Michael Jackson, also known as the king of pop, died on June 25, 2009. It was shocking news heard worldwide due to his international success as a music artist. His legacy will live on forever every time his songs like Thriller, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, and Heal the World is played and his music videos are shown that feature his signature dance moves like the moon walk. Not only will he live on through the music, but he will also be remembered in comics. His many talents such as singer-songwriter, musical arranger, record producer, choreographer, dancer, actor, businessman, and author are worthy of fame and recognition. There have also been other tributes on music channels, concerts, and near his home in Los Angeles.
The comic books industry is showing tribute to Michal Jackson by releasing a comic by Bluewater Productions called, Tribute: Michael Jackson, King of Pop. The comic is planned to be released sometime in October. The comic will be a biography of his life, similar to other Bluewater Productions biography comics like the Female Force series. The comic will feature a wrap around cover and a foreword by Giuseppe Mazzola who is part of The Official Michael Jackson Fan Club. It is a limited special edition book. This tribute is so appropriate for him because Michael Jackson loved comic books. He collected comics and read them. According to an article written by Josh Wigler for an MTV blog, Jackson almost purchased Marvel Comics in the early 1990s.
Michael Jackson’s career started when he was born the seventh child and lead singer of the Jackson 5. Their hits were popular in the Motown era when Jackson was just a kid. In his teen years, he began a solo career that proved to be a huge success. One of the world’s best-selling albums was released in the early 1980s by Jackson called Thriller, and he received the title king of pop. As an artist, he has won so many awards and recognitions. He’s been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, received 13 Grammy Awards, and can be found in the Guinness Book of World Records under the category most successful entertainer of all time. The fame and fortune made him a very charitable person. He raised millions of dollars for charities during his lifetime. He supported his own charity, Heal the World Foundation, and also raised money for other people’s charities. His accomplishments haven’t gone unnoticed and will be tastefully displayed in a comic.