2/23/11

Vintage Men's Mags #10: Weasels Ripped My Flesh!


A lot has been said about the psychology of the post-war male in relation to the men's magazines from that period. So, I won't bore you with trying to analyze why your average Joe in 1958 enjoyed light reading about Nazi doctors experimenting on naked virgins... they just did.

I've also talked a lot on Retrospace about the amazing artwork that graced these magazines, on the cover and in the interior pages as well.  So, I'll refrain from launching into a long winded praise for these under appreciated artists.

Instead, let's just have some fun and take a peak at some wonderfully outrageous pages from vintage pulp magazines.  The headlines alone are worth a look.






"I heard the screams even before I saw her.  Then there she was, rushing along the street, her blouse and bra practically ripped off her body, flapping in torn shreds in the wind as she ran towards me..... The Red Guard, China's kill crazy maniacs were swirling toward us...."
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Real v11 n03 p16-17

"Weird plants that can cause sex orgies, visions and insanity may be our best bet against mental illness."
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Mans Book 1967

Mans Book 1967

They said he was plum loco.  You can't hamstring a she-hellion like Sally.  But Jeff had his own ideas. He'd use man's oldest weapon."

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Mans Book 1967

Mans Book 1967

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z"Only death could ransom the lovely victims of a monster who demanded all beauty pay its agonized tribute to him."
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"Red Rape of the Chinese Girl Guerillas"



Courage v01 n01 pg 14-15

"Sheiks from the desert bid against merchants from the city for the nude beauties from Circassia or Ethiopia who stand before them on the slave block.... With the other girls, Fara was sstripped, then wrapped in loose robes before being offered for sale."
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Battle Cry v7 #001 (1964) pg 017

Battle Cry v7 #001 (1964) pg 020

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5 comments:

  1. Save Her From the Snakes, that's a good band name :D

    Lurid yes but VERY well-drawn.

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  2. Basil Gogos (the monster artist) did some work for men's magazine like these. Pretty neat stuff. I highly recommend the book Famous Monster Movie Art of Basil Gogos.

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  3. I second the recommendation by armpit studios, I have the book and it's a keeper.
    These scans are awesome, by the way. Great post.

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  4. The Great White God...of the Sewing Machine?

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  5. Man, the Axis REALLY knew how to throw parties, I'll give them that, lol.

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