Cult Magazines, A to Z: A Compendium of Culturally Obsessive by Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp

By Luis Ortiz, Earl Kemp

Exploring the subcultures of mid-20th-century the US, this encyclopedia comprehensively records the massive volume of cult magazines that thrived underneath the mainstream. Chronicling the interval among 1925 and 1990, ahead of the increase of the web age, the publication unearths how millions of those really expert magazines have been produced, fulfilling the key lifetime of each fad, style, obsession, and hush-hush wish. not anything used to be past the scope of the ingenious publishers and whimsical editors, the advisor exhibits, because it is going backstage of titles resembling striking tales, health professional loss of life, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Phantom Detective, and real Thrills. that includes full-color reproductions of enormous quantities of targeted cult conceal photos, this reference's backgrounds, histories, and essays supply a whole photograph of a bygone era.



"Contains a wealth of arcane information regarding the various oddball magazines that when graced newsstands." —New York instances ebook Review

"No contemporary survey of magazines is extra intriguing and valuable and in simple terms entertaining." —

"A pleasure. . . . A copiously illustrated consultant to eye-poppingly bizarre guides, ordinarily from the Thirties throughout the ’60s, that explored saucy intercourse, UFOs, scorching rods, the supernatural, 'hygiene,' and lowbrow comedy." —Reason Magazine

About the Author

Earl Kemp was once a infamous manufacturer of greater than 5,000 salacious novels and men's magazines within the Sixties. he's a Hugo Award-winning editor and the writer of Sin-A-Rama: Sleaze intercourse Paperbacks of the Sixties. He lives in Kingman, Arizona. Luis Ortiz is the writer of Arts Unknown: The lifestyles & paintings of Lee Brown Coye and Emshwiller: Infinity X , the latter of which used to be nominated for either the Hugo and Locus awards. His writings have additionally seemed in Comics magazine, Filmfax, and representation journal. He lives in ny urban.

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