Bizarre illustrations from old men's adventure magazines


#1

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#2

Weasels Ripped My Flesh! Zappa lives!


#3

When I was an undergrad in history at Berkeley, I did a lot of stuff on the Cold War. Whenever I needed a little cultural flavor for some Red Scare stuff, since these articles always had a great Cosmo-like “10 Ways to Determine If Your Rotary Club Might Have Been Targeted By Communists” lists, I never bothered with the completely shopworn Hollywood Blacklist stuff.


#4

I’m pretty sure it was considered bad form to have a swastika or any other bulls-eye like emblem on your helmet


#5

I love these posts, but isn’t there a way to make them shorter on the main page and put the rest of it after the jump? There was another one the other day that was like twenty images long…


#6

I had no idea that song was based on a true story


#7

The covers always promised so much more than the magazine delivered.


#8

Charles is going to love these panties.


#9

There should be a comma between “old” and “mens” unless you mean that the magazines were intended for old men.


#10

for one thing, the guys on the cover were always deliciously hunky. does this book cover the gay subtext in these mags? and secondly, that “investigate accidents” ad is deeply disturbing on so many levels.


#11

The one where David Bowie is fighting weasels is still one of my all time favorite covers.


#12

Yeah, that’s definitely bizarre. Why is there a Nazi pouring steaming tomato sauce into an Iron Boot? I’m guessing from the look on the victim’s face it probably needs more basil.


#13

I have misgivings about using commas that way, but it sure does read like we’re talking about the creamed-corn-and-liniment-themed counterpart to boys’ adventure magazines. Which is why I clicked the link, actually, so maybe it’s just good SEO.


#14

Well then, I also have good news for you about the Illinois Enema Bandit and Stevie’s Spanking.


#15

Dem weasels just don’t stop.



[quote=“Franko, post:10, topic:64567”]for one thing, the guys on the cover were always deliciously hunky. does this book cover the gay subtext in these mags?[/quote]If nothing else, they certainly show a good deal more artistry and variety than the usual gallery of oiled-up photoshop jobs that dominate the magazine racks nowadays.


#16

Actually, they are Men’s Magazines. So that is a thing which technically makes them old Men’s Magazines. but since Men’s and Magazines is not the proper name, they are old men’s magazines. Using a comma in that way would be an improper use of the comma and THEN people would come out and make comments about that because it’s the internet and you just can’t win.


#17

[quote=“Bemopolis, post:14, topic:64567, full:true”]
Well then, I also have good news for you about the Illinois Enema Bandit and Stevie’s Spanking.
[/quote]…and the mudshark, all of which should be done as cover stories for these magazines.


#19

Ha-ha; the good old days when men were men, women were trophies, and a pair of blondes were cufflinks.


#20

…Destined to take the place of the mudshark in your mythology!


#21

It seems like many well known commercial and comic artists like Frank Frazetta and Moebius also did porn for collectors, so there can be different versions of the same painting, with and without clothes.