The Dead Will Rise

On the 25th of June 2009 Michael Jackson died. Around the same time the Blackest Night event was going on in the DC comics universe.

All these dead superheroes were being resurrected left right and centre. I figured the only logical step for me was to combine the two.

Why not MJ? He was a hero to quite a lot of people in a way, if you just saw on the news the way people were flocking to pay their respects. Shrines had been set up all over central London, there was one I remembered in particular outside the Lyric Theatre in the West End where ‘Thriller’ the Michael Jackson musical was running.

I guess it was the obvious thing to use him in his Thriller outfit since the Black Lanterns are a bunch of zombies, well intergalactic zombies with superpowers that don’t die to be exact.

I started drawing on the 26th of June and had finished it by the 28th. I then forgot about it completely for just over half a year. I got round to inking and finishing it yesterday. I guess it serves as a sort of tribute to him. Better late than never, and in time for the 1st anniversary of his death.

Black Lantern Jackson…

RISE!

Josh

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