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The Beatles in Comic Strips (cover) and Beatles Story 26, 1974

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A great new book collates The Fab Four’s comic book appearances

There are certain barometers of fame – being known by your first name only, having an airport named after you and I think it’s fair to say being given a cameo in a comic. The Beatles were co-opted into graphic form hundreds of times and now Enzo Gentile has collected more than 200 of these appearances into his new book The Beatles in Comic Strips. What’s fascinating is to see how many different styles they’ve been reproduced in, from retro 1960s aesthetics to Futurama and how cultural cornerstones capture the imagination in such different ways.

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Beatles Story 4, 1978

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Batman 222, 1970

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Il Male, 1980

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Tutto Musica & Spettacolo 1988

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The Invisibles 1994

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Playboy’s Little Annie Fanny, 2010

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The Beatles by Raffaele Ciccaleni, 1981

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Voodoo Child. The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix, 1995

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Futurama 25, 2006

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Beatles Story, 1978