V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd

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Let me start by saying V For Vendetta is amazing. Moore and Lloyd offer a realistic portrayal of a society ravaged by war where the future’s bleak outlook allows for unjust men to take power...The direction in the frames are unbelievable and the images themselves are even more so.
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"Alan Moore outdoes himself…. Extraordinary ... a poetic celebration of the powers of the imagination." – Kurt Loder, MTV

A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet.

In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts in this gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.

 

About Alan Moore & David Lloyd

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Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as WATCHMEN, V FOR VENDETTA, SWAMP THING and MIRACLEMAN. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, PROMETHEA, TOM STRONG, TOMORROW STORIES and TOP TEN. As one of the medium's most important innovators since the early 1980s, Moore has influenced an entire generation of comics creators, and his work continues to inspire an ever-growing audience.
 
Published November 21, 2011 by Vertigo. 296 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Blog Critics

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Reviewed by Tan The Man on Jun 23 2005

Let me start by saying V For Vendetta is amazing. Moore and Lloyd offer a realistic portrayal of a society ravaged by war where the future’s bleak outlook allows for unjust men to take power...The direction in the frames are unbelievable and the images themselves are even more so.

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Reviewed by Jelinas on Nov 28 2011

Overall, it was a powerful story about the importance of freedom, and the importance of valuing freedom...It's a good reminder to me that, as chilling as the portrayal of the future in V for Vendetta is, the best way for us to prevent this sort of future is first to stop self-medicating ourselves...

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Reviewed by NORA ROBERTSON BROOKS on Nov 12 2013

It’s difficult not to be sucked into V’s take on anarchy because the book is so deeply right on so many things...One of Moore’s flashes of brilliance was the addition of a computer named Fate that controls the entirety of the British people’s existence...

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Reviewed by Samuel Roberts on Apr 16 2010

...the book covers intense, mature subject matter in adult fashion, with the kind of sophistication I wasn’t familiar with upon the time of reading...Entire chapters are action-free, ruminating on political philosophy and how it’s determined by human nature, while unsympathetically portraying its political figures as hypocrites and hateful figures.

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Reviewed by Mark Thwaite on Aug 08 2004

The original series was black and white and that added to the grittiness of the feel while the colouring here in the graphic novel sometimes blurs David Lloyd's fine drawing...Skilfully 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.

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MTV

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Reviewed by Charles Webb on Nov 09 2010

V For Vendetta is a book that can, I imagine, attract all sorts of ideologies, regardless of the original intent of the work...The writing, his brilliant, maddening, sometimes confounding body of work is the thing. I’ll seek it out where I can find it, and think only of that when I think of Mr. Moore.

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Reviewed by Swapna Krishna on Jun 27 2010

V for Vendetta is an incredible work of dystopian fiction that tackles many important subjects. The artwork is well done, the dialogue is captivating (especially V’s speaking style), and it’s an engrossing work that I couldn’t put down. If you want a graphic novel with the heft and power of literary fiction, look no further.

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Things Mean a Lot

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Reviewed by Ana S. on Jan 12 2011

As customary with Alan Moore’ work, V for Vendetta is a clever and dense book: it’s full of literary allusions (Moore really seems to have fun with those); it deals with complex political, social and historical ideas without ever trying to oversimplify them; and it offers no clear or easy answers at the end.

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Reviewed by Russ Allbery on Nov 13 2006

The words are the highlight of the story and many of the best sections are told in captions and extended dialog...This is one of the classics of the comics genre and one of the stories that crosses genre lines effectively. It's a plot that's only become more timely...Recommended.

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Reviewed by greenmanreview on Aug 23 2015

The story is a dark one, and yet it offers hope. By the time we reach the final volume, we have been shocked, and confused, and mystified, and totally drawn into this terrifying world. It's the world of V for Vendetta, but it's also a world that Moore saw around himself when he began to write.

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Reviewed by Lorenzo Princi on Jun 09 2009

Moore's writing is as tight as a conductor, he sets every piece in place just as his methodical leading man arranges the dominos of his plan...The comic has action and mystery wrapped in classical music blarring over the tops of roofs...Expertly written, thoughtfully paced and adds to the dystopian genre as much as it borrows.

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Reviewed by ANDY SHAW on Oct 30 2006

David Lloyd uses gorgeous subtle shading throughout the book, creating a gloomy London bathed in an inky wash...This book has an eloquence and beauty to it, stemming from both the writing and the artwork, both of which are at the peak of their craft.

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