REVIEW: The Warren Commission Report

Robert Greenberger

Robert Greenberger is best known to comics fans as the editor of Who's Who In The DC Universe, Suicide Squad, and Doom Patrol. He's written and edited several Star Trek novels and is the author of The Essential Batman Encyclopedia. He's known for his work as an editor for Comics Scene, Starlog, and Weekly World News, as well as holding executive positions at both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.

2 Responses

  1. the mindset is simple – people can’t believe that someone or something so big, famous or important could be brought down by something so simple or random. Bruce Lee was so strong and healthy a man to die from a cold. There’s no way one guy with a gun could get to the President.

    And so explanations arise. We concoct massive conspiracies worthy of their target. It’s a lot easier to believe that a massive multinational conspiracy killed Kennedy – it’s the least he deserved. There’s no way that a bunch of guys with box cutters could have destroyed two buildings – if that were true, none of us are safe. No, surely it had to be set up by the government.

    Or sometimes there’s just no desire to accept that a famous person could be dead, so the stories arise that he’s not. Elvis, Jim Morrison, what have you – they faked their death to get out of the limelight,

    People die, crazy people find ways to do things that sane people don’t think of, and even a blind squirrel finds a nut.

  2. Mindy Newell says:

    Definitely gonna buy this, Vin!!!!!

    However, I don’t believe that Oswald “acted alone.” I think he WAS in some ways a patsy (as he so famously said)…I mean, he definitely took the shots, but there were others involved, so many connections in the higher seats of power as well as the “under” seats of power: the Mafia, the Pentagon, the Cubans, even the CIA.

    I don’t think we’ll ever know the real truth…but it makes for great reading and some great movies. (Remember that scene in GODFATHER II when Tom says, referring to killing the Meyer Lansky character, “It would be like killing the President! It’s impossible!” And Michael replies (and I’m paraphrasing), “Nothing’s impossible, not even killing the President.”)