>most adult cartoons are either edgy comedies or boring sitcoms
There will never be another action cartoon for adults, will there?
The only things that made Spawn more adult than any other action cartoon were 1. blood 2. cursing 3. sexuality, none of which are really needed for a good show
Don't get me wrong, I love HBO's Spawn but the whole idea of what's "adult" and what isn't is kind of stupid...a good story/series isn't limited to age or defined by shock value, which is why most edgy comedies as you put it all suck...there is no story and all shock value
Action cartoons on cartoon network don't have body counts, drugs, demons, child molesters, etc. There was a lot of subject matter that wouldn't fly outside of an adult swim comedy.
I just want an animated version of any good top notch live-action drama.
Is it really that hard to ask or want an animated counterpart to Breaking Bad or Fargo?
Yeah but the point is none of that makes a good story alone...Spawn would have been good if it wasn't "shocking", typically it's only kids who are constantly eager to appear more adult through things that shock others
I want a space opera that combines several variation of the sci-fi genre (dieselpunk, cyberpunk, etc.) with wizards, dragons and magical horses; with a lot of epic fights, arson, murder and rape, but also some comedic elements and some 80's culture references.
Then you should watch anime, because there's about a zero chance of something like that getting made in America.