By Leah Greenblatt
Updated July 01, 2009 at 09:56 PM EDT

If you’ve been following our in-depth online coverage since Michael Jackson’s tragic death on June 25, you know we’ve been doing our best to bring you the most comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of the event and its aftermath.

This Friday, we go deeper in print. In our Special Tribute Issue, in addition to the news aspects of Michael Jackson’s passing, you’ll find a 28-page keepsake celebration of his life and his art, a collectible issue featuring four separate covers; to order the full set, pictured above, click over to

On newsstands Friday, you’ll find:

  • a plethora of rare photos
  • a complete timeline
  • a comprehensive discography (including his earliest work with the Jackson 5) and videography
  • a playlist of his essential tracks
  • an essay by our columnist Stephen King, who writes about working with Jackson on the 1997 video “Ghosts.”

Meanwhile, keep checking for further coverage; we’ll continue to bring you the news as it happens.