- Published: New York : DC Comics, c1989.
- Year Published: 1989
- Description: 286 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Graphic Novel
- 0930289528 :
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V for vendetta
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Call number: Graphic Novel
Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Fl., Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult
"Originally published in magazine form in the United States as V for Vendetta #1-10"--Verso of t.p.
Reviews & Summaries
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.
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