About the Book

The Torture Report

The Torture Report

A Graphic Adaptation
March 2017
Not Yet Published
Trade Paperback · 144 Pages
$19.99 U.S. · $25.99 CAN · £13.99 U.K. · €15.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781568585758
Nation Books


On December 9, 2014, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 576-page report that strongly condemns the CIA for its secret and brutal use of torture in the treatment of prisoners during the George W. Bush Administration after 9/11. This deeply researched and fully documented investigation caused monumental controversy, interest, and concern, yet much of the American public found the report to be dense and inaccessible to the general reader. Using their tried, tested, and celebrated graphic storytelling method, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón have summarized, illustrated, and made accessible the damning Torture Report. Jacobson's text highlights the key lessons learned from the Report — that the CIA lied about the brutality of the techniques used, about their effectiveness, about how many people they detained and subjected to these techniques, and that they routinely dismissed the concerns expressed by interrogators in the field. Colón's unmistakable talent as an illustrator adds power and poignancy to the facts, infusing them with a sense of immediacy and humanity that is unforgettable. With its unique format, The Torture Report will finally allow Americans to lift the veil and fully understand the crimes committed by the CIA.

About the Authors

Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón first came together to create the New York Times-bestselling The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation (Hill & Wang/FSG, 2006). Since then, the pair have collaborated on graphic books about Che Guevara, the war on terror, and Anne Frank. Jacobson was formerly the managing editor-and-editor in chief for Harvey Comics and an executive editor at Marvel Comics. Artist Colón has worked at Harvey, Marvel, and DC Comics.