I actually remember the picture of the dog with the gun to its head being used in an advertisement in a computer magazine, with similar wording "Buy this game or the dog gets it"
Interesting set of covers, though.
Especially telling of people's attitudes, especially the one of the baby breastfeeding:
One mother actually shredded the magazine so that her 13-year old son couldn’t see it.What? There is nothing wrong with that photo, and anybody that thinks anything different has serious issues.