HAVE YOU HEARD? THE WORD IS LOVE! What people are saying about The Fifth Beatle:
"The Fifth Beatle, with its heightened graphic artistry, brings to life Brian Epstein’s singular contribution not just to the Beatles, but to pop culture as a whole. Whether you’re new to the story or know it like I do, this intimate portrait of man as lonely as he was beloved, perfectly captures what it means to believe in something big. Look out for a great cameo appearance by Col. Tom Parker!"
Baz Luhrmann (Elvis, Moulin Rouge!)
"Writer Vivek J. Tiwary, and artists Andrew Robinson and Kyle Baker, captured the soaring thrill of music with comic book art in their Brian Epstein epic The Fifth Beatle. It's a must-have for any Fab Four or comics fan that brings an era of music history to life so vividly."
Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy)
"The Fifth Beatle gives life to the man behind the phenomenon that changed music forever. Even if you've never heard Brian Epstein's name, you know his work. Vivek's telling of this untold hero's story gripped me from the very first page-- this heart-warming, inspirational graphic novel is perfect for old and new Beatles fans alike.”
Jon Chu (Wicked, In The Heights, Crazy Rich Asians)
"Oh, how differently I might have seen the world had I known as a young gay boy in 1961, that a young gay Brit would redefine pop music for generations. Without Brian Epstein’s touch, The Beatles might have remained just another Liverpool local band. The remarkable 5th Beatle story and graphic novel is one that should be owned by all music lovers and echo through the hallways of middle and high schools, as a testament to the pivotal role of a young gay Brit in shaping music history. Brian Epstein, a name that stands tall as an inspirational Gay Icon."
Kenny Ortega (Hocus Pocus, High School Musical)
“Many people say we wouldn’t have the Beatles if it weren’t for Brian Epstein. I say we wouldn’t have style and class in the entertainment industry if it weren’t for Mr. Epstein. The Fifth Beatle does an incredible job telling his story and telling it honestly— showing Brian as a passionate entrepreneur, a great businessman, and a fashion icon.”
Tamra Davis (Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, 13: The Musical)
"The Fifth Beatle is my favorite kind of true story—an ordinary person who changes the world while inspiring others. Brian Epstein was the twenty-six-year-old son of a shopkeeper who discovered, managed, and steered the Beatles from a basement club in Liverpool to worldwide superstardom and influence, all while overcoming personal, political, and societal obstacles. It's a story for anyone who needs to be reminded of the power that comes with dreaming big dreams."
Brad Meltzer (Ordinary People Change the World series, Identity Crisis)
“The Beatles’ immortality, as documented in this meticulously researched, masterfully written and gorgeously illustrated graphic novel, is Epstein’s legacy, as are the boundless torrents of love, hope and optimism shared through their songs.”
Long Island Press
"A wonderfully eccentric telling of one of the great unsung architects of 20th Century culture, with luminous art by two modern masters of the field."
Warren Ellis (Gun Machine, Red)
"Reveals an unexpected side of the Beatles' manager and renders the Beatles' story in a fresh, sophisticated way—full of poetic variation and surprising delicacy."
Dave Marsh (Born To Run: The Bruce Springsteen Story, The Beatles' Second Album)
"10/10 . . . Brilliant in every aspect."
IGN's Best Graphic Novel, 2013
"Abounds with emotional moments . . . Filled with vibrant images."
The New York Times
"Heartbreaking, exhilarating and unexpected . . . A complete triumph."
The Hollywood Reporter