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Lo scrittore Alan Moore e il disegnatore David Lloyd realizzarono con V for Vendetta una delle migliori storie del fumetto mondiale. In un mondo senza onestà politica e senza libertà individuale, un uomo con una maschera di porcellana bianca combatte gli oppressori come una metafora della lotta tra il bene e il male. Questa edizione in formato Absolute contiene otto pagine ...more
Hardcover, Absolute, 304 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Planeta DeAgostini (first published March 1982)
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Ray Whipps If you're referring to V, it is partly revenge for what was done to him, and on the bigger scale to set the people free from an oppressive and violent…moreIf you're referring to V, it is partly revenge for what was done to him, and on the bigger scale to set the people free from an oppressive and violent government.(less)
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Stephen
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For all of the criticism heaped on movie versions of novels and other literary works (well deserved in many cases), there are times when the filmmakers get it very right (e.g., Lord of the Rings, the Princess Bride, Schindler’s List). The Graphic Novel, in particular, is a format that lends itself well to adaptation and, in the right hands, can often IMPROVE on the source material. Examples of this, IMHO, would include: From Hell, Road to Perdition and Sin City. To that small but distinctive li
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Alejandro
Remember, remember the fifth of November...

It's one of the first sentences that came to mind when you think about the masterpiece by Alan Moore & David Lloyd. And certainly something quite easy to remember each year on the mentioned date...

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November, the gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.

However, the most powerful quote that sticks to my mind is...

People should not be afraid of their governments.
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J.G. Keely
I struggled for a long time with the growing notion that conservatives simply aren't funny. At first it seemed a silly idea, since conservatism draws from sources as varied as progressivism: all levels of intelligence and wealth, all kinds of people from all walks of life--yet none of them are funny.

Certainly they can tell jokes and be charming, but not satirical, not biting. Subversion doesn't come naturally to them, and it should have been clear why: Conservatism relies on ideals, on grand her
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Bookworm Sean
Prison.

What exactly is prison?
Is it just the confinement in which we are placed after crime?
Or is it something more?
Can we become imprisoned without being aware of it?
Can we even imprison ourselves?

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Alan Moore depicts these questions in this scary graphic novel that is set in some crazy right winged London that reeks of fascism and corruption. It’s a dark and an eerily real place; it is a place that might have been in an alternate history. Just like in Watchmen Moore shows us an alternative
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Bryce Wilson
Jul 09, 2008 Bryce Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
If Watchmen is Alan Moore's Sergeant Pepper, and From Hell his Abbey Road (And in the end the love you take is equal to the number of prostitutes you disembowl) then V For Vendetta is his Rubber Soul.

Like Rubber Soul it tends to get overlooked and undervalued because it's "merely" a perfect pop record rather then a artform redefining masterpiece. V is simply put a potent piece of Pop Art. The story is bracing, the art beautiful, the way it plays with iconography of humanities past sins is simpl
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Bookwraiths
Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.

When I picked up this graphic novel (after years of telling myself I’d get to it one of these days), I really wanted to love it. Watchmen by Moore is one of my all-time, favorite graphic novels, so I always envisioned V for Vendetta being another masterpiece of comic writing along those same lines: not only entertaining but enlightening as well. Unfortunately, I was immensely disappointed by this graphic novel.

Now, to be fair, I hate overtly political literary
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Algernon
Mar 25, 2014 Algernon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2014
Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea ... And ideas are bulletproof.

Comic books are for geeky kids who dream of men in tights saving the world and women in skimpy outfits who swoon into their brawny arms, right? Who takes comic book seriously? Alan Moore is not the only name to be put forward in answer to this question, but he is for me the best example of the power behind the medium. I rate 'V for Vendetta' on the same level as '1984' or 'Animal Fa
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Laura
Apr 29, 2008 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, comic
Eh.

Okay. There's political writing, and then there's political comics (Watchmen, also by Moore). Pure political writing, essays or editorials or what have you, doesn't have to leave everyone satisfied. It can leave some angry or displeased or challenged, so long as it makes its point.

POLITICAL COMICS HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT.

A political comic must not only make a clear political point, but it must ALSO be interesting in a way that is peculiar to comics: it must have a gratifying narrative, it must b
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Mahdi
"فکر کردی میتونی منو بکشی؟ زیر این شنل گوشت و پوستی وجود نداره تا با گلوله از بین بره؛ زیر این شنل فقط یه آرمانه و آرمان ها ضد گلوله ن."

یکی دیگه از کمیک های معروف و خیلی خوب "آلن مور" نویسنده ی افسانه ای کمیک.
داستان این کمیک در انگلستانی مشابه آنچه جورج اورول در 1984 توصیف میکنه اتفاق میفته و به شرح مبارزات یه هرج و مرج طلب با نام مستعار "وی" میپردازه.

مقایسه با فیلم
کمیک خیلی از فیلم بهتره. شیوه ی روایت آلن مور، شیوه ی کنار هم گذاشتن تصاویر و ترکیب دیالوگ ها با صحنه ها، خیلی هنرمندانه است. اوج ای
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Sam Quixote
Mar 16, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
V for Vendetta is one of those books that has the reputation for being one of the greatest comics ever written and frequently appears on “graphic novels everyone must read” lists. It’s a celebrated classic by the most acclaimed comics writer of all time, Alan Moore, and is one of the few books many non-comics readers have read. But why is this so feted? V for Vendetta is a badly written, even more poorly conceived pamphlet espousing anarchism as the ideal political system featuring non-character ...more
Josu
Mar 03, 2015 Josu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-marzo
Me da mucha pena darle un cuatro sobre cinco, porque realmente la historia de V y cómo se desarrolla es de cinco estrellas. Sin embargo, tengo que juzgar a la novela gráfica como a un todo, y por tanto, creo que algunas tramas secundarias no acompañan a la principal. La mayoría de los personajes que se nos presentan en segundo plano sirven como exploración de algunos de los temas a tratar, como la búsqueda del sentido de la vida o la venganza, pero no consiguen terminar de encajar con la trama d ...more
Riku Sayuj
Sep 07, 2012 Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Watching the movie first was a big mistake - but maybe the movie had a finer dramatic tension to it, being less inclined to be so philosophical and cryptic?
Aubrey
Sep 16, 2014 Aubrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read comic books of this type all that often. It's true that in my youth I devoured shelf after shelf of the Asian equivalents, but I can tell you that the two are as different as night and day. I came to this graphic novel with its movie, the fellow Alan Moore work Watchmen, and a whole host of literature under my belt, and that's the context that I'll review it in.

The movie cut whole swathes of the story out, and plumped up what was left with a good old fashioned mix of action sequence
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Kim
Ugh.

So I read this book because people seem to think it is this great political tome and V is this great revolutionary character. I couldn't disagree more:

1. This graphic novel is deeply sexist. The main female character is weak, spineless and insipid, drawn in this awful vaguely tarty style, and used as less an actual character, and more as a plot point. V saves her from being raped and murdered - and I could get into a diatribe here about how much I dislike sexual violence being used for enter
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Stuart
V for Vendetta: Anarchy vs fascism in dystopian future UK (Graphic Novel & Film Review)
Originally posted at Fantasy Literature
For those who claim that comics lack sufficient depth and complexity, fans generally recommend Alan Moore’s Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell, Frank Miller’s DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and SIN CITY series, and Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN series. These are considered “gateway” titles likely to convince skeptics that comics (often labeled “graphic novels” to lend them more grav
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Evgeny
May 28, 2014 Evgeny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The plot of the graphic novel is well-known, so I do not think I will go into many details. Basically after a nuclear war Britain survived, but now has a pseudo-fascist government - with concentration camps and such. There were a series of experiments on human prisoners in one of the camps with one prisoner surviving and acquiring super-human abilities (as well as some touch of madness). The guy escaped and is now planning his revenge on the people who were in charge in the camp as well as the w ...more
Brad
Alan Moore's V for Vendetta is to his Watchmen what Tolkien's Hobbit is to his The Silmarillion: an inferior work of superior satisfaction.

I should point out before going any further, however, that I am in no way suggesting V for Vendetta or The Hobbit are anything less than classics. As works of literature both are vastly superior to most books written, particularly within their genres. They simply don't match the literary heights of their more lofty relations.

But this is about V for Vendetta,
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Azumi
May 17, 2016 Azumi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terminado. Solo me queda levantarme quitarme el sombrero y aplaudir.
Una obra maestra, genial.
Vladan
May 29, 2016 Vladan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: proud-owner
A zalio sam se na crtez Watchmen-a. Vendetin je jos gori... prosto uzasan!

I zasto onda 5*? Zato sto je prica CENSURED dobra.

BTW kad' sam mog'o da sazvacem ovakav crtez, probacu ponovo Sandman-a, ma koliko mi njegov iso na zivce.
Kirstine
I've loved the movie version of this ever since I first saw it, and it always made me sad how Alan Moore apparently didn't approve of it. I see now why he might have been disappointed, but I was not (this is perhaps helped by the fact that I didn't write the comic). I still love the movie, but there is no doubt the graphic novel is somewhat superior.

It just... It's a work of utter brilliance. And intelligence and insight into humanity. Sure some of the 'predictions' haven't come true or were fl
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علي الماجد
ماذا كان يدور بعقل الان مور حين كتب هذه الرواية؟

كيف تخدع الحكومات الشعوب؟ و تصنع لهم الامل الزائف؟

المرض الذي نشروه ثم انهوا الحكومة الحالية به ثم عن طريق استثمار العلاج اصبحوا من ملاك الملايين ثم اصبحوا هم الحكومة


لكن شخص واحد قرر ان يفضحهم "في الذي اصبح رمز للثورة في كل مكان الان, الذي تحول من ضحيه لهم الى منتقم جبار قرر القضاء على كل من ساهم بالمؤامرة عن طريق حقنهم بالسم

الموت الرحيم بطريقة (في)

رواية ذات خيال خصب و شخوص متعددة الاوجة و الرموز و حبكة متقنة

تستحق الخمس نجوم بلا تردد

الغريب ان الرو
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Sharyl
Aug 16, 2015 Sharyl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
This is a riveting, thought-provoking work. I'm very much taken with both story and artwork; the way Alan Moore and David Lloyd were able to collaborate is beautiful. The idea of using Guy Fawkes as the face for V was pure genius, and Valerie's story, told very effectively as a contraband scribbling on toilet paper, was beyond touching and gave the story impetus.

This is only the second graphic novel I've ever read (besides Fun Home), and I realize only lately that it's a shame to have overlooke
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Lyn
Jan 10, 2015 Lyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the 2005 film V for Vendetta starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving and so my son bought me the book.

The BOOK turned out to be a graphic novel.

I asked if this was an illustrated version of the literature and searched to discover that this WAS the book. So the graphic novel sat on my bookcase for months and months while I read other books, more traditionally published.

But then I learned that Neil Gaiman had published The Sandman series and I recalled fondly my high school days whe
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Buck
Nov 27, 2010 Buck rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sequential-art
In the same way that Dr. Who can only be understood as a daft British travesty of Star Trek—and yes, I’m aware that the former predates the latter, but let’s not muddle a beautiful theory with “facts”—V for Vendetta is really just Batman translated into Estuary English. Having read The Dark Knight Returns and V for Vendetta pretty much back to back, I was granted an overwhelming epiphany: V and Batman are spiritual twins from opposite sides of the Atlantic, each of them a damaged soul enacting a ...more
Lisa
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“It seems strange that my life should end in such a terrible place, but for three years I had roses, and apologized to no one.”


I have not read many graphic novels in my life but it's been something I've been interested in reading more of. So I thought I'd start reading some this year and thought I'd start with a classic. I have seen the movie twice and thought it was amazing. It is such an imaginative movie and reading this showed me why. It had something so amazing to inspire a great movie.

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Samin
Mar 09, 2016 Samin added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samin by: Hosna A.Kamran
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در تلاشند تا همه ی ما شبیه به هم باشیم. شباهت که هیچ... هزاران کپی بی هیچ تفاوتی... نگذاریم لطفا.... این تفاوت ها روح حیات ماست.
Alexxy
Apr 08, 2016 Alexxy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads


V for Vendetta is one of those books that has an impressive movie adaptation. I'm not ashamed to say that I even enjoyed the movie more -most probably because I'm biased. Anyhow!



'V for Vendetta' is a story about chaos, rebellion and setting things right in a corrupt government. V wasn't pictured as a lovely character but I couldn't help but fall in love with him. Because it wasn't his face or his voice that drew me in. No. It was his way of thinking. His beliefs. His ideas that captivated me fro
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Sara
To note - I am writing this review a quarter century after having read this. Please bear with me!

I had a boyfriend once who was into his comics. At first, I was thinking Batman? Well, that was true, but I didn't realize there was more to comics than The Fantastic Four and Thor.

He loaned me his copies of V for Vendetta to read. Wow. I was blown away. I had never read an adult comic (or perhaps I should say graphic novel?) The pictures, the dialog, the story. It was an amazing experience. I wanted
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Olga Kowalska (WielkiBuk)
So... I'm finishing this year with the most important read that will mark days that are yet to come. A fight for freedom might be upon us: fight for freedom of speech, freedom of life just the way we want to. It won't be easy. But the most important thing is not to loose track of what is really important: IDEAS ARE BULLETPROOF and no one will take the freedom of thought away.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! :*
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Alan Moore is an English writer most famous for his influential work in comics, including the acclaimed graphic novels Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. He has also written a novel, Voice of the Fire, and performs "workings" (one-off performance art/spoken word pieces) with The Moon and Serpent Grand Egyptian Theatre of Marvels, some of which have been released on CD.

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