Let's take a look.
Speaking of the Decade of Malaise, here is the set of paperbacks of the Lord of the Rings trilogy put out by Ballantine. I love cheesy, bizarre artwork like this and if there's anything good that came out of the seventies it was stuff like this*.
*Not counting movies, the 1972 Lakers or the third season of Saturday Night Live.
More Rings influence came in the form of the occasional Marvel Comics venture into Weirdworld. A standard fantasy story, this ran sporadically for a brief time in the late 70's and early 80's. Here are a few covers.
Moving on from fantasy, let's get into some horror.
And to wrap things up, here are a few vintage computer ads with Captain Kirk himself...
Oddly enough, the wacky thing is actually not that bad.