Wednesday, January 24, 2007

More Newtons: Newton One Shots

I've decided to consolidate all of the one-shots not associated with any one title into this post. As more one-shots arrive I'll add them in.

GIANT MAN/DOCTOR STRANGE

Date: late 1975.

Contents:
The Pincers Of Power by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #140)
Trapped By The Porcupine by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #53)
Let There Be Victory by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #141)
Trapped By The Porcupine Part 2 by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #53) - this story was edited down to make two stories.
Those Who Would Destroy Me by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #142)
On The Trail Of The Human Top by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #55)
With None Beside Me by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #143)
On The Trail Of The Human Top Part 2 by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #55)
No Place To Hide by Stan Lee & Don Heck (Tales To Astonish #54)

The two part stories were generally done this way so that they could be used as back-up stories in regular issues. That way the one story could be stretched over two issues. Stories from Tales To Astonish were used as back-ups for The Incredible Hulk, Strange Tales was used in The Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man, Tales Of Suspense appeared in The Avengers, and other titles used a mix of all of the short stories.

NEWTON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR

(Going on the paper stock, although the indica says 1975)
Date: mid 1976

Contents:
Sub-Mariner And The Merciless Puppet Master by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four #14)
The Good, The Bad And The Uncanny by Stan Lee, John Buscema & Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer #4)
A Skrull Walks Among Us by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four #18)
The Coming Of The Plantman by Jerry Siegel & Dick Ayers (Strange Tales #113)

Another good issue and yet another example of Newton throwing in whatever they could find from the remaining material on hand. These one-shot issues aren't easy to track down as the bulk of them were returned from the news-agents and then thrown into the dumpster. A good percentage of the books were dumped without them ever being sent to the news-stands.

NEWTON SPECTACULAR

Date: late 1975.

Contents:

The Man Called Electro by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #9)
The Return Of The Vulture by Lee & Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #7)
Have Yourself A Sandman Little Christmas by Roy Thomas, Ross Andru & Mike Esposito (Marvel Team-Up #1)
The Wonderful World Of Dr. Strange by Lee & Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2)
Where Walk The Villains by Stan Lee, Don Heck & Mike Esposito (Tales Of Suspense #62)

This one-shot again sports an altered cover, recoloured to emphasise the main Spider-Man figure. Predominatly Silver Age material, this book shows that Newton would re-print anything they could get, in this case Marvel Team-Up material. As a fair few Team-Up stories appeared it's interesting to speculate that a Team-Up book was probably on the cards at some stage but then was discarded as the problems with the company started to set in.

NEWTON TRIPLE ACTION

Date: circa 1976.

Contents:
The Road Back by Stan Lee, Don Heck & Wally Wood (The Avengers #22)
Monster Of The Monoliths by Roy Thomas, Barry Smith, Dan Adkins, Val Mayerik & Sal Buscema (Conan The Barbarian #21)
Prisoners Of The Mysterious Master Mold by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Werner Roth & Dick Ayers (X-Men #15)
The Golden Blood-Beasts Of Daka-Jur by Carla Conway, Gerry Conway & The Tribe (Savage Tales #9)
Thor Battles The Incredible Hulk by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Chic Stone (Journey Into Mystery #112)

Again the cover art for this issue was retouched to give it a more 'flatter' feel, with solid colours as opposed to the shadings on the original.

1 comment:

fd8e83b0-5af8-11e0-9d44-000bcdcb2996 said...

Hi, I just purchased a Newton Triple Action #1 which predates the one you have listed. Do you know if there was any superhero poster as it was indicated by the cover? Would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.