Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Silver Surfer #1: The Newton edition

Newton Comics' The Silver Surfer #1 was published 27 September 1975:

The cover is from Marvel Comics' The Silver Surfer #1:

The story contents are as follows:

The Origin of the Silver Surfer!, originally published in The Silver Surfer #1, August 1968 
Call Her... Medusa!, originally published in Journey into Mystery #96, September 1963 

These stories appear to be reprinted complete and intact.

This issue included a Swap Card:

The card is Hulk Series A (1 of 15) No. 1 featuring the cover of The Incredible Hulk #1.

This issue contains in-house advertisements for the following Newton comics:

Doctor Strange #4 

Conan the Barbarian #4 

The Silver Surfer #1 was advertised as Out Next Week in Hulk King Size Annual #1:

It was also announced as "from this month onwards" in letter columns appearing in other September 1975 issues.

This issue also includes a two-page Marvel Mailbag spread, an advertisement for Origins of Marvel Comics, a t-shirt offer and a competition with the expiry date 10 November 1975.


firesurfer said...

Nice pic of the swap card. It's the only one I could find. Do you have a pic of the other side? I guess you have to do one side at at a time to avoid removing it from the staple.

spiros xenos said...

Sorry, firesurfer - the pic of the card is from an eBay listing I kept on file. Most of the pics of cards and posters on my blog are from my collection, but alas my copy of The Silver Surfer #1 does not have the card. However, when I do manage to get a complete copy, I'll put up fresh scans for you.