Monday, February 11, 2019

Newton Triple Action #1

As discussed previously, after Newton Comics was shut down by the Receivers in April 1976, the comics were relaunched a few months later. One of the new titles was Newton Triple Action #1:

The cover image first appeared on the cover of Marvel's Conan the Barbarian #20:

The story contents are as follows:

The Bitter Taste of Defeat!, originally published in The Avengers #21, October 1965 
Among Us Stalk…The Sentinels!, originally published in The X-Men #14, November 1965 
The Black Hound of Vengeance!, originally published in Conan the Barbarian #20, November 1972
Blood Purge!, originally published in Savage Tales #10, May 1975
[One Knight's Stand], previously unpublished

Just as Newton Four-In-One #1 mopped up unpublished stories queued from cancelled series such as The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor, The Invincible Iron Man and The Amazing Spider-Man, Newton Triple Action performs a similar function for the cover features The Avengers, The X-Men and Conan the Barbarian.

The final story is Jan Scherpenhuizen's [One Knight's Stand] which I've detailed previously.

This issue was advertised in other August 1976 cover-dated Newton issues:

My copy of this issue does not contain the free King Size Super-Hero Poster but it was likely either The Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch, The Amazing Spider-Man and Friends, or Thor.

This issue includes in-house advertisements for Newton Four-In-One, Planet of the Apes #17 and Dracula.

The indicia refers to this issue by the title Newton Triple Action, and as Vol. 1 No. 11. It is also copyrighted 1975 by Newton Comics Pty. Ltd. I've said this before but from this point on the Newton Comics indicia would often not only be inaccurate but rather bewildering.

1 comment:

Robert Thomas said...

My copy of Newton Triple Action came from all places MyComicShop (along with Newton Four-In-One and Newton Spectacular) in the USA. Somehow they left Australian shores, most likely a collector fan? and returned to Australia in near perfect condition! But sadly no poster. However at the time I was convinced there never were posters. Now the hunt is on again :) ...