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The 9/11 Report for every American. On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón’s stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century.

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"All told, a thoughtful — and by no means dumbed-down-approach to events still very current." Kirkus Reviews

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"Though everyone who worked on this comic (medium, not tone) version deserves credit for working to democratize a text that is as important as it is dense, the effort ultimately falls flat...." Denver Post

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"Jacobson and Colon's treatment is laudable. Their 'graphic adaptation' of a dry, wordy document...is sure to reach many who never checked out the original....[P]acked with facts that still shock and enlighten." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation manages at once to be accessible and intelligent, and marks an important publishing experiment." Houston Chronicle

Synopsis:

The 9/11 Report for Every American

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century.

Synopsis:

The 9/11 Report for Every American

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colon have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colon's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century. Sid Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics.

The artist, Ernie Colon, has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics. At DC, he oversaw the production of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and the Flash; at Marvel, Spider-Man. An American Library Association Best Book for Young AdultsA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Adult Book for High School StudentsA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearAn American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens A New York Public Library Books for the TeenageA Cooperative Children's Book Center ChoiceA Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. To Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Jacobson and Colon have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colon's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century. The 130-page 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation . . . arguably places the attacks in context better than any nonpictorial book could, or any film or television show has done so far. And in the simple visual retelling of the written report's results, it carries a profound emotional impact that is disarming . . . Perhaps most important, the 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation takes a document that is more than 500 pages long and often difficult to penetrate and makes it accessible to a much wider audience--tightening the narrative and increasing the spectacle without the fictionalization . . . The finished product is so solid that Sept. 11 commission Chairman Thomas Kean went from skepticism about a Sept. 11 report comic book to writing the foreword.--Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle The work by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon is a vivid success . . . This is the kind of work that everybody, sooner or later, ought to take a look at . . . The 9/11 Report packs a great deal of information within a vibrantly accessible format It's brilliant . . . and] unexpectedly moving. You learn things you didn't know, and the things you did know suddenly have more clarity and relevance to other things you know.--Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

Jacobson and Colon's treatment is laudable. Their 'graphic adaptation' of a dry, wordy document--a best seller when published in 2004--is sure to reach many who never checked out the original. Comics are easy to read because they're easy to look at, even one like this dynamic presentation, packed with facts that still shock and enlighten.--Carlo Wolff, Chicago Sun-Times

The 130-page 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation . . . arguably places the attacks in context better than any nonpictorial book could, or any film or television show has done so far. And in the simple visual retelling of the written report's results, it carries a profound emotional impact that is disarming . . . Fans of top comic creators such as Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman have known for decades the storytelling advantages of a graphic novel when dealing with adult issues--whether it's the Jack the Ripper murders or the Holocaust. But the comic book adaptation of the Final Report of the National Commission of Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States may be the best example yet, because it presents so clearly the advantages over the text-only document. Look at the timeline in the written report and then look at the graphic novel, written by Sid Jacobson (much of the prose taken directly from the text of the report) with artwork by Ernie Colon. While the written version must go back and forth between the events on the four hijacked airplanes, the comic stacks the events on top of one another to simulate real time--making i

About the Author

Sid Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics.

The artist, Ernie Colón, has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics. At DC, he oversaw the production of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and the Flash; at Marvel, Spider-Man.

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Martin Molloy, October 12, 2006 (view all comments by Martin Molloy)
I'm glad to see that an important document in our nation's history has been examined in a format that will widen its appeal and readability. Ultimately this work stands as a bold summarization of the horrible events of September 11, 2001. As a graphic novel it lifts the form, opening new avenues and topics for a long trusted means of story telling.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780809057399
Author:
Ernie Colon and Sid Jacobson
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Author:
Jacobson, Sid
Author:
Castlebridge, Enterprises
Author:
Col"n, Ernie
Author:
Colon, Ernie
Subject:
General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Nonfiction
Subject:
Intelligence service
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
CGN000000
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-Color Illustrations Throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6.15 x 0.465 in

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Product details 144 pages Hill & Wang - English 9780809057399 Reviews:
"Review" by , "All told, a thoughtful — and by no means dumbed-down-approach to events still very current."
"Review" by , "Though everyone who worked on this comic (medium, not tone) version deserves credit for working to democratize a text that is as important as it is dense, the effort ultimately falls flat...."
"Review" by , "Jacobson and Colon's treatment is laudable. Their 'graphic adaptation' of a dry, wordy document...is sure to reach many who never checked out the original....[P]acked with facts that still shock and enlighten."
"Review" by , "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation manages at once to be accessible and intelligent, and marks an important publishing experiment."
"Synopsis" by ,
The 9/11 Report for Every American

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colón have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colón's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century.

"Synopsis" by , The 9/11 Report for Every American

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. Here is stunning evidence that Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, were right: far, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Using every skill and storytelling method Jacobson and Colon have learned over the decades, they have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colon's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century. Sid Jacobson was the managing editor and editor in chief for Harvey Comics, where he created Richie Rich, and executive editor at Marvel Comics.

The artist, Ernie Colon, has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics. At DC, he oversaw the production of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and the Flash; at Marvel, Spider-Man. An American Library Association Best Book for Young AdultsA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Adult Book for High School StudentsA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the YearAn American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens A New York Public Library Books for the TeenageA Cooperative Children's Book Center ChoiceA Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee

On December 5, 2005, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report card on the government's fulfillment of the recommendations issued in July 2004: one A, twelve Bs, nine Cs, twelve Ds, three Fs, and four incompletes. To Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon, with more than sixty years of experience in the comic-book industry between them, far too few Americans have read, grasped, and demanded action on the Commission's investigation into the events of that tragic day and the lessons America must learn.

Jacobson and Colon have produced the most accessible version of the 9/11 Report. Jacobson's text frequently follows word for word the original report, faithfully captures its investigative thoroughness, and covers its entire scope, even including the Commission's final report card. Colon's stunning artwork powerfully conveys the facts, insights, and urgency of the original. Published on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States, an event that has left no aspect of American foreign or domestic policy untouched, The 9/11 Report puts at every American's fingertips the most defining event of the century. The 130-page 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation . . . arguably places the attacks in context better than any nonpictorial book could, or any film or television show has done so far. And in the simple visual retelling of the written report's results, it carries a profound emotional impact that is disarming . . . Perhaps most important, the 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation takes a document that is more than 500 pages long and often difficult to penetrate and makes it accessible to a much wider audience--tightening the narrative and increasing the spectacle without the fictionalization . . . The finished product is so solid that Sept. 11 commission Chairman Thomas Kean went from skepticism about a Sept. 11 report comic book to writing the foreword.--Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle The work by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon is a vivid success . . . This is the kind of work that everybody, sooner or later, ought to take a look at . . . The 9/11 Report packs a great deal of information within a vibrantly accessible format It's brilliant . . . and] unexpectedly moving. You learn things you didn't know, and the things you did know suddenly have more clarity and relevance to other things you know.--Julia Keller, Chicago Tribune

Jacobson and Colon's treatment is laudable. Their 'graphic adaptation' of a dry, wordy document--a best seller when published in 2004--is sure to reach many who never checked out the original. Comics are easy to read because they're easy to look at, even one like this dynamic presentation, packed with facts that still shock and enlighten.--Carlo Wolff, Chicago Sun-Times

The 130-page 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation . . . arguably places the attacks in context better than any nonpictorial book could, or any film or television show has done so far. And in the simple visual retelling of the written report's results, it carries a profound emotional impact that is disarming . . . Fans of top comic creators such as Frank Miller, Alan Moore and Art Spiegelman have known for decades the storytelling advantages of a graphic novel when dealing with adult issues--whether it's the Jack the Ripper murders or the Holocaust. But the comic book adaptation of the Final Report of the National Commission of Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States may be the best example yet, because it presents so clearly the advantages over the text-only document. Look at the timeline in the written report and then look at the graphic novel, written by Sid Jacobson (much of the prose taken directly from the text of the report) with artwork by Ernie Colon. While the written version must go back and forth between the events on the four hijacked airplanes, the comic stacks the events on top of one another to simulate real time--making i

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