Nearly 36 years after John Lennon’s passing into the great white gates of rock god valhalla, his life will officially reach superhero status. According to The Hollywood Reporter, comic book company IDW Publishing—on the Sunday of New York Comic Con—announced Lennon, a graphic novel biography about the most iconic member of the Beatles.
The new book will adapt a 2010 novel by French screenwriter David Foenkinos that imagined a hypothetical conversation between Lennon and a therapist during his New York City days. Rather than simply focusing on his time with the Beatles, the biography will stretch from his childhood to the later years of his life when he was living in the Dakota with his wife, Yoko Ono. The black and white comic will be available in May 2017.
With the release of Ron Howard’s new documentary about the Beatles’ touring years on Hulu, there has been a recent surge of interest in the perennially fascinating band. And while a graphic novel about Lennon’s entire life will obviously be great (so so so much to cover), I almost would prefer the book to pick a specific chapter of his life and focus on that, perhaps with occasional flashbacks. An NYC-centric graphic novel about John Lennon could be such a cool entry into an already saturated market of Beatles retrospectives. That said, it is hard to a make anything boring about Lennon’s life, so we shall see what Lennon entails.
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