V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd
Terrifying graphic novel of fascism and anarchy in a world governed by fear. Originally written as a response to the homophobic and xenophobic policies of the Thatcher administration, the issues Moore & Lloyd discuss are very much present in current US politics. Sometimes an act of revolution requires something spectacular, and V's actions, as well as Evey's transformation, make that possible. Spawned a 2006 theatrical film by the Wachowski brothers.