Nor Cal Truth Oct 6, 2011
One month ago The Big Lie comic book was released by Truth Be Told Comics, published by Image Comics.
Looking around on the internet it is clear that the The Big Lie is still creating interest and spawning conversation in diverse circles inside and outside of the regular 9/11 groups. The video above was posted by LeakSourceArchive. Here is a look at a selection of the most recent articles and interviews regarding The Big Lie.
The Bohemian, September 7th:
Veteran comic Rick Veitch (Swamp Thing) is the author and illustrator of The Big Lie, a 32-page comic book about a woman who goes back in time to save her husband from the upper floors of the North Tower. Armed with her iPad, she has only an hour to convince her husband and his associates to evacuate the doomed building. “I don’t claim to know what went on behind the scenes,” she tells them. “I’m just telling you what is public record where I come from.”
Comic Attack, September 9th:
The writer never directly points fingers at the government or President Bush and screams “The government was behind the attacks!”, but that’s basically what he is saying, and he does offer some very interesting and thought provoking points, which is the real goal of this title.
Inside Pulse, September 26th:
As a story, this comic can be a little clunky in parts, but that’s not really a concern. I don’t want to weigh in on the whole ‘Truther’ movement, or what I personally believe, as I don’t feel very qualified to discuss it. What I will say is that this comic provides a lot of food for thought, and does it in an easily-digestible manner. Veitch is a comics god when it comes to forcing people to question some of their assumptions, and it’s nice to see him continuing to raise his voice in such a compelling way.
Derek Royal, September 27th:
I do think it’s a very strong and inventive first issue, and I look forward to reading the next installment of the series. I’m just wondering if the following issues will also concern 9/11, or if they will focus on some of the other “very real and often political questions” as noted on the Truth Be Told Comics website.
HJ Live, September 28th:
Was there more to this attack than we suspect, and if so, should some of the blame fall on our own elected officials? Writer Rick Veitch and artist Gary Erskine clearly express their First Amendment rights within the comics medium as they try to answer some of those questions in this collaboration from Image Comics.
No matter which side of the political spectrum you might find yourself on, this comic deliberately challenges the reader to ask some rather uncomfortable questions about 9/11. It is clearly making out the Bush Administration to be “The Big Bad” and presents a good heft of information at the back of the book that you can look into if you so choose.
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