When Famous Artists Rubbed Shoulders with Homicidal Nymphos

In my previous entry here, I showed cover scans from the five known issues of the men’s adventure magazine A-OK for Men, a hard-to-find men’s pulp mag published by Jalart…

A-OK for Men – a spicy mix of OTT stories and T&A

A-OK for Men was another men’s adventure magazine that didn’t last long. Apparently, only five issues were published between October 1962 and the fall of 1963. The cover of the…

Action Magazine, Part 2 – Manly adventures and anxieties in 1953

My previous post about Action magazine showed some of the great painted covers used for this short-lived men’s adventure mag (touted as “THE BEST IN LUSTY ADVENTURE”). Now let’s take…

ACTION – the men’s adventure magazine with “the best in lusty adventure”

From time to time, I’ll post entries here that I plan to use for an eBook, tentatively titled A Field Guide to Men’s Adventure Magazines. It will show cover scans…

“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…

“The Hippies Raped Him And Then They Told Him How Much It Was Going to Cost!”

Say what? Yep, I said – “The Hippies Raped Him And Then They Told Him How Much It Was Going to Cost!” That’s an actual headline from a men’s adventure…

It would be a great George Romero zombie movie…

In addition to being a big fan of men’s adventure magazines, I am also a big fan of zombie movies. So, when I saw the July 1962 issue of MAN’S…

“The First Time I Died” – plus another raging croc attack cover

A reader on Reddit asked me to post the story that goes with the great croc attack cover I recently posted from the January 1958 issue of Man’s Conquest magazine.…

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,…

“C-girls,” thorium prospecting and killer crocs

In my previous post, I featured the cover of the January 1958 issue of Man’s Conquest magazine, which has a great crocodile attack cover painting. Several people who read the…

Exploring Man’s Conquest, January 1958

Last night I got my men’s adventure magazine fix by reading my water-stained but treasured copy of the January 1958 issue of Man’s Conquest. In the 1957 edition of Writer’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…