Soapbox: Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November – Five Things You Didn’t Know About V For Vendetta

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Do pop culture icons come any more unlikely than this guy?

When V for Vendetta first arrived in cinemas back in 2006, it seemed unlikely to trouble the box office. After all, it was based on a 1980s comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that was practically unknown to non-comics fans, giving it very little brand recognition to trade on.

And yet director James McTeigue’s take on the material – which follows the efforts of Guy Fawkes-clad V (Hugo Weaving) and his protégé Evey (Natalie Portman) to topple a totalitarian UK government – nonetheless wound up being a huge critical and commercial success.

With Bonfire Night upon us, now seems like the perfect time to revisit the film, so here’s a list of five things you didn’t know about V for Vendetta!

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Soapbox: Remember, Remember The Fifth Of November – Five Things You Didn’t Know About V For Vendetta

Crystal Ball: Super Spies, Killer Doctors And More – 10 Comics That NEED To Be Made Into TV Shows

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Because we can all agree we need MORE comics-related TV shows, right?

I think we can all agree there’s never been a better time to be a fan of comics and TV, given the sheer number of small screen adaptations featuring our favourite characters and stories on offer.

Still, you can never have too much of a good thing, so with that in mind, here’s 10 more comics network executives should definitely consider drawing upon for their next big budget TV show!

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Crystal Ball: Super Spies, Killer Doctors And More – 10 Comics That NEED To Be Made Into TV Shows

Five Minutes With…Jason Starr

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Jason’s upcoming novel, Savage Lane, is a mixture of thriller and satire

After launching the Five Minutes With… series with a spotlight on Green Arrow artist Patrick Zircher last month, I’m thrilled to introduce yet another pop culture industry interview, this time with novelist, screenwriter and comic book scribe Jason Starr, whose new novel Savage Lane goes on sale in October.

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Five Minutes With…Jason Starr