March 6, 2006
V for Vendetta

by Alan Moore, David Lloyd
With the movie coming up, I realized that I've never read this Moore title. I picked it up to read on the plane but only got part way through. It's been refreshingly good so far. "Refreshing" because every time I read an old favorite comic, I'm really disappointed with how juvenile it is.

3/17 - I've finished it just in time for the US release. Now I understand why Portman was hired for what I thought was a loser role, the only real name in the movie. I really like this comic. The final dialog between V and Evey is kind of weak, and some of the supporting characters aren't used to maximum effectiveness. But it's not as superficial, patronizing, or over-generalized as any other comic I've tried to read in the last 10 years.

Biggest thing it has going for it: they didn't overuse bold text. If only they'd use lower-case letters, it would be an easy read and I could actually focus on the images instead of trying to decypher what's written.

Written at March 6, 2006 10:55 PM
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