5/25/13

Vintage Men's Mags #38: Action Rags


Here's a stack of those men's action magazines we all know and love.  You know the ones: the ones with titles like "The Weasels Ripped My Flesh" and brimming with plenty of cheesecake and politically incorrect articles.  What's not to love?

In this post, we'll take a look at the glorious covers as well as a few pages from inside.  Enjoy!





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11 comments:

  1. I had that top TRUE issue one time just to get the James Bond story!

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  2. Stephen HawkingMay 25, 2013

    I want one of those 1972 cars for under $2500! Is that, like, a 12-volt Barbie car?

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    1. A Ford Mustang was probably one of the under 2,500 cars back then.

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    2. A Mustang was just over $2500 then, a Corvette a bit over $5G. Of course those were 1972 dollars...

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    3. OBloodyhellOctober 31, 2014

      Minwage ca. $1.5 an hour...

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  3. Looks like a ton of great Earl Norem art!

    Al Bigley

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  4. Sex, Nazis and Commies, Oh my.

    Except for the scene out the window, the illustrations for "The Willing Witches of Stud Island" and "Snowbound" are virtually the same.

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  5. Wonderful selection of magazines you have featured here. They are absolutely fun to read. Out of all the sex, crime and military exploit stories, though, I can't help notice the rebuttal to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring article on the cover of the last one. It's suitably pulpified, of course (Invasion of the Insects), but the subject matter seems rather unusual for these mags.

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  6. AnonymousMay 27, 2013

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  7. I wish these types of magazines still existed today. The stuff on the stands is so freakin' boring. The artwork, the articles and stories ... priceless. I've been thinking of doing a new novel set in this world of men's action. Seeing these covers has given me some inspiration.

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  8. My dad subscribed to TRUE when I was growing up. I always looked forward to every issue. I was raised on the strange combo of Children's Playmate, Jack 'n Jill, Coronet, and TRUE! Loved the cartoons and the variety of great articles!

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