Transvestite Highwaymen was a small independent release operating out of post-World War I Germany and targeted at the American market, possibly as an act of revenge. Just three issues were published in 1922 before it was bought out and closed down by the distributors of its nearest rival – still going today – Luddite Ladyboys.
The early 1930s saw a massive surge in sitting, thanks in no small part to the effects of The Great Depression. Hoping to cash in on this popular pastime but failing to take into account the lack of disposable income at the time Tales Of Sitting survived for just five months before taking the weight off its feet for good.
The proprieters of Clumsy Broads maintained that they were simply celebrating the girls of the world who for one reason or another couldn’t avoid walls, doors, or rakes but this didn’t stop a group of Women’s Lib supporters from firebombing the production plant of the magazine after only one issue, putting it out of business permanently.
Produced in good faith and hoping to tap into the lust for the macabre, Botch – "Horror Stories of Plastic Surgery" – ran out of material after only one issue (and subsequently quietly folded) because of the sterling work that all cosmetic surgeons do worldwide. Rumours that the plastic surgery industry conducted unnecessary facelifts putting the eyes on the sides of the faces on those behind the publication of the magazine are totally unfounded because the cosmetics industry is a good industry full of fine, upstanding people.