Alan Moore: V for Vendetta

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V for Vendetta spins a dystopian tale about personal and political freedom, the importance of culture and aesthetics, and the role of the hero. It casts a bleak perspective on Thatcherite Britain, as it projects the course of British history a decade ahead from the 1980s and posits a totalitarian regime. The comic was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd. Its first two books ran as a serialisation in the British comics magazine Warrior, between 1982-85, while the US comic publisher DC Comics published the complete series between 1988-89, and had the originally black and white comic colourised by Lloyd and Siobhan Dodds.

The story begins with the encounter between V, the eponymous hero of the comic, …

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Kukkonen, Karin. "V for Vendetta". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 November 2010
[, accessed 26 November 2015.]

Related Groups

  1. Dystopian and Apocalyptic Fiction
  2. Comics and the Graphic Novel