December 7, 2016

ICv2 Review: ‘The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story’ 4.5/5 Stars

By Nick Smith | ICv2 | December 7, 2016

This is an expanded new edition of the 2013 graphic biography of Brian Epstein, the man who turned The Beatles from a local bar band into an international phenomenon. The book’s size and price point make it an excellent bargain, and a great holiday present for Beatles fans.

Tiwary’s version of the Epstein story is moving and interesting, as you see him creating a phenomenon at tremendous personal cost. He’s not flawless, and you can also see his driven perfectionism creating obstacles. From a record-store executive to manager of the most popular act in the world is a big step, and not a safe or easy one… Read full review