CHARLES COPELAND MAGAZINES
ADVENTURE LIFE had two lives; first as a great late 1950s adventure magazine from Vista Publications edited by James Collier, the same man who wrote FIRES OF YOUTH as "Charles Williams" for Magnet Books. After a hiatus, ADVENTURE LIFE returned to newsstands in 1961 from Atlas Magazines. The editors chose to start the numbering over with Vol. 1, No. 1 appearing in 1961, despite the fact that a different Vol. 1 of ADVENTURE LIFE had just appeared in 1957. Not clear why they chose to do it this way, but I suspect they did it to confuse and confound later researchers and magazine collectors.
ARGOSY - June 1963 - interior illustration for "Bridge of Sand" by Frank Gruber.