When I was a kid, there was nothing amazing than Dynamite Magazine! All the cool kids had a copy in their lockers squished between the pages of their Social Studies book, which was wrapped in a a brown paper bag. Although the magazine was published between 1974 to 1992 to me they had their best covers from 1978 to 1982. Pure awesomeness.
The covers of Dynamite magazine read like a totally random Who’s Who of the late seventies/early eighties. Like these:
And don’t forget about Shields and Yarnell. It’s SHIELDS and YARNELL!!!
But Dynamite Magazine wasn’t only about the covers. Inside those shiny front pages were so sweet goodies, like magic tricks from MAGIC WANDA!
And amazing comic puzzles that were WAY cooler than the Daily Jumble!
And don’t forget about Bummers–the write in column where kids could send in their “bummers”. If a kid’s “bummer” of a story was used, they would get $5–sweet! Oh, to have those bummers instead of dealing with traffic or mortgage rates. Sigh!
Every now and then I spy that signature rainbow cursive logo at an estate sale or Flea Market and I can’t help but smile.
Did you read Dynamite Magazine? Do you remember any specific cover? Were you lucky enough to actually SUBSCRIBE TO IT? Sigh…