When I was at San Diego Comic-Con two or three weeks ago I flipped through a copy of Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon‘s “The 9/11 Report”, a 144-page graphic-novel version of that 2004 document. There’s something weird about looking at comic-book images of that day and reading approximation terms like “WHOOOM!” to describe the sound of United #175 slamming into the south tower. But if you’re going to illustrate something like this I guess there’s no avoiding generic moves. Jacobson and Colon are old pros, both in their 70s.
You’d think there’d be a prominent mention of this book on the site for Hill & Wang, the division of Farrar, Strauss and Giroux that’s publishing…but there’s not. (And it doesn’t turn up when you do an in-site search.) “The 9/11 Report” will be in book stores as of 8.22. The thing that would really sell, I imagine, would be a graphic novel version of Loose Change.