There are comics homages that just demand to be done and this is one of them. Our pal Bill Morrison is an avowed Jack Kirby devotee and such a Beatles nut that in 2018 he adapted Yellow Submarine into a brilliant graphic novel. (A new edition is out now from Insight Comics.)

Well, it was only a matter of time (and some knee-bruising begging by yours truly) but Bill’s gone and given you the greatest Beatles/Kirby homage cover you could ever ask for:

It was, after all, Ringo’s birthday on Sunday.

Dig the original — 1966’s Fantastic Four #49, by Kirby and Joe Sinnott:

Don’t forget, Gold Key did its own adaptation back in the ’60s. The art was by Jose Delbo and the cover was groovy in its own right:

It’s all in the mind, y’know.

Want more MORRISON MONDAYS? Come back next week! Want a commission? See below!


— When BART SIMPSON Met WALLY WOOD… Sort of. Click here.

— The Four Fantastic COMIC BOOK GUY Variant Covers That Honor KIRBY, PEREZ, BUSCEMA and MOREClick here.

Eisner winner Bill Morrison has been working in comics and publishing since 1993 when he co-founded Bongo Entertainment with Matt Groening, Cindy Vance and Steve Vance. At Bongo, and later as Executive Editor of Mad Magazine, he parodied the comics images he loved as a kid every chance he got. Not much has changed.

Bill is on Instagram (@atomicbattery) and Facebook (Bill Morrison/Atomic Battery Studios), and regularly takes commissions and sells published art through 4C Comics.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. My gosh! Gold Key! I remember those giant posters! Only comic I bought that had one was a used “Dark Shadows” I found in the 80s. (All the other used ones didn’t have their posters!)

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