If you were a kid of the 70s and 80s, there’s a pretty good chance that you remember Dynamite magazine. One of the most popular kids-oriented publications of the era, Dynamite was where you learned about your favorite celebrities and teen idols, played games and puzzles, and got some really cool stuff, like a 3D King Kong poster (glasses included). Published from 1974-1992, and distributed by schoolteachers through Scholastic Press, Dynamite was a magazine that most every kid wanted to check out for at least a few minutes, and if you didn’t order your very own issue, you tried to borrow (or steal) a friend’s copy.
Here’s one such former fan, sharing his particular love of Dynamite:
A number of the publication’s covers can be found online, here and here, which should bring back plenty of fond memories from an era when Happy Days, The Hardy Boys, and the Bay City Rollers reigned supreme in the hearts of school-age readers everywhere. If you remember Dynamite at all, one of these covers will likely transport you back to your old junior high school classroom.
Were you a regular reader of this beloved magazine of the 70s and 80s? Do you still own any copies? Share your recollections of Dynamite with all of us at Retroland, as we pay tribute to this one-of-a-kind publication from our childhood.