Check out the alternate ending in this new edition of ‘The End Of The Fucking World’ comic

Spoiler alert: do not read this article if you don't want to know how 'The End Of The Fucking World' ends

The conclusion of The End Of The Fucking World, the smash Netflix series about two jaded adolescents, proved a little controversial. James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) were on the run after he killed a bad bastard. The national manhunt led them to a secluded beach, where we heard a gunshot before the screen faded out.

What happened? Was James killed? Did he survive? The ambiguity led the speculation about the possibility of second series – some fans were in favour, others rather less so – but the tale didn’t always pan out this way.

Oh, no. Back in 2013, when the story was a comic book mini series devised and written by graphic novelist James Forsman, the teenage tearaways met a far less open-ended fate. After the success of the Netflix show, the comic has now been published in the UK (it was originally only available to buy in America) with a fancy new cover, which can you see above.

As you’ll soon discover – should you choose to venture into the spoiler territory below – comic book James met a more explicitly grisly end, leaving Alyssa to trudge home alone, before she etches James’ named onto her arm with a red-hot nail. Easy to see why Netflix changed the ending – no chance of second series there, is there?