Remember Dynamite Magazine for kids?
Anyone besides me remember Dynamite magazine for kids by Scholastic? I came across some old issues in a used bookstore and they really brought back memories. I simply had to pick up the one below because of my love for all things Estrada (Dynamite #64, September 1979). I did some research on the magazine and was surprised to find out how long it ran – 1974-1992. Seriously? I had no idea it ran until 1992. I thought it was a late-70s/early-80s phenomena. Additionally, it was founded by Jenette Kahn who later went on to be the President and Editor-in-Chief of DC Comics. Wow, she was really connected to children’s entertainment back then. She’s responsible for several things I fondly remember.
When I opened the magazine, my mind was completely blown as I came across the Dynamite Duo. This was something I’d totally forgotten, and yet had loved as a child. The adventures of Nightglider and Dawnstar! After seeing this, I can now recall they had magic rings, but that’s about it. What a blast from the past!
There isn’t a lot out there about Dynamite, but you can find some information on Wikipedia.
6 thoughts on “Remember Dynamite Magazine for kids?”
Remember Dynamite? I just read 3 last week at the dentist office. Guess i didn’t realize how old the magazines were…
Okay, so you remember Dynamite.
Now, do ya remember WOW! Magazine?
OMG! I read this magazine religiously when I was in middle school. You really took me back with this one.
I liked Dynamite okay, but there was some Cracked-style magazine I liked better in the same format. I used to pick these up cheap at Woolworths in the ’80s.
I always looked forward to receiving my copy of Dynamite as a kid. I would like thumb through one again, just for old time sake.
Brings back memories of good days. i remember “magic Wanda” every month had a new trick to teach us kids. Those were the end of the magazine days that really had class.