The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

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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

    "Never before have I seen a nonfiction book as beautifully and compellingly written and illustrated as The 9/11 Report:
    A Graphic Adaptation. I cannot recommend it too highly. It will surely set the standard for all future works of
    contemporary history, graphic or otherwise, and should be required reading in every home, school and library." --Stan

    A Statement on The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation
    by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón
    The cave paintings in Altamira, Spain, tell stories. Mostly they tell tales of the hunt. Drawn during the Paleolithic
    Stone Age, they still amaze us with their lucidity and directness. As an artist, and as an editor and writer in the
    graphic medium, we each pay homage to those delineators and interpreters of experience. They offered accounts of what
    happened and provided a way of remembering, honoring, and learning. When retold by the fire's flickering light, these
    stories must have lent the drawings a compelling, virtual movement. There is something eerie, but deeply gratifying, in
    knowing that a direct line runs from our contemporary comic art to these earliest efforts to record and convey what
    happened. Storyteller, audience, drawings depicting continuity of event: it all sounds familiar. In a culture that has
    become the most visually oriented in the history of humankind, comics retain the original concept of storytelling and
    remain a potent force of information. Read more

    Excerpts from The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation

    Timeline of Terror

    American Airline Flight 11 (AA 11)
    Boston to Los Angeles
    • 7:59: Takeoff
    • 8:14: Last routine radio communication; likely takeover
    • 8:19: Flight attendant notifies AA of hijacking
    • 8:21: Transponder is turned off
    • 8:23: AA attempts to contact the cockpit
    • 8:25: Boston Center aware of hijacking
    • 8:38: Boston Center notifies NEADS of hikacking
    • 8:46: NEADS scrambles Otis fighter jets in search of AA 11
    • 8:46:40: AA 11 crashes into 1 WTC (North Tower)
    • 8:53: Otis fighter jets airborne
    • 9:16: AA headquarters aware that Flight 11 has crashed into WTC
    • 9:21: Boston Center advises NEADS that AA 11 is airborne heading for Washington
    • 9:24: NEADS scrambles Langley fighter jets in search of AA 11

    United Airline Flight 175 (UA 11)
    Boston to Los Angeles
    • 8:14: Takeoff
    • 8:42: Last routine radio communication
    • 8:42-8:46: Likely takeover
    • 8:47: Transponder code changes
    • 8:52: Flight attendant notifies UA of hijacking
    • 8:54: UA attempts to contact the cockpit
    • 8:55: New York Center suspects hijacking
    • 9:03:11: Flight 175 crashes into 2 WTC (South Tower)
    • 9:15: New York Center advises NEADS that UA 175 was the second aircraft crashed into WTC
    • 9:20: UA Headquarters aware that Flight 175 had crashed into WTC

    American Airline Flight 7 (AA 77)
    Washington, DC to Los Angeles
    • 8:20: Takeoff
    • 8:51: Last routine radio communication
    • 8:51-8:54: Likely takeover
    • 8:54: Flight 77 makes unauthorized turn to south
    • 8:56: Transponder is turned off
    • 9:05: AA headquarters aware that Flight 77 is hijacked
    • 9:25: Herndon Command Center orders nationwide ground stop
    • 9:32: Dulles tower observes radar of fast-moving aircraft (later identified as AA 77)
    • 9:34: FAA advises NEADS that AA 77 is missing
    • 9:37:46: AA 77 crashes into the Pentagon
    • 10:30: AA headquarters confirms Flight AA crash into Pentagon

    United Airline Flight 93 (UA 93)
    Newark to San Francisco
    • 8:42: Takeoff
    • 9:24: Flight 93 receives warning from UA about possible cockpit intrusion
    • 9:27: Last routine radio communication
    • 9:28: Likely takeover
    • 9:34: Herndon Command Center advises FAA headquarters that UA 93 is hijacked
    • 9:36: Flight attendant notifies UA of hijacking; UA attempts to contact the cockpit
    • 9:41: Transponder is turned off
    • 9:57: Passenger revolt begins
    • 10:03:11: Flight 93 crashes in field in Shanksville, PA
    • 10:07: Cleveland Center advises NEADS of UA 93 hijacking
    • 10:15: UA headquarters aware that Flight 93 has crashed in PA; Washington Center advises NEADS that Flight 93 has
    crashed in PA


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