Over the weekend, Bluewater Productions was busy gathering material for a Michael Jackson bio comic.

The newest addition to the publisher’s critically acclaimed biography library will trace Jackson’s rise as a musical prodigy with the “Jackson 5” through last Thursday’s sad end. The book will feature highlights from his storied career and cover his enigmatic private life.

“Michael Jackson’s music served as the soundtrack to countless lives…including mine,” said Bluewater president Darren G. Davis, “His influence on our culture has been profound.”

“TRIBUTE: Michael Jackson, King of Pop”, features a wrap-around cover and foreword by The Official Michael Jackson Fan Club’s Giuseppe Mazzola. Mazzola was also Jackson’s personal friend. The issue is being written by Wey-Yuih Loh, (Political Power: Colin Powell” and “Political Power: Joe Biden) and illustrated by Giovanni Timpano (Vincent Price Presents). Noted cover artist Vinnie Tartamella will also provide an alternate wrap around cover.

“This is a celebration of his life and what he meant to a legion of fans,” Davis said. “Although the book won’t shy away from some of his personal troubles, we try to tell a balanced story that shows Jackson as a musical genius, an unparalleled superstar and as a complex person.”

While it may seem somewhat crass, Davis said he thought long and hard about the comics, and it was the dozens of emails he received that convinced him otherwise.

via Bluewater Productions

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  1. June 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    Wow, Bluewater is taking exploitation to a new level. Profiting from someone’s death like this should be criminal.

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