V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

V for Vendetta

"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 groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an au...

Details V for Vendetta

TitleV for Vendetta
Release DateNov 1st, 2005
Number of pages296 pages
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Graphic Novels Comics, Comic Book, Classics, Politics, Fantasy

Reviews V for Vendetta

  • 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 MooreIllustrator: 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...
  • Stephen
    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 Perdi...
  • 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? 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...
  • 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 clea...
  • Lyn
    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 se...
  • 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...
  • Bryce Wilson
    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...
  • Algernon
    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 Ve...
  • Foad
    "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 ...
  • Laura
    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 comi...
  • Anna
    remember remember the 5th of novemberΒαθιά 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 ...
  • Sam Quixote
    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 anarchi...
  • 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 disa...
  • 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 i...
  • El Marcapaginas
    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.
  • 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 m...
  • JA
    Loved the movie so much, but not so much love for the book. Some parts of the movie didn't stay true to the book which, I think, made the movie way better. The book was a bit too sexist at times. I understand, though, that this was written in the 70s/80s so I let it slide. But I am still glad I have, finally, finally read this since this is one of my most anticipated reads this year. My 100th book :)
  • Sud666
    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 Fin...
  • Eh?Eh!
    Rbrs #7/8 (alternate to the usual)My grasp of anything political is weaker than a limp handshake, so I don't fully understand the message or meaning since this is clearly a fist in the sky against something. I mean, the obvious is there, freedom and individuality and art in all its forms and diversity and privacy and life! vs. a police state. Anarchy is presented as a solution to an extreme political situation; I'd thought anarchy meant no govern...
  • Aubrey
    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 lef...
  • 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...
  • Paul
    I reread this in one sitting one cold, Saturday in February. It's still remarkable and more than a bit terrifying in our age of Trumplandia.
  • Riku Sayuj
    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?
  • Josu
    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 vengan...
  • Jesse A
    Another A.M. I didn't enjoy. Listen I understand his contributions to the medium but all in all I don't enjoy most of his work. The 2 exceptions were, obviously, Watchmen and From Hell. Watchmen is justifiably called one of the greatest GNs of all time. From Hell was more impressive than entertaining. That's all. I just don't love A.M.
  • LectoraEstherica
    "La felicidad es una cárcel""Tienes miedo porque la libertad es terrorífica""Las ideas son a prueba de balas"
  • Evgeny
    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 peop...
  • Sonia M
    Fascism has taken over England after a war destroyed everything, the dictator believes himself a savior, a man strong enough to set order. To unite all people under one roof (“England prevails”) he’s after anyone who doesn’t fit the norms. But is fascism really just an idea? Not a single mention about the economical conditions that create fascism. Alan Moore painted a dystopia similar to Hitler’s regime but Hitler was not just a crazy g...
  • Azumi
    Terminado. Solo me queda levantarme quitarme el sombrero y aplaudir.Una obra maestra, genial.