FSG imprint Hill and Wang has announced three non-fiction comic titles, to be released this fall under their new 'Novel Graphics' imprint.  The name is because of the oxymoronic use of 'graphic novel' to apply to comic non-fiction, and their intent to publish all non-fiction work in comic format.  Up first is The 9/11 Report:  A Graphic Adaptation, which will be released on the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  The work will present the final report of the 9/11 commission in comic form.  


The script of The 9/11 Report is by Sid Jacobson, who was the managing editor and editor-in-chief of Harvey Comics, the creator of Richie Rich, and an executive editor at Marvel Comics.  Ernie Colon, who's drawn Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Blackhawk, Flash, and Spider-Man for the Big Two, will provide the art.  The full color, 144-page, 6' x 9' trade paperback will retail for $16.95, the hardback for $30.00.


In November, Novel Graphics will release two biographies written by Andy Helfer:  Malcolm X:  A Graphic Biography and Ronald Reagan:  A Graphic Biography.  Both will be 128-page, 5-1/2' x 8-1/4' b/w hardcovers at a $16.95 MSRP.  Malcolm X will feature art by Randy Duburke, a frequent contributor to the Big Books from Helfer's Paradox Press imprint at DC Comics. 


The art for Ronald Reagan will be by Steve Buccellato, who's self-published Comiculture, and done numerous penciling and coloring jobs for a variety of publishers over the years. 


Helfer told us that he will be editing a number of additional biographies for Novel Graphics, including titles featuring Frank Sinatra and J. Edgar Hoover.