Let's peek into the very first 1974 issue of the ever-delightful DYNAMITE magazine! The long-running kid's mag had a regular comics-centric feature (and the only reason I bought every issue) called "Superheroes Confidential," and who better to launch that captivating column than the first comics superhero himself? The mag editors treated fans to actual excerpts of Superman's first adventures from the late 30s, featuring the early raw and powerful talents of Supe's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster! Plus, dig that fun-filled fact sheet on the Man of Steel, promising tons of "playground cred" to boys all over the nation! Fun Fact: DYNAMITE's creator, Jenette Kahn, was later hired by DC Comics (Superman's publisher) to steer that company into the late-70s! Click images below to enlarge!
|So much of the above wacky wonderfulness has since |
been "erased" by later super-serious comics editors...Pity..
BONUS! From that same initial issue, we see one frantic fan fill out this back-end survey! Thank heavens (for us and the mag) he never sent this in! A real peek into the period!
|"...and another one. The side with the picture...." Priceless.|