150 relations: "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman, Adam Susan, Alan Moore, Aldous Huxley, Amazon.com, Anagnorisis, Anarchism, Anarchy, Anonymous (group), Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Back Issue!, Batman, British comics, BT Tower, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Cassandra, Chaos theory, Charley's Aunt, Church of Scientology, Civil liberties, Closed-circuit television, Colorist, Comic Book Resources, Conservative Party (UK), Contraband, Coup d'état, Cyanide, D. C. Thomson & Co., David Bowie, David Lloyd (comics), DC Comics, DC Comics Absolute Edition, Delcourt (publisher), Dez Skinn, Dick Turpin, Domestic violence, Dystopia, Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Entertainment Weekly, Eucharist, Evey Hammond, Extermination camp, Fahrenheit 451, Fascism, Führerprinzip, Forced suicide, Future history, George Orwell, George W. Bush, Graham Marsh, ..., Graphic novel, Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes mask, Guy Fawkes Night, Hacker (computer security), Harlan Ellison, Hugo Weaving, Iambic pentameter, IGN, Infoshop.org, Insurgency, Internet meme, Jadaliyya, James McTeigue, Joel Silver, Judge Dredd, Labour Party (UK), Larkhill, Line (poetry), List of V for Vendetta characters, London Underground, London Victoria station, Lysergic acid diethylamide, Margaret Thatcher, Marvel UK, Max Ernst, Michael Foot, Mind games, Natalie Portman, Neoconservatism, New Worlds (magazine), Newsarama, Night Raven, Norse funeral, Norsefire, Nuclear warfare, Occupy movement, Occupy Wall Street, Organized crime, Palace of Westminster, Parliament of the United Kingdom, Pedophilia, Pointed hat, Police state, Political satire, Project Chanology, Prostitution, Psychosis, Quality Communications, Racism, Red herring, Robin Hood, Roman numerals, Rum-running, Scotland, Scotland Yard, Secret police, Slipcase, Solipsism, Steve Moore (comics), Steve Parkhouse, Steve Whitaker, Story arc, Superhero, Tear gas, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, The Magic Faraway Tree (novel), The Matrix, The Mindscape of Alan Moore, The Prisoner, The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World, The Shadow, The Wachowskis, Theatre of Blood, Thomas M. Disch, Thomas Pynchon, Time (magazine), Titan Books, Tony Weare, Torture, Trade paperback (comics), Transsexual, TwoMorrows Publishing, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates dirham, United Kingdom general election, 1983, United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal, V (comics), V for Vendetta (film), Vertigo (DC Comics), Vincent Price, Warner Bros., Warrior (comics), Watchmen, Whistler's Mother, White supremacy, William Shakespeare, Xenophobia, 10 Downing Street. Expand index (100 more) » « Shrink index
"'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" is a short story by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison.
Adam James Susan is a fictional character and the main antagonist of the comic book series (later graphic novel) V for Vendetta, created by writer Alan Moore and illustrator David Lloyd.
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Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell.
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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family.
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Amazon.com, Inc. is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
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Anagnorisis (ἀναγνώρισις) is a moment in a play or other work when a character makes a critical discovery.
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Anarchism is a political philosophy that advocates stateless societies, often defined as self-governed, voluntary institutions, but that several authors have defined as more specific institutions based on non-hierarchical free associations.
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Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people or a single person which does not recognize authority.
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Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities.
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Apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction and horror fiction that is concerned with the end of human civilization.
Back Issue! is an American magazine published by TwoMorrows Publishing, based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
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A British comic is a periodical published in the United Kingdom that contains comic strips.
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The BT Tower is a communications tower located in Fitzrovia, London, owned by BT Group.
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The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is an organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by the United Kingdom, international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Cassandra (Κασσάνδρα,, also Κασάνδρα), also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy.
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Chaos theory is the field of study in mathematics that studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions—a response popularly referred to as the butterfly effect.
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Charley's Aunt is a farce in three acts written by Brandon Thomas.
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The Church of Scientology is an organization devoted to the practice, administration and dissemination of Scientology, a new religious movement.
Civil liberties are personal guarantees and freedoms that the government cannot abridge, either by law or by judicial interpretation without due process.
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Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.
In comics, a colorist is responsible for adding color to black-and-white line art.
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Comic Book Resources, also known as CBR, is a website dedicated to the coverage of comic book-related news and discussion.
The Conservative Party, officially the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom.
The word contraband, reported in English since 1529, from Medieval French contrebande "a smuggling," denotes any item which, relating to its nature, is illegal to be possessed or sold.
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A coup d'état (literally "blow of state"; plural: coups d'état, pronounced like the singular form), also known simply as a coup, or an overthrow, is the sudden and (usually) illegal seizure of a state, usually instigated by a small group of the existing government establishment to depose the established regime and replace it with a new ruling body.
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A cyanide is any chemical compound that contains monovalent combining group CN.
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David Bowie (born David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor.
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David Lloyd (born 1950) is a British comics artist best known as the illustrator of the story V for Vendetta, written by Alan Moore.
DC Comics, Inc. is an American comic book publisher.
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DC Comics Absolute Edition is a series of archival quality printings of graphic novels published by DC Comics and its imprints WildStorm Productions and Vertigo.
Delcourt is a French publishing house that specializes in comics and manga.
Derek "Dez" Skinn (born 4 February 1951)Miller, John Jackson.
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Richard "Dick" Turpin (bap. 1705 – 7 April 1739) was an English highwayman whose exploits were romanticised following his execution in York for horse theft.
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Domestic violence (also domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.
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A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, Cacotopia (κακό, caco.
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The Egyptian Revolution of 2011, locally known as the January 25 Revolution (ثورة 25 يناير), began on 25 January 2011 and was part of the Arab Spring.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Time Inc., that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
The Eucharist (also called Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, and other names) is a rite considered by most Christian churches to be a sacrament.
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Evey Hammond (born September 1981) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
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The German extermination camps or death camps were designed and built by Nazi Germany during World War II (1939–45) to systematically kill millions, primarily by gassing, but also in mass executions and through extreme work under starvation conditions.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953.
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Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
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The Führerprinzip (German for "leader principle") prescribed the fundamental basis of political authority in the governmental structures of the Third Reich.
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Forced suicide is a method of execution where the victim is coerced into committing suicide to avoid facing an alternative option they perceive as much worse, such as suffering torture or having friends or family members imprisoned, tortured, or killed.
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A future history is a postulated history of the future and is used by authors in the subgenre of speculative fiction (or science fiction) to construct a common background for fiction.
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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), who used the pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic.
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George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000.
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Graham Vivian Marsh MBE (born 14 January 1944) was one of the leading Australian professional golfers of his generation.
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A graphic novel is a book made up of comics content.
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The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.
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Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
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The Guy Fawkes mask is a stylised depiction of Guy Fawkes, the best-known member of the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London in 1605 in order to restore a Catholic head of state.
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Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain.
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In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network.
Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is an American writer.
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Hugo Wallace Weaving (born 4 April 1960) is an Australian-British film and stage actor.
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Iambic pentameter is a commonly used type of metrical line in traditional English poetry and verse drama.
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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a San Francisco-based games and entertainment media company operated by Ziff Davis LLC.
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Infoshop.org is an anarchist website and project of the Alternative Media Project.
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An insurgency is a violent rebellion against a constituted authority (for example, an authority recognized as such by the United Nations) when those taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents.
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An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.
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Jadaliyya ("dialectic") is a free ezine founded in 2010.
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James McTeigue (born 29 December 1967) is an Australian film director.
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Joel Silver (born July 14, 1952) is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and ''The Matrix'' trilogy.
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Judge Dredd is a fictional character who appears in British comic books published by Rebellion Developments, as well as in a number of movie and video game adaptations.
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The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
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Larkhill is a garrison town in the civil parish of Durrington, Wiltshire, England.
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A line is a unit of language into which a poem or play is divided, which operates on principles which are distinct from and not necessarily coincident with grammatical structures, such as the sentence or clauses in sentences.
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The following is a list of characters within V for Vendetta.
The London Underground (also known as the Tube or simply the Underground) is a public rapid transit system serving a large part of Greater London and parts of the home counties of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.
London Victoria station, generally known as Victoria, is a central London railway terminus and London Underground complex named after nearby Victoria Street the latter being named after Queen Victoria.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (or or), abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide (INN) and colloquially as acid, is a psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects - which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time, and spiritual experiences - as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (Roberts, 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
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Marvel UK was an imprint of Marvel Comics formed in 1972 to reprint US produced stories for the British weekly comic market, though it later did produce original material by British creators such as Alan Moore, John Wagner, Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon and Grant Morrison.
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Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet.
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Michael Mackintosh Foot FRSL (23 July 1913 – 3 March 2010) was a British Labour Party politician and man of letters who was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1945 to 1955 and from 1960 until 1992.
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Mind games fall into three main categories of human behavior.
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Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; נטע-לי הרשלג; June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American (with dual citizenship) actress, producer, and director.
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Neoconservatism (commonly shortened to neocon) is a political movement born in the United States during the 1960s.
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New Worlds was a British science fiction magazine that began in 1936 as a fanzine called Novae Terrae.
Newsarama is an American website that publishes news, interviews, and essays about the American comic book industry.
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Night Raven is a fictional superhero appearing primarily in Marvel UK Comics, a division of Marvel Comics.
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Norse funerals, or the burial customs of Viking Age North Germanic Norsemen (early medieval Scandinavians), are known both from archaeology and from historical accounts such as the Icelandic sagas, Old Norse poetry, and notably from the account of Ahmad ibn Fadlan.
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Norsefire is the fictional fascist political party ruling the United Kingdom in Alan Moore and David Lloyd's V for Vendetta comic book series.
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Nuclear warfare (sometimes atomic warfare or thermonuclear warfare) is a military conflict or political strategy in which nuclear weaponry is used to inflict damage on the enemy.
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The Occupy movement is the international branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement that protests against social and economic inequality around the world, its primary goal being to make the economic and political relations in all societies less vertically hierarchical and more flatly distributed.
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Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning the Occupy movement against social and economic inequality worldwide.
Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals, who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.
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The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the UK Parliament or the British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories.
Pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in which an adult or older adolescent experiences a primary or exclusive sexual attraction to prepubescent children, generally age 11 years or younger.
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Pointed hats have been a distinctive item of headgear of a wide range of cultures throughout history.
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Police state is a term denoting government that exercises power arbitrarily through the police.
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Political satire is a significant part of satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of Political satire is usually distinguished from political protest or political dissent, as it does not necessarily carry an agenda nor seek to influence the political process.
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Project Chanology (also called Operation Chanology) was a protest movement against the practices of the Church of Scientology by members of Anonymous, a leaderless Internet-based group that defines itself as ubiquitous.
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Prostitution is the business or practice of engaging in sexual relations in exchange for payment or some other benefit.
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Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".
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Quality Communications is a British publishing company founded by Dez Skinn in 1982.
Racism consists of ideologies and practices that seek to justify, or cause, the unequal distribution of privileges, rights, or goods amongst, or otherwise exhibit hatred or prejudice towards, different racial groups.
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A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important issue.
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Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore who, according to legend, was a highly skilled archer and swordsman.
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Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employs combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values.
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Rum-running, or bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting (smuggling) alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law.
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Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
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Scotland Yard (officially New Scotland Yard) is a metonym for the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, the territorial police force responsible for policing most of London.
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Secret police (sometimes called political police) are intelligence services or police and law enforcement agencies which operate in secrecy, and therefore have little to no transparency, accountability or oversight.
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A slipcase is a four or five-sided box, usually made of high-quality cardboard, into which binders, books or book sets are slipped for protection, leaving the spine exposed.
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Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist.
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Steve Moore (11 June 1949 – 16 March 2014) was a British comics writer.
Steve Parkhouse is a writer, artist and letterer who has worked for many British comics, especially 2000 AD and Doctor Who Magazine.
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Steve Whitaker (26 June 1955 – 22 February 2008) was a British artist best known as the colourist on the reprint of V for Vendetta.
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A story arc is an extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television, comic books, comic strips, boardgames, video games, and films with each episode following a narrative arc.
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In modern popular fiction, a superhero (sometimes rendered super-hero or super hero) is a type of heroic character possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and is dedicated to a moral goal or protecting the public.
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Tear gas, formally known as a lachrymatory agent or lachrymator (from the Latin lacrima, meaning "tear"), is a chemical weapon that causes severe eye, respiratory, and skin irritation, pain, vomiting, and even blindness.
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The Abominable Dr.
The Magic Faraway Tree is a children's novel by Enid Blyton, first published in 1943.
The Matrix is a 1999 American science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe Pantoliano.
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The Mindscape of Alan Moore is a 2003 documentary film which chronicles the life and work of Alan Moore, author of several acclaimed graphic novels, including From Hell, Watchmen and V for Vendetta.
The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in the United Kingdom from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968.
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"The Prowler in the City at the Edge of the World" is a short story by Harlan Ellison, first published in his 1967 anthology, Dangerous Visions.
The Shadow is a collection of serialized dramas, originally in 1930s pulp novels, and then in a wide variety of media.
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Lana Wachowski (formerly Laurence "Larry" Wachowski, born June 21, 1965) and her brother, Andrew Paul "Andy" Wachowski (born December 29, 1967), known together professionally as the Wachowskis and formerly as the Wachowski Brothers, are American film directors, screenwriters and producers.
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Theatre of Blood (also known as Theater of Blood) is a 1973 horror film starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina.
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Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet.
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Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. (commonly; born May 8, 1937) is an American novelist.
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Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.
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Titan Publishing Group is an independently owned British publishing company, established in 1981.
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Tony Weare (January 1, 1912 – December 2, 1994) was a British comics artist best known for drawing Matt Marriott, a daily Western strip written by Jim Edgar, which ran in ''The Evening News'' from 1955 to 1977.
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Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological pain and possibly injury to an organism, usually to one who is physically restrained or otherwise under the torturer's control or custody and unable to defend against what is being done to him or her.
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In comics, a trade paperback (often shortened to TPB, TP or trade) is a collection of stories originally published in comic books, reprinted in book format, usually capturing one story arc from a single title or a series of stories with a connected story arc or common theme from one or more titles.
Transsexual people experience a gender identity that is inconsistent with, or not culturally associated with, their assigned sex, and desire to permanently transition to the gender with which they identify, usually seeking medical assistance (including hormone replacement therapy and other sex reassignment therapies) to help them align their body with their identified sex or gender.
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TwoMorrows Publishing is a publisher of magazines about comic books, founded in 1994 by John and Pam Morrow out of their small advertising agency in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The United Arab Emirates (دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة), sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE,الامارات is a country located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.
The dirham (درهم) (sign: د.إ; code: AED) is the currency of the United Arab Emirates.
The 1983 United Kingdom general election was held on 9 June 1983.
The United Kingdom parliamentary expenses scandal was a major political scandal, first hinted at as details of the Conway Scandal leaked into the public domain, prior to further leaked evidence of malpractice, triggered by the leak and subsequent publication by the Telegraph Group in 2009 of expense claims made by members of the United Kingdom Parliament over several years.
V is the title character of the comic book series V for Vendetta, created by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
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V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
Vertigo is an imprint of the American comic book publisher DC Comics.
Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. (May 27, 1911 – October 25, 1993) was an American actor, well known for his distinctive voice and performances in horror films.
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Warrior was a British comics anthology that ran for 26 issues between March 1982 and January 1985.
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Watchmen is an American comic-book limited series published by DC Comics in 1986 and 1987, and collected in 1987.
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Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, famous under its colloquial name Whistler's Mother, is a painting in oils on canvas created by the American-born painter James McNeill Whistler in 1871.
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White supremacy or white supremacism is a form of racism centered upon the belief, and promotion of the belief, that white people are superior in certain characteristics, traits, and attributes to people of other racial backgrounds and that therefore whites should politically, economically and socially rule non-whites.
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William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English:poet,:playwright, actor and an Italophile, who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
Xenophobia is the dislike of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.
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10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as "Number 10", is the headquarters of the executive branch of the British Government and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which, for much of the 18th and 19th centuries and ever since 1905, is also held by the Prime Minister.
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