Today, June 25, is Global Beatles Day! Created and first celebrated in 2009 by Beatles fan Faith Cohen, she described it as a “Thank you or love letter to The Beatles”.
Join in the celebration this year with the The Beatles Yellow Submarine, a fully authorized graphic novel adaptation, written and illustrated by Bill Morrison.
The Beatles are recruited by the Captain of the Yellow Submarine to help him free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the world of Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.
The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies and their leader, Chief Blue Meanie. They turn the people of Pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprisoning the Pepperland’s guardians, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band inside a soundproof blue glass globe, before confiscating all the music instruments in the land. Pepperland’s mayor sends aging sailor, Young Fred, out in the fabled Yellow Submarine to help. He travels to our world, where he stumbles across the Beatles and begs them to help him free his world. They agree and head back to Pepperland, teaming up with Jeremy the Nowhere Man along the way to help overthrow the evil Blue Meanies through the power of music and love.
“We declare Yellow Submarine an absolute hoot!” – Record Collector Magazine
“Mind-bending adventure, where striking imagery and unbridled imagination deliver a treat on each page… a gorgeous tribute to a classic work of pop art.” – Kirkus