Seriously I hate the whole “don’t kill the bad guy, you will become the bad guy” thing, because, actually, sometimes people have to die. Sometimes there really is no other way to stop someone. And if you don’t, they will come back as the villain in every arc and all the bad things on earth will trace back to them and they will become boring and predictable and also never need to face the consequences for their actions.

The comic series I followed while growing up was ElfQuest. The Original Quest through Kings of the Broken Wheel was my favourite because Wendy Pini was doing all the drawing (and most of the inking). All of her characters looked unique because she didn’t have a single ‘cookie cutter’ body and face type. 

It’s all available to read online now, so you don’t need to spend years piecing together stories through used book stores.