Man the lifeboats! Woman them, too!

In addition to staples like stories about war, killer animals and sex-related topics, survival stories were a common subject in men’s adventure magazines of the 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s.…

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 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…

Robert F. Dorr takes us “BEHIND THE SCENES OF BUDAPEST’S SEX REVOLT”

EDITOR’S NOTE: I first met author Robert F. Dorr, via email, in 2009. Between then and his death on June 12, 2016 I talked to him many times by phone…

Robert F. Dorr talks about his classic war and adventure stories in A HANDFUL OF HELL – PART 2…

My previous post here featured excerpts from the introduction that author Robert F. Dorr wrote for A HANDFUL OF HELL, the fourth book in our Men’s Adventure Library series. HANDFUL…

Merry Christmas, men’s adventure magazines style!

It’s not too surprising that there aren’t many issues of vintage men’s adventure magazines had Christmas-themed covers. The cover paintings used by most of the 160 or so periodicals in…

Meanwhile, over on the WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! Facebook page…

Earlier this year, when we published the WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! anthology of men’s adventure magazine stories, my multitalented co-editor Wyatt Doyle also launched the WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH! Facebook…

Bruce Minney, “The Man Who Painted Everything,” is now gone – but his artistic legacy will live on…

On August 5, 2013, the great illustration artist Bruce Minney passed away at age 84, about two months after suffering a major stroke. If you’re a regular reader of this…

Some rarely seen John Duillo artwork from the Rich Oberg Collection…

A couple of years ago, I created a Men’s Adventure Magazines Group on Facebook to provide a place where other fans of the genre could discuss the magazines, writers and…

REAL men read “REAL” men’s adventure magazines…

The men’s adventure magazine genre that developed after World War II mixed elements from several other popular genres into a unique blend. Their action-oriented cover paintings and fiction stories were…