The Beatles in Comics
Interessant klingendes neues Buch von Enzo Gentile (bekannter italienischer Musikkritiker für den Stone und tausend andere Mags) über Auftritte der Beatles in Comics. Kommt auf meine lange Liste noch zu lesender Bücher.
A collection of some two hundred cartoon strips dedicated to the Beatles, many of which are extremely rare and now inaccessible. Forty years after their break up, the Beatles remain the biggest phenomenon of music and mass culture in the world of entertainment.
The book for the first time investigates and documents the interest that cartoonists, publishers, and enthusiasts have shown in their special relationship with the universe of comic strips—a rich and variegated relationship with thousands of publications, in every part of the world, and a production that continues to the present day. In some stories the Beatles are the protagonists, in others they make cameo appearances, while others feature their lyrics transformed into comic strips. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Fab Four’s first single (“Love Me Do”), the book celebrates the band with a festive, fun and original product, conveying a dimension that does not age, transmitting the legend that endures through the years and changing fashions.
Das fantastisch aussehende 1978er Marvel Super Special „The Beatles Story“ habe ich grade in HighRez bei Flickr hochgeladen, nach dem Klick ein paar Favorites daraus.