V for Vendetta
Graphic Novel - 1989 Adult Graphic Novel / Moore, Alan, Adult Book / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy / Moore, Alan None on shelf 1 request on 4 copies
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"Originally published in magazine form in the United States as V for Vendetta #1-10"--Verso of t.p.
REVIEWS & SUMMARIESSummary / Annotation
It's no Watchmen. But it's pretty good.
submitted by eknapp on June 10, 2012, 9:22pm
"Roses are red. Violets are blue. Everything's possible. Nothing is true."
One of Alan Moore's earliest works. In an alternate history Earth, England has gone full-bore WWII Nazi fascism. A nutter in a Guy Fawkes mask takes on the oppressive regime single-handedly.
I loved V for Vendetta the first time I read it. My second time through, the cracks started to show. It's heavy-handed and over-earnest in a way that is commonly seen with teenaged writers. Moore is free about conflating order with fascism and disturbingly infatuated with anarchism. That said, it's adventurous, clever, well-paced, grand. The "V" symbolism runs rampant throughout the book and is quite slick at times, though it's occasionally a bit forced.
The pixelly six-color art looks dated, but it's probably not fair to hold that against it; it is a product of its time.
New York : DC Comics, c1989.
Year Published: 1989
Description: 286 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Format: Graphic Novel
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