"V FOR VENDETTA" -- THE COMIC BOOK
I consider Pat, over at Brainster, an authority on comics; he's made comic books a serious hobby. If you're thinking of seeing the movie "V for Vendetta," you might want to read Pat's post first.
Some Comments on V for Vendetta the Comic Book
The comics were written starting in 1981, and they posited a future England under the control of a Nazi-like government. … Uh, the Russians invaded Poland? Remember this is before the end of the Cold War. And the notion that President Teddy Kennedy (gah!) would have started a nuclear exchange over that "invasion" is risible. Africa's not there anymore? Why? Did the US or Russia have a large number of their missiles aimed at the Dark Continent? But Britain didn't get bombed? Sheesh, must have been because Labour got those American missiles out of the UK.
You see what I mean? It doesn't even make good speculative fiction because you're too busy snorting and rolling your eyes in disbelief.