More Newtons: Monsters Unleashed
At the time other publishers such as Gredown and Planet were making inroads with their horror magazines in Australia and the Dracula book was also selling fairly well (we know this because it survived the restructure), so it made perfect sense for Newton to get in on the horror trend.
The bulk of this information comes from Peter Ivan, who supplied scans and content information for the first three issues. Thanks Peter - it's people like you, who together with a few others, are invaluable when it comes to completing the information required for the Newton line.
Date: December 1975
Werewolf Tale To End All Werewolf Tales by Hodge(?) (Journey Into Unknown Worlds #29)
Web of Hate by Tony Isabella & Dave Cockrum (Monsters Unleashed #4)
A Monster Reborn by Steve Gerber & Pablo Marcos (Monsters Unleashed #4)
To Love, Honor, Cherish ... 'til Death by Chris Claremont & Don Perlin (Monsters Unleashed #4)
The Monster Maker by Tony Isabella (Monsters Unleashed #4)
Our Martian Heritage by Chris Claremont (Monsters Unleashed #4)
All the Faces of Fear by Tony Isabella & Vincenze Alcazar (Monsters Unleashed #5)
Demon of Slaughter Mansion by Don McGregor & Juan Biox (Monsters Unleashed #5)
Darkflame by Gerry Conway & Carlo Freixas (Monsters Unleashed #6)
Dinosaur Dictionary (Monsters Unleashed #6)
The first issue of Monsters Unleashed used the cover to Monsters Unleashed (USA) #5. There were no freebies or premiums in these comics, they were basic horror magazines.
Date: February 1976
The Monster In The Mist by Al Williamson (Astonishing #60)
Always A Monster by Doug Moench & Val Mayerick (Monsters Unleashed #6)
Bleeding Stones by Doug Moench & Vincenze Alcazar (Monsters Unleashed #7)
Blind Man's Bluff by Gerry Conway & Carlo Freixas (Monsters Unleashed #7)
Madness Under a Mid-summer Moon by Gerry Conway (Monsters Unleashed #7)
The Jewel That Snarled at Slight Greed by Doug Moench & Don Perlin (Monsters Unleashed #9)
The Conscience of the Creature by Doug Moench & Val Mayerick (Monsters Unleashed #9)
Now this issue gets interesting. The cover appears to be a variant on the cover for Monsters Unleashed (USA) #1. I hope that someone out there can clear this up and tell me exactly where this cover appeared in it's original format. Both covers are signed by Gray Morrow, so that might be a decent enough clue.
Date: March 1976
The Serenity Stealers by Tony Isabella, Chris Claremont & Tony DeZuniga (Monsters Unleashed #10)
A Tale Of Two Monsters by Doug Moench & Val Mayerick (Monsters Unleashed #7)
One Hungers by Neal Adams (Monsters Unleashed #8)
A Martian Genesis by Tony Isabella, Doug Moench, George Perez, Duffy Vohland & Rich Buckler (Monsters Unleashed #8)
Swamp Stars of the Silver Screen (Monsters Unleashed #8)
Snowbird In Hell by Chris Claremont & Yong Montano (Monsters Unleashed #9)
With this issue, the last of the numbered issues, the cover again appears to be a variant, this time it appeared on Monsters Unleashed (USA) #2. However the variation on this cover is simply a poor reproduction job with none of the sharpness that defined the original Boris cover. This was the last issue of the magazine in it's original format, it would see one more un-numbered issue later in 1976.
Date: (circa) August 1976
The Invisible Man by Ron Goulart, Val Mayerik & Dan Adkins (Supernatural Thrillers #2)
The Man Who Cried Werewolf by Gerry Conway & Pablo Marcos (Monsters Unleashed! #1)
Monsters From The Sea by Tony Isabella & Ernie Chau (Monsters Unleashed #8)
Dig Me No Grave by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane & Tom Palmer (Journey Into Mystery #1)
Birthright by Roy Thomas, Gil Kane & Crusty Bunkers (Monsters Unleashed! #3)
Terror Toons by Stu Schwartzberg (Masters Of Terror #2)
The Music Of Erich Zann by Roy Thomas & Johnny Craig (Chamber Of Darkness #5)
His Own Kind by Roy Thomas, Val Mayerik & Mike Esposito (Haunt Of Horror #1)
The Last Man by Russ Heath (Haunt Of Horror #1)
Lifeboat by Gerry Conway & Jesus Blasco (Monsters Unleashed! #2)
To Love, Honor, Cherish ... 'til Death by Chris Claremont & Don Perlin (Monsters Unleashed! #4)
Thunderbird by Tony Isabella & Ernie Chau (Monsters Unleashed! #6)
I have no idea where the cover for this book came from and I will get around to replacing the scan very soon with a better one. There's no signature on the cover and it certainly doesn't come from the USA Monsters Unleashed titles, nor did it appear on either of the two Masters Of Terror titles. The bulk of the contents in this issue appear to be from Masters Of Terror #2 and Monsters Unleashed Annual #1, both of which were reprint books in the USA. I'm thinking this because too many stories in appear in both this book and the USA books and it'd stand to reason that they'd have come from those sources, or that the stories prepared for those two books were then sent to Newton who made this issue up. Also the one page gag, Terror Toons, only appeared in Masters Of Terror #2.
This is one of the rarest Newtons there is by all accounts. At the time of writing amongst the hardcore Newton collectors only two copies of this has surfaced. One is presumably in a collection in the USA as it appears on a comic book price guide site (hilarious inaccurate information by the way) and the copy I now have in my collection. I can say with authority that this book is way at the top of any Newton collectors list. Again, there's no posters as such in this issue, but there are full page pin-ups for Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Thor and Deadly Hands Of Kung-Fu. These pin-ups are merely cover images without the logos or blurb, in black and white.