Since I already talked about the movie I’m going to use this to talk about the differences in the adaptation.
- V, while still extraordinary, doesn’t have the level of skill he has in the film.
- V is not a freedom fighter, he is an anarchist
- V takes control of a government computer, giving him more of a reason to be so on top of things
- Final V thing, he kills his targets in more interesting ways in the comic
- The story itself is set in 1997 and not in the 2020s
- Evey is a prostitute in the comic, not a radio worker
- Evey’s father was the only political activist, not both of her parents
- Evey is abandoned by V instead of her leaving him voluntarily
- Adam Sutler’s name is Adam Susan in the comic
- He’s a lot less of a “Hitler-light” character
- There are multitudes more supporting characters and subplots
- Finch is more of a government official than he is in the movie
This can go forever, but the comic is really good nonetheless. The characters are more built up, but that’s a given with the format. If I had to choose, I would go with the comic over the movie, but they’re are both good alternate history tales. If you like a story about a shadowy, eccentric assassin than this is a book for you.
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist: David Lloyd
Rating: Full Price