- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (14 April 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1852862912
- ISBN-13: 978-1852862916
- Package Dimensions: 25.6 x 15.8 x 2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 211 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 487,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
V for Vendetta Paperback – 14 Apr 2000
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V for Vendetta is, like its author's later Watchmen, a landmark in comic-book writing. Alan Moore has led the field in intelligent, politically astute (if slightly paranoid), complex adult comic-book writing since the early 1980s. He began V back in 1981 and it constituted one of his first attempts (along with the criminally neglected but equally superb Miracleman) at writing an ongoing series. It is 1998 (which was the future back then!) and a Fascist government has taken over the UK. The only blot on its particular landscape is a lone terrorist who is systematically killing all the government personnel associated with a now destroyed secret concentration camp. Codename V is out for vengeance ... and an awful lot more. V feels slightly dated like all past premonitions do. The original series was black and white and that added to the grittiness of the feel while the colouring here in the graphic novel sometimes blurs David Lloyd's fine drawing. But these are small concerns. Skilfully plotted, V is an essential read for all those who love comics and the freedom, as a medium, they allow a writer as skilled as Moore. The graphic novel contains all the V series plus two additional stories concerning V that were originally considered "interludes". This edition also contains an essay from Moore dating from 1983 explaining the creation process. For any comic fan it's a must-have. --Mark Thwaite
"Page-turningly paced- Moore and Lloyd suck you into V's warped world and you gawp as London burns..." -- Total Film February 2006
It's a force of nature. You don't question it or fall to your knees in awe. It just IS (like the sky or gravity) -- BookMunch Online Book Reviews June 2002
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Also a note about the paperback edition. I paid less than 9 pounds for it which is amazing value for money considering this is a 300 page color comic book. BUT do keep your expectations in line with the price. The paper quality is definelty not as nice as in more expensive comic books and the cover is on the same level. I feel like this is not an edition that will stand the test of time. Still giving it 5 stars for the quality of the comic and quality / price ratio of the given edition.
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Definitely buy watchmen as well.