The mystery at the heart of V for Vendetta remains iconic, whether you first encountered it in the comics or the 2006 movie: Who is the titular hero? But here’s a crazy theory: What if V was actually a reborn Rorschach from Alan Moore’s other seminal graphic novel, Watchmen?
Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre.
Alan Moore deals in some of the comic book characters he's created and written for in The Killing Bluff, a painting by J.K. Woodward.
Alan Moore's comic V for Vendetta (and the subsequent film) inspired members of the group known as Anonymous to cover their faces with Guy Fawkes masks. Back in 1929, this newspaper seller hid his identity with a similarly mustached mask.
Next week sees the release of Cloud Atlas, the movie version of one of the most famously unfilmable books of all time. But Cloud Atlas isn't the first supposedly unfilmable book to make it to the screen. There have been several classic novels that everybody thought couldn't be captured on film — until somebody did it.…
V For Vendetta writer Alan Moore and artist David Lloyd have admitted in interviews that they're tickled that the titular character's Guy Fawkes has become a protest standard. But Channel 4 went one step further and took the hirsute master to Occupy London to meet the masquerade. Alan Moore's chilled with John…
There are a few storylines that you see in movies over and over again. This is generally not a bad thing; they work. But even if every movie that took up these tried-and-true plots were perfect, repetition can get, well, repetitive. With just a little tweak, however, they could be fantastically interesting tales.
An anonymous hacker wearing a Guy Fawkes mask took over classroom projection screens at Washington State University on the fifth of November, to broadcast a prerecorded message adapted from V For Vendetta.
It's the July 4 weekend, so naturally our thoughts turn to independence, and bloody, lovely revolution. Unfortunately, overturning your colonial rulers is hard work. So we've collected tips from the ten greatest science fiction revolutionaries, to help you prevail.
This week, we're gearing up for 9, Shane Acker's film about nine animated rag dolls, each known only by their number. With that in mind, we list 16 other characters who have numerical monikers.
While the collected population of the internet seems to be wetting itself in excitement about the trailer for Zach Snyder's version of Watchmen, one man is more than cynical about the whole exercise. In fact, he thinks that any comic book adaptation is suspect, and he should know, having survived the experience three…
James McTeigue (V For Vendetta) is set bring his flair for darkness to the science fiction movie Revelation. It's his first non-Wachowskis-produced project (he's also directing their Ninja Assassin movie.) And it has everything: ritual murders, alien abductions and weird conspiracies.
Owen Paterson designed the bleak cityscapes of the Matrix movies and V For Vendetta, and now he's creating the candy-colored neopolises of Speed Racer. Not to mention concept cars with wheels that can turn a full 180 degrees. We tracked him down in Sydney, Australia and asked him about the visual influences behind…
You may have read Alan Moore's work in Watchmen, Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but do you know much about the guy behind some of the greatest comics of the turn of the millennium? AlterTube has posted a 2003 documentary about him, which you can watch after the jump. If you…
Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Title: V For Vendetta
Vitals: It's fascist future England time! Only a carnival-masked psychopath can save us…