Which influential comic book author wrote the graphic novel "V for Vendetta"?
Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including "Watchmen", "V for Vendetta", "The Ballad of Halo Jones", "Swamp Thing", "Batman: The Killing Joke" and "From Hell". Regarded by many as the best comics writer in the English language, he is widely recognized among his peers and critics. He has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, Brilburn Logue, and Translucia Baboon; also, reprints of some of his work have been credited to The Original Writer when Moore requested that his name be removed.
"V for Vendetta" is a British graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd (with additional art by Tony Weare). Initially published, starting in 1982, in black-and-white as an ongoing serial in the short-lived UK anthology "Warrior", it morphed into a ten-issue limited series published by "DC Comics". Subsequent collected editions were typically published under DC's more specialized imprint, "Vertigo", until that label was shut down in 2018. Since then it has been transferred to "Black Label".
"V for Vendetta" was a dystopian thriller set in the future of 1997 where a fascist government controlled Britain, opposed only by a lone anarchist dressed in a Guy Fawkes costume who turns to terrorism to topple the government.