([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); Gus Ricca [as 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loyal Americans toil ceaselessly...
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: 2)

Lil Arthur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy that was a swell picture!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Arthur
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Richard Starr on 4 November 2004.

The art here matches Schwab's signed Wilbur story in Funny Picture Stories V2 #7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With ancient witchcraft and black magic...
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: 4)

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: 5)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Boss of the Ranch / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I say I want them cattle washed...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Boss
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Introducing the Master Key (Table of Contents: 7)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the moors lurks a monster...
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: 10)

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: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the hideous King Zaco...
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

Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Loyal Americans toil ceaselessly..."]
    Yankee Boy
  3. 2. ["Boy that was a swell picture!"]
    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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
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