debuts in #92 by Len Wein & Bernie Wrightson.

Blackmark by Gil Kane, an early graphic novel, is published.

Ra’s Al Ghul debuts in Batman #232 by Dennis O’Neil & Neal Adams.

Amazing Spider-Man #96-#98 by Stan Lee & Gil Kane published without Comics Code Authority Seal, due to storyline relating to drug use; an early victory against comics censorship after the witch hunts of the 1950s.

– Greg

One response to “40 YEARS AGO: 1971

  1. Glad to see this feature is back in action!

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