From the publisher:
A new 156-page, full-color anthology that reprints stories and illustrations from men's adventure magazines published in the '50s, '60s, and '70s and provides background on the writers, artists, and publishers who created them. Each issue focuses on stories and artwork related to a particular topic.
The first issue, Vol. 1, No.1, focuses on Western stories and artwork, subtitled "The Most Wanted Wild West Issue."
The front cover art is by Robert Stanley and was originally used on the cover of STAG, November 1956. The back cover features artwork by Louis Sher, first used on the cover of SAVAGE ADVENTURES, March 1959.
Inside MAQ #1, you'll find eleven hand-picked Western fiction yarns and non-fiction articles from vintage MAMs.
Each shows the cover of the issue the story comes from and the interior illustrations or photos used for it, plus an introduction with background info on the magazine, writer, or artist.
Included are authorized reprints of Western stories by Lou Cameron, the prolific writer who essentially launched the "adult Western" paperback genre with his LONGARM and STRINGER series, and Donald Honig, one of the last surviving writers who was a regular writer for the great MAMs published by Martin Goodman's Magazine company (ACTION FOR MEN, FOR MEN ONLY, MALE, MEN, STAG, etc.).
Other great authors whose stories appear in the first MAQ issue include Dean Ballenger, Jack Pearl, Jules Archer, and Richard Gehman.
MAQ #1 also includes the "MAQ Art Gallery," showcasing MAM covers by some of the best artists who worked for the MAM genre.
In this case, it features covers with Western themes by illustration art masters like Robert E. Schulz, Frank McCarthy, George Gross, Tom Ryan, A. Leslie Ross, Stan Borack, John Leone, and Mel Crair.
The cover and interior artwork shown with the stories are by other top artists, such as Mort Künstler and Samson Pollen.
Another recurring feature is the "MAQ GAL-lery," a special section showcasing pinup photos of some of the glamour girls who appeared in MAM photo spreads, along with biographical info about them.
MAQ #1's GAL-lery features Juli Reding, a gorgeous blonde model and actress who appeared in scores of men's magazines, many TV classic TV shows and several cult movies.