Friday, October 06, 2006

The 9/11 Report- A Graphic Adaptation

I found this awesome bookstore on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on Wednesday night (Book Soup). They have a ton of great books you usually don't see at Barnes and Noble or Borders, and a selection very much aimed at the 20-30 something generation and LA culture.

Anyways, I found and picked up this book "The 9/11 Report- A Graphic Adaptation". I found it fascinating. It takes the events of 9/11, and graphically illustrates them using artists from DC comics. It is very comprehensively written and illustrated. I reccomened it.
From Our EditorsThe 9/11 Commission Report is arguably the most readable federal committee report in history, but most Americans have never read it. Alarmed by that sad fact, veteran comic book artist Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have created a graphic version of the report that makes its findings indelibly visible. This 160-page adaptation succeeds not only in rendering the dramatic stories of that tragic day; it presents the sequence of events leading up to the attacks with unprecedented clarity. The book also covers the rise of al Qaeda and U.S. preparations and responses to terrorist plots.