Remember Dynamite magazine, with ’70s & ’80s stars kids loved? See 60 classic covers here!

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Remember Dynamite magazine, with the '70s & '80s stars that kids loved
Dynamite magazine’s tagline was “For the 1980s kid,” and for a solid decade in there, they lived up to the slogan.

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)

Dynamite Magazine issue 2 - April 1974 - The Waltons

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Herbie – The Love Bug (October 1974)

The Love Bug Returns: Herbie Tells All

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Herbie the Love Bug

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Born Free’s Elsa the Lioness (Nov 1974)

Born Free - Nov 1974 Dynamite magazine


The main cast of “All in the Family”! (January 1975)

All about ‘All in the Family’, featuring the Bunker family!

Dynamite magazine with All in the Family

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John Denver (March 1975)

Singer/actor John Denver and Dynamite: Farrrr-out

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - John Denver


Little House on the Prairie TV show cast (May 1975)

Little House on the Prairie: A Big Story!

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Little House on the Prairie


Vintage Dynamite Issue #12 (June 1975)

Welcome to the Dynamite Monster Bash!

Dynamite magazine - June 1975 issue


Dynamite Visits TV’s Land of the Lost! (July 1975)

Land of the Lost

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Tony Orlando and Dawn, with Telma Hopkins (Oct 1975)

Tony Orlando and Dawn - Telma Hopkins - Dynamite magazine cover Oct 1975

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Bruce Lee Lives! (Nov 1975)

Bruce Lee cover of Dynamite Magazine Nov 1975


Dynamite magazine: Invisible Man – David McCallum (December 1975)

Dynamite magazine December 1975 Invisible Man - David McCallum


Donny & Marie (December 1976)

Dynamite Dec 1976 - Donny and Marie


Vintage Dynamite: The Six Million Dollar Man (Feb 1976)

Lee Majors as Steve Austin

Dynamite Magazine - Six Million Dollar Man 1975

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Cher! (1976)

Superstar Cher spends the day with Dynamite!

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Cher

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Henry Winkler of ‘Happy Days!’ (April 1976)

Face to Face with Fonzie!

Dynamite Magazine Happy Days Fonzie

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Let’s Go To The Hop! (June 1976)

Special Dynamite Fifties Party Issue, with Elvis Presley

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Dynamite magazine cover - Elvis


Space: 1999 Takes Off! (July 1976)

Space: 1999 Takes Off!


Lindsay Wagner (September 1976)

Catching Up With The Bionic Woman!

Dynamite Lindsay Wagner Bionic Woman


Laverne & Shirley (October 1976)

A Dynamite double feature! Laverne and Shirley and King Kong!

Dynamite magazine cover 1976 Laverne Shirley King Kong

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Happy Days (February 1977)

Fonzie and Pinky Face the Future!

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Happy Days

 


Captain & Tennille (March 1977)

A Dynamite duo — The Captain and Tennille

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Captain and Tennille

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What’s Happening!! sitcom (June 1977)

What’s Happening is What’s Happening!!

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - What's Happening TV show

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The Brady Bunch cast (August 1977)

The Return of the Brady Bunch!

The return of the Brady Bunch - Dynamite 1977


Actress/model/style icon Farrah Fawcett (September 1977)

Dynamite magazine - Farrah Fawcett 1977

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The Hardy Boys: A Dynamite detective story! (October 1977)

Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson

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Catching Up With Logan’s Run! (December 1977)

Catching Up With Logan's Run


Meet Kristy McNichol (February 1978)

Kristy McNichol on cover of Dynamite

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Dynamite Magazine with cover of Shields & Yarnell (May 1978)

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Shields and Yarnell

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Actress/model Cheryl Ladd (June 1978)

Cheryl Ladd of “Charlie’s Angels

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Cheryl Ladd - Charlie's Angels


The best of Dynamite – 50th issue (July 1978)

Vintage 1978 Dynamite Magazine number 50


The Bee Gees VS. The Beatles (October 1978)

The Bee Gees VS. The Beatles! Who’s the greatest?

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Beatles and Bee Gees

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The Secrets of Battlestar Galactica! (November 1978)

Battlestar Galactica

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Mork & Mindy – January 1979

Robin Williams & Pam Dawber

January 1979 Dynamite cover - Mork and Mindy

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Meet the guys from CHiPS (February 1979)

Ponch & Jon, aka Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox

Dynamite magazine cover with CHIPS TV show

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Kristy McNichol & Leif Garrett (March 1979)

Kristy McNichol and Leif Garrett, from ‘Family’!

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Kristy McNichol and Leif Garrett


The Muppets (May 1979)

Kermit And Miss Piggy: A Muppet love story?

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Muppets - Kermit and Miss Piggy

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Gary Coleman (October 1979)

Gary Coleman: A talk with TV’s top teen

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Gary Coleman TV star

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The Dukes of Hazzard cast (November 1979)

The Duke boys and company

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Dukes of Hazzard TV show


Steve Martin (December 1979)

Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy!

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Steve Martin


Buck Rogers: Then and Now! (February 1980)

Buck Rogers


Greg Evigan (April 1980)

B.J. and The Bear — A special talk with Greg Evigan

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Greg Evigan of BJ and the Bear TV


John Schneider (June 1980)

Meet John Schneider from Dukes of Hazzard

1980 Dynamite magazine cover John Schneider


Mark Hamill (September 1980)

The Empire Strikes Back – Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)

Vintage Dynamite magazine cover - Empire Strikes Back movie

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Singer/actor Shaun Cassidy (October 1980)

Shaun Cassidy in ‘Breaking Away’

Dynamite Shaun Cassidy Breaking Away


‘That’s Incredible!’ cast (November 1980)

“We’re on the Cover of Dynamite! That’s incredible!”

Dynamite That's Incredible


Scott Baio (December 1980)

Dynamite spends a Happy Day with Scott Baio!

Dynamite Scott Baio


The Dukes of Hazzard (January 1981)

Meet Tom Wopat of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’!

Dynamite magazine Dukes of Hazzard

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The Greatest American Hero & Superman (1981)

Starring William Katt & Christopher Reeve

Dynamite Greatest American Hero Superman

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Buck Rogers and Wilma: TV’s Fun Couple of the Future! (March 1981)

Buck Rogers and Wilma

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Dynamite magazine with Bugs Bunny (May 1981)

Dynamite magazine - 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

Dynamite magazine - One Day at a Time star Valerie Bertinelli


Special Collector’s Issue – All About Bummers! (August 1981)

Dynamite 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!

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Amazing Randi Dynamite magazine cover Nov 1981


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”)

MASH TV show cast on cover on Dynamite Magazine - 1981


Rick Springfield (January 1982)

Meet Rick Springfield!

Dynamite magazine cover - Rick Springfield


Melissa Gilbert All Grown Up! (March 1982)

The Little House on the Prairie star on the cover of Dynamite magazine

Dynamite - Melissa Gilbert All Grown Up! (March 1982)


Matt Dillon: Tells How His Good Looks Get in His Way (January 1983)

Matt Dillon Tells How His Good Looks Get in His Way (January 1983)

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Square Pegs: The Hottest TV Hit Of The Year! (February 1983)

Sarah Jessica Parker and Amy Linker on the cover of Dynamite magazine

Dynamite Magazine cover - Square Pegs TV show with Sarah Jessica Parker

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Ricky Schroeder of Silver Spoons (April 1983)

Silver Spoons TV show - Dynamite Magazine April 1983 (2)

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Star Wars: C-3PO/Anthony Daniels (June 1983)

The ‘Return of the Jedi’ – A talk with the man inside C-3PO

Dynamite Star Wars robots

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Dynamite’s greatest hits! (July 1983)

Featuring C-3PO and R2-D2, and David Hasselhoff as Knight Rider, and Dynamite’s Greatest Hits

Dynamite magazine covers - 1983

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David Hasselhoff (September 1983)

Knight Rider is Dynamite! An Exclusive interview with David Hasselhoff

Dynamite Knight Rider


Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (November 1983)

Luke Skywalker And Princess Leia: What’s Next After Jedi?

Dynamite 1983 Star Wars Jedi


Michael J. Fox (March 1984)

Meet Michael J. Fox, star of ‘Family Ties’!

Dynamite Michael J Fox

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2 Responses

    1. 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. :-)

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