The Beatles‘ animated masterpiece Yellow Submarine is a colorful and surreal trip into the land of the Blue Meanies. Once you’ve seen the film, set to some of the Fab Four’s most familiar and haunting songs, you’ll never forget the stunning visuals… but you might have a little bit of trouble understanding what it’s actually about. Thanks to Titan Comics, you’ll have the chance to pore through the story time and time again with an upcoming graphic novel adaptation.Written and illustrated by Bill Morrison and colored by Nathan Kane, the Yellow Submarine graphic novel is scheduled for release on August 28, 2018 to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary.
In Yellow Submarine, if you haven’t had the chance to see the unique film, John, Paul, George, and Ringo are asked by the captain of the Yellow Submarine to travel with him back to Pepperland. Its inhabitants have been petrified by the horrible, music-hating Blue Meanies.
With a little help from their new friends, the four go on an adventure in a land unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, with “landscapes painted with Beatles sounds,” says the film’s trailer. If you’ve ever wondered what it actually feels like to have your mind blown, watch Yellow Submarine, which will be re-released in theaters this July.
“Eleanor Rigby” and “Nowhere Man” are melancholy on their own, but paired with Yellow Submarine‘s dreamlike animation, the songs become absolutely extraordinary. Capturing the sounds and aesthetics of The Beatles in a graphic novel sounds like a daunting task, but judging by just the cover, the creative team captures the energy and feel of the animated film in an image that almost looks like it’s in motion.
The hardcover graphic novel will be available from Titan Comics this August at a retail cover price of $29.99.
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