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23 Beatles Song Titles That Pull Double Duty as the Titles of Various Comic Book Stories

1. “A Hard Day’s Night”
Album: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Comic: Superman #124 (06/97)

2. “Across the Universe”
Album: Let It Be (1968)
Comic: Silver Surfer #145 (10/98)

3. “All You Need Is Love”
Album: Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Comic: Web of Spider-Man #40 (07/88)
A synopsis, courtesy of the Grand Comics Database: “Spider-Man, investigating Betty Leeds’ disappearance, discovers that she has joined a cult called the Students of Love.” Ah, the ’80s.

4. “Back In the USSR”
Album: The Beatles (1968)
Comic: Firestorm the Nuclear Man #69 (DC, 03/88)

5. “Can’t Buy Me Love”
Album: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
Comic: Zot! #21 (Eclipse, 08/88)

6. “Come Together”
Album: Abbey Road (1969)
Comic: Titans Secret Files & Origins #1 (DC, 03/99)

7. “Every Little Thing”
Album: Beatles for Sale (1964)
Comic: Superman: The Man of Steel #134 (DC, 03/2003)

8. “Help!”
Album: Help! (1965)
Comic: Crypt of Shadows #21 (Marvel, 11/75)

9. “Helter Skelter”
Album: The Beatles (1968)
Comic: Spawn #49 (Image, 05/96)

10. “Here Comes the Sun”
Album: Abbey Road (1969)
Comic: Transmetropolitan #49 (DC/Vertigo, 11/2001)

11. “Hey, Jude”
Album: Released as a single (1968)
Comic: Human Target #13 (DC/Vertigo, 10/2004)

12. “In My Life”
Album: Rubber Soul (1965)
Comic: Strangers in Paradise #45 (Abstract Studio, 11/2001)

13. “Lady Madonna”
Album: Released as a single (1968)
Comic: Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics #17 (Revolutionary, 11/90)
Note: This comic featured an unauthorized biography of the 1980s pop star… and probably wins the prize for least inspired use of a Beatles song title.

14. “Let It Be” 
Album: Let It Be (1969)
Comic: Captain America (1996 series) #12 (Marvel, 10/97)

15. “Magical Mystery Tour”
Album: Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
Comic: Countdown #36 (DC, 10/2007)

16. “Nowhere Man”
Album: Rubber Soul (1965)
Comic: Doom Patrol #26 (DC, 09/89)

17. “Revolution”
Album: Released as a single (1968)
Comic: American Flagg #41 (First, 06/87)

18. “Run for Your Life”
Album: Rubber Soul (1965)
Comic: X-Men (Vol. 1) #131 (Marvel, 03/80)

19. “The Long and Winding Road”
Album: Let It Be (1969)
Comic: Richie Rich Riches #54 (Harvey, 08/81)

20. “The Night Before”
Album: Help! (1965)
Comic: Cerebus #36 (Aardvark-Vanaheim, 03/82)

21. “The Word”
Album: Rubber Soul (1965)
Comic: Outlaws #3 (DC, 11/91)

22. “Twist and Shout”
Album: Please Please Me (1963)
Comic: It’s Science With Dr. Radium #4 (Slave Labor, 05/87)

23. “With a Little Help from My Friends”
Album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Comic: Sgt. Fury’s Lonely Hearts…. no, sorry, Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #67 (Marvel, 06/69)


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