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September 11th gets the comic book treatment....

Old 04-19-06, 09:54 PM
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September 11th gets the comic book treatment....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main...9/wcomic19.xml

9/11 gets the comic book treatment
By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles
(Filed: 19/04/2006)



The report on the September 11 attacks is to be turned into a graphic novel to portray the events "in a more gripping way", according to its publisher.

The 9/11 Report, A Graphic Adaptation, aims to take the findings of the independent panel, informally known as the September 11 commission, to a broader audience.

It has cut the page count from more than 500 to 144 and employed comic book-style images to depict events aboard the four hijacked planes.

At one point, passengers on United 93, the flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, are seen fighting with knife-wielding hijackers. One passenger cries: "We've got to stop them! Two planes crashed into the World Trade Centre."

The 2004 report on the attacks on New York and Washington was one of the most successful non-fiction books of last year, selling more than one million copies.

Thomas LeBien, the book's publisher, said he hoped that the graphic version would reach new readers.

"If you're 80, or 14 years old, you look at those timelines and it becomes more immediately clear, the catastrophic nature of it all, in a more gripping way than you might get from the report itself," he told The New York Post.
There's a pic of the artwork at the original link.

I think this is pretty cool, a somewhat historical recreation of a very awful day. Anything that forces the "13 second attention span"/"spoiled rotten American" public to remember this day is in my cool book.

And speaking of funny books, does anyone know what the status is on Frank Miller's "Batman VS. Al-Quaida"?

And speaking of recreating the events of an awful day, Flight 98 opens next Friday, 4/28...Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh had nothing but great things to say about it.
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Old 04-19-06, 10:57 PM
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Boy when you think about all the old WW2 comics, etc. I can see this being a decent thing. Gotta' love Sgt. Rock.

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Too soon.
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Old 04-19-06, 11:49 PM
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Too soon? It's been almost 5 years. What are we supposed to wait for? The victims' families and frends to die from natural causes?
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Old 04-19-06, 11:51 PM
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I was hoping for a Disney direct to video film
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Old 04-20-06, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Too soon.

I guess you're opposed to the feature film that's coming out too? I don't recall the name but it's going to focus on the flight that went down in PA.
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Originally Posted by nemein
I guess you're opposed to the feature film that's coming out too? I don't recall the name but it's going to focus on the flight that went down in PA.
I won't see it. Same with Oliver Stone's.
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Originally Posted by nemein
I guess you're opposed to the feature film that's coming out too? I don't recall the name but it's going to focus on the flight that went down in PA.
I can't speak for him, but I certainly won't be seeing it. Based on the thread in Movie Talk, lots of other people feel the same well.

However, a comic is much less visceral, so this might be good.
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Oh Sweet Jesus, I hope Oliver stays away from this subject. But of course he won't.

I hope Steven Speilberg directs a 9/11 film.
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I'm gonna go to the late show of "United 93" next Friday. I for one, don't think it's too soon...rather, not soon enough.

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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
I'm gonna go to the late show of "United 93" next Friday. I for one, don't think it's too soon...rather, not soon enough.
Not soon enough? How long have the flight tapes even been public?
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There are already tons of 9-11 comics out there...

Here are a couple:
9-11: Artists Respond
9-11: Emergency Relief
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Originally Posted by littlefuzzy
There are already tons of 9-11 comics out there...

Here are a couple:
9-11: Artists Respond
9-11: Emergency Relief
There's some interesting and powerful work in these. Check 'em out.

I won't see the movies either.
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
I for one, don't think it's too soon...rather, not soon enough.
I dunno...there are still so many victims who's remains have never been identified..just doesn't seem right. But that's just me.
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Apparently, every family member of the victims of United 93 have given the "ok" to the production of the film. That, and I think the studio is donating a percentage of the box office earnings to the 9/11 memorial fund.

edit: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/united_93/

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To me, comic book adaptations often turn out cheesy and unreadable.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Oh Sweet Jesus, I hope Oliver stays away from this subject. But of course he won't.

I hope Steven Speilberg directs a 9/11 film.
But in his mind, he did already, with the ending to Munich,
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where he suggests the cause of the 9/11 attacks was the Israeli response to the Munich assassinations aka the cycle of violence.


I lived close enough to it all, I won't be clamoring for a movie on it, or a book, Maybe someday I'll show it to a child of mine as a teaching aid, but it holds no appeal to me. Waking up sweating every day for about a month after it happend, and having to remind myself it wasn't a dream as I looked down the street at the smoldering rubble that was the WTC did a pretty good job emblazoning it all in my memory.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23
Too soon.
Tell that to the comic books that came out re: 9/11 a few weeks or months after the attack.

Or, actually, don't. Talking at books makes you look like a crazy person.
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Also, the WTC exploding happened in Spider-Man #16 and the Deus Ex Machina series...
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