Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Daredevil #2: The Newton edition

This is the cover to Newton Comics' Daredevil #2:

The cover image originally appeared on Marvel Comics' Daredevil #3:

The story contents are as follows:

Daredevil Battles The Owl, Ominous Overlord of Crime!, originally published in Daredevil #3, August 1964 

Out of Hell--A Hero [Part 2], originally published in Hero for Hire #1, June 1972 

The second Marvel Daredevil issue was skipped by Newton because the cover and story had already been printed as a backup feature in The Fantastic Four Giant Size 84 Page Annual a few months earlier. 

Newton's printing of the Luke Cage story continued from Daredevil #1 for another 6 pages in this issue. It was left unfinished as the series was cancelled after this issue.

This issue also contains this poster:

This poster was also included in The Invincible Iron-Man #2, also cover-dated March 1976, and was later used on the cover of Newton Spectacular: The Amazing Spider-Man

The cover date is March 1976. Inexplicably, the competition expiry date is 31 January 1976! There are no in-house advertisements for other Newton comics in this issue, and the letter column/editorial does not announce any news about forthcoming issues, but it does apologise for delays in certain issues. The rear cover has the Captain America iron-on transfer.

Daredevil #2 was advertised in-house:

This is scanned from The Silver Surfer #6.

This was the final issue in the short-lived series but a third issue was advertised:

The cover to Daredevil #3 is based on the Marvel Comics' Daredevil #4, and is cover-dated April 1976, so it at least got to the mock-up stage but, as we now know, the Receivers suspended publication of the comics in April 1976 and this is one issue that didn't make it across the line.

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