From Vic Prezio and James Bama to Walter Popp and Norm Eastman – the missing HORRORHOUND captions, Part 2…

As explained in my previous post, men’s pulp art collector Rich Oberg and I recently put together an article about men’s adventure magazines that was published in the July/August 2011…

Men’s “sweat magazine” cover paintings from the Oberg Collection – Part 3: originals by Bruce Minney, Walter Popp and Vic Prezio…

Today’s post is the third in a series showing original men’s “sweat magazine” cover paintings from the Rich Oberg Collection (courtesy of Rich). The first post in the series featured…

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…

NEW! – Men’s Adventure Quarterly #4 — the “Jungle Girls” story and art issue (PAPERBACK)

Men’s Adventure Quarterly #4 — the “Jungle Girls” issue, featuring Jane Dolinger, Marion Michael, & more…

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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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…

The “Jungle Girls” issue of the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY (MAQ #4)

It has been one year since Bill Cunningham of Pulp 2.0 Press and I launched the MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY. The MAQ is a full-color, 150-page magazine that reprints and discusses…

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 magazine art used for album covers and spoofs…

In the Men’s Adventure Magazines & Books Facebook group, members sometimes post interesting examples of artwork from vintage men’s adventure magazines (MAMs) recycled for other purposes. One of my favorite…

Funny text and image juxtapositions on “stripped” men’s adventure magazine covers…

I’d planned to take a few weeks off in September, but when Hurricane Irma hit the island where I live in the Florida Keys, it led to a much longer…

INDIA TODAY’s Kai Friese looks at American pulp and men’s adventure magazines…

The Men’s Adventure Magazines & Books Facebook Group associated with this blog now has over 2,000 members from around the world. Quite a few members are professional writers, such as:…