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The Warren Commission Report

In time for the 50th anniversary, an exploration of the context, controversies, and legacy of…

The Warren Commission Report by Dan Mishkin, Ernie Colón, and Jerzy Drozd

Within days of the murder of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a seven-member commission to investigate the assassination. In its report, the Warren Commission determined that there was “no credible evidence” conflicting with its conclusion of a lone gunman, a statement that was immediately subject to intense public scrutiny that, an incredible five decades later, has not subsided.

Artist Ernie Colón, bestselling illustrator of The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation, teams up with author Dan Mishkin to provide a unique means of testing the commission’s findings. The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination (September 16th, 2014; Abrams ComicArts; HC: $29.95/PB: $17.95; 9781419712302) breaks down how decisions in the days that followed the assassination not only shaped how the commission reconstructed events but also helped foster conspiracy theories. In time for the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the report to President Johnson on September 27, 1964,The Warren Commission Report uses the comics medium to provide a unique means of testing the commission’s claim, using graphic storytelling techniques to unravel competing narratives and make plain how decisions taken in the days that followed the events in Dallas shaped the way those events would be reconstructed by the commission.

 

About the Author

Dan Mishkin is a comic book writer with over thirty years’ experience, including adaptations of properties such as Star Trek. With Ernie Colón, he is a co-creator of the fantasy series Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld (DC Comics). He and his wife live in East Lansing, Michigan.

Ernie Colón has drawn and written comics in many genres for over five decades, including The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation and Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography. He has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics. At DC, he oversaw the production of Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, and The Flash; at Marvel, Spider-Man. He lives in Huntington, New York, with his wife.

Jerzy Drozd began his comics illustration career at nineteen and worked for Antarctic Press on their flagship title Ninja High School. In 2005 he began performing workshops in universities and schools, teaching comics as an art form to over seven hundred Detroit kids. In 2008 he worked with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to create a workshop for teachers. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife and two cats.

 

About the Book

The Warren Commission Report
By Dan Mishkin, Ernie Colón, and Jerzy Drozd
Abrams/September 16th, 2014
U.S. HC: $29.95/PB: $17.95
ISBN: HC: 9781419712302/ PB: 9781419712319
Hardcover with jacket and paperback with flaps
160 pages / 6½  x 9¼
Illustrations throughout

 

For Immediate Release
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