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  1. 1. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore Ave Atque ValeA frightening and powerful story of the loss of freedom and identity i n atotalitarian world, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate future in whichGermany wins WWII and Britain becomes a fascist state. A vigilantenamed V stalks the streets of London trying to free England of itsideological chains. Moores poetic language coupled with Lloyds eerie,washed-out color art makes this a captivating read sure to stay with you.Features:While Alan Moore remains best known for his work on the influ ential comicseries/graphic novel Watchmen, the 1980s were an incredibly productivetime for the subversive writer. Among a slew of successes came what isarguably Moores second biggest work, V for Vendetta.The three-part story follows the actions of a person known only as "V," whodons a Guy Fawkes mask as he preaches anarchism and carries out aone-man war with a totalitarian government in what was then consideredthe "near future," the 1990s. But like most stories that deal with the "not-too-distant future," V for Vendetta has much in common with currentsituations in the world, and as much has arguably stayed the same, thestory remains relevant today.V first appears as a Batman-like character, emerging masked from theshadows, striking fear in the enemy as he rescues a young girl, EveyHammond, from corrupt cops who plan to rape and kill her. Thats about asfar as comparisons to the Bat go. V speaks as though raised onShakespeare and proudly proclaims responsibility as the Houses ofParliament explode and fireworks light the sky. He apparently has noqualms about killing and destroying.As the story unfolds, we learn more about Vs background, as Evey learnsmore about the ideals of the masked man. V isnt through after the Housesof Parliament. There is a bigger plan, and the powers are scrambling to doeverything they can to keep the propaganda rolling and bandage thedamage V is doing to their ideals.At its core, V for Vendetta advocates terrorism, or at least presentssomeone referred to as a terrorist as a protagonist of the story. He kills,bombs, and brainwashes in the name of his ideals. But that is what Moorechallenges throughout. Is terrorism in the face of oppression "terrorism," in
  2. 2. the negative sense, or is it patriotism if carried out in the name of a wakeupcall to bring things back to the people?There is an important battle brewing throughout the story involving "Fate"and "Justice." V for Vendetta is a book about ideals. This terrorist issomeone who, literally in this sense, has been imprisoned, experimentedupon, and tortured by his government. He wants freedom, not only forhimself--he already has a slice of that in his subway dwelling--but foreveryone. And hes fighting for it, breaking down the walls to give othersthe opportunity to do the same. He is like the protagonist of 1984, but heswilling to blow things up to change the world rather than run until heeventually gets a metaphorical bullet to the head.The art of David Lloyd is unique, to say the least. The ima ges strike arealistic tone but are often shaded in white, blue, and sometimes yellowtones that seem to deprive the panels of some detail. It is a style that maynot work for many readers.But at the core of things, V for Vendetta is about the ideas it presents. In athree-book arc, Moore creates a cinematic story that entertains and, moreimportantly, will leave readers questioning their ideals for years after thelast chapter is read. It is another fantastic entry into the world of subversivecomics by the industrys best.-- William Jones For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!