The 9/11 Report

    (Hill and Wang, 2006)
™ and © Hill and Wang

It was a day that rocked the world. The United States was attacked on its own soil. And the response was shock, terror, surprise, then mourning. After the smoke had cleared, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States investigated and released a scathing report.
Editor and writer Sid Jacobson and artist Ernie Colon collaborated on this outstanding comic-book adaptation of the not-so-easy-to-understand report. The result is a book that flows beautifully. Colon’s exquisite illustrations lead the reader through the complex report in a storyteller fashion. This is no Richie Rich art job, you might say: This is Ernie Colon unleashed.
With such a massive undertaking, Jacobson boiled the report down to its essence and captured the spirit of the investigation and its findings. So much so that the chair and vice chair of the commission praised the book. They are correct.
This crosses the boundary between graphic novels and investigative reports. It is groundbreaking and awe-inspiring. May a report of this degree never be needed again.
–Tim Lasiuta
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