Writer Richard Elms puts the Beatles in a comic book world in the new “Paul McCartney: Carry that Weight,” which hit the streets Wednesday, and says the book is what he imagined what might have happened when the Beatles broke up.
“Only the Beatles themselves will ever really understand what happened at the end, but as a fan of the Fab Four and their various solo projects, I have spent many an hour imagining those troubled times,” Elms says. “Now with 'Carry That Weight' I get to present my spin on Paul's feelings at the time.”
“Paul McCartney: Carry that Weight” takes a fictional look at the afternoon Paul McCartney made his decision to quit the Beatles and what his thoughts and feelings behind it might have been. The publisher, Bluewater Productions, says the comic was inspired by the press release that came with McCartney's debut solo album “McCartney” that confirmed the end of the Beatles as a group and his writing partnership with John Lennon.
The book, written by Elms with artwork by Orlando Maro, features two alternate covers, one by Alberto Pessoa and the other by Graham Hill. You can see the covers and sample pages at left.
“This comic is not the truth,” Elms says. “It is just a few scenes that could have happened in real life, and have happened in my imagination many times.”
This isn't Bluewater Productions' first Beatles book. It has in the past released a graphic novel on the group called “The Beatles Experience” and a 32-page comic book, “Orbit: John Lennon.” It says it has upcoming comics on Adele and Keith Richards.
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