Saturday, 23 November 2013

The Fifth Beatle Graphic Novel Short Review

4 stars all the way for this brilliant new addition to the unstoppable machine that is the Beatles.
Fifth Beatle Cover
The Fifth Beatle is a graphic novel from the well known and respected Dark Horse Comics, written by Vivek J. Tiwary (Greenday's American Idiot, The Addams Family) and beautifully illustrated by Andrew C. Robinson (Dusty Star) and Kyle Baker (Why I hate Saturn, Plastic Man), who is responsible for a special section in the middle of the book, paying homage to the Beatles comics of the 1960s.

As a fan of the Beatles, if you said to me "the fifth Beatle" my mind would automatically go to George Martin, their record producer, as I think would most peoples. So it was rather a surprise to discover that this is in fact the Brian Epstein story.

And a tragic and fascinating tale it is. As he explains in his afterword, Vivek J. Tiwary has devoted a good portion of his career to researching and uncovering the truth behind this flawed hero, responsible for the Beatles meteoric rise to fame.

Find out more over at Road Rash Reviews

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