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
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia

Reviews V for Vendetta

  • Jayson
    (A-) 83% | Very GoodNotes: A Miltonian antihero in an Orwellian world, the hero's a kind of philosopher Batman, but for anarchy instead of law.
  • 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...
  • Marpapad
    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 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 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    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...
  • 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 premiere 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 t...
  • 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...
  • Leonard Gaya
    Post-catastrophic dystopias were all the rage in the 1980s. After all, the end of the century was just around the corner, and millennialism was getting into a gentle simmer — it is now, it seems, in a running boil. It was a second “golden age” for science fiction and dystopian visions of the future: the time of The Handmaid's Tale and Blade Runner and Neuromancer and Terminator and V (the miniseries with the lizard-like aliens) and many oth...
  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Nickolas the Kid
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trish
    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? ;pBy 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 ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    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. 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Vivian
    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, b...
  • 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...
  • Kristy K
    4.5 StarsDamn. 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Ayman Gomaa
    A Masterpiece One of the best graphic novel i read ever My second reading for Alan Moore after Batman:the killing Joke and to be fair he is the best graphic author ever , if he was wrote only this novel it will be enough to make him the best coz of the idea and the imagination he had , but we are lucky to enjoy more of his Masterpieces .Many People don't prefer Alan Moore novels because they see it's so dark and in a Dystopia World , well he is r...
  • 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.
  • Gianfranco Mancini
    Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot!A great classic ucronic dystopian graphic novel, with echoes of Orwell's 1984 and a fascist England not so much futuristic, but a few parts were really just boring, characters' faces were almost the same and at the start of the series the author was like not knowing where the storyline was going... So...
  • 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 :)