The 9/11 wiki last edited by Mandarinestro on 10/26/14 12:19AM
View full history
On September 11, 2001, radical Muslim terrorists hijack four United Airlines planes. When the government discovered of the hijacking, it was already to late to prevent it. Two of the planes crashed at the World Trade Center towers, killing thousands. The third plane crashed at the Pentagon, albeit with much less casualties, while the last plane had its passengers revolt, forcing it to crashland in Pennsylvania and averting a final terrorist attack directed at the White House.
President Bush and other Western leaders used this moment to rally public support to wage war in Afghanistan and more controversially in Iraq. Since then, airport securities everywhere were tightened, intelligence organizations became more aggressive in their operations, prejudice against Muslims in the West heightened, while Libertarianism bloomed as a result.
In conclusion, the 9/11 struck American citizens deeply after a decade of peace and hope during the 1990's. After decades of fighting fascism and communism, the world now has to face a new, flourishing extremist ideology.
A period of both grief and distrust followed the 9/11 attacks. Most of the population became wary of more attacks, and artists responded with many of their works depicting attacks which compromised national security and American standing as the world's most influential superpower.
Portrayal in comics
In the aftermath of 9/11, many comics dealt with the attacks in various ways. There were benefit anthologies, comics that used it as a theme in the story or non-fiction books.
Every major comics company published an anthology that donated its money to a 9/11 fund.
9/11 in Stories