11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States will soon be available in comic book form.The book by comic industry veterans Ernie Colon and Sid Jacobson condenses the report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States to fewer than 150 pages, the Washington Post reported.An information-heavy story with substantial narration lifted directly from the actual 9/11 Report, this graphic story by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón gives an informative glimpse into the events surrounding 9/11–both the terrorist preparations leading up to it and the aftermath. While the artwork is inconsistent in quality and the panel layouts are confusing in places, this “graphic adaption” manages to make the 9/11 Report more accessible and easier to grasp.
Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report.
Jacobson’s text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card.
This version is a fact-based and beautifully illustrated look at the events leading up to the attacks on 9-11, the attacks themselves, the U.s.
response and the commission's recommendations for how to better prepare our country for future issues, as well as steps to take to minimize the possibilities of successful future attacks.
What was more, we could make it more informative, more available, and, to be frank, more likely to be read in its entirety.
This graphic novel is based on the final report provided on 9/11 by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.
They offered accounts of what happened and provided a way of remembering, honoring, and learning.
When retold by the fire's flickering light, these stories must have lent the drawings a compelling, virtual movement.
After both of us struggled with the verbal labyrinth of the original report, we decided there must be a better way.
Then it occurred to us (though to be precise, it occurred to Ernie Colón first) that visually adapting the information in the report—comics, the graphic medium—was the better way.