Dynamo #1
(August 1966)

Tower, 1966 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Tower Comics, Inc.
Brand
Tower Action Series
Editing
Samm Schwartz

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dynamo / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Tatjana Wood ?
Letters
?; Wally Wood (logo)

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Menace from the Moon! (Table of Contents: 1)

Dynamo / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood ?
Pencils
Wally Wood (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Characters
Dynamo [Leonard Brown]; Noman; Alice
Synopsis
Observatories on Earth are being mysteriously destroyed. The President of the United States calls Noman and Dynamo in for a mission to investigate the suspected source of the destruction, a military base on the moon. Noman discovers a civilization living on the dark side of the moon who wishes their existence to remain unknown to mankind.
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A Day in the Life of Dynamo (Table of Contents: 2)

Dynamo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood; Tim Battersby (see notes)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Joe Giella ?
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida ?

Characters
Dynamo [Leonard Brown]; Red Dragon; Red Star; THUNDER; Iron Maiden; Subterraneans; Overlord
Synopsis
Len Brown plan on asking the Chief for a raise, but before he can get to it, adventure whisks him away. First to Hong Kong, where he is at the mercy of the Red Dragon, then to the subterranean world, where he must stop the Overlord's ambition of creating nuclear Armageddon on the surface world. Help comes in the unlikely guise of the Iron Maiden. By the end of the adventure, Len finds that his chance to ask for a raise has passed him by.
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Indexer Notes

Story idea by Battersby; script, plot and revision by Wood. Info per Battersby's work records as published in Alter Ego # 152, May 2018. Martin O'Hearn previously credited Ralph Reese.

Back to the Stone Age! (Table of Contents: 3)

Dynamo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Battersby; Wally Wood; Dan Adkins (see notes)
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Dynamo [Leonard Brown]; V: Dr. Sparta; Demo; Wilbur [lackey of Dr. Sparta]
Synopsis
THUNDER makes the mistake of putting Demo in the same prison cell as Dr. Sparta. The two pool their resources, and are sprung from prison by Dr. Sparta's minion, Wilbur. The combination of Demo's cavemen and Sparta's dinosaurs are enough to keep Dynamo's hands full.
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Indexer Notes

Plot and script by Battersby; revised by Wood and Adkins. Info from Battersby's work records as published in Alter Ego # 152, May 2018.

Dynamo Meets the Amazing Andor (Table of Contents: 4)

Dynamo / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tim Battersby; ? (see notes)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Dynamo [Leonard Brown]; Andor (first appearance; villain); Subterraneans (villains); Overlord [leader of Subterraneans]; Lord Uru [Subterranean scientist, dies]
Synopsis
The subterranean scientist Lord Uru reports on his latest project to overthrow the surface dwellers to the Overlord. His project involved raising an abandoned surface baby, and subjecting the child to treatments to control its mind and give it super-human strength. The human, named Andor, infiltrates THUNDER, and nearly kills Dynamo before freeing himself from mind control. Andor returns to the subterranean world and kills Lord Uru.
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Indexer Notes

"Work on script" per Battersby's work records as published in Alter Ego # 152, May 2018.

Wonder Weed, Super Hero (Table of Contents: 5)

Agent Weed / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood ?
Pencils
John Giunta
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Weed [William Wylie]; Dynamo [Leonard Brown]; Lightning [Guy]; Chief; Noman; V: Doctor Oom
Synopsis
Weed is an ordinary THUNDER agent with no special suit or powers, and he envies the others. Doctor Oom, a villainous master of telepathy and hypnotism, exploits Weed's envy by planting the hypnotic suggestion that he really has super-powers. Oom lures the super-powered members of THUNDER into a trap, and it takes Weed's wit and bravery to save the day for THUNDER.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dynamo
  2. 1. Menace from the Moon!
    Dynamo
  3. 2. A Day in the Life of Dynamo
    Dynamo
  4. 3. Back to the Stone Age!
    Dynamo
  5. 4. Dynamo Meets the Amazing Andor
    Dynamo
  6. 5. Wonder Weed, Super Hero
    Agent Weed
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