V for Vendetta, written by English author Alan Moore with art by David Lloyd, was published in serialized form from 1982–1988. This graphic novel portrays the dystopian vision of an England under fascist rule and the attempts of a masked vigilante to free the population from its oppression. Along with Watchmen, V for Vendetta is considered to be Moore's masterpiece as well as an example of the possibilities of the graphic novel form. The novel was adapted into a 2005 film starring Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving.
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