a contemplation on the capacity of evil
If you have ever seen the film Se7en, you would get a hint of what kind of comic this is. Written by acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (The Authority, Transmetropolitan, Gravel) and artwork by acclaimed artist Ben Templesmith (Wormwood Gentleman Corpse, Welcome to Hoxford, the 30 Days of night main series). This is a comic about a city, inhabited by people that have lost hope and others that have lost their humanity, and a brilliant dectective that just transferred in and tries to do as much good as he can for as long as he can.
This is one of those comics that can be called, without reserve, a "badass read". Every issue is its own self contained story and only costs 2 or 3 bucks. The first issue is amazing with its writing and artwork to the point of practical perfection.
If you like crime comics, or just a good story, get this comic because it is a modern classic.
Bit of warning: if you are squeamish, some of the stuff in the comic will freak you out.