Apparently the 9/11 Commission Report wasn't exciting enough to read in its original form, so there are now plans to rewrite the book as a graphic novel.
A graphic novel adaptation of The 9/11 Commission Report is set to hit bookstores this fall.
The 9/11 Report, A Graphic Adaptation whittles the more than 500-page report down to less than 150 pages of comic-book style imagery.
Two U.S. comic book veterans carried the project out: former Harvey Comics editor Sid Jacobson and comic book illustrator Ernie Colon, who in the past worked on characters ranging from Casper the Friendly Ghost and Richie Rich to Spiderman and Wonder Woman.
Published by the Hill and Wang division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, The 9/11 Report, A Graphic Adaptation will be available in September.
The book will be the publisher's first in a series of graphic non-fiction titles, with future projects to include graphic biographies of U.S. civil rights leader Malcolm X and former U.S. president Ronald Reagan.
In 2002, the U.S. Congress established the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States to investigate the events and circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The group, informally known as the 9/11 Commission, issued its 567-page final report in 2004.
Though available for free download, the lucid, accessible report became one of 2005's bestselling non-fiction books, selling more than one million copies altogether, in paperback and hardcover editions.
The team behind the upcoming graphic novel adaptation has said they hope their project will allow the report to reach an even wider audience of readers.