Sir Paul McCartney's decision to leave The Beatles to seek solo fame has been turned into a new comic book.

The music icon's story will feature in a 24-page graphic novel, entitled Paul MCCartney: Carry that Weight, which aims to give fans new insight into the Fab Four's break-up in 1970.

Publisher Darren Davis of Bluewater Productions says, "It is about Paul MCCartney leaving the Beatles. We tell that story. These are comic books. They're meant to be fun but educational, as well."

The new comic is set for release digitally and in stores on Wednesday (06Mar13).