V FOR VENDETTA - My favorite comic book of all time
From the movie trailer:
The original advertisement in the comics:
The cover of the graphic novel:
Well, it's coming March 17th... the V FOR VENDETTA movie. See the trailers here.
V FOR VENDETTA is my favorite comic book of all time. Written by Alan Moore, with stark artwork by David Lloyd, V FOR VENDETTA tells the story of a slightly-into-the-future world where an ugly Fascist government has taken control of England in the wake of a nuclear exchange. It's the story of how one person can make a difference, and how you should never bow your head to those who would enslave you with fear. I don't want to give any of the story away, but if the movie can manage to hold on to even HALF of the great Alan Moore plot, then it'll be one of the best movies of the year.
I still have a home-made V FOR VENDETTA t-shirt (back when they didn't make too much peripheral comic book-related gear), and the hardcover that was released by the Science Fiction Book Club (again, DC didn't do all those nifty hardcovers that they do now), and I located a copy of the EP of music from V FOR VENDETTA, including the song "This Vicious Cabaret", which appears in the comic. This record was released only in England and was composed and arranged by Alan Moore and members of the band Love & Rockets... I guess once the movie hits there will be more stuff for me to covet...
(For years I have tried to find a "Guy Fawkes" mask like the one worn by the mysterious V so I could be V for Halloween, with no luck. I suppose now with the movie coming out, someone somewhere will make one that I can afford. And yes, DC is releasing a V For Vendetta "prop mask", but that's more for display, not for wearing...)
This just in: I scanned an image of that EP (record) I was talking about...
Even MORE V for Vendetta goodness... I found the T-shirt I made back in 1987, which was almost TWENTY YEARS AGO! Check it out:
Hey DC COMICS! Please make some new V FOR VENDETTA t-shirts (designs from the original art, not the movie) because there is -NO WAY- that I can cram my bloated torso into this t-shirt anymore...