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  1 The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination
Author: Mishkin, Dan Illustrator: Coln, ErnieDrozd, Jerzy (Cartoonist)
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Class: 364.1524
Age: Adult
Language: English
Descriptors: Graphic Nonfiction
LC: E842.9
Print Run: 5000
ISBN-13: 9781419712302
LCCN: 2014011915
Imprint: Abrams Comicarts
Publisher: Abrams
Pub Date: 09/16/2014
Availability: Available
List: $29.95
Physical Description: 160 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm H 9.25", W 6.5", D 0.75", 1.23 lbs.
LC Series:
Brodart Sources: Brodart's Graphic Novel Reads for Adults TIPS Selections
Brodart's Graphic Novels: Nonfiction
Brodart's Insight Catalog: Adult
Brodart's Public Library Graphic Novel Picks
Bibliographies: Texas Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List
Awards: Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
Starred Reviews: Publishers Weekly
TIPS Subjects: Crime/Law Enforcement
Presidents, U. S.
BISAC Subjects: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
LC Subjects: Graphic novels
Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald),, 1917-1963, Assassination, Comic books, strips, etc
Kennedy, John F., (John Fitzgerald),, 1917-1963, Assassination, Juvenile literature
United States., Warren Commission, Comic books, strips, etc
United States., Warren Commission, Juvenile literature
SEARS Subjects:
Reading Programs: Accelerated Reader Level: 6.7 , Points: 3.0
Publisher Annotations | 05/12/2014
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. Artist Ernie Coln, 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, unraveling conflicting narratives side by side through graphic-novel techniques. 'The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination' breaks down how decisions in the days that followed the assassination not only shaped how the commission reconstructed events but also helped foster the conspiracy theories that play a part in American politics to this day.
Starred Reviews:
Publishers Weekly | 02/23/2015
The details of JFK's shattering assassination in November 1963 have been scrutinized in microscopic detail over the half-century that followed. In the immediate wake of the president's murder, President Johnson appointed the seven-member Warren Commission to investigate the shooting, a 10-month inquiry that yielded an official report stating that there was "no credible evidence" to contradict the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald acted as a lone gunman. The commission's findings are a Gordian knot of sometimes contradictory information that have stoked the fires of conspiracy theorists worldwide, and making a coherent path through that labyrinth is no simple feat for the casual observer. Mishkin, Colon, and Drozd have miraculously made the document accessible, concisely reconstructing the events, eyewitness statements, and a plethora of data with crisp visuals that approximate the flow of a top-notch documentary. A concise primer for one of the 20th century's most indelible tragedies, this book is an effort worthy of consideration when awards season looms. (Sept.). 160p. Web-Exclusive Review. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, c2015.
Journal Reviews
Library Journal | 08/01/2014
The 1964 Warren Commission report on President John F. Kennedy's assassination set few minds to rest and energized conspiracy buffs worldwide. Rather than being an adaptation of the actual document, this "graphic investigation" describes the report's findings and shortcomings, reviews other theories in historical context, and summarizes evidence for and against different conclusions. Mishkin (Dungeons & Dragons, numerous DC titles) has gone deep and wide in gathering background. Colon (The 9/11 Report; The Great American Documents) and Drozd ( bring a fine mix of graphic techniques to the complicated story. Their basic approach of photo-realist and clear line drawings is intercut with schematics, time lines, and other instructive visuals. In showing, for example, the chaos of Kennedy's hospital arrival, multiple text balloons providing testimony from witnesses float over the scene. In their effective use of coloring, a black-and-white Lee Harvey Oswald--the presumed killer, yet a "mystery man"--contrasts with overall subdued color broken by crimson-tinged violent moments. VERDICT Written for teens and adults, this dramatization of the murder mystery of the century integrates numerous narratives to make an excellent starting point for anyone interested in this American tragedy.--M.C. Martha Cornog. 160p. LIBRARY JOURNAL, c2014.