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No more digging through Dad's old dresser drawer in search of these gems: THIS is the Men's Mag Monster Motherlode!
December 4, 2017
This book is so many thing in one knockout stellar volume: a flashback to the past; a collective anthology of the most vital and eye-opening Cryptid fiction and non-fiction from the Golden Age of newsstand men's mags; a gallery of cryptid and creature-filled illustrations, covers, and artwork; a one-stop overview of a genre that's hardly forgotten (it's bigger than ever!), but which has been shorn from its roots in these newsstand magazines for far too long. Robert Deis, Dave Coleman, and Wyatt Doyle combed their personal collections (and those of associates) for the cream of the cryptid crop, dating back to the late 1940s and early 1950s right on up through the 1970s Bigfoot Boom, and it's all here—and more!
I used to paw through my Dad's dresser drawer when Mom and Dad were away in hopes of stumbling upon one of Dad's men's mags featuring monsters. I wasn't able to buy my own until the Sasquatch fever of 1970 (when I was finally 15, and the pharmacy wouldn't frown too much on a scrawny backwoods kid on a bicycle buying ARGOSY or TRUE with his UFO and FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND and comic book finds), and the CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY more than scratched that decades-old 'itch.' Better yet, unlike the magazines from that era I have managed to hold onto or since afford, this handsome book sits on the bookshelf in a place of easy-access revisitation. Highest recommendation!