Guy Fawkes Day, a holiday that has become fully embraced by comic fans around the world. Back in 1980s, Alan Moore wrote the 1984-esque V for Vendetta, which would go on to become one of his most seminal works. The masked, anarchist vigilante who plans to blow up parliament in an effort to overthrow the corrupt government (Funny that this falls the day before the US elections). In celebration of the heroics of Guy Fawkes and the day he was captured, Comixology is having a digital sale where you can buy 99 cent issues of “V For Vendetta” today.
gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
’twas his intent
to blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
Poor old England to overthrow:
By God’s providence he was catch’d
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, make the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!