The Beatles Story #1

The Beatles Story #1

Writer: Arthur Ranson Artist: Angus P Allan Publisher: 2000AD Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
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This was the very first graphic novel to chart the creation, evolution and break-up of the Fab Four, first published in 1981. The Beatles Story is an exceptionally drawn account of the band from one of the UK's leading artists of his generation, Arthur Ranson (Batman, Judge Dredd, Button Man). Written by Angus Allan it includes fascinating insights into Paul McCartney and John Lennon's first encounter, their early gigs in Hamburg's Kaiser Keller, through to the recording of the legendary Abbey Road album and the band's break-up. First published in the pages of legendary UK youth magazine Look In, this more

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ModernPanther Feb 14, 2018

    The Beatles Story was obviously a huge volume of work from both writer and artist. Whilst it provides a somewhat comprehensive, if rushed, history of the events, being initially targeted at a younger audience it barely breaks the surface of the experience of being a Beatles, or provides any examination of the Fab Four’s characters. Its a real curio – it may well appeal to Beatles fans who might not be surprised by its contents, but will enjoy it as an artifact, or simply to those interested in the format and the artistry involved in producing such a high quality strip within such a condensed timeframe. It’s not going to be for everyone, but the Beatles Story sets out to do something and it does it phenomenally well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Bryan Spaulding Feb 16, 2018

    The back cover of this graphic novel proclaims "The Beatles as you've never seen them before," but that is not true. This is exactly as I've seen them before. If you're a long-time Beatles fan, and want a graphic novel of the bands story, then this would work well. If you're a new fan of the band, and want to learn more about them, then this book would be a good place to start. It's nothing new, but the story is still one that I love. Read Full Review

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