I stumbled across this incredible blog the other day. It is dedicated to men’s adventure, or pulp, magazines of the 50s, 60s and 70s. I never knew these magazines existed but the cover art is incredible. By incredible, I mean what a perfect caricature of manhood and masculinity, especially after WWII. Take a look at some of the cover art below from such rugged titles as as Man, True Men, Man’s Book, Man’s Conquest and Male. The content is exactly what you would expect regarding its depiction of women, manhood, and individuals of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. They’re over the top, hypermasculine, misogynistic, racist, and every other thing you can imagine.
I really want to get my hands on one of these so I can read what is actually printed behind the disturbing cover art.