50th Anniversary of Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ to Be Commemorated With Comic Book Adaptation

Bill Morrison, incoming editor of MAD Magazine, writes and illustrates

July 10, 2017
Photo: United Artists

There’s a comic book in the works to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 animated musical film “Yellow Submarine.”

Titan Comics has teamed up with the new editor of MAD Magazine on “The Beatles: Yellow Submarine,” an official comic adaptation of the Fab Four-inspired 1968 movie. It hits shelves in 2018.

Incoming MAD Magazine editor Bill Morrison wrote and illustrated the comic, which, like the film, follows John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and Sir Paul McCartney as they journey to Pepperland and face-off against the music-hating Blue Meanies.

“We’re thrilled to be publishing ‘The Beatles: Yellow Submarine’ for the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic movie,” Chris Teather, publishing director at Titan Comics, told Hollywood Reporter. “We can’t wait for Beatles fans to experience this official adaptation.”

Additionally, Titan is releasing a line of vinyl collectables inspired by the movie. Check out the “All Together Now” collection (below):

Photo: Titan Merchandising

The upcoming comic and toys aren’t the only Beatles-related items to be timed with a 50th anniversary, either. In May, the band released a 6-disc special edition of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” to commemorate that iconic album turning a half-century old. That same month SiriusXM launched The Beatles Channel on Channel 18. Meanwhile, Sir Paul is in the midst of a massive world tour. The past Stern Show guest and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s “One on One” tour continues through October.

More information about “The Beatles: Yellow Submarine” is reportedly coming soon. Check out an early look at some of the art here.

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