Rest in Peace Prince, Comics Star Who Also Played Music
"Was Prince, the pop star and musical visionary who died yesterday at the age of 57, a comic book guy? On first glance, maybe not—he wasn’t one of those musicians who writes them (like Gerard Way, Rob Zombie, Doughty et al.), and while his onstage persona was larger-than-life and colorful (literally, with a focus on purple) we found no evidence that he was inspired by superheroes. But Prince did have a major, major contribution to comics—or at least, what they became.
Figure that comic books are really the driving force in Hollywood, and have been since X-Men (2000). Then figure that Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) was the forerunner, a box-office smash that proved that superheroes make good movies if done right (our guess is it was hard for studios to forget Adam West in tights). Prince was right there in 1989, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, and a believer enough in the subject, director and cast to do the whole soundtrack."
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