Moral Ambiguity at its Finest!
Allan Moore gives us one of his quintessential classics. I'd love to do something for the sake of argument, but I'd have to shoot myself in the right testicle. Every comic reader should get down on their hands and knees and kiss Allan Moore's hairy, pasty white ass. Of course, I have to acclaim the artwork in this book. David Lloyd plays with the shadows of V's cloak and hat, the bridges and alleyways of London and all sorts of other amazing little details. I think everyone is familiar with the 1984 style concept, the overbearing government that medals in people's private affairs and kills people for breaking the simplest rules, but Allan Moore brings a new depth and originality to the idea. Instead of everyone except the main character blindly submissive to the Big Brother figure, everyone is working their own angle, even those within the government. It reflects the uncertainty and corruption in every human. There are tons of excellent examples of symbolism and ideas that I'm not even mentioning here, partly because I've sat in English class a thousand times over and my teacher forced us to take an excellent book and analize it to death. I think every reader should interpret things in their own way. The other reason is because I'm merely a second tear comic critic and I don't know what I'm talking about. And in the grand scale of the cosmos, it doesn't matter.