by Nina Bunjevac, is one of the most adult of comics, not due to graphic violence or sex, not that kind of adult, but just by telling stories in an adult way, by not treating difficult ideas like a kid or shying away from them, nor taking sides in the stories she tells. She can be ironic without losing her compassion, and looks into the past without being nostalgic. This is a collection of related stories all linked to her home country of Serbia, and tells us stories of longing and lost love, terrorism or freedom fighting, communist bureaucracy, and loneliness. It is truly amongst the greatest comic books, and she sits alongside (with the potential to be better than) comic artists and writers like Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Art Speigelman and Alan Moore. You can see some of her work there - ninabunjevac.com/comics-2/
I'm just coming to the end of book 6 (of 10) of Y The Last Man by Brian K Vaughan and Pia Guetta. Brian K Vaughan is starting to look like the Howard Hawks of comic book writers, what with this and Saga, which is even better, not to mention the ones I haven't got round to yet - Pride of Baghdad and Ex Machina. He's a crowd pleaser, sure, he makes popular comics which are easy to read and tells action and sci-fi stories, but always with an intelligence which is totally lacking in most other action type comics i've tried to read (particularly superhero ones). His stories are feminist, liberal, humane, political, and with enough sex and violence to keep people interested. A lot like these Scandinavian police dramas.