Real Name: Brian Newman

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Musician

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsMichael Berengetti, Suzy Berengetti, Mr. Gruska, Joe Fixit (Hulk)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#38/3 (mid December, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: None. He was a very talented musician who loved the music, but not the one he had to do.


(Marvel Comics Presents I#38/3 (fb) - BTS) - With the help of Michael Berengetti and his business friends Brian Newman got started in the music business. He soon had a record contract and was set up with the right people. In six years twenty-eight million Brian Newman records were sold and he had eight top ten songs in a row. But Brian never liked the music he had to make because he was under other people's control. He stopped performing and started to write a symphony that should become his masterpiece. But his label wanted him to perform his hits and didn't care for his symphony. Brian hadn't performed in the public for five years.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#38/3) - One day Brian was visited by Joe Fixit because Mr. Berengetti wanted to surprise his wife with a Brian Newman concert. Fixit tried to talk Newman into performing at Berengetti's casino, but Brian explained him his situation and his plans with the symphony. Fixit was the first who wanted to hear the symphony and he liked it. It even made him smile and so Fixit called Berengetti and told him that Newman wouldn't perform now because his symphony wasn't done yet. But Fixit promised that Newman would perform the symphony first for Berengetti when it was done. Fixit then left Brian Newman's apartment and the musician who loved his music continued to work on his symphony.


Comments: Created by Chris Henderson, Don Heck & Randy Emberlin

Brian Newman is a more modern version of the famous actor Paul Newman.

Profile by Markus Raymond

Brian Newman has no known connection to:

Mr. Gruska has no known connection to:

Mr. Gruska

Music business manager Gruska owed Michael Berengetti 109,000 dollars. One day he received a visit from Joe Fixit and Gruska willingly gave him a check, but Berengetti wanted something extra because Gruska was so late. Gruska had to arrange a concert at Berengetti's casino with Brian Newman. Gruska tried to explain to Gruska that Newman hadn't given a performance in over five years, but Fixit didn't care. The next day Gruska left the country for three months.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#38/3


Marvel Comics Presents I#38, p23, pan7 (main)
Marvel Comics Presents I#38, p23, pan5 (head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#38, p20, pan3 (Mr. Gruska)

Marvel Comics Presents I#38/3 (Mid December, 1989) - Bill Mumy (writer), Marshall Rogers (penciler), Dan Adkins (inker), Kelly Corvese (assistant editor), Terry Kavanaugh (editor)

Last updated: 01/18/04

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