Beatles fans who haven’t seen the wildly fun, psychedelic-themed animated film, Yellow Submarine, will get the chance to read all about it next year, as the Apple Corporation has announced it will be released as a comic book to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Announced on Monday, the famously trippy cartoon film will receive a comical book makeover, with MAD Magazine editor Bill Morrison handling the writing and illustration.
Originally released in 1968, the film follows animated version of the fab four, who by then had retired from touring due to all the chaos at their shows with the onset of Beatle-mania in 1964. The original film was filled with psychedelia-styled animation, characters and storylines, which fit well with the band’s more experimental phase heard in their music music alongside the countercultural movement taking over pop culture at the time.
"We’re thrilled to be publishing The Beatles: Yellow Submarine for the 50th Anniversary of this fantastic movie," Titan Comics publishing director Chris Teather said in Monday’s announcement. "We can’t wait for Beatles fans to experience this official adaptation."
For those who haven’t seen the original film, the trailer can be watched in the video above. Grab tickets to Paul McCartney's upcoming tour here on AXS.