Men's Adventure Magazines

by Max Allan Collins, George Hagenauer & Steven Heller



Taschen, 2004. Printed in Italy. Oversized paperback with stiff laminate on cover (8 X 10). 514 pages. Text in French, German and English. Profusely illustrated.

What a blast! These were the adventure story magazines in the United States that were popular just after the War . The covers were primarily from paintings, and the only rule seems to have been that the more outrageous the better.

One recurring theme seems to entail half-nude female commando squads exacting horrific (though justified) revenge on the Nazi SS. Others include juvenile delinquency run amok, white slavery, drugs, and just about any plot that results in a hog-tied, mostly-bare female that's in desperate need of of a last-minute rescue.