MEN’S ADVENTURE QUARTERLY
Vol 1 No 2
Edited by Robert Deis & Bill Cunningham
So here’s our question. When is the second issue of a
magazine not only equal in quality to the first issue, but even better? Well,
for the answer to that you’ll have to query editors Robert Deis and Bill
Cunningham. You see, that is exactly what these two imaginatively creative
fellows have gone and done with the second issue of their “Men’s Adventure
Once again they have jampacked seven stories, three
introductions, a MAM’s cover gallery and a pictorial look at the sexiest femme
spy gals ever to grace the silver screen neatly between two covers. Oh, and as
westerns were theme of issue # 1, this one aims the spotlight at the Cold War
spy tales inspired by the literary and cinema exploits of the one and only OO7,
James Bond. There’s even an article detailing the adventures of the Scotland
Yard detective rumored to have been the “real life” British super spy.
Honestly, this package is so much fun. The stories are all classic examples of
the best such yarns featured in the now defunct Men’s Adventure Magazines of the
50s to 70s that spilled over drugstore shelf racks across the country.
Not only has Deis cherry picked the finest art illustrations
to grace this volume and given us wonderful biographical insights into the
talented artists who produced them, but Design Maestro Cunningham skillfully
lays out every single page to evoke the maximum pleasure and impact, i.e. each
is a work of design delight.
We read through the entire package in just two days and the second we finished we found ourselves hungry for more. Bravo gentlemen, you’re on a streak to the benefit of all pulp fans, old and new. Thank you so very, very much.