Published September 2009 by Vertigo/DC
Alan Moore has gotten a much-deserved reputation for prickliness when it comes to the film adaptations of his comics (and with movies like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, who can blame him), but when your work is THIS good, a little protectiveness is natural.
A haunted love story, a thriller, a conspiracy novel, and much more, V for Vendetta is, at its core, a novel of the human spirit which, even when broken, will not fail.
The Absolute Edition of Moore’s seminal V for Vendetta reprints the ten issues of the comic, along with previously unprinted bridging material and a wealth of bonus material, all in an oversize, hardcover, slip-cased, archival-papered package that will make you gasp.
This is comic book as fetish object, and an opportunity to read a beloved work with new eyes.
About Robert Wiersema
Robert J. Wiersema sells books and plans events for Bolen Books in Victoria, writes reviews and pisses people off in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal and numerous other periodicals, and in his spare time writes stories.
His novel Before I Wake was a Globe 100 Book and a National Post Book of the Year in 2006, his novella The World More Full of Weeping has just been published, and his new novel is slated for fall 2010.
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