cover image The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation

The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation

Dan Mishkin, Ernie Col%C3%B3n, and Jerzy Drozd. Abrams Comicarts, $29.95 (160p) ISBN 978-1-41971-230-2

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, Col%C3%B3n, 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.)