The Ultra Manly Covers of Man’s Life


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From the 1950s through the early 70s, Man’s Life was “the action magazine for men.”  Or, at least, that’s what it claimed on the covers.  Judging from these covers, a man’s life back in the 20th century consisted of 1) fighting wild animals, 2) getting attacked by woman who had forgotten to button up their shirts, and 3) standing up for truth, justice, and the American way.

Here are a few of the extremely manly covers of Man’s Life.  Be sure to check out the headlines too because some of them are certainly interesting.  Any comments from any men as to whether or not these covers present an accurate representation would be greatly appreciated.  As always, the artist has been credited where known!

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by Norman Saunders

by Walter Popp

by Wil Hulsey

by Wil Hulsey

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The Covers of Manhunt


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From 1953 to 1967, Manhunt was one of the best-selling and most highly regarded of the crime-themed pulp magazines. Manhunt featured hard-boiled stories from authors like Mickey Spillane, James Cain, James T. O’Farrell, William Irish, and others.  Along with attracting some of the top pulp literary talent, it also featured some of the most memorable covers of the era.  Below are just a few of the overs of Manhunt.  As always, the artist has been credited when known!

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by Lou Marchetti

by Ogden Whitney

by Robert Maguire

by Robert Maguire

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by Walter Popp