|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 3:55 pm: |
Ever since I saw my first issue of the now-defunct magazine called ARGOSY a number of years ago, I felt it would have been a publication the Zodiac would have read on a regular basis.
For those of you unfamiliar with ARGOSY, it was aimed at 30-something men with heavy emphasis on adventure, guns, crime, guns, fantasy, guns, hunting, guns, cars, guns, etc. You get the point.
Recently I purchased a lot of 20 issues ranging from late 1967 through 1971. I figured I'd be able to spot possible Zodiac influences, and I believe I have.
Here's the cover of the September 1968 issue:
Inside is a full-page ad for Winchester Western Super X ammo, just as the Zodiac used:
One of the feature stories was about the mafia and included this full-page picture of a hooded man:
I have yet to thoroughly scrutinize each issue, but I have a feeling I'll find more interesting possibilities.
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 5:21 pm: |
Tom, it wouldn't surprise me. In fact, this, or something like it, may have been the source of his weapons.
|Posted on Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 5:26 pm: |
Incidentally, would something like this count?
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 8:42 am: |
You forgot to mention Yeti's and Sasquatches.
I've still got some issues stuck away somewhere, as well as some of it's competitors, True and Saga.
|Posted on Monday, December 25, 2006 - 11:41 am: |
Is that Joe Valachi going in to his testimony before the Senate?
That hood looks like cloth, and not a paper bag with shoe polish on it.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 4:23 pm: |
The photo of the square black hood is an especially awesome find! Way to go, Tom!!
You never stop amazing me.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 5:21 pm: |
Speaking of Yeti I think I remember reading an article about the Patterson-Gimlin film in an Argosy magazine way back when.
|Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 5:55 pm: |
I had an Argosy with the Minnesota Iceman. I miss those old magazines!
|Posted on Thursday, January 04, 2007 - 9:55 am: |
For those of you out there who miss Argosy, and love topics like the Minnesota Iceman, Yeti, psychology, unexplained coincidents, and all things weird, tempered with a brilliant pragmatism and skeptical eye... you've gotta check out "Fortean Times", an UK magazine. I cannot recommend it highly enough!