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REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER …

V for VendettaYes, it’s once again Guy Fawkes Day, the day we celebrate figures who became symbols of the exact opposite things they represented in their actual lives!

Thanks to V For Vendetta, one of Alan Moore’s many overrated comic books, masks of Guy Fawkes have become associated with Moore’s fictional freedom fighter who opposed a theocratic dictatorship in a dystopic future.

In reality Guy Fawkes was plotting to enable the institution of a theocratic dictatorship. And you can’t claim Moore was trying to be ironic by going with a mask of Guy Fawkes. In one of his interviews about V For Vendetta Moore mentions how he and the artist he was collaborating with decided they would give Guy Fawkes “the image he always deserved.” Continue reading

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