Print Review: “It’s a Man’s World: Men’s Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps”

It’s a Man’s World: Men’s Adventure Magazines, the Postwar Pulps
Edited by Adam Parfrey
288 pages, soft bound

Return with me now to a time before 9/11, to a post-war America that spanned the 1950s – 1970s and yearned for tales of heroism, patriotism, manly men, womanly femmes, and evil waiting to be vanquished.

Adam Parfrey presents not only an astonishing collection of lurid “adventure magazine” covers but an equally impressive assortment of stories about the industry, including some told by those who worked within it.

Readers will learn how to draw for a post-war pulp mag, know the names of collectable titles, investigate the themes that they covered, and come to better understand the world that spawned these astonishingly popular – and unquestionably un-PC – publications. Packed with full-color illustrations, this is a look at pop culture that will provide hours of reading and viewing amazement.

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