I haven't read this since middle school, but damn if it doesn't hold up. It's dark and gritty, and you can't stop reading it. It's a painful look at the life of a man whose one true love, is violently raped and murdered right in front of him (granted he's virtually dead so he can't exactly stop them). A year later he is somehow back, having rejected death, he goes out to seek revenge on the gang of thugs and addicts that ruined his life and exact his justice. Filled with lots of flashbacks, poems, and agony this graphic novel is not for the light hearted, but it is well worth a read and remains one of my personal favorites. The cult film based off of this, is also not to be missed.