Magazines #27: True Crime Rags (Part 3)

There's still a bunch more shameful pieces of garbage commonly referred to as "detective magazines" posted here on Retrospace for your viewing pleasure.  I'll spare you the spiel this time around, and just warn you that if your co-workers catch you looking at this, don't be surprised when they start avoiding you like the plague.  There's simply no better way to become completely isolated from your fellow employees than by getting caught looking at pictures of women being raped and murdered.

Just a friendly warning. Now enjoy.


  1. What a fabulous collection of covers! If you own the issues, it would be great to see a series of the wild articles inside . . . including the wacky ads.

    1. OBloodyHellJanuary 12, 2014

      Trust me, the articles were amazingly boring. Only the covers were truly lurid. As others note, some of the classifieds/adverts were a bit salacious. I vaguely recall a preponderance of "cat fighting" video sources, offhand. And a fair number of super-8 film clip sources offering cheap and remarkably likely-to-be fuzzy, ugly, and trashy porn.

  2. I must admit, the first visceral reaction is Yuck. More for the attitude than the pulchritude.

  3. Wow. Just, wow. Somebody has serious Mommy issues.

    Second that, John. They used to sell these at grocery stores in my hometown. Even at age ten I knew these stories were 80% fake. And the ads were hilarious.

  4. "She had such a pretty skull until someone split it open!" - top liune for me. Thanks for collecting these weird, creepy artifacts. :)

  5. Wow, this is REAL "Pulp Fiction" ..!