9-11

 9119   (Dark Horse, 2002)

™ and ©2002 the respective creators
Dark Horse published first volume; second volume was published by DC

Twin volumes commemorate the horrific day when America was attacked by terrorists who flew planes into the World Trade Center and Pentagon, killing thousands. September 11, 2001.

The first volume, published by Dark Horse Comics in conjunction with Chaos! Comics and Image Comics, is the more indie-oriented of the two. It features a range of artists and writers both famous (Frank Miller, Will Eisner) and infamous (Mike Diana) who donated stories trying to sum up their feelings about that day. The second volume, published by DC, has a more polished feel, and though super-heroes make appearances in some of the stories, proves just as capable of touching raw, human nerves with its tales of loss and heroism.

Both volumes make for tough, heart-rending reads. No matter whether one lives in New York or California, images of that day are powerful and haunting: The mighty towers toppling in flame and ruin. Those last phone calls home from trapped men and women who knew they were about to die. The choking dust that engulfed all of Manhattan. The countless volunteers forming bucket-brigades to sift the rubble for survivors. The flag that firemen defiantly raised amidst the wreckage. The countless pictures of the missing posted everywhere, begging for hope from anyone who had seen their loved ones before the towers fell.

Comics have a way of weaving words and images into a whole more powerful than either alone. These stories evoke profound sorrow, despair, rage, annoyance (c.f. Pat Moriarity’s idiotic “cycle of hatred” cartoon), as well as relief, hopefulness, and resolve. This is comics at its finest.

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#1

Date: 1/1/2002
Cover Price: $9.95
NM Guide: $6.50
5 copies available from $4.25
Published by Dark HorseJohn McCrea, Jon J. Muth, Paul Sloboda, Paul Chadwick, Randy Stradley, C. Scott Morse, Phil Elloitt, Leland Myrick, Jeph Loeb, Mark Martin, Douglas Tennapel, Michael Diana, Pablo Maiztegui, Darko Macan, Trina Robbins, Dave Cooper, Terry Anderson, Eric Drooker, Jim Valentino, Jamie S. Rich, Roger Langridge, Joe Casey, Bill Presing, Nijo Philip, Dylan Horrocks, Antony Johnston, Layla Marie Lawlor, Frank Miller, Peter Pachoumis, John Paul Leon, Steve Darnall, Laurie Ross, Enrico Casarosa, William Stout, Jim Mahfood, John K. Snyder, Dave Alvarez, Marti Noxon, Robert Siegel, Robert Sikoryak, Bob Harris, Liniers, Bryan Talbot, Brian McDonald, Brian O’Connell, Lark Pien, Will Eisner, Walt Whitman, Marie Croall, Dan Jolley, Mitch O’Connell, Stephen Walsh, Tommy Lee Edwards, Mira Friedmann, Aaron Renier, Sam Henderson, Jason Hall, Brian Pulido, Fabian Nicieza, Chris Eliopoulos, Davidé Fabbri, Batton Lash, Brian Biggs, Robert Smigel, Art Brooks, Kellie Strom, Dean Motter, Tom DeFalco, Becky Cloonan, John Ostrander, Steve Niles, Roger Stern, Stephen Banes, Tatiana Gill, Robert Kirkman, Mike Carey, Ron Boyd, J. Torres, Eric Kilkenney, Jim Hill, Marc Rosenthal, Tony Millionaire, Stan Sakai, Mark Crilley, Al Davison, Alan MooreP. Craig Russell, Eric Powell, Jon J. Muth, David Chelsea, Kevin Nowlan, Paul Sloboda, Paul Chadwick, Dave Gibbons, C. Scott Morse, Phil Elliott, Leland Myrick, J. Scott Campbell, Carlos Meglia, Mark Martin, Douglas Tennapel, Leinil Francis Yu, Mike Diana, Francisco Solano Lopez, Darko Macan, Anne Timmons, Dave Cooper, Terry Anderson, Eric Drooker, Jim Valentino, Chynna Clugston-Major, Dave McKean, Roger Langridge, Sean Phillips, Bill Presing, Nijo Philip, Pat Moriarity, Dylan Horrocks, Mike Norton, Layla Lawlor, Frank Miller, Peter Pachoumis, John Paul Leon, Hilary Barta, Laurie Ross, Enrico Casarosa, Istvan Banyai, William Stout, Jim Mahfood, John K. Snyder, Dave Alvarez, Mike Huddleston, Robert Siegel, Robert Sikoryak, Greg Ruth, Liniers, Bryan Talbot, Brian McDonald, Brian O’Connell, Lark Pien, Will Eisner, Peter Kuper, Enrique Alcatena, Mitch O’Connell, Guy Davis, Tommy Lee Edwards, Mira Friedmann, Aaron Renier, Humberto Ramos, Sam Henderson, Todd Herman, Dawn Brown, Ivan Reis, Cliff Richards, Chris Eliopoulos, Rich Hedden, Davidé Fabbri, Tsuneo Sanda, Batton Lash, Mike Mignola, Brian Biggs, Michael Kupperman, Daniel Acuña, Kellie Strom, Alex Maleev, Dean Motter, Kelly Yates, Becky Cloonan, Mary Mitchell, Mike Getsiv, Paul Lee, Joe Orsak, Ben Stenbeck, Guy Burwell, Tatiana Gill, Tony Moore, Mike Colins, Ron Boyd, Steve Rolston, Eric Kilkenney, Jim Hill, Marc Rosenthal, Jose Luis Ágreda, Tony Millionaire, Steve Guaraccia, Stan Sakai, Mark Crilley, Al Davison, Melinda Gebbie, Renée French

#2

Date: 1/1/2002
Cover Price: $9.95
NM Guide: $8.00
6 copies available from $5.00
Published by DC; The World’s Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to RememberSteven Seagle, Will Eisner, Joe Kelly, James Denning, Dwayne McDuffie, Mary Jo Duffy, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Paul Levitz, Tom Mandrake, Kurt Busiek, Gary Fields, Pat McGreal, Josh Krach, Darwyn Cooke, Jeph Loeb, Hilary J. Bader, Rick Veitch, Mike Carey, Beau Smith, Ashley-Jane Nicolaus, Mo Willems, Don McGregor, Ed Brubaker, Keith Giffen, Brian K. Vaughan, Jennifer Moore, Eddie Berganza, Ben Raab, Brian Azzarello, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Marv Wolfman, Peter Gross, Dan Jurgens, J.M. DeMatteis, Alex Simmons, Chris Sequeira, Neal Adams, Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Jamie Delano, David Goyer, Geoff Johns, Michael Moorcock, Andy Helfer, Denny O’Neil, Sam Glanzman, Joe KubertGlenn Fabry, Kieron Dwyer, Duncan Rouleau, Will Eisner, Scott Kolins, Danijel Zezelj, Guy Davis, Denys Cowan, Richard Corben, Todd Nauck, Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd, Joe Staton, Tom Mandrake, Brian Stelfreeze, Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt, Brent Anderson, Gary Fields, Stephen John Phillips, Steven Parke, Scott McDaniel, Steve Scott, Eman Torre, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Carlos Pacheco, Sergio Cariello, Sergio Aragonés, Marcelo Frusin, Cliff Chiang, Val Semeiks, Enrique Breccia, John Bolton, Rick Burchett, Mo Willems, José Luis García-López, Michael Lark, Bill Wray, Phil Jimenez, Yanick Paquette, Pete Woods, Jill Thompson, Kyle Baker, Roger Robinson, Eduardo Risso, Amanda Conner, Barry Kitson, Darick Robertson, Alan Davis, Michael Zulli, Jim Lee, Angelo Torres, Tom Grummett, Marie Severin, Chris Bachalo

#2 (2nd printing)

Date:
Cover Price: $9.95
NM Guide: $9.50
1 copy available for $8.60
2nd printing; Published by DCSteven Seagle, Will Eisner, Joe Kelly, James Denning, Dwayne McDuffie, Mary Jo Duffy, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Paul Levitz, Tom Mandrake, Kurt Busiek, Gary Fields, Pat McGreal, Josh Krach, Darwyn Cooke, Jeph Loeb, Hilary J. Bader, Rick Veitch, Mike Carey, Beau Smith, Ashley-Jane Nicolaus, Mo Willems, Don McGregor, Ed Brubaker, Keith GiffenGlenn Fabry, Kieron Dwyer, Duncan Rouleau, Aaron Sowd, Will Eisner, Scott Kolins, Dan Panosian, Danijel Zezelj, Guy Davis, Denys Cowan, Prentis Rollins, Richard Corben, Todd Nauck, Jaime Mendoza, Dave Gibbons, David Lloyd, Joe Staton, Bob Smith, Tom Mandrake, Greg Hildebrandt, Tim Hildebrandt, Brent Anderson, Gary Fields, Stephen John Phillips, Steven Parke, Scott McDaniel, Jim Pascoe, Steve Scott, Eman Torre, Darwyn Cooke, Tim Sale, Carlos Pacheco, Jesús Merino, Sergio Cariello, Sergio Aragonés, Marcelo Frusin, Cliff Chiang, Val Semeiks, Romeo Tanghal, Enrique Breccia, John Bolton, Rick Burchett, Mo Willems, José Luis García-López, Michael Lark, Bill Wray, Phil Jimenez