Just published in France and Italy from Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti, is a new graphic novel that tells an alternate history of The Beatles – something that seems all the rage these days. But rather than call itself Yesterday like all the others, this is called Paul Est Mort. In English, Paul Is Dead. And in April, it will be published in English by Image Comics. Paul Is Dead: When The Beatles Lost McCartney tells a story behind the conspiracy theory that Paul McCartney died young and was replaced in The Beatles – and in life – by a lookalike. Here’s the Image Comics listing;
London, November 1966. John Lennon can’t speak, he can’t take his eyes off a photo of a car in flames with the body of Paul McCartney inside. His friend is no longer there, and that means the Beatles are no longer there, either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he starts to re-examine the final hours in Paul’s life. Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, the definitive version of the legend of Paul McCartney’s death.
And the translated French version
London, November 1966. John Lennon is unable to speak, staring at the photos of a burning car. Inside, the decapitated body of Paul McCartney. His friend died and with him the Beatles. But John wants to understand what happened. Accompanied by George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he tries to reconstruct the puzzle of the last hours of Paul’s life. In the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios, during Sgt’s writing sessions. Pepper plays the mythical drama of Paul McCartney’s disappearance and his secret replacement by a look-alike.