“Chewed to Bits by Giant Turtles!” – Man’s Life magazine, May 1957

One of the men’s adventure magazine covers that’s a personal favorite of mine (as you can see from the header of this blog) is the May 1957 issue of Man’s…

Snakes in Men’s Pulp Mags: scarier than Snakes on a Plane

There’s a subgenre of pre-World War II pulp magazines called “weird menace” which features good-looking women and men being menaced (and often tortured) by evil villains and freaks. There’s a…

Rugged Men and Rugged Weasels

  As I mentioned in a previous post, finding out Frank Zappa got the name for his 1970 Weasels Ripped My Flesh album from a headline on a vintage men’s…

Crawling Death of Bad Luck Island

Stag was one of the most successful and long lasting of the men’s pulp mags. It was first published in 1950 and ran in the classic men’s adventure style format…

Killer weasels – and squirrels, and bats, and…

As noted in my previous post, Frank Zappa took the title of his 1970 album Weasels Ripped My Flesh from a cover headline on the September 1956 issue of Man’s…

Weasels ripped my flesh! And hooked me on men’s adventure magazines.

About ten years ago, I was listening to a CD reissue of Frank Zappa’s WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH album. It sparked a flashback to the day in 1970 when I…