“THE WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY” from ARGOSY, to film, TV & paperback – A Guest Post by Paul Bishop

EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION . . . Recently, my friend writer, editor and podcaster Paul Bishop asked if I had a copy of ARGOSY, July 1956. If so, he asked, could I…

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…

An interview with Paul Bishop: veteran detective, writer, editor and action/adventure maven…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Bishop seems like he should be a fictional character in a novel like those he writes. He served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 35 years.…

Talking with writer Paul Bishop about BARBARIANS ON BIKES…

EDITOR’S NOTE: When Wyatt Doyle and I got the idea for an art book featuring bikers and motorcycle gangs, we ran it by our friend Paul Bishop. In addition to…

Catching up with action/adventure author Stephen Mertz

Stephen Mertz is a Grandmaster of action/adventure novels. He’s penned scores of them over the past four decades under his own name and various pseudonyms – and is still going…

ON SALE for 25% OFF! – Barbarians on Bikes: Bikers and Motorcycle Gangs in Men’s Pulp Adventure Magazines (HARDCOVER W/ BONUS CONTENT)

“Sex Rampage of the Cycle Savages” … “Big Mama’s Killer Cycle Army” … “Cross-Country Blast With ‘Satan’s Riders'” … “Cycle Queens of Violence” … The headlines in classic men’s pulp adventure magazines sure could paint a picture … and so could the masters of pulp art who illustrated them! Barbarians on Bikes rounds up three decades of vintage pulp magazine covers and interiors, from the 1950s through the early 1970s, most unseen since their original publication. A unique archive of biker illustration art at its most savage, with history and context by editors Robert Deis (MensPulpMags.com) and Wyatt Doyle (Cryptozoology Anthology), and an afterword/reality check by crime novelist/top cop Paul Bishop. And this deluxe hardcover presentation includes 20 bonus pages of belted and booted biker pulp art! Barbarians on Bikes is big, bad, and untamed. Can you can handle the ride?

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The hardcover edition of this book includes bonus content not included in the trade paperback edition.

ON SALE for 25% OFF! – Barbarians on Bikes: Bikers and Motorcycle Gangs in Men’s Pulp Adventure Magazines (TRADE PAPERBACK EDITION)

“Sex Rampage of the Cycle Savages” … “Big Mama’s Killer Cycle Army” … “Cross-Country Blast With ‘Satan’s Riders'” … “Cycle Queens of Violence” … The headlines in classic men’s pulp adventure magazines sure could paint a picture … and so could the masters of pulp art who illustrated them! Barbarians on Bikes rounds up three decades of vintage pulp magazine covers and interiors, from the 1950s through the early 1970s, most unseen since their original publication. A unique archive of biker illustration art at its most savage, with history and context by editors Robert Deis (MensPulpMags.com) and Wyatt Doyle (Cryptozoology Anthology), and an afterword/reality check by crime novelist/top cop Paul Bishop. And this deluxe hardcover presentation includes 20 bonus pages of belted and booted biker pulp art! Barbarians on Bikes is big, bad, and untamed. Can you can handle the ride?

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MensPulpMags.com Recommended Reading…

I’ve been busy lately, working on a new art book for the Men’s Adventure Library series I co-edit with Wyatt Doyle and a new issue of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY…

Men’s Adventure Quarterly: Vol. 1 No. 1 (SOFTCOVER ONLY)

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, Vol. 1, No. 2 – our spy stories & artwork issue

The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2 – our spy stories & artwork issue. Recently, Bill Cunningham of Pulp 2.0 Press and I released the second issue of our new full-color, 150+ page MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY magazine. Copies the MAQ are available on Amazon in the US and worldwide. You can also get copies directly from me via my eBay listings.

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…

Mike Shayne in men’s adventure magazines – Part 2: 1953 thru 1961….

  When Davis Dresser’s novel, DIVIDEND ON DEATH, was published in 1939 under the pseudonym Brett Halliday, it launched what became a huge multi-decade multimedia empire. It was the first…