([circa 1942 - 1944])

Chesler / Dynamic, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dynamic Publications
Brand:
Harry "A" Chesler Jr. Features Syndicate, N.Y.
Editing:
Phil Sturm; Harry "A" Chesler, Jr. (publisher); Gaspano Ricca (art director)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

DYNAMIC COMICS No. 8. Published bi-monthly by DYNAMIC PUBLICATIONS, 420 DeSoto Avenue, St. Louis 7, Mo. Editorial and executive offices, 163 West 23rd Street, New York City. Harry "A" Chesler, Jr., publisher (on leave with U.S. Army); Gaspano Ricca, Art Director; Phil Sturm, Editor (on leave with U.S. Army). Application for second-class entry pending at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo. Single copies 10c, Yearly subscription $1.00.

Estimates of the date have been given as either 1942 (Keltner) or 1944 (Heritage). No date is present anywhere on the issue, and all other full-size Chesler publications resume in 1944, with the exception of his partnership (of some sort) with Lev Gleason on Captain Battle #3, which may have also been 1942 and was probably not later than 1943. So 1944 seems more likely for this (bringing it nearer to the publication of issue #9), but 1942 remains an outside possibility.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gus Ricca [as Ricca] (signed)
Inks:
Gus Ricca [as Ricca] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signature is in the lower right-hand corner, written vertically.

["Loyal Americans toil ceaselessly..."] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yankee Boy [Victor]; Buddy; Villains: The Thing; Toad

Indexer Notes

Yankee Boy last appeared in YANKEE COMICS #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lil Arthur / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Li'l Arthur

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Richard Starr on 4 November 2004.
Schwab is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art match his signed Wilbur story in Funny Picture Stories V2 #7.

["With ancient witchcraft and black magic..."] (Table of Contents)

Dynamic Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan ?
Inks:
Charles Sultan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dynamic Man [Bert McQuade] (introduction; origin); Yellow Spot (villain; introduction; death); Dr. Moore (introduction; death)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Faces and movement look like Sultan, but uncertain inking.

The Record Quarter Mile (Table of Contents)

Young Americans / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Young Americans run on Chesler High School team. Other names included in story are Charles Sultan, Kamen, Proctor, and Hinch.

Case of the Screaming Idiots (Table of Contents)

Lucky Coyne / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Schrotter ?
Inks:
Gus Schrotter ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Lucky Coyne (reporter); Kitty; Terry; Villains: Dr. Buckingham; Logo
Synopsis:
Coyne has an assignment to check up on the State Sanatorium.

Indexer Notes

Story title from Richard Starr on 1 November 2004.
Art very similar to Schrotter's credited work in "Key Comics" #1 and his "Dan'l Flannel" story in "All American Comics" #3.

["When I say I want them cattle washed..."] (Table of Contents)

Boss of the Ranch / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Fless] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Boss

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Richard Starr on 1 November 2004.

Introducing the Master Key (Table of Contents)

Master Key / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Master Key [Ray Cardell] (intro, origin); Gale; Chris
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title from Richard Starr on 1 November 2004.
Same faces and shading as in Sultan's signed story "The Unknown" in National Comics #28. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Odd names"] (Table of Contents)

Stamp-O-Grams / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for Stamp-O-Gram. Information on this sequence from Richard Starr on 1 November 2004.

["In the moors lurks a monster..."] (Table of Contents)

The Echo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita
Inks:
Rafael Astarita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; superhero
Characters:
Echo [Jim Carson]; Dr. Doom (his brother); Cora (his sister); Truth Blackmoor; Hope Blackmoor; Mrs. Benton (housekeeper)
Synopsis:
In the moors lurks a monster, ready to pounce on anyone who intrudes on his sanctuary.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Echo's last appearance in YANKEE COMICS #4.
Art similar to Astarita's credited "Auro" story in "Planet Comics" #22.

The Case of the Strangling Hair (Table of Contents)

Yankee Doodle Jones and Dandy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Sultan
Inks:
George Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yankee Doodle Jones (intro); Dandy (Intro; Origin); Uncle Same (Guest Star); The "Leader" (Villain; Intro; Death); the Hag (Villain; Intro; Death); The Professor (Intro; Death; Dandy's father)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in YANKEE COMICS #4. Story title from Richard Starr on 1 November 2004.

The Forbidden Fruit (Table of Contents)

Young Americans / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

["When the hideous King Zaco..."] (Table of Contents)

Dan Hastings / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Hastings; Gloria; King Zaco
Synopsis:
King Zaco of the planet Zaris comes to earth to find a woman for a bride.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Tuska is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Loyal Americans toil ceaselessly..."]
    Yankee Boy
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Lil Arthur
  4. 3. ["With ancient witchcraft and black magic..."]
    Dynamic Man
  5. 4. The Record Quarter Mile
    Young Americans
  6. 5. Case of the Screaming Idiots
    Lucky Coyne
  7. 6. ["When I say I want them cattle washed..."]
    Boss of the Ranch
  8. 7. Introducing the Master Key
    Master Key
  9. 8. ["Odd names"]
    Stamp-O-Grams
  10. 9. ["In the moors lurks a monster..."]
    The Echo
  11. 10. The Case of the Strangling Hair
    Yankee Doodle Jones and Dandy
  12. 11. The Forbidden Fruit
    Young Americans
  13. 12. ["When the hideous King Zaco..."]
    Dan Hastings
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