Thursday, 24 March 2016

Cryptozoology in American Men's Adventure Magazines

I've just found out about this new publication: 

Cryptozoology Anthology: Strange and Mysterious Creatures in Men's Adventure Magazines (The Men's Adventure Library)

"Cryptozoology - The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is unsubstantiated or in dispute, such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, fish with human hands, the Yeti, the Thunderbird, the Ape-Man Monster of Tennessee, and the 'Thing' at Dutchman's Rig. For three decades, when American men had questions about the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and other weird beasts from the strange world of cryptozoology, they found answers in the hard-hitting pages of men's adventure magazines. Now, collected here for the first time ever, are samples of sensational period reporting and wild, "true" accounts of savage, fist-to-claw duels between man and Sasquatch, man and fishman, man and monster! "

These articles fuelled Blue-Collar american's imagination and interest in all things cryptozoological,and like the magazines readers these accounts and ideas where seen as outsiders in relation to society and science. 

One of the editors is David Coleman author of the brilliant THE BIGFOOT FILMOGRAPHY, and includes contributions from Sir Arthur C. Clarke and John Keel.

Here are some of the great illustrations featured in the publication.

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