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->'''Nite Owl:''' But the country is disintegrating. What's happened to America? What's happened to the AmericanDream?
->'''Comedian:''' It came true. You're lookin' at it.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''

Ah, the Seventies: A time when love was free, peace was the sign of the times, people were shouting "[[ItsAllAboutMe me, me, me]]" through [[BeYourself self-esteem, self-discovery and individual identity]], and polyester was the fabric of choice. A period in history where the men wear polyester leisure suits with flaring trouser cuffs and huge ties while sporting [[SeventiesHair heavily sprayed and manicured hair, sideburns included]]. Not to be outdone, the women wore feathered, Farrah Fawcett hair above their slinky dresses with [[VaporWear no bras]] underneath. Black people sported huge, poofy Afros as a TakeThat to past straightening practices. Heck, even white people had afros if they could grow them! Most people spent at least 92 percent of their waking lives at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoth%C3%A8que disco]] or behind the wheel of [[http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/Lincoln/1970_Lincoln/1970%20Lincoln%20Continental%20Brochure/1970%20Lincoln%20Continental-04-05.jpg a car]] big enough to tow the Titanic.
{{Disco}} music with a tense [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2lRPLinYNQ "waka-chu-waka"]] beat often plays during [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOL-td7n6ks chase scenes]], or on [[BowChickaWowWow pornos]].

Elsewhere, WesternTerrorists ([[Film/{{Munich}} and the Arab ones]]) are trying to blow up people, the US is still losing in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, and the blockbuster movie [[Film/{{Jaws}} is invented]], [[Film/ANewHope twice]].
Media Technology reaches a turning point, as 8-track audio cassettes and the first [=VCRs=] (U-matic in 1971, Betamax in 1975 and VHS in 1976,) appear for the first time, as do the first Laserdiscs (1978), the very first optical disc storage medium, and the very same technology that would later make CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray possible. However despite the new media technology, the old media technologies, namely the LP and Film are both still king as they had been for most of the 20th century. Movies such as ''Film/TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/TheGodfather'' begin to deal with subjects once considered taboo due to the loosening censorship laws, and pornographic film becomes legal. The world learns the meaning of Kung Fu thanks to a tough little guy from Hong Kong named BruceLee, while UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel {{Ramp Jump}}ed everything from cars and trucks to double-decker buses and river canyons.

Television is changed forever by such ground breaking shows as ''Series/AllInTheFamily'', ''Series/{{MASH}}'', ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'', ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' and ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Meanwhile gentle family shows like ''Series/TheWaltons'', ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' and ''TheLifeAndTimesOfGrizzlyAdams'' found their own audience while The Fonz was ruling the kid's imagination while giving Creator/RobinWilliams his big time start as the master comedian in ''Series/MorkAndMindy''. Meanwhile, ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' is VindicatedByCable and develops a sizable fanbase, spawning a juggernaut franchise that would not die for... well, ever. While the kids have made the best of the DarkAgeOfAnimation with {{Saturday Morning Cartoon}}s like ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'' and ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'', they at least had Creator/{{PBS}}'s breakthrough kids shows, ''MisterRogersNeighborhood'' and ''Series/SesameStreet'' in their vibrant glory of its youth before they graduated to ''TheElectricCompany'', ''Series/{{Zoom}}'' and ''TheBigBlueMarble''. Traditional TV genres like the variety show had their last hurrah like ''SonnyAndCher'' and ''DonnyAndMarie'' while ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' became a universally hailed worldwide success.

UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks begins, featuring death, politics, and "ethnic" superheroes for the first time ever since UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode crippled the medium in the 1950s. That happened when Creator/StanLee wrote a government requested anti-drug ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story, which the code was dumb enough to refuse to authorize, forcing Lee to diplomatically defy them to considerable praise.

PunkRock and {{Disco}}, two genres of music which continue to influence music to this day come out during this decade, as does the first primitive electronic music under such bands as the German Music/{{Kraftwerk}}, Music/YellowMagicOrchestra from Japan and Music/{{Suicide}} from NewYorkCity. The break up of Music/TheBeatles however was the defining moment of the music era as it created a power vacuum for any aspiring musician to make it big. The early years of the decade nonetheless, are considered to be the zenith of HardRock (and rock music, in general), as easy listening was off the charts and modern pop music wouldn't drive rock from the "top-40" until 1976. AlternativeRock, HeavyMetal and [[HipHop Rap Music]] took their first steps here too.

While this arguably began late in TheSixties, the '70s also changed the world completely, shaping it to its form nowadays. The UsefulNotes/ColdWar slows down as American and Soviet relations improve for the first time since 1945. American distrust for authority while brewing during the war, suddenly appears in the wake of the Watergate scandal. Crime and grime are on the rise and respect for law and order - from both criminals and their victims - begins to decline in favour of the good old fashioned [[Film/TaxiDriver "heads]] [[Film/DirtyHarry blown]] [[Film/DeathWish off"]] method.

The botched Apollo 13 mission (1970) (Although the feat of getting the astronauts home alive was hailed as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome for NASA), the Munich Olympics massacre (1972) and the American defeat in [=Vietnam=] (ended in 1975) broke forever the sense of security and confidence Westerners had from 1946, although it began to crumble with the assassinations of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy (in 1963), Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy (both in 1968). Munich was notorious for introducing mass awareness of terrorism and the fallibility of basic security, and it was just [[TheWarOnTerror the beginning]]. The energy crisis has Westerners running out of gas for the first time, showing the world just how dependent we all are on the Middle East, thus the post war economic boom that dominated TheFifties and TheSixties ends in recession, turning the American manufacturing Belt into the "rust belt". The welfare state-based economy begun with the [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt New Deal]] loses support and gets replaced by the next decade with the ''lassez-faire'' "New Economy"; heavily dependent of the banking industry, with its effects of mass speculation making finances more exciting -- and risky.

The environmental movement gains rapid speed as a result of the fuel shortages. In 1970, the first Earth Day is held, and in 1971, Greenpeace is founded. Many people worry that the world is [[TheEndIsNigh on the edge of an environmental catastrophe]]. Among other things, people go informal with ties and suits being thrown away (except for going to work: "casual fridays" began in TheNineties) and fashion rules being eliminated stating that ''"there are no rules in fashion"''; the animal rights movement also has its origin during this period; [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] is born as well as MoralGuardians raise their voice; single parenthood transitions from taboo to become commonplace while gay rights gain steam; women become an important part of the workplace; divorces quickly begin to outgrow marriages and couples begin to live together without marrying at all.

Covers roughly the period from the Kent State Massacre of 1970 to the inauguration of RonaldReagan politically (replace with MargaretThatcher if you're British). Culturally, roughly speaking, it started with the Altamont Free Concert in 1969 and ended with either the [[DeaderThanDisco Disco Demolition Night]] of 1979 or with the start of MTV in 1981. The most representative years are arguably 1972 through 1976: the years before that still have some baggage left over from the '60s (and, in some cases, [[TwoDecadesBehind even the '50s]]), while at about 1977 the tropes begin to shift: the sideburns get shorter; mass entertainment (movies especially) moves in the direction of pure escapism for the first time since the mid-'60s; the "women's-lib" movement goes mainstream and loses most of its earlier radicalism; and the (then) avant-garde musical styles of punk, New Wave, heavy metal, and (to a lesser extent) rap start to slowly eclipse the more proletarian or petit bourgeois styles of hard rock, R&B, and soft pop. Much of the sleaze and cynicism of the earlier part of the decade also begins to fade by this time: While disco is sweeping the nation, the Watergate legacy is repudiated by the election of the [[WideEyedIdealist almost ridiculously idealistic]] and pure-hearted JimmyCarter as President, and the rise of the Moral Majority within fundamentalist and evangelical Christian sects does a creditable job of rolling back (for a time, and to a degree) the sexual carnival of the '60s. But, needless to say, neither lasted beyond 1979 (the Carter administration, if not dead on arrival, clearly died with the hostages crisis), setting the bases for the turbulent 1980-1985 period.

See Also: TheRoaringTwenties, TheGreatDepression, TheForties, TheFifties, TheSixties, TheEighties, TheNineties, TurnOfTheMillennium and TheNewTens.
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!!Popular tropes from this time period are:

[[index]]
* SeventiesHair [[/index]]
* AbsoluteCleavage: For men, [[CarpetOfVirility it's the hair]]; for women, [[MyEyesAreUpHere you know]]...
* TheAllegedCar: Pollution control systems were in their infancy so stalling, sputtering, and backfiring were often the order of the day. ''Lemons: The World's Worst Cars'' makes note that during the seventies, "quality control" took a nose-dive. Noted auto journalist Peter Egan once dismissed the entire decade as ''The Era of Stupid Design'' while DaveBarry [[WildMassGuessing theorized]] that the first generation of American subcompacts were a BatmanGambit to discredit the very ''concept'' of a non-aircraft-carrier sized car.
* {{Badass}}: ''The'' defining trope of the decade.
** AfroAsskicker
** BadassBookworm: Usually paired with a...
** CowboyCop
** UsefulNotes/EvelKnievel: A RealLife example.
* BeYourself: The main driving force of TheMeDecade.
* {{Blaxploitation}}
* BlockbusterAgeOfHollywood
* UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks
* CarpetOfVirility
* DanceSensation: A staple early in the decade, reaching its' peak with 1975's "The Hustle", one of the songs which popularized disco music.
* DisasterMovie
* {{Disco}}
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The TropeNamer was produced from 1971 to 1980.
* EverybodyWasKungFuFighting, at least in the movies
* TheFashionista, as stated in a Vogue 1970 issue, there are no rules in fashion, and the fashion storm started that left a mark in the catwalk, then leaving a disaster on the [[TheEighties next decade]].
* TheFifties: Nothing says The Seventies like [[TwoDecadesBehind nostalgia for]] TheFifties, as evidenced by ''{{Grease}}'' and ''Series/HappyDays'', and a slew of other shows.
** The trope would repeat itself in a similar way when nostalgia for The Seventies became all the rage in TheNineties, even if this time it was little more than an excuse to get closer to the 50's (except for the ocassional DiscoDan).
** TheNewTens have featured a somewhat more sincere nostalgia for this decade, and the creeping 90's nostalgia will likely bring the trope to a full circle.
* FunnyAfro
* TheGenerationGap
* GlamRock
* GloriousMotherRussia (with every man a KGB agent and every woman a BrawnHilda (with a few {{Sensual Slav}}s thrown in for good measure).
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The short period of stability, economic growth and liberalism from the end of TheSixties onward in the Communist Bloc allowed a bit of openness to Western media, which made a lot of East Europeans to adopt the fashions of the age (RussianHumour also stabbed with the sharp point or irony the fashion of flaring bellbottom trousers and SeventiesHair), but [[DiscoDan they clung to them even 30 years too late]], inasmuch as an average Russian from [[TurnOfTheMillennium the early 2000s]] may think outfits with knitted sweaters and ties, jeans with fringes, checkered coats with elbow patches and handlebar moustaches, homes with bizarre pattern furniture, bars with pinball machines and nightclubs with disco balls [[FishOutOfTemporalWater are perfectly acceptable]]. Only by the mid-2000's the middle aged generation gradually abandoned them.
* GratuitousDiscoSequence
* GreaserDelinquents: The subculture essentially died out in the last years of TheSixties, save for a few holdouts in the Midwest, and what was left of that died out in the early 1970's. However, portrayals of greasers in fiction and pop culture start to pop up during this decade as nostalgia for TheFifties starts to set in. The most famous greaser delinquent in fiction, The Fonz, is a pop culture icon of The Seventies.
* HeavyMetal: In its earliest stages. Especially Music/BlackSabbath and Music/JudasPriest.
* ItsAllAboutMe: well, its not called [[TheMeDecade The "ME" Decade]] for nothing.
* IWasQuiteAFashionVictim (in late works about this decade)
* JiveTurkey
* [[JapanesePopMusic J-Pop]] First started getting it real start here with artists like Candies and Miyuki Nakajima.
* LGBTFanbase: A phenomenon making its ''public'' revival after the beginning of the modern gay rights movement and the easing of mandatory media/postal censorship.
* LimitedAnimation (Most of the worst products of TheDarkAgeOfAnimation would come out during this decade, and were [[AnimationAgeGhetto strictly kids stuff]], except for the occasional odd exception, like Creator/RalphBakshi's films.)
* LighterAndSofter:When compared the decades before it and after (at least the first half of it).
* NewWaveMusic: Emerged alongside punk rock (see below).
* NoFameNoWealthNoService (when it came to clubs like Studio 54)
* OlderThanTheyThink: You may relate open shirts and bell-bottoms to disco... but both styles were originally popular [[TheRoaringTwenties fifty years before]].
* PimpDuds
* PornStache: The stereotypical 70s man had either that or a full beard.
* PrettyInMink (aside from the pimp coats, sheepskin and white rabbit jackets for ladies became popular)
* PunkRock: Started as a movement at large during this decade.
* TheRoaringTwenties: Not all nostalgia was for TheFifties. Even the days of jazz and bootleg booze got their slice of the cake in this heavily nostalgic decade.
* SerialKiller: Several of the more infamous ones (Ted Bundy, David Berkowitz, John Wayne Gacy, BTK, The Zodiac, etc.) became active during the decade.
* SweaterGirl: Came back from TheFifties with a vengeance.
* TwoDecadesBehind: Many elements from the 50's and 60's stood specially in the first half of the decade.
* ThreateningShark
* VaporWear: Bras were out. Visible nipples were in.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: I wear hot pants
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!!Works that are set (but not made) in this time period are:
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[[index]]
[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing''
* As mentioned below, xxAbarenbou Kishi!! Matsutarou'' is based on a 70s manga but was animated over 40 years later.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* ''Film/AlmostFamous''
* ''Film/AmericanGangster''
* ''Film/AmericanHustle''
* ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy''
* ''Film/{{Apollo 13}}''
* ''Film/TheBaaderMeinhofComplex''
* ''Film/BlackDynamite''
* ''Film/BoogieNights'' (partially)
* ''Film/BreakfastOnPluto''
* The first half of ''Film/{{Casino}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Coonskin}}''
* ''Film/TheConjuring''
* ''Film/DarkShadows''
* ''Film/DazedAndConfused''
* ''Film/DetroitRockCity''
* ''{{Dick}}''
* ''Film/DonnieBrasco''
* The second half of ''Theatre/{{Dreamgirls}}''
* ''Film/CurseOfTheZodiac''
* ''[[Film/FrostNixon Frost/Nixon]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic''
* ''TheIceStorm''
* ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}''
* ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''
* ''Film/ManOnWire'' is about daredevil tightrope walker Philippe Petit, who walked (and ran, and danced) on a wire strung between the two towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.
* ''Film/{{Milk}}''
* ''Film/{{Munich}}''
* ''Film/{{Nixon}}''
* ''Film/NowAndThen
* ''PubertyBlues''
* ''Film/{{Radio}}''
* ''Film/RememberTheTitans''
* ''Film/RollBounce''
* ''Film/TheRunaways''
* ''Film/ScotlandPA''
* ''Film/SemiPro'': Few things are more emblematic of the 70s than white guys with afros playing ABA basketball.
* ''Film/{{Super 8}}''
* ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''
* ''Literature/TheVirginSuicides''
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (partially)
* ''Vysotsky. Thank You for Living'' is a very good recreation of Soviet Seventees.
* The made-for-tv ''Elvis Meets Nixon'' comically imagined the events leading up to the meeting of two major players from TheFifties who fell off the radar in TheSixties only to get big again at decade's end.
* Part of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' takes place in 1973, complete with the PornStache, Richard Nixon, bell-bottoms and polyester.
* ''Film/{{Zodiac}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Big-Book-70s-Factoid-Books/dp/1563896710 The Big Book Of The 70s]]'' (referred to as "the decade where nothing happened", although the chapter on the birth of terrorism is particularly [[HarsherInHindsight harsh in hindsight]])
* A great deal of ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series by Creator/StephenKing
* The unnamed ''Literature/HarryPotter'' prequel, which takes place three years before Harry's birth, thus was set in 1977.
* ''Literature/TheLovelyBones''
* ''Literature/{{Replay}}'' - spans 25 years. [[GroundhogDayLoop Several times.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Live-Action TV}}]]
* ''Series/FreaksAndGeeks:'' Technically set in 1980, but the 70's hadn't quite worn off yet as disco is still around.
* Much of the first season of ''Series/IkawLamang'' is set from 1975 to 1979.
* ''ILoveThe70s'' on VH1
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2006'' (Set in 1973, before disco)
* ''Series/LifeOnMars2008'' (American remake of the above, set in the same year)
* ''PubertyBlues''
* ''The Seventies'', an NBC TV miniseries that was a follow-up (not a sequel) to the previous NBC miniseries ''The Sixties''.
* ''{{Swingtown}}''
* ''Series/That70sShow''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin What did you expect]]?
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''HotelDuskRoom215': Very borderline. It's set just mere days before 1980.
* ''VideoGame/{{Interstate 76}}'': [[AlternateHistory A different 1976]] anyways.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'': Set in late 1974.
* ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes]]'': Takes place almost immediately after Peace Walker.
* ''[[VideoGame/GraviteamTactics Graviteam Tactics: Shield of the Prophet]]'': Set in July 1979.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BlackDynamite''
[[/folder]]

!!Works that were made in this time period:
[[folder:{{Anime}} and {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/AttackNumberOne'' (Started in 1968, but continued through the early 70s.)
* ''Anime/CuteyHoney''
* ''Anime/{{Daitarn3}}''
* ''Manga/{{Devilman}}''
* ''Manga/FromEroicaWithLove''
* ''Manga/GetterRobo''
* ''Manga/{{Kinnikuman}}'' (The manga started in 1979.)
* ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''
* ''Franchise/LupinIII'': The manga series began in 1969, but the first anime series (Anime/LupinIIIGreenJacket) began in 1971. The red jacket and movies would follow before the decade ended.
* ''Manga/MaoDante''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' (Started in 1972)
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
** ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': the original aired in 1979.
* ''Notari Matsutarou'' ran from 1973 to 1998. In 2014 it got an anime adaptation.
* ''Anime/{{Raideen}}''
* ''Anime/RobotRomanceTrilogy'':
** ''Anime/CombattlerV''
** ''Anime/VoltesV''
** ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''
* ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles''
* ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' (Started in 1972)
* ''Manga/SpaceAdventureCobra''
* ''Manga/{{Swan}}''
* ''Anime/UchuuSenkanYamato'' and its American dub, ''Star Blazers'' - considered the first breakaway anime hit not related to an earlier manga.
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' (The manga started in 1978.)
* ''Anime/{{Zambot3}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Franchise/{{Tintin}}. Series started in 1929.
** Recap/TintinTintinAndThePicaros (1976).
* ''ComicBook/SpirouAndFantasio''. Series began in 1938.
* ''ComicBook/TomPoes''. Series began in 1941.
* ''ComicBook/SuskeEnWiske''. Series began in 1945.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer''. First appeared in September, 1946.
* ''ComicStrip/PaulusDeBoskabouter''. Series began in 1946.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Nero}}'' . Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke''. Series began in 1947.
* ''ComicBook/PietPienterEnBertBibber''. Series began in 1951.
* ''ComicBook/{{Jommeke}}''. Series began in 1955.
* ''ComicStrip/JanJansEnDeKinderen''. First appeared in 1970.
* ComicBook/YokoTsuno. First appeared in September, 1970.
* ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian. Adaptation of the literary character. First appeared in October, 1970.
* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}. First appeared in December, 1970.
* ComicBook/DeGeneraal. First appeared in 1971.
* ComicBook/NewGods. Series started in February-March, 1971.
* ComicBook/ManThing. First appeared in May, 1971.
* ComicBook/{{Mockingbird}}.
** Barbara 'Bobbi' Morse. First appeared in June, 1971.
** Received the codename 'Huntress' in January, 1976.
* Comicbook/RasAlGhul. First appeared in June, 1971.
* ComicBook/SwampThing.
** Swamp Thing/Alex Olsen. First appeared in June-July, 1971.
** Swamp Thing/Alec Holland. First appeared in October-November, 1972.
* Franchise/ArchieComics.
** Chuck Clayton. First appeared in August, 1971.
** Coach Floyd Harry Clayton. First appeared in March, 1974.
** Nancy Woods. First appeared in January, 1976.
* ComicBook/TheKreeSkrullWar
* ComicBook/{{Morbius}}. First appeared in October, 1971.
* ComicBook/TheDefenders. First appeared in December, 1971.
* Comicbook/DraculaLives. First debuted in August, 1973.
* Franchise/GreenLantern/John Stewart. First appeared in December, 1971.
* ComicBook/JonahHex. First appeared in February, 1972.
* ComicBook/WerewolfByNight. First appeared in February, 1972.
* "Him" became ComicBook/AdamWarlock in April, 1972.
* ComicBook/TheTombOfDracula. First debuted in April, 1972.
* ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire. First appeared in June, 1972.
* ComicBook/{{Etrigan}}. First appeared in August, 1972.
* Comicbook/GhostRider /Johnny Blaze. First appeared in August, 1972.
* ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil. First appeared in December, 1972.
* Comicbook/RedSonja. First appeared in February, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Thanos}}. First appeared in February, 1973.
* ''ComicBook/TheNightGwenStacyDied'' storyline, appeared in June-July, 1973.
* ComicBook/BlackOrchid. First appeared in July, 1973.
* ComicBook/{{Blade}}. First appeared in July, 1973.
* ComicBook/FreedomFighters. First appeared in September, 1973.
* ComicBook/AvengersDefendersWar. Began in september 1973
* ComicBook/HowardTheDuck. First appeared in December, 1973.
* ComicBook/ThePunisher. First appeared in February, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{Foolkiller}}. First appeared in March, 1974. At least the original version, since several characters have since [[TakingUpTheMantle Taken up the Mantle]].
* [[ComicBook/ImmortalIronFist Iron Fist]]. First appeared in May, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{OMAC}}. First appeared in September, 1974.
* ComicBook/{{Wolverine}}. First appeared in October-November, 1974.
* [[Characters/TheSandman Sandman]]/Garrett Sanford. First appeared in Winter, 1974.
* Comicbook/DouweDabbert. First appeared in 1975.
* Comicbook/{{Storm}}. First appeared in May, 1975.
* ''ComicBook/XMen''. Revived in May, 1975.
* Comicbook/MoonKnight. First appeared in August, 1975.
* ComicBook/BatmanFamily. Series started in October, 1975.
* ComicBook/ScarletSpider
** An unnamed clone of Spider-Man first appeared in October, 1975. He would be reworked into Ben Reilly two decades later.
* ComicBook/TheWarlord. First appeared in November, 1975.
* ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse
** Bruto. First appeared in December, 1975.
* ComicBook/WhiteTiger /Hector Ayala. First appeared in December, 1975. He has since had two [[LegacyCharacter Legacy characters]].
* ComicBook/AmericanSplendor. Series started in 1976.
* ComicBook/PowerGirl. First appeared in January-February, 1976.
* OmegaTheUnknown. First appeared in March, 1976.
* ComicBook/{{Nova}}. First appeared in September, 1976.
* Comicbook/LadyShiva. First appeared in December, 1976.
* Carol Danvers became Comicbook/MsMarvel in January, 1977.
* ComicStrip/DeKiekeboes. Series started in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/TwoThousandAD. Magazine launched in February, 1977.
** ComicBook/JudgeDredd debuted in the second issue.
** ''ComicBook/{{Savage}}''. First appeared as ''Invasion!'' in February, 1977.
** Comicbook/StrontiumDog appeared a year later, in May 1978.
** The ComicBook/ABCWarriors first started in 1979.
* ComicBook/TheKorvacSaga. Began on January 1978.
* ComicBook/SpiderWoman. First appeared in February, 1977.
* ComicBook/GhostGirlI. First appearted in March, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Thorgal}}. First appeared in March, 1977.
* ComicBook/AlbanyAndSturgess. Series started in April, 1977.
* Comicbook/BlackLightning. Debuted in April, 1977.
* ShadeTheChangingMan. Debuted in June, 1977.
* ComicBook/WonderTwins. Adapted to the medium in October, 1977.
* Comicbook/{{Cerebus}}. First appeared in December, 1977.
* ComicBook/{{Huntress}}/Helena Wayne. Debuted in December, 1977.
* ComicBook/OmahaTheCatDancer. First published in 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Quasar}}/Wendell Elvis Vaughn. Debuted in January, 1978.
* ComicBook/MadameXanadu. Debuted in February, 1978.
* ComicBook/ElfQuest. Series started in Spring, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Firestorm}}. Debuted in March, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Steel}}/Henry "Hank" Heywood. Debuted in March, 1978.
* ComicBook/DCComicsPresents. Series started in July, 1978.
* ComicBook/{{Vixen}}. First appearance in Fall, 1978. But in a title only available to DC personnel.
* FlamingCarrot. First appeared in 1979.
* Franchise/{{Micronauts}}. Series started in January, 1979.
* ComicBook/AntMan
** Scott Lang. First appeared in March, 1979.
** Scott Lang assumed the Ant-Man identity in April, 1979.
* Lt. Col. James Rhodes (debuted March, 1979). He would become better known as ComicBook/WarMachine.
* ComicBook/AlphaFlight. First appeared in April, 1979.
* ComicBook/CaptainUniverse. First appeared in August, 1979.
* RomSpaceknight. First appeared in December, 1979.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Eastern European Animation]]
* ''Animation/ThirtyEightParrots''
* ''Animation/FantasticPlanet''
* ''Animation/FiringRange''
* ''Animation/IcarusAndWisemen''
* ''Animation/IShallGiveYouAStar''
* ''Animation/KittenNamedWoof''
* ''Literature/LudasMatyi''
* ''Animation/MagyarNepmesek''
* ''Animation/MalekKhorshid''
* ''Animation/PomyslowyDobromir''
* ''Animation/TheRabbitWithTheCheckeredEars''
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* See: FilmsOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Han-guk Manhwa Aenimeisyeon]]
* ''Animation/RobotTaekwonV''
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[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* See: LiteratureOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:{{Live-Action TV}}]]
* See SeriesOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* See MusicOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music genres]]
* {{Disco}}
* GlamRock. Musical style hugely popular in the UK in the 1970s.
* PunkRock
* HeavyMetal was invented in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}''. Started in October, 1970.
* ''ComicStrip/ZippyThePinhead''. First appeared in March, 1971.
* ''ComicStrip/FunkyWinkerbean''. Started in March, 1972.
* ''ComicStrip/HagarTheHorrible'' . Started in February, 1973.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}''. Started in September, 1973.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Cathy}}''. Started in November, 1976.
* ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell''. Started in 1977.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Shoe}}''. Started in 1977.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. Started in June, 1978.
* ''ComicStrip/ForBetterOrForWorse''. Started in September, 1979.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/AirborneAvenger'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/TheAtarians'', 1976.
* ''[[Pinball/CaptainFantastic Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy]]'', 1976. Based on Music/EltonJohn's album and the movie ''Music/{{Tommy}}''.
* ''Pinball/EightBall'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/ElDorado'', 1975.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel'', 1977.
* ''Pinball/{{Fireball}}'', 1971.
* ''Pinball/{{Flash}}'', 1979
* ''Pinball/{{Genie}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/HarlemGlobetrottersOnTour'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{KISS}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/MataHari'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Meteor}}'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Paragon}}'', 1979.
* ''[[Pinball/PlayboyBally Playboy]]'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/{{Sinbad}}'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/TheSixMillionDollarMan'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/SpaceInvaders'', 1979. Based on the hit video game (sorta).
* ''Pinball/SpaceRiders'', 1978.
* ''Pinball/SpiritOf76'', 1976, appropriately enough.
* ''Pinball/StarTrekBally'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/StellarWars'', 1979.
* ''Pinball/{{Superman}}'', 1979.
* ''[[Pinball/{{Wizard}} Wizard!]]'', 1975
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/AbdullahTheButcher
* Wrestling/ChrisAdams. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/GeneralSkandorAkbar. Debuted in the 1960s, became a manager in Texas in 1977.
* Wrestling/CaptainLouAlbano. Started his managing career in 1970.
* Wrestling/AndreTheGiant. Debuted in the 1960s, but made his Japan debut in 1970 and started with [[Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation the AWA]] and Wrestling/{{WWE}} in this decade.
* Wrestling/BobBacklund. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/PaulBearer. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/BrutusBeefcake. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/FreddieBlassie. Started his managerial career in this decade.
* Wrestling/BoboBrazil
* Wrestling/BruiserBrody . Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/HaystacksCalhoun
* [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Allen Coage[=/=]Bad News Allen[=/=]Bad News Brown]]. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/TheCrusher
* [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase Ted [=DiBiase=]]]. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/DickTheBruiser
* Wrestling/DynamiteKid. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/JackieFargo
* [[Wrestling/EdFarhat Ed "The Sheik" Farhat]].
* Wrestling/PamperoFirpo
* Wrestling/RicFlair. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/TerryFunk. Debuted in 1965, became one of the top wrestlers in the world in the 1970s.
* [[Wrestling/GiantHaystacks Giant Haystacks[=/=]Loch Ness]]
* [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/EddieGraham.
* Wrestling/StanHansen. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/JimmyHart. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/BobbyHeenan. A top manager for the Wrestling/AmericanWrestlingAssociation throughout the 1970s.
* Wrestling/HulkHogan. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/HonkyTonkMan. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/SirOliverHumperdink. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/KingCurtisIaukea
* Wrestling/TheIronSheik. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/JunkyardDog. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/{{Kamala}}. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/KillerKhan. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/IvanKoloff
* Wrestling/JerryLawler. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/MarkLewin
* Wrestling/RickMartel. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/{{Chief Wahoo McDaniel}}
* Wrestling/{{Vince McMahon}}. Debuted in 1969, took on lead announcer role in 1971.
* Wrestling/{{Meng}}. Started as Prince Tonga in 1978.
* [[Wrestling/MissingLink The Missing Link]].
* Wrestling/MrFuji
* Wrestling/GorillaMonsoon
* Wrestling/PedroMorales
* Wrestling/DonMuraco. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/TheOneManGang. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/KenPatera. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/RoddyPiper. Debuted in 1969, first made his name in the Mid-Atlantic and Los Angeles territories in the 1970s.
* Wrestling/HarleyRace
* Wrestling/DustyRhodes
* Wrestling/JakeRoberts. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/AntoninoRocca
* [[Wrestling/PlayboyBuddyRose "Playboy" Buddy Rose]]. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/JimRoss. Debuted as a referee in 1974.
* Wrestling/TitoSantana. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/RandySavage. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/LarrySharpe. Debuted in 1974.
* Wrestling/IronMikeSharpe. Debuted in 1977.
* Wrestling/SgtSlaughter. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/DaveyBoySmith. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/JimmySnuka. Debuted in 1969.
* Wrestling/GordonSolie
* Wrestling/RickySteamboat. Debuted in 1976.
* Wrestling/GeorgeSteele
* Wrestling/ExoticAdrianStreet
* Wrestling/BigJohnStudd. Debuted in 1972.
* Wrestling/KevinSullivan. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/GenichiroTenryu. Debuted in 1976.
* Wrestling/LouThesz. His last decade as a regular competitor.
* Wrestling/JumboTsuruta. Debuted in 1973.
* Wrestling/GregValentine. Debuted in 1970.
* Wrestling/JesseVentura. Debuted in 1975.
* Wrestling/NikolaiVolkoff
* Wrestling/KokoBWare. Debuted in 1978.
* Wrestling/AntonioInoki. Became popular in the 1970s.
* Wrestling/TheBlackjacks. Team formed in 1973.
* Wrestling/TheFabulousKangaroos
* Wrestling/TheSheepherders.
* Wrestling/VonErichFamily. Kerry, Kevin and David all debuted during this decade.
* Wrestling/AllJapanProWrestling. Established in 1972.
* Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling. Established in 1972.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radio]]
* ''Radio/CarTalk''. Began on local UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} radio in 1977.
* ''Radio/CBSRadioMysteryTheater''. Began in 1974.
* ''Radio/RoyalCanadianAirFarce''. Began in 1973.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (1974)
* ''TabletopGame/TheFantasyTrip'' (1977)
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/AccidentalDeathOfAnAnarchist''
* ''Theatre/{{Company}}''
* ''Theatre/TheWiz''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Ride/ActionPark opened in 1978.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Toys]]
* Franchise/{{Micronauts}}. Toyline launched in 1976.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Adventure}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/MainframeAir Air]]''
* ''VideoGame/AirSeaBattle''
* ''VideoGame/AntiAircraft''
* ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}''
* ''VideoGame/AtariBasketball''
* ''VideoGame/{{Avatar}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Blockade}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Breakout}}''
* ''VideoGame/ColossalCave''
* ''VideoGame/{{Combat}}''
* ''VideoGame/ComputerSpace''
* ''VideoGame/AtariCopsNRobbers''
* ''VideoGame/CrashNScore''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dnd}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Dungeon}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Gotcha}}''
* ''VideoGame/GranTrak10''
* ''VideoGame/HiWay''
* ''VideoGame/HuntTheWumpus''
* ''[[VideoGame/Atari2600Indy500 Indy 500]]'' (Atari 2600)
* ''VideoGame/JetFighter''
* ''VideoGame/LunarLander''
* ''VideoGame/MazeWar''
* ''VideoGame/MultiUserDungeon''
* ''VideoGame/NightDriver''
* ''VideoGame/TheOregonTrail''
* ''VideoGame/{{Panther}}''
* ''VideoGame/PLATOEmpire''
* ''VideoGame/PLATOMoria''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pong}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Pursuit}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Quadrapong}}''
* ''VideoGame/AtariQwak1974''
* ''VideoGame/{{Rebound}}''
* ''VideoGame/SharkJaws''
* ''VideoGame/{{Snake}}''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceInvaders''
* ''VideoGame/SpaceRace''
* ''VideoGame/{{Spasim}}''
* ''VideoGame/{{Sprint 2}}''
* ''VideoGame/StarRaiders''
* ''VideoGame/{{Starship 1}}''
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekTextGame''
* ''VideoGame/{{Steeplechase}}''
* ''[[VideoGame/Atari2600Superman Superman]]'' (UsefulNotes/{{Atari 2600}})
* ''VideoGame/{{Tank}}''
* ''VideoGame/TouchMe''
* ''VideoGame/VideoPinball''
* ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* See WesternAnimationOfThe1970s
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Companies]]
* Creator/ChuckECheese
* Apple Computer got its start during this time too, although it wouldn't be a serious competitor to IBM until the mid-'80s.
* Nike adopted its iconic "swoosh" logo in the closing years of the decade.
* UsefulNotes/McDonalds brought fast food to the masses, introducing breakfast items on its menu for the first time and opening its first foreign restaurants (first [=McDonald's=] in Great Britain in 1974). The Big Mac hamburger (introduced in 1968) first became popular at this time. Ronald [=McDonald=] (who had gotten a classy makeover in 1967 with the now-familiar yellow jumpsuit and striped socks) was joined in [=McDonaldland=] by his friends Birdie, the Hamburglar, the Grimace (originally an octopus-like creature who loved milkshakes) and the Fry Kids. Mayor [=McCheese=] is a relic of this era, nowadays only turning up in parodies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comedy]]
* The Firesign Theatre
** ''AudioPlay/IThinkWereAllBozosOnThisBus'' (1971)
[[/folder]]
[[/index]]
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