Tuesday, September 11, 2007

9-11 (2002)

I recently started a new job with a wonky schedule, so I stockpiled blog entries over the weekend to avoid any gaps. I'd just posted a summary of J'Onn J'Onzz's defense of Damage's unintentional destruction of a chunk of Atlanta. Admiring my handiwork, I noticed the date. You know, the date. So much for that post. Instead, I quickly wrote up this summary from 9-11 - The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories To Remember (2002)...





Among those creators were Dan Jurgens, Alan Davis, Robin Riggs, Mike Collins, Todd Klein and Lee Loughridge, who contributed the JLA story "If Only..." to the trade paperback anthology collection honoring the victims and heroes of the tragic 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. In the story, a young boy imagined Superman, the Martian Manhunter, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, the Flash, and Batman rebuilding the Twin Towers three-- no, ten times-- wait, twenty times taller; after having evacuated all it's occupants to safety prior to the first plane's impact. Just as Flash was promising to join the Teen Titans in their work at the Pentagon, the boy's mommy called him away from his crayon drawings to eat dinner. The child protested that he wanted to finish his story for daddy before he returned from work giving aid at ground zero. His mother read his comic, and assured him, "Finish your story, sweetie. Dad will love reading it."

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