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Today, in honor of Prince's 58th Birthday, a comic book is being released in honor of his life. Tribute: Prince, is 24-page comic book by Storm Entertainment that shows his rise to fame and popularity in the pop/funk music scene. It is written by Michael L. Frizell with art by Ernesto Lovera and Vincenzo Sansone. There are three collectible covers by Sansone, David Frizell, and Pablo Martinena.

Below is a collection of 3 other comics that pay homage to the life and career of Prince.

1) Prince: Alter Ego (1991)

In 1989, DC Comics formed a new imprint for experimental and avant-garde titles. In 1989, Piranha Press was created by DC Comics for some off-beat stories. The story written by Dwayne McDuffie and featured art by Denys Cowan.

In the comic, Prince rides around town on a purple motorcycle a la Purple Rain mostly thinking about the past and providing his views on life. Yes, he even becomes a super-hero of sorts as he stops a gang fight and enters a rock band battle for the soul of Minneapolis.

2) Prince And The New Power Generation: Three Chains Of Gold (1994)

McDuffie is the writer once again. The story focuses on a power struggle in some random Arabian kingdom called Erech. Then we are transported straight to Prince performing the last date of a guerilla Middle Eastern tour. Some normal, right? Then things get really crazy.

In order to rule Erech, someone needs to wield the three gold chains of gold. In order for Prince to get the golden chains, he has to beat-up assassins with some crazy martial arts, deal with princesses, and hassle some photo journalists. In the end, he has to fight the villain for control by walking on a tightrope over a pit of spikes.

3) Rock N' Roll Comics #21 by Revolutionary (1991)

If you are looking for something a little less crazy, then this is the comic you want. It's also the hardest to find. The comic details Prince's life from birth to right about the end of 1989 and his work on the Batman movie.

Which is your favorite Prince song?


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