Seriously, I’m not doing tragedy this week. I simply have no interest.
Ty the Guy OUT!
Most people don’t realize Prince’s first appearance in comics was in a Spider-Man annual by Peter David and Mark Beachum. I’m pretty sure this was RIGHT after Purple Rain came out.
They didn’t call him “Prince” (his name was “ACE”) and he didn’t have any Punchanello marionettes or any version of Morris Day anywhere near him, but we all knew what was going on. The character appeared only once more, in Peter Parker, Spider-Man annual #6. It’s possible they were asked to stop, either by Marvel lawyers, or fans.