Goodreads Synopsis: “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 authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it. Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence, V for Vendetta brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance.
I first watched the movie a couple years ago, and finally decided to read the comic just this month.
V For Vendetta really wasn’t my favorite. I found that I really disliked the art style, it was very boring and at times I got confused as to which character was which because they all looked so similar. The style looks a lot like the way the art was done in really old comics. The only positive thing I could think about it was “At least it’s in color!”
I also found that I didn’t like the main character. V himself, though his ideals and his fight against fascism is amazing, was a very manipulative and abusive man. I see no reason whatsoever that he needed to torture Evie. It really upset me that he decided to do this to her, when there are so many other ways to open up someone’s eyes. Speaking of Evie…Ugh I found her hopelessly boring. Her character felt so flat and she honestly seemed more like a prop than an actual character.
I know this comic was trying to make a lot of good points about the world, but good entions weren’t enough to get me to like the story or care about what was happening. I didn’t hate the story, and I understand why a lot of people like it. It just wasn’t for me I guess.
I gave V for Vendetta 3 stars on Goodreads.