September 11, 2001 a day that changed not only the outlook of America at the beginning of a new century but also changed the world. On this seemingly normal Tuesday morning hijackers intentionally crashed two planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. When passengers attempted to take control of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, preventing it from reaching its intended target in Washington, D.C. Nearly 3,000 died in the attacks. This terrible and tragic day touched the lives of so many around the world and sparked an outpouring of sympathy for the city of New York and all the other victims of this terrible act. Expressions of the grief and sympathy for the victims began to pour in from seemingly every all the while New York and the country began the long road to recovery.

There were many works of art and which expressed sadness and sense of loss that many felt on that day. Many comic book companies began putting together books to express their sympathies and to hopefully help the healing process; below we’ve listed some of the many comic book publications surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks.



9-11: September 11, 2001

(Artists Respond)

Published as a collective effort by Dark Horse ComicsChaos! Comics, andImage Comics

Proceeds to the World Trade Center Relief FundSurvivors FundSeptember 11th Fund,Twin Towers Fund







9-11: September 11, 2001

(The World’s Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories to Remember)

Published by DC Comics

Cover by Alex Ross (Based on The Big All American Comic Book). It depictsSuperman and Krypto staring up at a billboard depicting many firefighters, police officers and rescue workers.

Proceeds to the World Trade Center Relief FundSurvivors FundSeptember 11th Fund,Twin Towers Fund







Published by Marvel Comics

Cover by Alex Ross

Proceeds to Twin Towers Fund






The Amazing Spider-Man

Published by Marvel Comics
The cover is entirely solid black except for Marvel Comics and The Amazing Spider-Man 36 in white at the top

Also called the Black Issue for the solid black cover







A Moment of Silence

Published by Marvel Comics

Front cover by Joe Quesada, and Alex Ross, back cover by Gene Ha and Shad Petoski

Introduction by Rudy Giuliani with proceeds to Twin Towers Fund







9-11: Emergency Relief

Published by Alternative Comics

Cover by Frank Cho

Proceeds to the American Red Cross









I Love New York Benefit Book

Published by

Cover by Joe Linsner
Proceeds to the American Red Cross