This is part of our short series on Superheroes, Comics and Worldview. The following are comics that I found intriguing in that they have a political overtone and message. Specifically they warn the readers of the danger of Statism.
V for Vendetta
Alan Moore. V for Vendetta. New York, NY: DC Comics, October 12th, 2005. 296 pp.
I read this nearly a year ago back in January and it still left a strong impression on my mind. I can only compare to this to George Orwell’s 1984. It is a 1984 with a superhero, if V could be called that. Originally written in the 1980s it is a story about a future England in 1997 and 1998 in which the government has become tyrannical and authoritarian with a sole dictator on top who is obsessed with his computer dictating to him things by chance. As powerful and smart as those within government think they…
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