|Vintage Pulp||Apr 13 2016|
Above are the cover and some interior scans from Adam, published April 1977, the forty-fifth issue of this great Australian magazine we've shared here on Pulp Intl. This one has yet another story from Mike Rader. We can't imagine there's much more of his output to be found, but we'll find out—we have more than twenty more examples of Adam to show you. The previous forty-four issues we've looked at are all buried inside the website but you can find them by using the search box or clicking the keywords below.
|Vintage Pulp||Feb 14 2016|
This issue of Adam was published this month in 1977. It has a nice cover featuring a tussle on the Hudson River with New York City in the background, and Bernie Sanders looking very pissed off. And really who can blame him? This situation is inherently unequal and there’s no need for it because, clearly, there’s more than enough to go around. The story being illustrated here is Mike Rader’s “The Man They Killed at the Waldorf,” about a murder plot with national security implications. This is probably one of the last stories he published in the magazine, and it’s certainly one of his most fanciful, involving a weather control device, a kindly professor, Russian spies, and a murderous femme fatale. Also in this issue you get the usual assortment of great illustrations and pretty models. The final photo feature is called “Irish Eyes,” and for some reason we prefer that last shot upside-down, maybe because there’s a Dorian Gray sort of weirdness to it. Scroll to see what we mean. Go on—Bernie would want you to.
|Reader Pulp||Mar 22 2013|
Above, the cover and several scans from Australia’s Adam magazine sent to us by former Adam writer Mike Rader. We’ve talked about him before, starting here. This is for sure one of our favorite covers from this great publication. As of now, we have nine more issues in hand from which you’ll see hundreds of pages as we continue into this year. See our many past shares by clicking keyword “Adam Magazine” below.
|Vintage Pulp||Dec 27 2012|
|Vintage Pulp||Nov 9 2012|
Above is the cover of the November 1976 issue of Australia’s Adam magazine, with art for Philip Gould’s short story “Flight from Shadow.” Also in this issue is a tale from Mike Rader entitled “Wall of Fear,” a nice piece of Cold War fiction about a reporter in Germany who gets on the trail of what he thinks may be the story of his career. Unfortunately the clues lead to East Berlin and plenty of complications. We talked about Rader here and have corresponded with him, so it was nice to be able get hold of more of his fiction. It’s a shame Kenmure Press never (as far as we know) collected the tales that appeared in Adam into a reader or anthology. Forty years of stories is a lot of literary output and it really needs a wider audience, not just for the entertainment value, but because the writing is an interesting window into the past. For instance Rader’s story, with its crossing into East Berlin, brings to life some details of that time that you don’t really get from just reading about the Berlin Wall. We also like the stories set in Australia and the vast spaces and isolation some of them describe. They make us want to fly down there. Anyway, below are about forty scans of the magazine’s interior, with its great illustrations, cartoons, and erotic photography. This makes twenty-five issues of Adam we’ve posted, and all of them have been a treat. We’ll have more from this excellent publication soon.
|Vintage Pulp||Aug 31 2012|
Yet again we are back to our favorite men’s magazine of all time—Australia’s Adam. This issue is from August 1973, with a cover illustration for Mark Graham’s “Cruise into Danger.” We still have the scans Adam writer Mike Rader/James Lee sent in from two issues in which his fiction appeared in 1975, but we delayed putting them up because we saw both of those issues for sale at an online auction and figured we’d wait and put up thirty scans rather than five or six. But in the end, we didn’t get them because, well, embarrassingly, we stayed out at the clubs until 7:00 a.m. and the damned auction ended half an hour before we got home. Worse, it was for nine issues and they went for fifteen dollars. Just our luck. Oh well, we promise we’ll get those Rader/Lee scans up shortly. In the meantime, this issue will have to tide you over. In other news, the Pulp Intl. subscription button at upper right should be working again, so those who have written in asking about that should be good to go. Thanks for your patience.
|Vintage Pulp||Jul 12 2012|
We checked out Jim’s Wikipedia entry, which led us to his publisher’s website and, sure enough, he’s put together a quite impressive bibliography. His million-selling Mr. Midnight series, and his newer Mr. Mystery collection, are both written under the pseudonym James Lee, and are described as being for Asian teens (Jim has lived in Singapore for 20 years). But they’re written in English and we suspect they have plenty of pan-cultural aspects. A few days after we first heard from Jim, he really surprised us by sending in some scans from two issues of Adam in which his fiction appeared. Since we already had today’s post ready to go, we’re going to share those a little later, so keep an eye open for them. In the meantime, enjoy the below scans from July 1973.
Update: a sharp-eyed reader informs us that the model featured in the photo series entitled "Cynthia's Poses" is none other than Rene Bond, who appeared in about 300 x-rated loops and films during the 1970s. Thanks to Rai for soptting that.