The MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY is a lushly-illustrated, full color magazine launched in 2021 that reprints and discusses classic stories and artwork from men’s adventure magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. This first issue reprints rip-snorting Western stories by Lou Cameron, Dean W. Ballenger, Jack Pearl, Don Honig and other veteran action/adventure writers. Each story is accompanied by the cover of the magazine it appeared in and the original interior artwork, plus an introduction with background information on the writer, artist or magazine. Issue #1 also includes a special Western cover gallery featuring artwork by great artists like Frank McCarthy, Mort Künstler, Rafael DeSoto, Robert Stanley, Vic Prezio, Norm Eastman, Wil Hulsey, Charles Copeland, Bob Schulz and many others. There’s also a “cheesecake” pinup photo “GAL-lery” featuring model and actress Juli Reding, classic men’s adventure magazine cartoons and ads, and a guest editorial by Western expert and author Paul Bishop, co-host of the SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST. Start your MAQ collection with this inaugural issue, and watch for new ones every quarter. The MAQ is Co-edited by Robert “Bob” Deis, Co-editor (with Wyatt Doyle) of the Men’s Adventure Library book series, which includes art books like MORT KÜNSTLER: THE GODFATHER OF PULP FICTION ILLUSTRATORS, ONE MAN ARMY: THE ACTION PAPERBACK ART OF GIL COHEN, POLLEN’S WOMEN: THE ART OF SAMSON POLLEN, EVA: MEN’S ADVENTURE SUPERMODEL and illustrated story anthologies like WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH, A HANDFUL OF HELL, I WATCHED THEM EAT ME ALIVE and CUBA: SUGAR, SEX, AND SLAUGHTER. The MAQ is designed and co-edited by Bill Cunningham, founder of Pulp 2.0 Press (KILLER, TALES OF FRANKENSTEIN, DEATH KISS: THE BOOK OF THE MOVIE, MIKE SHAYNE PRIVATE EYE COMIC COLLECTION, etc.). Each issue of the MAQ will focus on classic men’s adventure magazines stories and artwork related to a particular theme. This first issue focuses on Western stories and artwork. Issue #2 will focus on James Bond-style Sixties espionage stories and artwork. Other topics will include motorcycle gangs, Bigfoot and other cryptozoology creatures, war stories, Beatniks and Hippies, the Civil War, and other favorite topics of men’s adventure magazine readers. Be sure to get them all!
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