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Brazil Gets a Michael Jackson Manga

Oh, my. Over at the Bleeding Cool blog, Rich Johnston-- not the same Rich Johnston who used to work for Yen Press, at least as far as I can tell–reports on a new manga-style comic coming out in Brazil by artists Fabio Shin and Rafael Kirschner, writen by Ledo Viera, which will tell the story of Michael Jackson.

The book was supposedly planned prior to the music legen'ds death and is planned for at least 180 pages, but is being altered “to reflect recent events.”

Okay, let's see: insert joke about lolicon, shota, Christopher Handley, Thai prisoners doing the “Thriller” dance, and Rapelay here. Then insert the requisite complaint about it being “too soon.”

Now that we've got that out of the way: would you read a Michael Jackson manga?

Actually, I'd be interested in reading it and doing a compare/contrast with Del Rey's Me and the Devil Blues. Don't look at me like that, I'm serious-- they're both about music legends who were followed by less-than-savory rumors.
lanaswifton July 13, 2009 at 10:27 p.m.
Planned before his death? if it wasn't for the 180 pages claim, I'd call bullshit.
Rathanyon July 13, 2009 at 10:56 p.m.

You'd have trouble paying me to read it.  

That they drew in that horrible little dent in his chin cracks me up.  

What was it Deb said, he was a cosplayer into shota yaoi?  I wonder if we will see MJ custumes down at SDCC?  They are auctioning off his white glove from that one concert tour there, or so I read in one of the many SDCC news articles I've read recently.  

GrandMarshalon July 14, 2009 at 7:28 a.m.
Michael looks really scary there
Sonata moderator on July 14, 2009 at 7:28 a.m.
Heck yeah I'd check this out!!XD
eklai123on July 24, 2009 at 8:11 p.m.

FLCL1on July 26, 2009 at 5:45 p.m.
im insulted >:( lol why does it look like hes rubing his nipples seriously
Chromaon June 23, 2010 at 5:07 p.m.
@FLCL1 said:
" im insulted >:( lol why does it look like hes rubing his nipples seriously "
That's one of his most famous poses, if not the most. 
 
I so want to read this. Any news on whether it has an English translation by now? 
kira112on June 23, 2010 at 6 p.m.
MJ manga hellyeh
sickVisionz moderator on June 23, 2010 at 10:09 p.m.
@Chroma:

Rise From Your Grave!! 
Rise From Your Grave!! 
 
How did you even find this thread?
Chromaon June 23, 2010 at 10:16 p.m.
 @sickVisionz: I was looking for this Manga on Vice and found this. :p  
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