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Thread started 07/05/16 4:07pm

pureTsexy

New "Tribute Prince" Comic book...

I ordered all 3 and received them today (same comic, different covers).
Does anyone else have it, and if so... what are your thoughts on the pill/drug references made at the end?
I, for one, thought it was very distasteful, and am very disappointed they went that route with something that should have been a touching tribute.
Just my opinion
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Reply #1 posted 07/05/16 4:12pm

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I have these

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Reply #2 posted 07/05/16 4:22pm

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kpowers said:

I have these



I would post a pic of these, but I have no idea how to post pictures on this site.
The ones Im talking about just came out. One cover is, supposedly, limited to just 100 copies.
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Reply #3 posted 07/05/16 4:44pm

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is this it?

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Reply #4 posted 07/05/16 4:48pm

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Life of rock superstar Prince celebrated in new comic book

Prince, the innovative, Grammy-winning musician who died of an accidental, self-inflicted overdose of a powerful painkiller in April, is being honored with a comic book about his life.

“Tribute: Prince,” the 24-page comic book by Blue Water Productions, will celebrate the career of the 57-year-old superstar whose music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock.

“So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement.

“Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits ’1999,’ ‘Little Red Corvette,’ ‘When Doves Cry,’ ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Batdance,’ and more, challenging even the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980’s.”

The comic book will be released on the singer’s birthday, June 8th.

Prince, who was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, won seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County, Minnesota said in a death report released on Thursday that the singer died from the highly addictive drug fentanyl, which is used to treat patients with severe pain.

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Reply #5 posted 07/05/16 4:50pm

pureTsexy

kpowers said:

Life of rock superstar Prince celebrated in new comic book








Prince, the innovative, Grammy-winning musician who died of an accidental, self-inflicted overdose of a powerful painkiller in April, is being honored with a comic book about his life.


“Tribute: Prince,” the 24-page comic book by Blue Water Productions, will celebrate the career of the 57-year-old superstar whose music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock.


“So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement.


“Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits ’1999,’ ‘Little Red Corvette,’ ‘When Doves Cry,’ ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Batdance,’ and more, challenging even the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980’s.”


The comic book will be released on the singer’s birthday, June 8th.


Prince, who was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, won seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar.


The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County, Minnesota said in a death report released on Thursday that the singer died from the highly addictive drug fentanyl, which is used to treat patients with severe pain.


Yep, this is it. I did not like the ending at all. I thought the scene of him pouring pills into his hand, and his remark about his heels was in bad taste.
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Reply #6 posted 07/05/16 7:09pm

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Are these comics in French language ? This is only copy I can find and it says French edition https://www.amazon.com/gp...ref=plSrch
There's Joy in repetition
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Reply #7 posted 07/05/16 8:05pm

pureTsexy

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Are these comics in French language ? This is only copy I can find and it says French edition https://www.amazon.com/gp...ref=plSrch

Mine are in english

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Reply #8 posted 07/05/16 8:14pm

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I love it!!! cool

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Reply #9 posted 07/05/16 8:19pm

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pureTsexy said:



breakdown2k14 said:


Are these comics in French language ? This is only copy I can find and it says French edition https://www.amazon.com/gp...ref=plSrch

Mine are in english


Did u purchase online ?
There's Joy in repetition
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Reply #10 posted 07/05/16 8:29pm

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breakdown2k14 said:

pureTsexy said:

Mine are in english

Did u purchase online ?

Yea, from Comic Flea Market

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Reply #11 posted 07/05/16 8:31pm

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bettybop said:

I love it!!! cool

I did, up until the end when they have him taking pills. Just seemed distasteful, in my opinion

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Reply #12 posted 07/05/16 9:27pm

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Time to check out the comic book store now

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Reply #13 posted 07/05/16 9:38pm

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kpowers said:

Time to check out the comic book store now

prince batman

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #14 posted 07/05/16 9:47pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

kpowers said:

Time to check out the comic book store now

prince batman

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Reply #15 posted 07/06/16 3:15am

MMJas

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This was posted before. smile

http://prince.org/msg/7/427739

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Reply #16 posted 07/06/16 2:09pm

pureTsexy

I'm shocked more people on here don't have this. I was really curious about you guy's opinion

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Reply #17 posted 07/06/16 2:39pm

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Got mine last week. Really dig the covers and all the illustrations. The story line is decent following Prince's life into music from a child. His journey as a young artist to working with other musicians and those he wrote songs for and the woman he dated to the popping of pills for pain to his untimely death.

Pretty well done for a new comic book however the writer needs some help. He references Prince lyrics throughout for the dialog that is pretty cheesy. What could have been a cool tribute to an icon comes off a bit shallow.

Overall B-

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Reply #18 posted 07/06/16 7:15pm

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Thanks for telling us about this site .I just ordered a copy .I picked the hits/b sides era looking cover .I might have to buy the other 2 very soon since its limited to 100 copies.
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Reply #19 posted 07/07/16 12:29pm

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breakdown2k14 said:

Thanks for telling us about this site .I just ordered a copy .I picked the hits/b sides era looking cover .I might have to buy the other 2 very soon since its limited to 100 copies.

No problem! Glad you picked it up!
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Reply #20 posted 07/07/16 12:40pm

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kpowers said:

I have these

Yup. Me, too. I've had all three of those since the '90s.

"Make Love, Not War. Erotic City Come Alive." - the extended title of "Erotic City."
"Don't dance with the devil in the pale moonlight. The curious try and always die." - in the Batman album liner notes by Prince. prince
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Reply #21 posted 07/07/16 5:01pm

Vashtix

Prince was perfect for a comic book; he was so pretty and was a true personality never boring

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Reply #22 posted 07/08/16 5:24am

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rudeboynpg said:

kpowers said:

I have these

Yup. Me, too. I've had all three of those since the '90s.

yeah I got them when they came out in the 90's as well

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Reply #23 posted 07/08/16 8:38am

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" I´d rather be a stank ass hoe because I´m not stupid. Oh my goodness! I got more drugs! I´m always funny dude...I´m hilarious! Are we gonna smoke?"
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Reply #24 posted 07/08/16 8:49am

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pureTsexy said:

kpowers said:

Life of rock superstar Prince celebrated in new comic book

Prince, the innovative, Grammy-winning musician who died of an accidental, self-inflicted overdose of a powerful painkiller in April, is being honored with a comic book about his life.

“Tribute: Prince,” the 24-page comic book by Blue Water Productions, will celebrate the career of the 57-year-old superstar whose music blended jazz, funk, R&B, disco and rock.

“So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement.

“Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits ’1999,’ ‘Little Red Corvette,’ ‘When Doves Cry,’ ‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Batdance,’ and more, challenging even the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980’s.”

The comic book will be released on the singer’s birthday, June 8th.

Prince, who was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, won seven Grammy Awards and an Oscar.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County, Minnesota said in a death report released on Thursday that the singer died from the highly addictive drug fentanyl, which is used to treat patients with severe pain.

Yep, this is it. I did not like the ending at all. I thought the scene of him pouring pills into his hand, and his remark about his heels was in bad taste.

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Yeah, I won't be getting these. Here's the offending part: https://www.yahoo.com/new...38170.html

"He's a musician's musician..."
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Reply #25 posted 07/21/16 3:39pm

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I finally got around to ordering this. As a lifetime fan of both Prince & comic books I have to add this one to my collection that already includes the two DC/Piranha Press comics, the Rock & Roll comics one and the Fame one from a couple years ago. Speaking of, I noticed when I ordered that they still have the Fame: Prince comic available at cover prices.

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Reply #26 posted 07/21/16 3:50pm

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Giovanni777 said:

pureTsexy said:

kpowers said: Yep, this is it. I did not like the ending at all. I thought the scene of him pouring pills into his hand, and his remark about his heels was in bad taste.

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Yeah, I won't be getting these. Here's the offending part: https://www.yahoo.com/new...38170.html

Yeah.. well after seeing that, I can't endorse it either. Yikes. confused

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #27 posted 07/24/16 7:26pm

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pureTsexy said:



breakdown2k14 said:


pureTsexy said:


Mine are in english



Did u purchase online ?

Yea, from Comic Flea Market


How long did it take for u to receive your comic? I ordered mine on July 5 and still haven't received it.I checked on their site and it says "awaiting shipment "
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