Comic: We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
A dog, a cat and a rabbit are turned into cybernetic assassins then go on the run when the time comes to pull the plug on the project. Heartbreaking and cleverly written. Be warned, "eye-poppingly violent" is not a metaphor in this case.
TV show: Aldnoah.Zero
Giant robots in the finest anime tradition but with equal focus on the soldiers fighting an inherently ridiculous war, elegantly handled political power-plays and some truly spectacular plot twists. It's kind of daft how the lead character saves the day almost single-handedly pretty much every single time, but the rest of the show is so well done I'll let it off.
I do like tea. I'ma go make a mug.