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V For Vendetta by Alan Moore
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Jun 10, 12

Read from June 09 to 10, 2012

I watched the movie before I read this original story, and I loved the story in the film so unsurprisingly I loved it more in the original medium. I'm definitely a novice to the graphic novel, but I knew from reading Neil Gaiman's notations and thoughts around "Sandman" that Alan Moore is considered somewhat of a heavyweight in the medium. The story is amazing, almost poetic even though it's a recognizable plot, because the medium is different, the artwork is precisely crafted and Alan Moore's writing and Dave Lloyd's art work together seamlessly. The idea of the symbol of "V" is grand and simple at the same time and reading it in 2012 lends it a few extra chills - we may not be living in a totalitarian Britain after a nuclear war holocaust but some of the big brother themes revealed here have some pretty chilling parallels to our technology-driven society. It's a complete story in 3 parts and I recommend it to everyone, especially ones who are new to graphic novels and comics.
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