Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Mickey Spillane: Sex, Sadism and Scripture" by Mark Murphy

For all you Spillane fans out there, I've scanned an article called "Sex, Sadism and Scripture" by Mark Murphy that was published in True: The Man's Magazine (July 1952). Written shortly after the release of Kiss Me Deadly, the article examines the "Mike Hammer" phenomenon that was sweeping the country and racking up millions in sales - 10,395,716 at the time of the article. Also discussed are his childhood in Elizabeth, NJ and the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, his beginnings as a comic-book writer, and his gun collection and many other "manly" habits (after all, this is True: The Man's Magazine we are talking about).

Click on the images for high-resolution versions to either read or print out and keep for your collection. I've also included the front and back covers to the magazine as extra vintage treats.

Enjoy!







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