A frightening 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 that 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.
V for Vendetta 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition collects DC Comics' original 10-issue series in its entirety, including the "bridging" pages colored by David Lloyd, which originally ran between the issues' story pages. This deluxe volume also includes Lloyd's and Moore's introductions to the series as well as Moore's extended history of its creation, "Behind the Painted Smile," and an expanded sketchbook section by Lloyd.
Collects V for Vendetta #1-10.
About the Author
Alan Moore is perhaps the most acclaimed writer in the graphic story medium, having garnered countless awards for works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing and Miracleman. He is also the mastermind behind the America's Best Comics line, through which he has created (along with many talented illustrators) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, Tom Strong, Tomorrow Stories and Top Ten.
David Lloyd has been working in comics since 1977. Amongst his most favored works are Sláine: Cauldron of Blood, Night Raven: House of Cards, Aliens: Glass Corridor, Weird War Tales, Gangland, Dark Horse Presents 86, The Horrorist, Marlowe: The Graphic Novel, Hellblazer: Rare Cuts, War Story: J For Jenny, War Story: Nightingale, and Kickback.
“A darkly philosophical voice in the medium of comic books—a rare talent.” —The New York Times
“Dark, gripping storytelling.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Moore’s work has great depth. It shows a dirty world with ugly, fully-realized characters.” —IGN
“A complex, involving narrative.” —The A.V. Club