- From: V for Vendetta Graphic Novel (eventually DC Comics)
V for Vendetta was also written by Alan Moore, but he did this away from DC Comics as a graphic novel. Eventually, DC asked him to bring a short series to their company due to the novel’s popularity. DC would put the series in the Vertigo section until it was shut down. Now, the series is only available under DC’s Black Label, which includes various comics made for more mature audiences. V for Vendetta follows the actions of a character simply known as “V.” The world is sort of dystopian and post-apocalyptic, where this version of the United Kingdom experienced a nuclear war.
A White Supremacist, neo-fascist leadership is now in charge of the country. Often using some Christian biblical principles to support their actions. The nation is now a police state, with opponents of this being exterminated and/or sent to concentration camps. V is an anarchist revolutionary, dressed in a Guy Fawkes mask wherever he goes. To make sure he gets attention for his actions, he begins his revolutionary campaign in theatrical ways. He believes they need to abandon fascism, in favor of anarchy. At the same time, he is also on a mission to end the lives of his former captors. V is certainly one of the best comic book antiheroes today.