My annual Memorial Day post: a look at the first issue of BATTLE CRY magazine…

[EDITOR’S NOTE: A link to download a free PDF copy of the first issue of BATTLE CRY magazine is at the bottom of this post.] Memorial Day is a day…

I WATCHED THEM EAT ME ALIVE! — the new Men’s Adventure Library book and first “Men’s Adventure Journal”

“I had a glimpse of a squirrel perched on his neck; it seemed funny as hell for a second.” That was the initial reaction of the main character in the…

Animals as instruments of torture: from real history to the surreal world of men’s pulp magazines…

Recently, I worked with Wyatt Doyle, my co-editor for the WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! story anthology, to write another article for HORRORHOUND magazine about killer creature artwork and stories in…

Men’s adventure magazine covers that stoked “ophidiophobia” (and some ophidiophilia)…

Most species of snakes are harmless. Relatively few people, at least in the United States, ever have personal encounters with snakes that pose a real threat to humans. Nonetheless, many…

Some classic “killer creature” covers on men’s pulp adventure magazines…

From the early 1950s to the early ‘60s, men’s pulp adventure magazines regularly featured cover paintings showing bloody confrontations between humans and various types of land and sea creatures. I…

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…

The “missing” HorrorHound article captions – Part 1 (info for covers on p. 44)

Like many fans of vintage men’s adventure magazines, I’m also a fan of horror and science fiction. The three genres have a lot in common. And, the connections they share…

Scorpions ripped my flesh! (in men’s pulp magazine art)

Many kinds of “killer creatures” were featured on the covers of men’s adventure magazines in the 1950s and 1960s: big animals, small animals, fish, birds, crabs and various creepy crawlies,…

MAN’S EXPLOITS magazine – turning exploits into exploitation from 1957 to 1963

The meaning of the word exploit depends on whether it’s a noun or a verb. The noun exploit means a notable adventure or heroic act. But the verb exploit generally…

The story of Cinque and the Amistad – done men’s pulp magazine style

In the politically incorrect, sensationalized realm of vintage men’s adventure magazines, “true” stories based on historical facts usually had some angles and embellishments you don’t find in other sources. Case…

Girl-crazy gorillas, men’s adventure magazine style…

In the first half of the 20th Century, tales and scenes of gorillas who carried away white women were fairly common in magazines, books and movies from various genres —…

Man vs. Octopus – “Cephalopods Ripped my Flesh!”

I know that an octopus is a generally shy creature that is very unlikely to attack a human. But when I was a kid in the 1950s, some of my…