Happy Guy Fawkes Day!
What is it?
Well it is the day to commemorate the Gunpowder Plot that happened in 1605. On that day Guy Fawkes and a group of other conspirators tried to assassinate the King of England.
What does this mean to comic book fans?
Alan Moore wrote a classic comic book called V for Vendetta, where our hero V, wears a Guy Fawkes mask. It is a story about government corruption and an “anarchist” trying to topple the government.
To celebrate Guy Fawkes day, head out to your local comic book shop, grab a copy of V for Vendetta, and read it to celebrate the day. You can also grab the Blu-Ray of V for Vendetta that came out in 2006 starring Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman and John Hurt.
“Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.”