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I read such tame and gentle works. I'm seriously missing out.
Take it to the register? Nonsense! You went as a group of 13 year old boys and tried to read it in the store while no was looking. Then you dared each other to steal it. Once stolen, it becomes group treasure to pass around weekly. Of course this was all before the internet ruined porn. Kids today have no idea what we went thru to see nekkid ladies.
Yes, it would have to be stolen. Another valid reason everyone's parents said such mags would corrupt the youth.
That was one of the percs of going to deer camp as a youngster. There was a ton of reading material that was available. Some issues were even smuggled home at the end of the week..............
This type of magazine was very popular when I was a youngster back in the early 1950's. That was before there was a Comics Code Authority Seal of Approval.
Link below to a profile of one of the era’s top pulp cover illustrators. The men’s-action-mag genre, it seems, evolved to meet battle-hardened WW2 vets’ desire for tales of adventure.https://creativepro.com/scanning-around-gene-great-pulp-magazine-covers/