“Shotgun Husband of the Long-Pig Amazons”

Before we get to today’s “true” story from Ken for Men magazine, here’s a little pulp history… Ken for Men was one of many postwar men’s magazines published by pulp…

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?…

Robots want your job! Resistance is futile!

As the 1950s came to an end, the long, slow decline of manufacturing jobs in post-WWII America was starting to kick into higher gear. There were more and more automated…

Harlots, Nazis and killer fish!

Men Today was one of the spicier men’s adventure magazines. It is probably most famous – and infamous – for its gonzo Nazi bondage and torture covers, many of which…

The REAL scoop on Reefer Madness

A common article topic in the men’s postwar pulp magazines was illegal drugs. Men’s pulp mag editors especially loved such articles when they combined drugs and sex. Many were sensationalistic…

Manly men buy trusses and accordions

Adventure magazine was obviously a men’s adventure mag. The full title was ADVENTURE: THE MAN’S MAGAZINE OF EXCITING FICTION AND FACT. If that didn’t make it clear that this was…

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…

“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…

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 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…

MY CUSTOM SCANNING RATES

The images and stories featured on this blog, in the Men’s Adventure Magazines Facebook group, on my Flickr stream, and in my men’s adventure magazine anthology books represent just a…