David Lloyd, today the publisher of the award-winning Aces Weekly digital anthology, Has confirmed he will be of of hundreds of comic creators at San Diego Comic-Con – and celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publication of the final issue of the V For Vendetta mini series by DC Comics.
Initially published in in black and white in Dez Skinn’s Warrior anthology in 1982, DC Comics launched its colour ten-issue limited series in 1988, completing the first run with #10 in 1989. Since then, collections of the story created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd have never been out of print. (DC Comics reported that it sold more than 500,000 copies of the graphic novel in the United States by 2006, and parent company Warner Bros. released a film adaptation of the same name in 2005).
Depicting a dystopian and post-apocalyptic near-future history version of a United Kingdom under fascist rule, the story has become synonymous with rebellion, its protagonist face-hugging mask an icon of anonymous protest and revolt.
“In the final part of that series we bade farewell to a character many had grown to deeply care about, with many imagining they’d see nothing more of it in the future,” David commented earlier this weekend. “But just one year went by before the series was collected, and then went on reach more people and more places on the map in print – and then beyond it into another form to reach even more people.”
As well as the comic and film, the story has also been brought to the stage on numerous occasions.
Courtesy of Rich Henn and Club 407, David will be at Booth 1907 by Entrance D at this year’s SDCC, all of the day and on all days of the show from Thursday.
If you’re there, drop by to celebrate this milestone of “good times about bad times” as David describes it, with him – and find out more about Aces Weekly, too! And if you can’t be there, please tell all those of your friends who might be, that he’ll be around waiting for them “and, of course, smiling!”
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