“Lizards from Hell”, killer crabs, Harlan Ellison and more…

There’s no official artist credit given for the incredible killer lizard painting on the cover of True Men Stories, Vol. 1, No. 3, February 1957. But if you’re a fan…

“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…

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

About 15 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…