Looking for the 9/11 Report? Check behind those Silver Surfers...
Imnotsayin's getting in on this a few days late, but just couldn't let it pass without comment. File this under "bizarre but inevitable": two comic book industry veterans just published "The 9/11 Commission Report: A Graphic Adaptation".
Explaining to USA Today that their intention is to make the original 568-page report more accessible and understandable to the average person, 75-year-old Ernie Colón states, "we're in the business of clarification."
Colón and his 76-year-old partner (and Richie Rich creator) Sid Jacobson visited the World Trade Center site for the first time since the tragedy last week. Both men expressed sadness recalling the attacks and are sensitive to a wary public feeling the comic format might trivialize the tragedy.
Imnotsayin thinks it was just a matter of time. The USA Today article points out that Art Spiegelman won a Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for Maus, which tells the story of his father, a Holocaust survivor, by portraying the Nazis as cats and the Jews as mice. And the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor as well as the JFK assassination - events often compared to the 9/11 tragedy - have both been retold in graphic form. The Pearl Harbor comic was issued less than a year after the event.
9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation [Slate]