The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman & Charlie Adlard

For more gritty, graphic novels with emphasis on graphic, try these…

Saga by Brian K Vaughan & Fiona Staples for a wildly imaginative mix of sci-fi and fantasy with heart

Locke and Key by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez for a beautifully crafted horror story about friendship, love and family

Punisher Max by Garth Ennis & Various for a dark and violent exploration of what the term ‘anti-hero’ really means.

Criminal by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips for a series of gritty, noir tales

The post was guest edited by writer Richard Carrington.