I Watched Them Eat Me Alive: Killer Creatures in Men's Adventure Magazines (Men's Adventure Library)



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The opening essay "Funny as Hell: Killer Creatures in Men's Adventure Mags" gives you a flavor of this survey and collection of this staple of the genre! You'll encounter not just your typical killer sharks or mountain lions, but wolverines, otters, crabs--even flying squirrels! Profusely illustrated with original art, covers and pages from men's adventure magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. And six full stories!

From the publisher:

I Watched Them Eat Me Alive is the first installment of The Men's Adventure Library Journal, a series focusing on specific facets of the vintage men's adventure magazines stories, artwork, and history.

Dedicated to exploring the lost world of vintage men's adventure magazines, The Men's Adventure Library chronicles the mags' three decades on American newsstands, from the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. Mixing elements from many sources--early pulp fiction, detective stories and true crime, mystery and noir films, exotic travel magazines, celebrity scandal rags and bachelor mags--MAMs ratcheted up the tension and amped up the testosterone to create explosive, entertaining, and often outrageous reading for millions of American men. Though long extinct and mostly unseen for generations, their pervasive influence continues to shape some of the most popular and enduring pop culture tropes and trends.

Curated by MAM historian/collector Robert Deis and writer Wyatt Doyle, The Men's Adventure Library reprints and provides context for classic MAM stories and artwork drawn from the mags' rich history of gonzo pulp, with releases available in full-color trade paperback and deluxe, expanded hardcover editions. Each volume is a vivid reminder that MAMs were extremely cool, unexpectedly influential, and still pack a bare-knuckle punch. Read 'em all--if you've got the guts!

I Watched Them Eat Me Alive is available as a 106-page softcover and in a deluxe 126-page hardcover edition. The expanded hardcover features even more killer creature excitement, including ripsnorting work by pantheon men’s adventure artist Samson Pollen, and a long-lost tale of bloodthirsty crustaceans by SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg!


Robert Deis, Wyatt Doyle

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket


Deis, Wyatt Doyle

Publishing Information

New Texture

Physical Description

9,25 inches
6.25 inches
126 pages
over 100 color illustrations
pictorial boards