Thursday, January 26, 2012


Today: One of the most politically-incorrect stories you'll read this year.
But back in the 1950s, it was good, clean, harmless fun.
In 1950, St John Publishing experimented with different formats to increase sales.
One of the ideas was a magazine-sized comic called Adventure with some risque (but not obscene) material and lots of two-page spreads that would be racked on newstands with magazines rather than comics.
Think of it as a predecessor to the graphic novels of today.
The first issue was cover-titled Adventures in Romance.
We've presented several stories from it on our "sister" blog True Love Comics Tales™.
The second (and final) issue, cover-titled Spectacular Adventure, was more men's magazine-oriented, with high-adventure tales (including this one) set in exotic locales and featuring femme fatales.
Art by Warren King, but the writer is unknown.
Be back next week for another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!

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