More Newtons: Newton One Shots
GIANT MAN/DOCTOR STRANGE
Date: late 1975.
The Pincers Of Power by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #140)
Trapped By The Porcupine by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #53)
Let There Be Victory by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #141)
Trapped By The Porcupine Part 2 by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #53) - this story was edited down to make two stories.
Those Who Would Destroy Me by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #142)
On The Trail Of The Human Top by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #55)
With None Beside Me by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Strange Tales #143)
On The Trail Of The Human Top Part 2 by Stan Lee & Dick Ayers (Tales To Astonish #55)
No Place To Hide by Stan Lee & Don Heck (Tales To Astonish #54)
The two part stories were generally done this way so that they could be used as back-up stories in regular issues. That way the one story could be stretched over two issues. Stories from Tales To Astonish were used as back-ups for The Incredible Hulk, Strange Tales was used in The Fantastic Four, Journey Into Mystery appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man, Tales Of Suspense appeared in The Avengers, and other titles used a mix of all of the short stories.
NEWTON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
(Going on the paper stock, although the indica says 1975)
Date: mid 1976
Sub-Mariner And The Merciless Puppet Master by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four #14)
The Good, The Bad And The Uncanny by Stan Lee, John Buscema & Sal Buscema (Silver Surfer #4)
A Skrull Walks Among Us by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers (Fantastic Four #18)
The Coming Of The Plantman by Jerry Siegel & Dick Ayers (Strange Tales #113)
Another good issue and yet another example of Newton throwing in whatever they could find from the remaining material on hand. These one-shot issues aren't easy to track down as the bulk of them were returned from the news-agents and then thrown into the dumpster. A good percentage of the books were dumped without them ever being sent to the news-stands.
Date: late 1975.
The Man Called Electro by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #9)
The Return Of The Vulture by Lee & Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man #7)
Have Yourself A Sandman Little Christmas by Roy Thomas, Ross Andru & Mike Esposito (Marvel Team-Up #1)
The Wonderful World Of Dr. Strange by Lee & Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man Annual #2)
Where Walk The Villains by Stan Lee, Don Heck & Mike Esposito (Tales Of Suspense #62)
This one-shot again sports an altered cover, recoloured to emphasise the main Spider-Man figure. Predominatly Silver Age material, this book shows that Newton would re-print anything they could get, in this case Marvel Team-Up material. As a fair few Team-Up stories appeared it's interesting to speculate that a Team-Up book was probably on the cards at some stage but then was discarded as the problems with the company started to set in.
NEWTON TRIPLE ACTION
Date: circa 1976.
The Road Back by Stan Lee, Don Heck & Wally Wood (The Avengers #22)
Monster Of The Monoliths by Roy Thomas, Barry Smith, Dan Adkins, Val Mayerik & Sal Buscema (Conan The Barbarian #21)
Prisoners Of The Mysterious Master Mold by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Werner Roth & Dick Ayers (X-Men #15)
The Golden Blood-Beasts Of Daka-Jur by Carla Conway, Gerry Conway & The Tribe (Savage Tales #9)
Thor Battles The Incredible Hulk by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby & Chic Stone (Journey Into Mystery #112)
Again the cover art for this issue was retouched to give it a more 'flatter' feel, with solid colours as opposed to the shadings on the original.