Dynamic Man (Dynamic Comics)
Publication information
PublisherDynamic Publications, Dynamite Entertainment
First appearanceDynamic Comics #1 (July 1941)
In-story information
Alter egoBert McQuade
AbilitiesFlight
Superhuman strength

Dynamic Man is a fictional android superhero published by Dynamic Publications, Inc., one of Harry "A" Chesler's imprints. He has numerous similarities to an earlier character of the same name published by Timely Comics, including a similar origin story and powers. It is unclear to what extent this character was inspired from the earlier Dynamic Man.

He appeared in Dynamic Comics issues #1-3 and #8-24 (1941–48).[1]

Fictional character biography

Dynamic Man was an android created by the brilliant scientist Dr. Moore to battle the evil magician the Yellow Spot.[2] Moore was killed just as his creation reached completion. Dynamic Man then began his crime fighting career, and soon took the identity of Bert McQuade, a high school football coach recently killed. Bert's younger brother Ricky became his sidekick, Dynamic Boy.[3] His powers, and Dynamic Boy's, included flight and super strength. Their enemies included the Yellow Spot, the Sea Horror and a band of kidnapping Gypsies. In issue #14 (April 1945), Dynamic Man suddenly had a secret identity, school athletic coach Bert McQuade.[4]

Project Superpowers

Dynamic Man appears in the mini-series Project Superpowers. He is shown to be the head of the "Dynamic Family" which consist of him, Dynamic Boy (now also an android), an unnamed female android and an army of androids. They are shown to be a secret power behind the world. Originally, the creative team mistakenly named this incarnation of Dynamic Man "Curt Cowan", the alias of the Timely Comics Dynamic Man. The error was corrected, however, and the character was identified as "Bert McQuade" from issue 2 onwards.

References

  1. ^ Benton, Mike (1992). Superhero Comics of the Golden Age: The Illustrated History. Dallas: Taylor Publishing Company. p. 161. ISBN 0-87833-808-X. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Kurt; Thomas, Roy (2019). American Comic Book Chronicles: 1940-1944. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 99. ISBN 978-1605490892.
  3. ^ Nevins, Jess (2013). Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes. High Rock Press. pp. 90–91. ISBN 978-1-61318-023-5.
  4. ^ Mougin, Lou (2020). Secondary Superheroes of Golden Age Comics. McFarland & Co. pp. 362–363. ISBN 9781476638607.