On the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Rob looks back on the series of tragic events and how they rallied not just a nation but the entire comics industry to action. Marvel and DC Comics publishing operations were based in Manhattan, their heroes boldest adventures were set in the heart of the greatest city in the world. Rob remembers how publishers and talent united to create a series of truly memorable tribute books honoring the fallen heroes and victims of that tragic day.
Thanks for the thoughtful and heart-felt remembrance of 9/11. The tributes, though sincere at the time, seem somehow superficial now with some distance. The real story, of course, is the effects of 9/11 on the companies and heroes of the day. 9/11 and a new century blew away the negativity and cynicism of Watchmen, Dark Knight and, yes, even Supreme so that heroes became as brave and noble as they were in the 1940s. The companies rolled along as if nothing had happened and grew further apart so that Crossovers became less frequent and Covers became more important than content. Too bad.
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