Prince ‘Tribute’ Comic Book Hits Stores

By Robyn Collins

Prince has been deifined in film, television, photos and countless recordings and now he has been immortalized in comic book form as well. Tribute: Prince came out on the late singer’s birthday, June 7, which was declared ‘Prince Day’ by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton, reported by Rolling Stone.

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Published by Storm Entertainment, the comic was written by Michael L. Frizell and features illustrations by Ernesto Lovera and Vincenzo Sansone. The 24-page comic book “chronicles his meteoric rise to dominance in the pop/funk music scene.”

“I first became aware of Prince’s music when I was in high school thanks to ‘1999,’ ‘Little Red Corvette’ and other [songs],” Frizell said in a statement. “I remember listening to his stuff almost religiously when the soundtrack to Purple Rain hit. His sound and lyrics defined the era for me in ways that Michael Jackson didn’t and, quite frankly, couldn’t.”

Frizell continued: “The subjects of his songs spoke to me in ways I didn’t understand until I was older, but the dark poetry of them compelled me to keep listening. To this day, my iPod is full of his work and I listen to it as I write.”

This isn’t the first tribute comic book biography for Storm Entertainment, formerly known as Blue Water Comics. Other comics include one on Kurt Cobain, as well as ones on John Lennon, George Harrison, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson and David Bowie.

The comic book biography is currently available in both print and digital versions, with three different covers. The $3.99 comic is available via Comic Flea Market.




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