10.27.2009

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.

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6 Responses to “Remember Dynamite Magazine for kids?”

  1. 44 Says:

    Remember Dynamite? I just read 3 last week at the dentist office. Guess i didn’t realize how old the magazines were…

  2. Doc Says:

    Okay, so you remember Dynamite.

    Now, do ya remember WOW! Magazine?

    Doc

  3. Erika Says:

    OMG! I read this magazine religiously when I was in middle school. You really took me back with this one.

  4. Frank Lee Delano Says:

    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.

  5. Bob S. Says:

    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.

  6. Kevin Says:

    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.

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