Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Avengers #2: The Newton edition

Newton Comics' The Avengers #2 was published 19 July 1975:

This cover originally appeared on Marvel Comics' The Avengers #2:

The story contents are as follows:

The Avengers Battle... the Space Phantom, originally published in The Avengers #2, November 1963 

Now Walks The Android, originally published in Tales to Astonish #61, November 1964

The first story is presented in this edition without any notable editorial interference, apart from the erasure of the page numbers. 

Unfortunately the same cannot be said for Now Walks The Android. This is presented as a 14-page story, as per the original printing in Tales to Astonish #61. However, the third page of the original story is omitted and in its place is the third page from the story Captured At Last! - the Hulk story sharing space with Now Walks The Android in Tales to Astonish #61!

If you don't believe me, here's a photo of the two-page spread in this issue:

Captured At Last! was reprinted by Newton in The Incredible Hulk #3. You will no doubt be relieved to hear that the story is presented intact in that issue, and does not contain page 3 from Now Walks The Android.

The poster in this issue advertises the forthcoming Conan the Barbarian series:

This poster was also included in Planet of the Apes #5.

This issue includes inhouse advertisements for two other Newton issues designated as On Sale Now: The Fantastic Four #2 and Dracula #1. The Fantastic Four #2 was published 12 July 1975, and Dracula #1 appears to have been delayed until 26 July 1975.

The contest on the rear cover has an expiry date 4 August 1975.

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