Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Invincible Iron Man #1: The Newton edition

This is the cover to Newton Comics' The Invincible Iron Man #1:

This image is modified from the cover of Marvel Comics' Iron Man #1:

The story contents are as follows:

My Friend, My Foe... The Freak!, originally published in Iron Man #3, July 1968
From the Void of Space Comes... The Super Skrull! [Part 1], originally published in Marvel's Space-Born Superhero! Captain Marvel #2, June 1968 

My Friend, My Foe... The Freak! appears to be reprinted without any undue editorial interference, but note I have cross-referenced it with another Australian reprint, the Yaffa edition of The Invincible Iron Man #1.

Only seven pages of From the Void of Space Comes... The Super Skrull! are included in this issue. It is continued in The Invincible Iron Man #2.

The poster in this issue is The Incredible Hulk from the cover of Newton Comics' The Incredible Hulk #10:

This poster also appeared in The Mighty Thor #1 and Captain America #3 and Monsters Unleashed #2.

This issue includes an in-house advertisement for Daredevil #1:

There is also a subscription page, two letters pages, a t-shirt offer on the rear cover, and a contest with an expiry date 21 February 1976.

This issue is cover-dated January 1976. The publication date 17 January 1975 was announced in issues cover-dated December 1975. This was projected before the crisis in the Newton offices in late December 1975 but it is nevertheless the best guide I have to the publication date.

This issue was advertised in-house in issues including The Avengers #14, Newton Team-Up #2, Monsters Unleashed #2 and the Silver Surfer #5:

I note the indicia title for this series is Iron Man, as per the Marvel Comics series.

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