V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta is, like its author's later Watchmen, a landmark in comic-book writing. Alan Moore has led the field in intelligent, politically astute (if slightly paranoid), complex adult comic-book writing since the early 1980s. He began V back in 1981 and it constituted one of his first... show more
V for Vendetta is, like its author's later Watchmen, a landmark in comic-book writing. Alan Moore has led the field in intelligent, politically astute (if slightly paranoid), complex adult comic-book writing since the early 1980s. He began V back in 1981 and it constituted one of his first attempts (along with the criminally neglected but equally superb Miracleman) at writing an ongoing series. It is 1998 (which was the future back then!) and a Fascist government has taken over the U.K. The only blot on its particular landscape is a lone terrorist who is systematically killing all the government personnel associated with a now destroyed secret concentration camp. Codename V is out for vengeance ... and an awful lot more. V feels slightly dated like all past premonitions do. The original series was black and white and that added to the grittiness of the feel while the coloring here in the graphic novel sometimes blurs David Lloyd's fine drawing. But these are small concerns. Skillfully plotted, V is an essential read for all those who love comics and the freedom, as a medium, they allow a writer as skilled as Moore. --Mark Thwaite
Publish date: June 1989
Publisher: DC Comics/Vertigo
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
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Series: V for Vendetta Complete
I remember teen-me liking this a lot more than middle-age me does. I couldn't appreciate the art style at all this time round and - in agreement with David Lloyd's Introduction - thought the early chapters were not so good - if you can call nearly the whole first half "the early chapters." It got in...
It took me several attempts to finish this, and this time around I managed (finally) but it took almost two months. I thought it was really just me, but after skimming over some reviews, I see I'm not alone in being a bit underwhelmed by this one.I saw the movie when it came out, and I love it. It's...
This has been one of my favorite movies of all time. I watched it before I even knew there was such a thing as graphic novels (I lived a very cloistered life before). I watched it even before I really understood the meanings and the feelings and the underlying messages. It was like something just re...
I finished this awhile back and I was very much impressed by this graphic novel. It is a book for anyone whom would like to turn the world upside down and shake it of all its misgivings. It is a book for people whom believe that human rights and freedom should come before regimental order. If your ...
I just finished reading the Graphic Novel V for Vendetta and I was impressed. The black and white ink style of this comic melds beautiful thriller set in a post-war London where a vigilantly is trying to give the power back to the people whom are being controlled and dictated too by a conservative g...