List of comics about the September 11 attacks

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Cover of 9-11: Artists Respond, Volume One

Comics about the September 11 attacks were published following the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, and cartoonists turned to art to express their grief and support.

Titles and synopses[edit]

  • 9-11: Artists Respond, Volume One[1] and 9-11: The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember, Volume Two,[2] feature short stories and single-page work from a wide variety of artists.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man volume 2 #36 explores how Spider-Man and other Marvel characters like Captain America, Daredevil, Doctor Doom, and Magneto react in the aftermath of the attacks.[3] Also called the "Black Issue" for the solid black cover.
  • The Boys, by Garth Ennis, shows three of the four hijacked planes being shot down by the Air Force, and the fourth being intercepted by superheroes; that plane subsequently crashed on the Brooklyn Bridge, destroying it and killing over a thousand people.
  • The Call of Duty, a series about firefighters.
  • Cartoonists Remember 9/11, a selection of comic strip titles from the five largest syndicates all ran comics commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9-11.
  • Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and published by Wildstorm/DC, is set in a world in which a superhero called the Great Machine becomes mayor of New York after intervening in the September 11 attacks.
  • Heroes, a book of sixty-four full-page illustrations paying tribute to those who attempted to save lives on 9-11.
  • Human Target #2-3, "The Unshredded Man" (Parts 1 & 2) by Peter Milligan feature a man who had faked his own death in the WTC attacks to escape embezzlement charges, but who is now given the opportunity to come clean.
  • A Moment of Silence features four wordless stories reflecting different perspectives on September 11th, all inspired by true events. Includes an introduction by then-New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Non-fiction comics about the September 11 attacks[edit]

Benefit books[edit]

Title Publisher ISBN Proceeds to
9-11: Artists Respond, Volume One Dark Horse Comics, Chaos! Comics, and Image Comics 1-56389-881-0 The World Trade Center Relief Fund, Survivors Fund, September 11th Fund, and the Twin Towers Fund
9-11: The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists

Tell Stories to Remember, Volume Two

DC Comics 1-56389-878-0 The World Trade Center Relief Fund, Survivors Fund, September 11th Fund, and the Twin Towers Fund
9-11: Emergency Relief Alternative Comics 1-891867-12-1 The American Red Cross
Heroes Marvel Comics ISBN The Twin Towers Fund
I Love New York Sirius Entertainment ISBN The American Red Cross
A Moment of Silence Marvel Comics ISBN The Twin Towers Fund

Contributors[edit]

9-11: Artists Respond, Volume One[edit]

Cover by Eric Drooker
  • Writer/Artists:

Brian Biggs, Mike Diana, Dylan Horrocks, Roger Langridge, Liniers, R. Sikoryak, Dean Motter, Jon J. Muth, Dave Cooper, Will Eisner, Batton Lash, Frank Miller, Al Davison, Bryan Talbot, David Alvarez, Layla Lawlor, Tony Millionaire, Mira Friedmann, Mark Crilley, Doug TenNapel, P. Craig Russell, Tommy Lee Edwards, Mitch O'Connell, David Chelsea, Sam Henderson, Ron Boyd, Phil Elliott, Stan Sakai, Jim Mahfood, Paul Chadwick, Darko Macan, Leland Myrick, John Paul Leon, William Stout, Marc Rosenthal, Enrico Casarosa, Mark Martin, Brian McDonald, Brian O'Connell, Terry Anderson, Becky Cloonan, Eric Drooker, Chris Eliopoulos, Davide Fabbri, Tatiana Gill, Steve Guaraccia, Jim Hill, Eric Kilkenny, Scott Morse, Peter Pachoumis, Nijo Philip, Lark Pien, Bill Pressing, Aaron Renier, Laurie Ross, Paul Sloboda, John K. Snyder III, Kellie Strom, and Jim Valentino.

  • Writers:

Alan Moore, Joe Casey, Jeph Loeb, Robert Smigel, Roger Stern, John Ostrander, Trina Robbins, J. Torres, Fabian Nicieza, Mike Carey, Jason Hall, Steve Darnall, Stephen Banes, Art Brooks, Marie Croall, Tom DeFalco, Bob Harris, Antony Johnston, Dan Jolley, Robert Kirkman, Pablo Maiztegui, John McCrae, Steve Niles, Marti Noxon, Brian Pulido, Jamie S. Rich, Randy Stradley, Stephen Walsh, and Walt Whitman.

  • Artists:

Renée French, Dave McKean, Dave Gibbons, Peter Kuper, Paul Lee, Sean Phillips, Mike Collins, Guy Davis, Michael Kupperman, Kevin Nowlan, Humberto Ramos, José Luis Ágreda, Alex Maleev, Ivan Reis, Hilary Barta, Guy Burwell, Chynna Clugston, Rick Ketcham, Cliff Richards, Joe Pimental, Daniel Acuña, Mike Huddleston, J. Scott Campbell, Anne Timmons, Carlos Meglia, Melinda Gebbie, Pat Moriarity, Alcatena, Istvan Banyai, Dawn Brown, Will Conrad, Bill Dodge, Mike Getsiv, Rich Hedden, Todd Herman, Francisco Solano Lopez, Mary Mitchell, Tony Moore, Mike Norton, Joe Orsak, Eric Powell, Steve Rolston, Gregory Ruth, Tsuneo Sanda, Robert Solanovic, Ben Stenback, Lee Townsend, Kelly Yates, and Leinil Francis Yu.

9-11: The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember, Volume Two[edit]

Cover by Alex Ross

9-11: Emergency Relief[edit]

Cover by Frank Cho

A Moment of Silence[edit]

Cover by Joe Quesada and Alex Ross

References[edit]

  1. ^ 9-11 #1 at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ 9-11 - The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Sanderson, Peter (2007). The Marvel Comics Guide to New York City. New York City: Pocket Books. p. 9. ISBN 1-4165-3141-6.