Decades after they ripped through the globe and created a legion of fans who couldn’t get enough, The Beatles remain a popular subject for speculative history stories — and now Image Comics is getting in on the action. On Tuesday, the publisher revealed Paul Is Dead, a new original graphic novel by creators Paolo Baron and Ernesto Carbonetti, which hits stores in April.
Set in London in November 1966, the story retells the most popular conspiracy theory in music history. Here’s the solicit text:
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 the Paul McCartney’s death.
Paul Is Dead (Diamond Code SEP198610, ISBN 978-1534316294) will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, April 22 and in bookstores on Tuesday, April 28, as well as across digital platforms. It is currently available for pre-order. Check out the cover below!