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Yellow Submarine comics
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Bill Morrison (Dark Horse 1999)
Here are links to two Yellow Submarine comic book adaptations based on Heinz Edelmann's designs for the film. The first was published in 1968 with the release of the film, the second remains unfinished and unpublished. It was commisioned as part of the publicity for the 1999 DVD but it was pulled in the middle of the project. According to the comics creator, ""From what I understand, the executive at Apple Records who oversees the Beatles merchandise had a change of heart. I heard that he only wanted to do really high-class merchandise for this roll out and he suddenly decided that comic books didn't qualify." You can read all about it and see more images by clicking the link below.

Gold Key 1968
 I just remembered my copy of The Official Yellow Submarine Magazine. I acquired this when I was in fifth or sixth grade. Still have it. If memory serves I bought through the Scholastic Book Club at school. I always liked the design and imagery of Yellow Submarine. It wasn't until later that I learned that it owed no small nod to the Push-Pin aesthetic. Anyway. the bulk of the magazine is a fully illustrated retelling of the movie with the rest being generic write-ups about the fab four.

front cover
spread
back cover
There was also the fully illustrated paperback. I still have this too. Different artists and the style is more faithful to the look of the film. Much of it seems to be reproduced from the movie's original artwork.



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