When I was growing up I read a lot of MAD magazines, along with its competitor, called Cracked.
When I got older and into heavy metal music I bought issues of Circus and Hit Parade every month to keep up on the latest happenings in the rock music world. I also bought several magazines devoted to video games, but I don’t remember what they were called.
Once I was out of high school I had a Tandy Color Computer 3, so I was an avid reader of its companion magazine, the Rainbow, which featured listings of BASIC programs that you could type in (some of these would take hours of painstaking work). Once I moved into the PC world I started buying *Compute![i/] back when “blazing fast” 486 machines were cutting-edge technology. By then I was in my twenties.
So what were your favorite magazines from your childhood and teen years? What magazines did you read as you moved into adulthood? For this thread, let’s leave out the porn magazines. I’m talking about magazines that you could openly buy at the corner newsstand or had a subscription for when you were growing up.