Big Time Wrestling. [10 Issues].
Indianapolis: Ralph Olds Publications, 1962. 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches. Varying paginations, approx. 24pp + wrappers per issue. Stapled duotone wrappers in varying colors, photographically illustrated. B&w photographic illustrations throughout. Light wear and minor soiling to wrappers; light spotting to wrappers of January issue. Very Good.
Ten of the first twelve issues of this magazine, which began publication in December 1961. Included are January - June and August - November 1962 (Vol. 1, No. 2 - No. 7 and Vol. 1, No. 9 - No. 12).
A sensationalist magazine for a sensationalist, campy sport, gleefully detailing the matches, signature moves, costumes, etc., of the cast of characters competing professionally in the ring at venues around the country. Wrestlers featured include Mr. M, the Weaver Brothers, Yukon Eric, Hercules, Bruiser, Chief Wahoo, The Sheik, Buddy Rogers, Ricki Starr, Bobo Brazil, and many more.
The magazine appears to have been exceedingly popular, boasting in the October issue that it was "now sold in more sports arenas than any other sports magazine".
Not located in OCLC.