After eleven issues Espionage sales were not self-sustaining.
“So, after a four-month hiatus, Espionage was “reborn” in May 1987 in its spiffy new format [magazine-size, shown in the featured image], with the words First Edition prominently placed on the cover in big red capital letters. The issue contained an even dozen pieces of fiction (including a “Spy Classic” credited in the table of contents to Douglas Greene but in fact was introduced by him and written by the English Mansfield brothers and published in 1900 under the pseudonym “Huan Mee,” plus a lengthy excerpt from a novel by Warren Burke), and, to my surprise (and, I admit it, gratification), my name was the first of the four listed on the cover.”
Espionage Magazine Vol. 1 No. 6 Feb. 1986 Contents About People [Contributors] Brian Burley’s About Books Carl Martin’s About Video Ernest Volkman’s About Other Things . . . Letters to the Editor Jackie Lewis: Publisher’s Page Guy Graybill “The War Which Never Ends” Michael Gilbert “Early Warning” Joe R. Lansdale “An All American Hero” Did You Know Joe Gill “Go Kill Yourself” Interview: David Morrell by Stanley Wiater Ron Goulart “The Monster of the Maze” at by Rob Richards Charles L. Harness “Crossings” Did You Know Isak Romun “Letter from Moscow” Janwillem Van de Wetering “Non-Interference” Josh Pachter “Assignment: Vienna” (Conclusion) art by Mike Romesburg Did You Know Joe Lewis’ Spying Through Time Richard Walton’s On File . . . Naughty Mariella [Novotny] Game Pages Classifieds
Editor/Publisher: Jackie Lewis Associate Publisher: Jeri Winston Art Director: Laura Avello Production Manager: Michael Mills Cover: Rob Richards Cartoons: Dandy, Halm Published bi-monthly by Leo 11 Publications 160 pages, $2.50
Espionage Magazine Vol. 1 No. 5 Nov. 1985 Jackie Lewis: Publisher’s Page Contents About People (Contributors) About Books About Films About Videos About Other Things . . . Letters to the Editor Robert P. Kissel: Our Man in Berlin (Admiral Willhelm Canaris) Michael Bracken “Only Heroes Die” Announcement: First Annual Short-Story Contest Francis M. Nevins, Jr. Bebriefing Joe Gali: A Conversation with James Atlee Phillips (Phillip Atlee) Anderz Telemark “Pas De Deux” Alice Lightner “Lindy’s Lights” Next Issue Did you know . . . John Dickson Carr “Menace in Wax” (Radio Script) Josh Pachter “Assignment Vienna” (Part One) Stuart Symons “The Last Speakers of Oubykh” Edward D. Hoch “Prisoner of Zerfall” Richard Ashby “Night of the Durga” (Part Two) Joe Lewis: Spying Through Time Espionage Questionaire Richard Walton’s On File . . . The Darling of the Gestapo Game Pages Classifieds
Editor/Publisher: Jackie Lewis Associate Publisher: Jeri Winston Editorial Assistant: Mike Christenberry Art Director: Laura Avello Production Manager: Michael Mills Cover: Aries Cartoons: Halmmasthead Published bi-monthly by Leo 11 Publications 164 pages, $2.50
Espionage Magazine Vol. 1 No. 4 August 1985 Contents About People (Contributors) About Books About Films About Other Things . . . Letters to the Editor Jackie Lewis: Publisher’s Page Roger A. Beaumont “The Flawed Soothayer—Willoughby: General MacArthur’s G-2” (article) Isak Romun “Dinner in the Upper Latitudes” art by Aries Josh Pachter “Message from Lowanda” art by Robert Spike Ron Goulart “Skyrocket Steel Conquers the Universe” art unsigned Morris Hershman “Proof Negative” art unsigned John Lutz “On Judgement Day” art by Aries Mel Waldman “Rabbi of Berlin” art by Mike Ramesburg Interview: Ernest Volkman Barry N. Malzberg “Piu Mosso” art by Bruce Baker Dick Stodghill “Knights of the Golden Circle” art by Robert Spike Jane Beckman “A Proposition He Could Not Refuse” art by Aries Richard Ashby “Night of the Durga” part one, art by Rob Richards Joe Lewis “Spying Through Time” (article) Richard Walton’s On File: The Sweet Toothed Spy (article) Games Pages Classifieds Did You Know . . .
Editor/Publisher: Jackie Lewis Associate Publisher: Jeri Winston Editorial Assistant: Mike Christenberry Production Manager: Michael Mills Cover: Richard Martin Cartoons: Halm Published bi-monthly by Leo 11 Publications 164 pages, $2.50
“Editor/Publisher Jackie Lewis and Associate Publisher Jeri Winston were already involved in the industry, putting out (so to speak) a number of magazines that, by comparison, made Penthouse look like Highlights for Children. If Playboy was soft-core porn and Penthouse was a little harder, Jackie and Jeri’s sex digests were fucking dirty. Perhaps in an attempt to redeem themselves in the eyes of the Lord, they famously asked their father, who had staked Bob [Guccione] to $5560 when Penthouse was in its infancy, to help them finance a non-porno publication that would feature spy stories and nonfiction articles about the world of espionage.”