|Vintage Pulp||Feb 11 2010|
The great Hindu writings the Upanishads tell us that in the same way a man begins his life innocent, and in the fullness of time becomes cynical, thus doth the editorial content of a men's adventure magazine begin pure, and slowly evolve into softcore porn. We’re paraphrasing, of course. We were talking yesterday about how Short Stories changed its format in order to try and survive the death of the pulp markets, so today we thought we’d show you an explicit progression. Below is a selection of Male covers that begin in adventure territory in the 1950s, but reach near-porn status by the early ’70s. And thanks to Male, we now know what to do with Pulp Intl. if our traffic drops off.