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Earlier today DC Comics issued a press release detailing two remarkable tribute books that will be released under the banner “September 11.” What makes these books remarkable is not just the talent that have lined up to contribute, but the unprecedented collaboration these books represent.
Two volumes of the book will be released on January 23rd, 2002, with a rush solicitation presented on the Diamond Comics Distributors Web site on Monday, December 17 and in Previews Update #507 in the December 19 issue of Diamond Dateline for retailers. All proceeds from the sale of these books will be donated to organizations for the relief of the victims of the September 11th tragedy, their families and affected communities. Each volume contains stories about the events that occurred on September 11th and the subsequent aftermath by the industry’s top talent (the full list of contributors can be found here). Volume 1 is a collaboration from Chaos! Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Image Comics, with assistance from Oni Press, Top Shelf Productions, and others. Volume 2 is from DC Comics, including WildStorm Productions, VERTIGO, and MAD Magazine.
Our friends at AlexRossArt.com forwarded along an advance look at the DC Comics “September 11” cover art by artist Alex Ross. This rough-pencil image depicts Superman and Krypto gazing at the larger-than-life real heroes of September 11th. Click on the image to the right to see an enlarged version of this image.
The full details of this project can be read in the official press release here at CBR.