Published by Scholastic Press for 18 years (from March 1974 to March 1992) the magazine was a little bit of pop culture paradise delivered to the mailboxes of kids across the US. Here’s a look back!
The Waltons (April 1974)
Herbie – The Love Bug (October 1974)
The Love Bug Returns: Herbie Tells All
Born Free’s Elsa the Lioness (Nov 1974)
The main cast of “All in the Family”! (January 1975)
All about ‘All in the Family’, featuring the Bunker family!
John Denver (March 1975)
Singer/actor John Denver and Dynamite: Farrrr-out
Little House on the Prairie TV show cast (May 1975)
Little House on the Prairie: A Big Story!
Vintage Dynamite Issue #12 (June 1975)
Welcome to the Dynamite Monster Bash!
Dynamite Visits TV’s Land of the Lost! (July 1975)
Tony Orlando and Dawn, with Telma Hopkins (Oct 1975)
Bruce Lee Lives! (Nov 1975)
Dynamite magazine: Invisible Man – David McCallum (December 1975)
Donny & Marie (December 1976)
Vintage Dynamite: The Six Million Dollar Man (Feb 1976)
Lee Majors as Steve Austin
Superstar Cher spends the day with Dynamite!
Henry Winkler of ‘Happy Days!’ (April 1976)
Face to Face with Fonzie!
Let’s Go To The Hop! (June 1976)
Special Dynamite Fifties Party Issue, with Elvis Presley
Space: 1999 Takes Off! (July 1976)
Lindsay Wagner (September 1976)
Catching Up With The Bionic Woman!
Laverne & Shirley (October 1976)
A Dynamite double feature! Laverne and Shirley and King Kong!
Happy Days (February 1977)
Fonzie and Pinky Face the Future!
Captain & Tennille (March 1977)
A Dynamite duo — The Captain and Tennille
What’s Happening!! sitcom (June 1977)
What’s Happening is What’s Happening!!
The Brady Bunch cast (August 1977)
The Return of the Brady Bunch!
Actress/model/style icon Farrah Fawcett (September 1977)
The Hardy Boys: A Dynamite detective story! (October 1977)
Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson
Catching Up With Logan’s Run! (December 1977)
Meet Kristy McNichol (February 1978)
Dynamite Magazine with cover of Shields & Yarnell (May 1978)
Actress/model Cheryl Ladd (June 1978)
Cheryl Ladd of “Charlie’s Angels”
The best of Dynamite – 50th issue (July 1978)
The Bee Gees VS. The Beatles (October 1978)
The Bee Gees VS. The Beatles! Who’s the greatest?
The Secrets of Battlestar Galactica! (November 1978)
Mork & Mindy – January 1979
Robin Williams & Pam Dawber
Meet the guys from CHiPS (February 1979)
Ponch & Jon, aka Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox
Kristy McNichol & Leif Garrett (March 1979)
Kristy McNichol and Leif Garrett, from ‘Family’!
The Muppets (May 1979)
Kermit And Miss Piggy: A Muppet love story?
Gary Coleman (October 1979)
Gary Coleman: A talk with TV’s top teen
The Dukes of Hazzard cast (November 1979)
The Duke boys and company
Steve Martin (December 1979)
Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy!
Buck Rogers: Then and Now! (February 1980)
Greg Evigan (April 1980)
B.J. and The Bear — A special talk with Greg Evigan
John Schneider (June 1980)
Meet John Schneider from Dukes of Hazzard
Mark Hamill (September 1980)
The Empire Strikes Back – Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
Singer/actor Shaun Cassidy (October 1980)
Shaun Cassidy in ‘Breaking Away’
‘That’s Incredible!’ cast (November 1980)
“We’re on the Cover of Dynamite! That’s incredible!”
Scott Baio (December 1980)
Dynamite spends a Happy Day with Scott Baio!
The Dukes of Hazzard (January 1981)
Meet Tom Wopat of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’!
The Greatest American Hero & Superman (1981)
Starring William Katt & Christopher Reeve
Buck Rogers and Wilma: TV’s Fun Couple of the Future! (March 1981)
Dynamite magazine with Bugs Bunny (May 1981)
TV Kids – Then and Now! (July 1981)
This issue featured “One Day at a Time” star Valerie Bertinelli on the cover
Special Collector’s Issue – All About Bummers! (August 1981)
Amazing Randi Dynamite magazine cover (November 1981)
Master magician The Amazing Randi tells the truth about the fakes!
ALSO SEE: How do magicians do the sawing a person in half trick?
Happy Tenth Birthday, M*A*S*H! (December 1981)
Caricatures of the stars of MASH graced this Dynamite cover: Alan Alda (“Hawkeye”), Loretta Swit (“Hot Lips”), Jamie Farr (“Klinger”)
Rick Springfield (January 1982)
Meet Rick Springfield!
Melissa Gilbert All Grown Up! (March 1982)
The Little House on the Prairie star on the cover of Dynamite magazine
Matt Dillon: Tells How His Good Looks Get in His Way (January 1983)
Square Pegs: The Hottest TV Hit Of The Year! (February 1983)
Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Linker on the cover of Dynamite magazine
Ricky Schroeder of Silver Spoons (April 1983)
Star Wars: C-3PO/Anthony Daniels (June 1983)
The ‘Return of the Jedi’ – A talk with the man inside C-3PO
Dynamite’s greatest hits! (July 1983)
Featuring C-3PO and R2-D2, and David Hasselhoff as Knight Rider, and Dynamite’s Greatest Hits
David Hasselhoff (September 1983)
Knight Rider is Dynamite! An Exclusive interview with David Hasselhoff
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (November 1983)
Luke Skywalker And Princess Leia: What’s Next After Jedi?
Michael J. Fox (March 1984)
Meet Michael J. Fox, star of ‘Family Ties’!
What, no Starsky & Hutch?
Just for you, I looked it up – and was surprised to find out that they were never on the cover of Dynamite! (Bananas magazine, yes – but not Dynamite.) But you can still get a Starsky & Hutch fix here. :-)
There was a Kate Jackson cover … left out my favorite Angel. Fun looking at these!