Justice is a British spanking magazine published between 1976 and the 1990s in three successive series. It sold at a lower price than most other titles and was very closely associated with the better-known Blushes during the second half of its existence.
The original series of Justice began in 1976. Priced at £1, it was a small format magazine of 72 pages, printed in black and white except for the cover and a colour centre-spread. The publisher was Reality Magazines of 15, Wastdale Road, Forest Hill, in south-east London. A strapline on the cover of each issue described the contents as ‘Spanking Fantasy’.
Justice concerned itself with the spanking of adult women, some dressed in school uniform, by both men and women, portrayed in stories, photographs, letters, and a small number of drawings. The F/F spankings usually had an openly lesbian element.
The editor was named as Barbara Stone, and most of the writers bore women’s names. In the earliest issues, every short story had the word ‘justice’ in its title, e.g. ‘Justice for an Air Hostess’. ‘Justice got a Secretary’, ‘Justice for a Stable Girl’. There were at least 27 editions.
Around 1978, the magazine was re-launched as New Colour Justice, a larger 60-page magazine priced at £2 and initially numbered as a second volume. The colour content was soon dropped (apart from the cover), the title reverted to Justice, and the strapline became ‘Spanking Action’. Confusingly for collectors, Vol.2 No.23 was followed by No.24, simple numeric sequence being used thereafter. The publisher changed from Reality Graphics to Bertrum Press, still at the Forest Hill address.
No editors, authors, photographers, models, or artists were ever named. Black and white photographs continued to be central to the magazine’s offering. The stories often read like space-fillers and the readers’ letters did not sound genuine.
From around 1984, Justice derived all its photographic content from photo-shoots commissioned for Blushes, Blushes Supplement, and Uniform Girls, mainly printing pictures that had failed to be chosen for the higher-priced titles. This altered the character of the magazine to some extent; pictures now had less in common with mainstream glamour photography and M/F spanking predominated, usually with the spanker much older than the spankee. When the original Blushes photo-set was of particularly high quality, the supplementary shots found in Justice could be stimulating. When the original was mediocre, the inferiority of Justice was obvious. Layout and design were functional.
The last issue in this series, probably No.85, appeared around 1993. By then the price had risen to £6.
New Justice was published by 7 Oaks Euro of Sevenoaks, Kent, in the mid-1990s. It was a 52-page magazine, still printed black and white but now costing £8. Despite the alteration in the title, it was numbered from Vol.3 No.1.
The magazine continued to rely on Blushes for its photography, and despite calling itself ‘New’, often printed pictures that were many years old. With Janus, Kane, and Blushes itself now priced at £10, most regular buyers of spanking magazines preferred to pay a little more for a superior product. New Justice seems to have run to eight issues.