The Men’s Adventure Quarterly #5, the “Dirty Mission” issue (PAPERBACK)

The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #5 — the “Dirty Mission” issue features: “Dirty Dozen” style stories and artwork from men’s adventure magazines, including the MAM story that inspired the DIRTY DOZEN novel and movie; seven other classic MAM “Dirty Mission” stories; an introduction by Joe Kenney, author of the Glorious Trash blog; a special section about the legendary artists’ model, pinup model and actress Eva Lynd and artist Norm Eastman, who often used Eva for his wild covers; an article about British war comics by Justin Marriott; an amazing layout by co-editor Bill “Mad Pulp Bastard” Cunningham; and much more! The MAQ is an 8″x10″ perfect bound paperback format. MAQ #5 an extra long issue with 171 pages.


SPECIAL DEAL! All 4 of the first 4 issues of the Men’s Adventure Quarterly Magazine for $90.00

SPECIAL DEAL: All 4 of the first 4 issues of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY for $90, with free shipping. The MAQ is a 150-page, 8″ x 10″ square-bound magazine, published in full color on high quality paper, that reprints and discusses classic men’s adventure magazine stories and artwork from vintage men’s adventure magazines. The stories, articles and artwork in each issue focus on a theme.
– MAQ #1 focuses on Western stories and artwork (preview here->
– MAQ #2 features James Bond style spy stories and artwork (preview here->
– MAQ #3 is our special Mack Bolan/The Executioner “Vigilante Justice” issue (preview here->
– MAQ #4 focuses on “Jungle Girl” stories and artwork (preview here->

The Men’s Adventure Quarterly #3 — the “Vigilante Justice” issue, featuring Mack Bolan (PAPERBACK)

In 1969, Don Pendleton’s first two novels about Mack Bolan, “The Executioner” launched one of the most influential action/adventure paperback series ever created. It established a new type of modern hero: battle-hardened Vietnam War veterans who had the skills and guts to impose bloody, “vigilante justice” on mobsters and other villains who evade the criminal justice system.

This special third issue of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY features exclusive reprints of “Book Bonus” versions of the first two Executioner novels, originally published in men’s adventure magazines (MAMs). They’re accompanied by an article written by Don’s wife, author Linda Pendleton, who provides insights into the evolution of the Executioner.

MAQ #3 also features: an introduction by the legendary comics writer and novelist Chuck Dixon; three other classic vigilante justice stories from MAMs; a special art gallery section featuring original Executioner cover paintings by artist Gil Cohen, who created most of the classic Mack Bolan covers; a photo spread about pinup model Bettie Page;  plus a look at artist Jack Faragasso’s paintings of Bettie and reference photos.

It’s high-impact entertainment you won’t find anywhere else except the pages of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY!

“…remains one of the most impressive, beautifully designed publications available today.” – James Reasoner, Author THE CIVIL WAR BATTLE SERIES, LONGARM, THE TRAILSMAN

The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #5, the “Dirty Mission Issue”

In addition to the Men’s Adventure Library book series I co-edit with Wyatt Doyle, I also co-edit a full-color magazine that showcases artwork and stories from men’s adventure magazines (MAMs)…

The Men’s Adventure Quarterly #2, the “Espionage Issue” — ’60s spy stories & art (PAPERBACK)

This ALL-ESPIONAGE issue of MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY celebrates spy stories from vintage men’s adventure magazines. These behind-enemy-lines, nail-biting spy thrillers, and articles are brilliantly written by Walter Kaylin, Don Honig, Robert F. Dorr, and many others. Illustrated by renowned artists such as Mort Künstler, Vic Prezio, and Walter Popp. The MAQ Cover Gallery features some of the wildest in espionage illustration, and the MAQ Gal-lery features the ladies who could become “Jane Bond.” More than “swinging spy-fi” this issue of the MAQ is a mission back into the dirty dealings and desperate acts of agents of the Cold War Intelligence services who used any means necessary to succeed. MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY is an acknowledged leader in republishing men’s adventure fiction for new readers. Here’s what critics had to say about the MAQ: “With this beautiful 156 pg. treasure, Deis and Cunningham have given us a magnificent sampling of what MAMS were about. From the reproductions of glorious covers and interior illustrations to the reprinting of both factual articles and action-packed fiction, this collection is a rollicking trip back in time… Thanks Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Deis, we owe you both big time.” — Author and Publisher, Ron Fortier Airship 27“The artwork in this magazine is absolutely first-rate, and brilliantly laid out and reproduced… The book is worth the price for the art alone, and if you are a fan of American “pulp art”, or a newcomer looking for a good introduction to this uniquely American art form, with a focus on the western, I highly recommend the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY.” — Author Dan Leo “Robert Deis, Bill “Mad Pulp Bastard” Cunningham, and their associates have put together a spectacular recreation of a unique genre and a special time. From the moment I cracked it open, I could almost smell the Brylcream and Barbasol. Can’t wait for the Q2 issue to be available. This is well worth your time and money. – Jim Henshaw, Screenwriter / Producer, BEASTMASTER, THE LOST WORLD, TOP COPS

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The Men’s Adventure Quarterly #1 — classic Western stories & art issue (PAPERBACK)

The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY is a lushly-illustrated, full color magazine launched in 2021 that reprints and discusses classic stories and artwork from men’s adventure magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. This first issue reprints rip-snorting Western stories by Lou Cameron, Dean W. Ballenger, Jack Pearl, Don Honig and other veteran action/adventure writers. Each story is accompanied by the cover of the magazine it appeared in and the original interior artwork, plus an introduction with background information on the writer, artist or magazine. Issue #1 also includes a special Western cover gallery featuring artwork by great artists like Frank McCarthy, Mort Künstler, Rafael DeSoto, Robert Stanley, Vic Prezio, Norm Eastman, Wil Hulsey, Charles Copeland, Bob Schulz and many others. There’s also a “cheesecake” pinup photo “GAL-lery” featuring model and actress Juli Reding, classic men’s adventure magazine cartoons and ads, and a guest editorial by Western expert and author Paul Bishop, co-host of the SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST. Start your MAQ collection with this inaugural issue, and watch for new ones every quarter. The MAQ is Co-edited by Robert “Bob” Deis, Co-editor (with Wyatt Doyle) of the Men’s Adventure Library book series, which includes art books like MORT KÜNSTLER: THE GODFATHER OF PULP FICTION ILLUSTRATORS, ONE MAN ARMY: THE ACTION PAPERBACK ART OF GIL COHEN, POLLEN’S WOMEN: THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN, EVA: MEN’S ADVENTURE SUPERMODEL and illustrated story anthologies like WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH, A HANDFUL OF HELL, I WATCHED THEM EAT ME ALIVE and CUBA: SUGAR, SEX, AND SLAUGHTER. The MAQ is designed and co-edited by Bill Cunningham, founder of Pulp 2.0 Press (KILLER, TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, DEATH KISS: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE, MIKE SHAYNE PRIVATE EYE COMIC COLLECTION, etc.). Each issue of the MAQ will focus on classic men’s adventure magazines stories and artwork related to a particular theme. This first issue focuses on Western stories and artwork. Issue #2 will focus on James Bond-style Sixties espionage stories and artwork. Other topics will include motorcycle gangs, Bigfoot and other cryptozoology creatures, war stories, Beatniks and Hippies, the Civil War, and other favorite topics of men’s adventure magazine readers. Be sure to get them all!

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The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #6 – Part 2 of an in-depth preview…

Each issue of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY magazine I co-edit with Bill Cunningham focuses on men’s adventure magazines stories and artwork and related media that fit a particular theme. The…

The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #6 – Part 1 of an in-depth preview…

Issue #6 of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY is now available on Amazon in the U.S. and worldwide and via my online bookstore. This blog post is the first of several…

EXCLUSIVE! Brand new copies of WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! (not available new on Amazon)

WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! is the first men’s adventure magazine (MAM) story anthology in the Men’s Adventure Library book series and one of only two not available in print-on-demand format on Amazon. Brand new copies are only available here or via our eBay listings. The copies you see on Amazon are either used or way too expensive, since they’re ordered from us an resold.

WEASELS is a 6″x9″ paperback featuring 25 classic MAM stories, including stories by writers who later became famous, such as Lawrence Block, Harlan Ellison, Bruce Jay Friedman, Robert Silverberg and Walter Wager.  It’s 436 pages long, illuminated with intros about the authors, artists and magazines and an interview with Mario Puzo, who worked for men’s adventure magazines before THE GODFATHER made him famous. It’s illustrated with black-and-white cover scans, interior scans and examples of classic ads from vintage men’s adventure magazines. You can see an extensive preview by clicking this link

From the jungles to the deserts to the mean city streets, the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s — pulpy periodicals like REAL MEN, MALE, MAN’S LIFE, TRUE MEN STORIES, UNTAMED, EXOTIC ADVENTURES and GUSTO — left no male fantasy or interest unexplored. War stories, exotic adventure yarns, “true, first-hand” accounts of white-knuckle clashes between man and beast, and spicy tales of sadistic frauleins and tropical white queens hungry for companionship … topped off with salacious exposés of then-shocking subjects like free love, the Beat Generation, homosexuality, LSD and the secret horniness hidden in calypso lyrics.

One of the stories included is the actual story “Weasels Ripped My Flesh!” from the September 1956 issue MAN’S LIFE — the title Frank Zappa made famous by using it for an album title in 1970.

Writers Josh Alan Friedman (TALES OF TIMES SQUARE, BLACK CRACKER) and Wyatt Doyle (THE LAST COLORING BOOK, BE ITALIAN) join MAM collector and historian Robert Deis (Editor of and co-editor of the Men’s Adventure Library series and MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY) for a guided safari through a jaw-dropping collection of classic men’s adventure magazine stories.

Packed with pulp fiction created by writers who later went on to greater fame, sensational illustrations by masters of men’s pulp art and wacky ads taken from the magazines’ back pages, Weasels Ripped My Flesh! is your passport to a gonzo world where every dame was a femme fatale or a scantily-clad damsel in distress and manly men fought small mammals bare-handed.

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The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #3 – our “Vigilante Justice” issue

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PulpFest 2021, featuring a virtual appearance by Eva Lynd…

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