Friday, December 28, 2018

The Amazing Spider-Man #4: The Newton edition


Newton Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man #4 was published 19 July 1975:


The cover originally appeared on Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man #4:


The story contents are as follows:

Nothing Can Stop... The Sandman!, originally published in The Amazing Spider-Man #4, September 1963

Marked for Destruction by Dr. Doom!, originally published in The Amazing Spider-Man #5, October 1963

Only the first 13 pages Marked for Destruction by Dr.Doom! are included in this issue. Readers are urged not to miss the next issue:


The Amazing Spider-Man #3 had things back on track but the trajectory was suspended with this issue. The Thor backup feature was suddenly awol and would not be restored until The Amazing Spider-Man #6.

The poster in this issue is Conan the Barbarian vs, the Grim Grey God!, an image originally published on the cover of Conan the Barbarian #3:


Naturally it's coloured in Newtonese… The poster advertises the forthcoming Conan the Barbarian series, and this image would adorn the cover of Newton's Conan the Barbarian #3 in fresh Newtonese tones.

This issue includes in-house advertisments for The Avengers #2, The Incredible Hulk #2, The Fantastic Four #2, and Dracula #1, which is also added to the roster on the subscription page.

The Spiderman (sic) Suit contest expires 4 August 1975.I have nothing more to say about this specimen than I did 10 years ago, other than I still haven't seen one and would like to.

1 comment:

Neil A. Hansen said...

Hi, Spiros, I am on the hunt for the Aussie Deadly Hands of Kung Fu 8 by Murray. Do you have any histories, theories or sources for this comic? Thanks in advance.