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V for Vendetta

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"Remember, remember the fifth of November..."

A frightening and powerful tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world, V for Vendetta stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and a defining work for creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd.

Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this
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Hardcover, 296 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Vertigo (first published 1990)
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Steven Stap The book shows V in his solitude up against Adam Sutler as leader of the "New" England. He can't just blow up the Parliament Buildings to bring down…moreThe book shows V in his solitude up against Adam Sutler as leader of the "New" England. He can't just blow up the Parliament Buildings to bring down this new dictatorship, he has to take out the key representations first. This is the Voice of Radio, it's bishop, it's television broadcasts, it's computer systems, and so on.
His ultimate aim is getting England citizens to remember that living wasn't always like this, and change was attainable after all.(less)

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Alejandro
Remember, remember the fifth of November...


This TPB edition collects the original 10 comic book issues, then divided in the graphic novel in three chapters.


Creative Team:

Writer: Alan Moore

Illustrator: David Lloyd


VALIANT VERICITY

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, the gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot!

It's one of the first sentences that came to mind when you think about the masterpiece by Alan Moore & David Lloyd. And
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Jayson
(A-) 83% | Very Good
Notes: A Miltonian antihero in an Orwellian world, the hero's a kind of philosopher Batman, but for anarchy instead of law.
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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Marpapad
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I adored this graphic novel, every single page of it. If I could give it more than 5 stars, then I would.
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I freaking love the movie and I love this novel!!



One day I will add the pic of me in my V mask! I just need to get a good hat and cape 😉



Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Bookdragon 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? Perhaps even to the state?

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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, eerily real place; it is a place that might have actually been in an alternate history. Just like in Watchme
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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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Ahmad Sharabiani
V for Vendetta (V for Vendetta Complete), Alan Moore
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز چهارم ماه نوامبر سال 2015 میلادی
عنوان: وی مثل وندتا؛ نویسنده: آلن مور؛ مترجم: فربد آذسن؛ در 360 ص؛
در آینده ای نه چندان دور، در انگلستانی که تحت سلطه یک حکومت دیکتاتوری درآمده، دختر نوجوانی به نام ایوی هموند توسط یک یاغی فریبکار و کاریزمانیک که نقاب به چهره دارد و خود را «وی» مینامد، از خطر مرگ نجات پیدا میکند؛ یک یاغی که یک تنه به مقابله با ظلم و سرکوبگری حکومت انگلستان برخاسته است ...؛ ا. شربیانی
Lyn
Apr 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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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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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Bryce Wilson
Jul 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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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Algernon
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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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Foad
Aug 16, 2014 rated it liked it
"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 rated it did not like it
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
Nickolas the Kid
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
That was a great graphic novel!
In dystopian times, the UK government has taken all civil liberties from the citizens, allowing them to spy on anyone without warrant at anytime. V will stand against the oppressive and controlling British government at all costs.

The masked hero V is a good crusader like Batman or Zorro, but for me and because of his relationship with Evey, he has a lot of similarities with the Phantom of the Opera. Both are masked (because of their deformed face) and they have a
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Carlos De Eguiluz
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
That ending; the fire rising from those ashes...

"Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot." —V for Vendetta, film adaptation (2005).

"V for Vendetta" es la tremenda novela gráfica escrita por el brillante autor Alan Moore e ilustrada por David Lloyd; una distopía que refleja la crudeza del carácter opresor del gobierno, su injusticia y la verdadera esencia del anarquismo.

En el año de 1997, tras el f
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Laura
Apr 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
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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Trish
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My very first comic / graphic novel - and yes, I don't really know the difference except, maybe, that graphic novels are darker than the typical comic books? Or maybe it's just the difference in origin? Before I offend hardcore fans of the genre, let's move on to my review of this one, shall we? ;p

By the way, since this is the first graphic novel I've read and am reviewing, I thought it appropriate to finally try including images / gifs - if you don't think it appropriate, shut up.
So here we go
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Anna
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
remember remember the 5th of november

Βαθιά πολιτικό, συνδυάζει το μέλλον με το παρελθόν σε μια υπόθεση που θα μπορούσε να διαδραματίζεται στο παρόν, το παρελθόν ή το μέλλον.

Εκπληκτική σύλληψη και υλοποίηση της ιδέας, κάνονας απόλυτα σαφή τα μηνύματα που θέλει να δώσει. Εξαιρετικό και το σκίτσο. Εξαιρετική και η ταινία (πόσους υπέροχους ρόλους έχει παίξει ο Hugo Weaving - Matrix, Lord of the Rings, V for Vendetta...)
Mohammed Arabey
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
The 5th of November....

One of a very long waited to-read that been sitting on my shelf for so long.

As a Story, it's almost 4 ☆☆☆☆, but the art is totally 2 ☆☆.
Yet both have its own high points and low ones...
More on that on the full review.
Sud666
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, favorites
V for Vendetta is superb. For people wanting to read this book, that's really all you have to take away from my review. Written in a period of liberal angst (over Thatcher's Election as PM) wherein he forecasts a dystopian view of England's future. There has been a nuclear war (not very specific as to the who/why) but England has been spared. The government is Fascist and uses Orwellian terminology for it's different departments-the Head, the Fingers, the Eye, etc. In this world we are introduce ...more
Vivian
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
In times of darkness and great need, we look for a hero.



Book 1:
The backstory and a particularly intriguing story of freedom versus justice emerges in this postnuclear apocalyptic story. Tick-tock, times up for some very bad people. I also recall why my farmboy friends are not stupid. I had a machete and gasoline, and they... well, I'd have been a bigger fan of chemistry, too. The things you learn playing in the shed.

Book 2:
The saga continues, but this time we see Evey and her trajectory. There
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Evgeny
Apr 30, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Leon Enciso
Reto 22- 2018 Book Challenge: Un libro con una aliteración en el título.

Todo el mundo es especial. Todos. Todo el mundo es un héroe, un amante, un loco, un villano. Todos. Todo el mundo tiene su historia para contar.
Sidharth Vardhan
“I didn't put you in a prison, Evey. I just showed you the bars.”

I watched the movie first, I loved it - I knew I would love the novel too and yet it amazed me. It answers Orwell's 1984 question; the way Lion King's Hakuna-matata answered Hamlet's 'To be or not to be'. Alan Moore assures us worst of governments can be broken by a single man believing in a single idea. The prose is simply beautiful - I felt like hugging every word uttered in it, specially in Valerie's letter:

"“But what I hope mos
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Celeste
“Remember, remember the fifth of November; the gunpowder treason and plot. I can think of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.”

V for Vendetta is one of my favorite movies of all time. For that reason, I never read the graphic novel that inspired the movie, for fear that it would fall short. Until today, that is. And I needn’t have worried; Alan Moore’s original story was just as powerful as the movie. I wasn’t disappointed at all, and this is now my favorite graphic novel.

I
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Kristy K
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Damn. Alan Moore is one hell of a writer. This was written in the 80's yet the parallels to today...it’s chilling. I watched the movie years ago and liked it but I always hesitated on reading the graphic novel. I’m glad I finally did. The political and social commentary is still very relevant.

I wasn’t the biggest fan of the illustrations. I often found it difficult to decipher who was who in the panels so if their names weren’t said, I wasn’t always sure who was present. Other than tha
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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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Michael Finocchiaro
There are some classics that it takes time to get around to reading, watching, and appreciating. I recall the hubbub around the movie premier of V for Vendetta but for some reason, I didn’t go see it or even take interest in the comic book. Somehow, the other big hits of 2005 – Star Wars III, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chronicles of Narnia, Peter Jackson’s King Kong (with the delicious Naomi Watts), Brokeback Mountain, and Walk the Line (amazing interpretation of the Man in Black by Jo ...more
diegomarcapaginas
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic, mi-biblioteca
Cómic visionario que está lleno de buenos valores a pesar de la crueldad y violencia que encontramos en sus páginas. Un obra de culto imprescindible para los amantes del arte secuencial.
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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.

As a comics writer, Moor
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V for Vendetta (10 books)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. I of X (V for Vendetta, #1)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. II of X (V for Vendetta, #2)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. III of X (V for Vendetta, #3)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. IV of X (V for Vendetta, #4)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. V of X (V for Vendetta, #5)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. VI of X (V for Vendetta, #6)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. VII of X (V for Vendetta, #7)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. VIII of X (V for Vendetta, #8)
  • V for Vendetta, Vol. IX of X (V for Vendetta, #9)
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