April 10, 2015

Cryptozoology Anthology

Cryptozoology Anthology: Strange and Mysterious Creatures in Men’s Adventure Magazines


Now available in hardcover and paperback at Amazon.com


cryptozoology (n.) The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is unsubstantiated or in dispute, such as Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, fish with human hands, the Yeti, the Thunderbird, the Ape-Man Monster of Tennessee, and the ‘Thing’ at Dutchman’s Rig.

For three decades, when American men had questions about the Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and other weird beasts from the strange world of cryptozoology, they found answers in the hard-hitting pages of men’s adventure magazines.

Now, collected here for the first time ever, are samples of sensational period reporting and wild, “true” accounts of savage, fist-to-claw duels between man and Sasquatch, man and fishman, man and monster! Plus full-color vintage pulp artwork that accompanied the stories’ original publication, rare archival discoveries, men’s pulp history, expert analysis, cryptid-by-cryptid commentary, and much, much more.

This latest installment in the Men’s Adventure Library is edited by Robert Deis of MensPulpMags.com, David Coleman (The Bigfoot Filmography) and Wyatt Doyle (Stop Requested), and includes contributions from luminaries in the field such as Sir Arthur C. Clarke, John Keel, and many others.

Cryptozoology Anthology is packed with 13 biting tales of creatures notorious and obscure, and this limited hardcover includes bonus material exclusive to this edition, including an additional wild story rescued from obscurity. Don’t leave civilization without it!

It’s not just Bigfoot, anymore. In my new book ‘Cryptozoology Anthology’ (co-edited with Bob Deis and Wyatt Doyle), the range of cryptid creatures covered is as expansive as a Thunderbird’s wingspread. Thunderbirds, speaking of, are there, but also the Loch Ness Monster, Giant Squid, Relict Dinosaurs, and many more, including, yes, even ‘Fish with Human Hands!’ (watch out, they will attack!). Below is a digitally enhanced repro of the ‘True Weird’ men’s adventure mag article used as a source for our Fish Man entry.Dave Coleman


For more info and artwork from the book, see: The CRYPTOZOOLOGY ANTHOLOGY has been released – along with the Kraken!

About Craig Woolheater
Co-founder of Cryptomundo in 2005. I have appeared in or contributed to the following TV programs, documentaries and films: OLN's Mysterious Encounters: "Caddo Critter", Southern Fried Bigfoot, Travel Channel's Weird Travels: "Bigfoot", History Channel's MonsterQuest: "Swamp Stalker", The Wild Man of the Navidad, Destination America's Monsters and Mysteries in America: Texas Terror - Lake Worth Monster, Animal Planet's Finding Bigfoot: Return to Boggy Creek and Beast of the Bayou.

Filed under Abominable Snowman, Bigfoot, Bigfoot Report, Books, Cryptofiction, Cryptozoology, Eyewitness Accounts, Folklore, Lake Monsters, Lizard People, Loch Ness Monster, Merbeings, Pop Culture, Sasquatch, Swamp Monsters, Thunderbirds, Yeti