Syd Shores, Mel Crair, evil Nazis, crawling death and man killing nymphos…

My previous post featured some great “sweat magazine” style cover paintings by the legendary comics and magazine artist Sydney “Syd” Shores, from the collection of my friend Rich Oberg, the…

Men’s “sweat magazine” art from the Rich Oberg Collection – Part 1: Mel Crair covers

Bondage and torture cover art and stories are fairly common features of some vintage men’s adventure magazines. The most notorious and most sought after are the Nazi B&T covers —…

NEW! THE ART OF RON LESSER, VOL. 1: DEADLY DAMES AND SEXY SIRENS

I didn’t plan it this way, but two books I co-edited were recently released at the same time on Amazon worldwide: THE ART OF RON LESSER, VOL. 1: DEADLY DAMES…

About our book POLLEN IN PRINT: 1955-1959

Artist Samson Pollen created hundreds of classic illustrations for the men’s adventure magazines (MAMs, for short) published in the 1950s, 1960s and 197os. He was one of the top illustrators who…

POLLEN IN PRINT 1955-1959, our new Samson Pollen art book

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post refers to the special edition of POLLEN IN PRINT 1955-1959 that came with perks via an Indiegogo campaign listing. That campaign has ended. However, the book…

MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY #1, “The Most Wanted Wild West Issue”

Recently, I joined forces with Bill Cunningham, head of Pulp 2.0 Press, to launch a new 155-page, full color, 8"x10" magazine that reprints stories and illustrations from men’s adventure magazines…

“Men’s Adventure Magazines and the Art of War” – a PulpFest presentation (Part 1)…

PulpFest is one of the biggest and best annual pulp-related conventions in the country. It’s a descendant of PulpCon, a pioneering event that ran annually from 1972 to 2008. In…

The John Whitlatch enigma solved: a guest post by writer & pulp maven Paul Bishop…

     Updated on December 27, 2018… EDITOR’S NOTE: A while back, I posted an interview here with a writer I’m a huge fan of and proud to call a…

Men’s adventure magazine Christmas spoof covers. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Christmas covers and stories were not common in the men’s adventure magazine (MAM) genre. In the 1950s, a few of top tier MAMs, like ARGOSY, TRUE and SAGA, did have…

A look at our book: CUBA: SUGAR, SEX, AND SLAUGHTER…

CUBA: SUGAR, SEX, AND SLAUGHTER, in another one of the story and art anthologies in the Men’s Adventure Library series I co-edit with Wyatt Doyle. This one is a collection…

Ho! Ho! Ho! Men’s adventure magazines style…

Most of the more than 160 different men’s adventure magazines published from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s never featured holiday-themed covers for Christmas or any other holidays. I guess…

Q&A with Fanzine Publisher Justin Marriott…

EDITOR’S NOTE: I first learned about vintage paperback fanzine publisher Justin Marriott from my friend writer, editor and action/adventure media maven Paul Bishop (whose latest book is 52 WEEKS •…