Tale of One Bad Rat (1994)
Young Helen Potter is running from a monster, one that she calls Father. She's homeless, and her only friend in the world is the small rat she carries around in her shirt. Helen is trying to leave behind her horrible past, but vivid memories and nightmarish visions keep it alive. The streets of London prove to be equally threatening, full of immoral predators seeking to fulfill their twisted desires. When she is rescued from a drunken pervert by a gang of young boys, they offer her a home and a family -- but are they something she can accept? This four-issue series has taken Bryan Talbot three years to research and complete. It's a truly moving story by one of comics' most accomplished creators. This first issue features a special introduction by Neil Gaiman.