Outrage from some quarters over the inaccuracies of ABC’s recent 9/11 mini-series have driven Art Levine at The Huffington Post to suggest the comics version is more true to the facts:
If ABC executives or the public want a model of how to dramatically convey the essence of the 9/11 Commission Report, they should take a look at the superb The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon. It may seem blasphemous to address such a major crisis with a graphic novel, but if Art Spiegelman can look at the Holocaust in Maus, this artistic team can do so with 9/11, condensing and highlighting the key points, but never dumbing-down or distorting.
You can read an excerpt at Slate, but it’s best read as a book in your hands. Every home and library should have a copy so the sorry record of U.S. government failures and rising Islamic terrorism that led to 9/11 will be accessible to all, especially for people who respond to a visual presentation and will never bother to wade through the full report.
It’s a work of art that is dramatic, enlightening and, above all, faithful to the facts in the original report (conspiracy theories, of course, excepted), everything the bogus Path to 9/11 film wasn’t.
Damn it all! They keep on liking us.