What’s up with that bondage and torture cover art?

The men’s postwar adventure magazines didn’t invent bondage and torture cover art. It was already common in the pre-WWII pulp magazines. During 1930s and early ‘40s, there was an entire…

Before men sang “Viva Viagra!”

How many times, while you’re chillin’ with your bro’s, singing the “Viva Viagra” song like those guys on TV, have you wondered what erectile-challenged men did before there was Viagra?…

“Nothing cheap or sordid.”

Sure, many of the covers, articles and headlines from the men’s adventure pulp magazines were bizarre, lurid and un-PC. That’s part of the fun of viewing, reading and collecting them…

“The Greatest Generation” liked Nazi bondage art

Some men’s adventure magazines of the ’50s and ’60s were mainstream and mild, like Argosy and True. The entry for Argosy in the 1957 edition of Writer’s Market said it…