Based on the original comic book series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, V for Vendetta surfaced back in the early 80's in Warrior, a British anthology comic published by Quality Comics. The setting as most people know deals with a futuristic UK, where after a nuclear attack, a new totalitarian government forms and thrives, using iron-fisted and violent tactics to rule. After years of oppression our unique hero, V, emerges, sparking an everlasting fuse that threatens to overthrow the government and finally unite the people with the promise of freedom.
On of my favorite parts is the speech from our famous character V. Have you seen it?
What do you think about this character? What aspects of him did you like or dislike? Did he come across as a hero or a fanatic?
And what happens when a literary character takes on a bigger meaning outside the world of fiction? Have you seen how there are anonymous clips via the internet where anarchists are using his image to convey their own political message? Like it or not, this character has spread like wildfire and I doubt we've seen the last of him in film, comic books or elsewhere.