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…

The “killer creature” animal attack covers of MAN’S LIFE magazine…

For many collectors of vintage men’s pulp adventure magazines, issues that feature cover paintings with “killer creature” animal attack scenes are among the most highly prized. And, some of the…

How publisher Stanley Morse and I got even with anti-comics crusader Fredric Wertham

Recently, Richard Greene, one of the the many talented and knowledgeable artists who have become members of the Men’s Adventure Magazines Facebook Group, posted a link to an interesting opinion…

More artwork by Norm Eastman, Basil Gogos, Norman Saunders and Earl Norem (Part 4 of the “missing” HORRORHOUND captions)

It’s only natural that many fans of the vintage men’s adventure magazines are also fans of horror mags, movies and books. So, when I was asked to write an article…

REAL men read “REAL” men’s adventure magazines…

The men’s adventure magazine genre that developed after World War II mixed elements from several other popular genres into a unique blend. Their action-oriented cover paintings and fiction stories were…

Inside MAN’S LIFE, September 1956 – from sin happy vacationers to accordion-playing geeks…

In recent posts, I featured cover paintings by artist Wil Hulsey, starting with his famous “WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH” cover from the September 1956 issue of Man’s Life. Tonight’s post…

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,…

Reefer madness from SPUR magazine – “GANGI: Hell Smoke of the Caribbean”

From 1956 to 1961, a men’s adventure magazine titled Rugged Men was published by Stanley Publications, Inc., one of the magazine companies owned by former comics publisher Stanley Morse. In…

Real War magazine launches men’s pulp mags into space

Occasionally, some of the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s and 1960s would put out special issues that had a theme. For example, a while ago, I posted an entry…

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 —…

“All Man” magazine – and the new “All Man: Hemingway” book by David M. Earle

In my previous post, I showed some of over-the-top male prisoner of war torture covers from issues of All Man magazine. The covers on All Man weren’t always as quite…

A great site for browsing cover browsing – www.CoverBrowser.com

I recently stumbled across a terrific site for fans of pulp magazine and comic artwork called Cover Browser – at www.CoverBrowser.com. I’m not sure why I hadn’t noticed it before,…