Sunday, December 2, 2018

Planet of the Apes #1: The Newton edition



The cover to Newton Comics' Planet of the Apes #1 originally appeared on Marvel Comics' Planet of the Apes #1. The contents following are also from this issue:

Terror on the Planet of the Apes Chapter 1: The Lawgiver

Terror on the Planet of the Apes Chapter Two: Fugitives on the Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes [Part 1]

The two Terror on the Planet of the Apes chapters appear to be reprinted in the Newton edition as per the Marvel edition.

Planet of the Apes [Part 1] is the beginning of the movie serialisation. I've designated it [Part 1] firstly because only the first 12 of 25 pages are reprinted in this edition, and secondly because Newton elected to broadcast a title for the next part of this chapter in Planet of the Apes #2:


The chapter title Prepare to Die was not used in the next issue. This is where the tracking problems begin.

This issue includes a poster of The Incredible Hulk:


The contest on the rear cover expires 7 July 1975.

Planet of the Apes #1 is advertised as on sale 7 June 1975 in Newton's The Amazing Spider-Man #1


The Sunday Observer special dated 1 June 1975 advertises it as On Sale Next Weekend. It was also advertised in the Sunday Observer 8 June 1975 as "on sale now":


The evidence is clear: this issue was published on 7 June 1975.

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