Monday, May 9, 2016

Men's Adventure Magazines

Lately, I have become fascinated by men's adventure magazines from the 1950s, 60s and early 70s.  I joined a Facebook group dedicated to the artwork in these magazines and its just amazing at the information on these magazines you can get.  Most of the stories in these magazines are fiction but portrayed as factual (any war story is supposed to be fact based) but most were written completely out of hand or based on some artwork already produced for the magazine.
The best website for everything MAM (Men's Adventure Magazines) is run by the very knowledgeable Bob Deis, an encyclopedia of MAM.  
These magazines went by various names, "Men's World", "Stag", "Argosy", "Man's Illustrated", "The Bluebook", "All Man", etc., 
Later in the 1970's any of these that were still in print became porn magazines and the stories and articles became scarce if not completely gone. 

So I start our Men's Adventure Magazine cover of the Week.  Enjoy.

Man's World
December 1957

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