We’ve just spotted that Eaglemoss released a Beatles-themed Nerd Search late last year, All You Nerd is Love: A Yellow Submarine Puzzle Book, created by comic book artist and writer, Bill Morrison, author and illustrator of The Beatles Yellow Submarine authorised graphic novel.
An artist, writer, and editor, Bill was the co-founder of Bongo Comics, publisher of the hugely successful Simpsons comic range of titles, and was also editor of MAD magazine.
The puzzle book is inspired by Bill’s marvellous The Beatles Yellow Submarine graphic novel, published by Titan Comics in 2018, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ film, Yellow Submarine.
Taking the reader into the magical world of Pepperland, All You Nerd is Love features a series of glorious and fiendishly clever artworks, each of the book’s detailed, full-colour pages filled with out-of-context creatures and continuity errors that only a true fan can spot, plus hidden song titles, mysteries from the Sea of Time and more Blue Meanies than you shake a drumstick at.
It’s all in the mind, you know…
The Fab Four-themed Nerd Search follows in the success of other puzzle books for super fans, the others focused on Ghostbusters, and two Star Trek titles, Where No Tribble Has Gone Before: Quibbles with Tribbles and The Next Generation: Bloopers of the Borg: The Mistakes Must Go – Make It So!, those written by author, comic creator and animation script writer Glenn Dakin, illustrated by John Ross.
The Beatles are recruited by the Captain of the Yellow Submarine to help him free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the world of Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies.
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The first puzzle book with a hauntingly good twist. Ghostbusters Nerd Search is no conventional ‘seek-and-find.’ Each of the detailed, full-colour pages is packed with out-of-context items and blood-curdling continuity errors that only a true fan can spot.
It’s a puzzle book, Jim, but not as we know it. This is no conventional ‘search-and-find.’ Each of its detailed, full-colour pages is packed with out-of-context items and cosmic continuity errors that only a true fan can spot. It would be illogical to resist this challenge when the accuracy of the whole Trek universe is at stake.
The book opens with an article exploring the grand tradition of fans spotting continuity gaffes in the world of Star Trek. Then this is followed by an explanatory spread telling the reader how to use the book. A feedback session at the back clears up all quibbles with tribbles and debates about the non-interference directive!
Put your Star Trek Next Generation data-recall skills to the test! This book is jam-packed with mind-bending exercises, and it dares TNG fans to hunt down the made-on-purpose errors hidden throughout its 44 pages.
Star Trek Nerd Search: Bloopers of the Borg by Glenn Dakin challenges readers to discover five continuity mistakes created by the Chaos Cubes, such as ST:TNG characters dressed incorrectly, scenes, or even the wrong series, in the book.
Dakin has also buried 10 random items for every season of TNG in each scene, further complicating matters. Five Super-Quibbles are hidden throughout the book, which require you to be on the lookout for, behind-the-scenes bits of business that only Next Gen enthusiasts would detect.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.