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DC EXPLODES ON TV - NUMBER TWO
The Fab Four Read DC Comics!
Our "DC Explodes on TV" series continues with the second-most famous DC cover ever published, a cover that was seen, along with many others, in a movie called HELP! starring a little-known band named The Beatles...
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"Help!" begins in the Beatles' fab and gear apartment, which is full of ginchy and groovy stuff! Just 90 seconds into the movie, the floor opens, and up rises Paul McCartney, playing a futuristic-looking organ...
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Paul isn't reading sheets of music -- he's apparently reading comic books. And they're all DC books -- the cream of the Silver Age!

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We got a better look at the comic covers in this B&W publicity shot...
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And here's a shot of Paul (gasp!) pretending to read Jimmy Olsen #75.

Ringo prefers Amazing Stories of Suspense #1 (1963), with a Steve Ditko cover!
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About 33 minutes into the movie, John Lennon sits in front of the comic line-up.
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BELOW: The DC comics displayed...
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Oh, and then there's this -- cover number TWO in our "DC Explodes on TV" series! It's Action #311, Apri l 1964, featuring "Superman, King of the Earth!" with cover art by Curt Swan and Shelly Moldoff.
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Other DC/Beatle connections seen in a composite DC ad...
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BELOW: Covers of the two Beatle-inspired books advertised above...
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In 1970, rumors arose that Paul McCartney had died. DID he?
The famous cover of Batman #222 by Neal Adams tackled the subject...
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