A more luscious and painterly surrealism can be found in God Save the Queen, written by Mike Carey and painted by John Bolton. It's the story of an evil faery queen and a half-human changeling who finds herself pulled into a deadly circle of stylish, heroin-addicted faeries. Every page revels in its own incredibly lush but unsettlingly realistic beauty. And the story pulls no punches it's a dark, spooky and weirdly sexy treatment of grim themes, including addiction, peer pressure, family loyalty, responsibility, forgiveness and taking loved ones for granted. In other words, this is no children's fairy tale.

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