Thursday, August 2, 2012

Out of the Past

Here are some lovely Detective mags I picked up while on the road. This one's pretty old school, from '72. Lots of keen ads.

And here we have a much later example, when instead of "Damsel in Distress" the generic cover theme had mutated to "Hottie with a Firearm."
I find this woman disturbingly exciting, especially with her gun pointed at the words "human flesh."

But this gal, she's the one! There's something about her out-of-date, slathered-on makeup and eighties hairstyle that really get to me. Also, maybe without realizing it I was part of that "Hottie with a Firearm" target demographic. All these mags had pretty good ads, but the genre was hurting enough by the late 80s that much of the back of the book was filled with classifieds. Stay tuned.


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  2. Ms. A!!!! Was it something I wrote/didn't write?

  3. If you call the number on cover of the Dec. 1988 True Police, it will be to your advantage.

    You will have to experiment with the area code.

  4. I read 562-6680 (the rather ill-formed 8 merges with the 0).

    Trust me. Nothing fishy here.