Life of Rock Superstar Prince Celebrated in New Comic Book
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/6/2016, 2:43 p.m.
After his untimely death last month, Prince left behind more than a legacy of memorable songs, but bequeathed an indelible imprint on popular culture as well. Storm Entertainment captures this spirit in a new tribute comic book biography released this week in time for his birthday June 7th.
Tribute: Prince, available in both print and digital.
So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. The book chronicles his meteoric rise to dominance in the pop/funk music scene.
The 24-page comic book is written by Michael L. Frizell with art by Ernesto Lovera and Vincenzo Sansone. The one-shot features three collectable covers by Sansone, David Frizell, and Pablo Martinena.
"I first became aware of Prince's music when I was in high school thanks to '1999,' 'Little Red Corvette,' and others. 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. 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." said writer Michael Frizell.
Storm Entertainment president Darren G. Davis added, "I hope readers come away with not simply a sense of the richness of his life, but how he influenced practically every artist that came after; regardless of genre."
Storm has published well-received tribute biographies of other musicians, John Lennon, George Harrison, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and more.
The “Tribute” series serves as a pop culture companion to Storm Entertainment’s successful “Female Force,” “Political Power,” “Orbit,” and “Fame” series. The biography comic form allows Storm’s talented writers to delve into the history of certain newsworthy figures and explore what shaped them. Storm Entertainment’s biographical comic books have been featured on CNN, Politico, Roll Call, The Today Show, FOX News, and in People Magazine among thousands of others.
“Tribute: Prince” is available on your e-reader from iTunes, Kindle, Nook, Trajactory, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, Overdrive, Iverse, Biblioboard, Flipkart, ComicBin,Axis360, Blio, Entitle, Comicblender, Kobo and wherever eBooks are sold.
Print copies of Tribute: David Bowie can be ordered starting at $3.99 at Comic Flea Market by going to www.comicfleamarket.com
About Storm Entertainment
Formerly known as Bluewater Comics, Storm delivers a multimedia experience unparalleled in the burgeoning graphic fiction and nonfiction marketplace. Dynamic storytelling coupled with groundbreaking art delivers an experience like no other. Stories are told through multiple platforms and genres, gracing the pages of graphic novels, novelizations, engaging audio dramas, cutting-edge film projects, and more. Diversity defines Storm’s offerings in the burgeoning pop culture marketplace, offering fresh voices and innovative storytellers.
As one of the top independent publishers of comic book and graphic novels, Storm Entertainment unites cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by the publishing industry’s most exciting artists and writers. Its extensive catalog of comic book titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis,” complimented by a line of young adult books and audiobooks. Storm’s publishing partnerships include entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” and more), novelists S.E. Hinton (“The Puppy Sister”) and William F. Nolan (“Logan’s Run”), and celebrated actors Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Dirk Benedict of the original “Battlestar Galactica” (“Dirk Benedict in the 25th Century”), and Adam West of 1966’s “Batman” fame (“The Mis-Adventures of Adam West”). Storm also publishes a highly-successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Orbit,” “Fame,” “Beyond,” “Tribute,” “Female Force,” and “Political Power.”
Darren G. Davis
Storm/ Bluewater Productions