Late Beatles’ singer John Lennon will soon be getting a biography in the form of a comic book! The comic book titled ‘Lennon’ will be hit the market in May, 2017 and will outline the life and works of the musician. ‘Lennon’ was announced at the 2016 New York Comic Con this Sunday by IDW Publishing.
The book will follow the life of Lennon from childhood to his rise to fame and will also cover his solo career and marriage to artist Yoko Ono, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was murdered on December 8, 1980, as he walked into his apartment in New York with Ono. He was shot four times in the back by Mark David Chapman, who had gotten Lennon’s autograph earlier that day. Lennon was rushed to a hospital but, was unfortunately declared brought dead.
The graphic novel is adapted from French author David Foenkinos’ 2010 novel. Foenkinos’ book told John’s life story through a series of imagined sessions between him and a fictional therapist and the black-and-white comic will follow the same format.
American filmmaker Ron Howard is also focusing on a documentary film based on The Beatles’ journey. The documentary will feature backstage footage, unreleased music and interviews with the band from their touring years. Titled ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week- The Touring Years’, the film premiered in London. Former Beatles Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were also present at the premiere.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Ron Howard revealed that he wished Lennon and George Harrison could have been at the premiere as well. He said, “It would have been a different story with John and George, it would have been even better fleshed out. I really miss the fact, and so do Paul and Ringo, that George and John were not here to participate in it.”
“Paul and Ringo seem very happy with the project, the way people are responding to it. If it had gone wrong, who wants to be despised by a Beatle? I mean, not me! But I like to think we made a little bit of a connection,” he added.
Through his two marriages, with Cynthia Powell (1962-68) and Yoko Ono (1969-his death), Lennon had two sons; Julian Lennon, his firstborn with Powell and Sean Lennon, born to him and Ono in 1975. Both his sons followed a career in music.