Saturday, August 5, 2023


This summer, The Men's Adventure Library gets weird.

The new collection—the 18th in the acclaimed series—is Atomic Werewolves and Man-Eating Plants: When Men's Adventure Magazines Got Weird. Edited, as ever, by Robert Deis and Wyatt Doyle, with special contributions from PulpFest's Mike Chomko and writer/editor Stefan Dziemianowicz, the book's focus is on weird fiction as it appeared in vintage men's adventure magazines of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.

The men's adventure magazines (aka MAMs) of the 1950s, '60s and '70s left no male fantasy or interest unexplored. Among the mags' war stories, exotic adventure yarns, accounts of clashes between man and beast, and spicy tales of sadistic frauleins and tropical queens hungry for companionship were stories that added an extra dose of weird to the equation, emphasizing supernatural encounters, monstrous cryptids, demonic death cults, killer robots, vampirism, and, naturally, atomic werewolves and man-eating plants. Authors include HP Lovecraft, Theodore Sturgeon, Manly Wade Wellman, Gardner Fox, and many more.

Action-packed, larger than life, and illustrated by top talents in the field, including iconic Famous Monsters cover artist Basil Gogos and Mad/EC horror comics' Jack Davis!

The book is available in softcover and expanded hardcover editions from New Texture. Both editions are fully illustrated, with context and commentary supplied by the editors.

Purchase the book from Amazon here.