New DC Comics This Week 1/20/16

Batgirl #47

Batman #48

Batman & Robin Eternal #16

Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis #6

Dark Knight III Master Race #2

Doctor Fate #8

Harley Quinn #24

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Injustice Gods Among Us Year Five #2

Martian Manhunter #8

Poison Ivy Cycle of Life and Death #1

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Robin: Son of Batman #8

Secret Six #10

Sinestro #19

Superman/Wonder Woman #25

Titans Hunt #4

Wonder Woman #48

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New DC Comics This Week 12/2/2015

Action Comics #47

All Star Section Eight #6

Batman and Robin Eternal #9

Batman Beyond #7

Batman: Arkham Knight #11

Cyborg #5

DC Presents: Robin War #1

DC Presents: Titans Hunt #1

Gotham Academy #12

Gotham By Midnight #11

Green Lantern #47

Harley’s Little Black Book #1

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Lobo #13

Looney Tunes #228

Prez #6

Robin  War #1

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Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #17

Teen Titans #14

 

New DC Comics This Week 11/25/15

Aquaman #46

Batman and Robin Eternal #8

Batman: Arkham Knight – Robin Special #1

Batman: Endgame Director’s Cut #1

Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1

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DC Comics; Bombshells #5

Deathstroke #12

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Grayson #14

He-Man: The Eternity War #12

Justice League 3001 #6

Justice League of America #5

Robin: Son of Batman #6

Sinestro #17

Superman #46

Superman/Wonder Woman #23

Superman: Lois and Clark #2

The Flash #46

The Omega Men #6

We Are Robin #6

Wonder Woman #46

New DC Comics This Week 11/18/15

Action Comics #46

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Batman and Robin Eternal #7

Batman ’66 #29

Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis #4

Batman: Europa #1

Bizarro #6

Doctor Fate #6

Doomed #6

Earth 2: Society #6

Green Lantern: The Lost Army #6

Harley Quinn #22

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Martian Manhunter #6

New Suicide Squad #14

Secret Six #8

Telos #2

Titans Hunt #2

Dc Comics New This Week 11/11/15

Lots of Batman and Superman this week, along with my favorite, DC Bombshells.  Looney Tunes (LT) variant covers and one more Monster Cover for the Teen Titans book.

Batman #46 (LT)

Batman & Robin Eternal #6

Batman Beyond #6 (LT)

Batman/Superman #26

Catwoman #46 (LT)

Constantine: The Hellblazer #6

DC Comics Bombshell #4

DC Presents Lois & Clark 100 Page Spectacular #1

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Justice League Gods and Men: Green Lantern #1

Justice League Gods and Men: Shazam #1

Justice League United #15

Red Hood/Arsenal #6

Scooby-Coo Where Are You? #63

Starfire #6 (LT)

Superman American Alien #1

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Teen Titans #13 (Monsters)

 

 

 

 

 

V for Vendetta and Guy Fawkes Night

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Today is the 5th of November, so it’s the perfect day for a post about the graphic novel V for Vendetta.

The novel was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd it was published by Vertigo comics.

The 5th of November is celebrated every year in the UK as the day in 1605 when a man named Guy Fawkes was planning to blow up the Houses of Parliament.  He was captured before he could carry out the plan and executed.  That day has been celebrated in the UK for over 400 years by the burning of Guy Fawkes effigies on bonfires and the setting off of fireworks.

The graphic novel, V for Vendetta, begins on November 5th 1997 and the character V, a mysterious anarchist/terrorist wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, detonates explosives at the Houses of Parliament as a protest against a fascist, white supremacist government.

I don’t want to post too much detail about the book as I would encourage people to read it for themselves and not have me spoil it.  But its doesn’t give much away to say that the central theme of the novel is Facism vs Anarchism. Who is right?  V is fighting against a fascist government, does that make him a hero or do his methods make him a villain?  Does it matter who V is or is he just a symbol for the cause?

The Guy Fawkes mask that V wears has become a real life symbol for protest against government injustice. The artist, David Lloyd, who created the mask has said about its use “The Guy Fawkes mask has now become a common brand and a convenient placard to use in protest against tyranny – and I’m happy with people using it, it seems quite unique, an icon of popular culture being used this way.”

The masks rise in recognition and popularity has largely come from the 2006 movie staring Natalie Portman.  This brought the story to a wider audience.

The graphic novel and the movie are both available for purchase at Amazon.

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