The Beatles Story

The Beatles Story

Sun, 2017-07-16 13:57

'The Beatles Story', originally published in 1981 as weekly episodes in 'Look-in' is being republished in a hardcover edition by Rebellion.
I have seen the claim that this was the first comic strip version of the Fab Four phenomena. If that is true it is thanks to 'Look-in' editor Colin Shelbourn who commissioned writer Angus Alan and I. It followed the shorter 'Elvis - the Story'which is still to receive a republication as separate title though has appeared as back-up to the 'Elvis Lives' paperback.
I had been asked by Rebellion head office to keep this news 'under wraps', but see that it is public knowledge with a blog on 'down the tubes' and a pre-order opportunity on Amazon. It will be available in February 2018
There is some background by me making pretty dreadful use of Beatle song titles at http://downthetubes.net/?p=38893

'The Beatles Story', originally published in 1981 as weekly episodes in 'Look-in' is being republished in a hardcover edition by Rebellion.
I have seen the claim that this was the first comic strip version of the Fab Four phenomena. If that is true it is thanks to 'Look-in' editor Colin Shelbourn who commissioned writer Angus Alan and I. It followed the shorter 'Elvis - the Story'which is still to receive a republication as separate title though has appeared as back-up to the 'Elvis Lives' paperback.
I had been asked by Rebellion head office to keep this news 'under wraps', but see that it is public knowledge with a blog on 'down the tubes' and a pre-order opportunity on Amazon. It will be available in February 2018
There is some background by me making pretty dreadful use of Beatle song titles at http://downthetubes.net/?p=38893

Comments

Hi Arthur,

Looks like I came just in time! Didn't I make this suggestion at one point; that maybe Rebellion could do The Beatles and Elvis? I had a feeling they'd be open to it, given your past relationship! And you're wrong about Elvis; it has been reprinted! That 'Elvis Is Alive' book, remember? That's actually why I checked in today; my copy just arrived! Or rather, I just picked it up! But unfortunately, it's not the copy I ordered the day you originally announced it! Sadly that, and another book I ordered from Amazon on the same day, didn't reach me! One got lost in the mail, and another they discovered they didn't have stock of! The copy I now have I ordered earlier this month from, surprisingly, a locally-based website. Im happy. But...

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by the format, because the comic material is preceded by the book material, so the paper stock is inherent! It looks alright, but it's smaller than anticipated; I feel Rebellion would probably do a better job than this, given their track record!

Though it's nice to finally see the series in its entirety, I fee