Sometime in 1967, a weird story emanating from campus radio stations in the US. Paul McCartney was dead, killed in a car crash in 1966. The Paul on display was a lookalike imposter. What’s more, is that the surviving Beatles laid out all the clues in plain sight. You just had to know where to look and listen. (I cover the story in detail here and here.)
It was all bunk, of course. But just like we have flat earthers, creationists, and anti-vaxxers today, there’s still a small subset of humanity that believes that Paul McCartney is, in fact, dead. Those folk are gonna love this upcoming comic book based on the whole conspiracy.
The graphic novel from Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti comes out next week. Here’s a description (Via FlickeringMyth)
November 1966. London.
John Lennon can’t speak. He can’t take his eyes off the photo of a car in flames with Paul McCartney’s body inside. His friend is no longer here, and that means the Beatles are no longer here either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he will begin to re-examine the final hours of Paul’s life.
Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, PAUL IS DEAD is the definitive version of the legend of Paul McCartney’s death.
See more panels from the graphic novel here.