Ok, I’ll admit it.
I haven’t read the almost 600 page report from the 9-11 Commission.
Here’s an interesting idea. The 9-11 Commission Report in a Comic Book format, and it’s set for publication next month.
Industry veterans Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have collaborated to produce “The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation,” which is being published by Hill and Wang, the nonfiction imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
The book condenses the nearly 600-page federal report released by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States to fewer than 150 pages, and the creators say they hope their book will help attract young readers and others who might be overwhelmed by the original document. With sans-serif captions, artist renderings, charts and sound-describing words such as “Whooom!” and “R-rrumble,” the adaptation recounts the attacks with parallel timelines of the four hijacked planes. ~snip~
“When I first heard about it, I was very concerned,” says former New Jersey governor Thomas H. Kean, who chaired the commission. “But when I looked at it, it was absolutely accurate.”
And now, having admitted that I haven’t read the 9-11 Commission Report, I am now revealing, for the first time, that my 9th Grade book report on Moby Dick was based on my reading of the Classics Illustrated version. Sorry Mrs. Honnoll.
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