Graphic novels i love:
The Sandman, but this is a given p much
The Unwritten. The covers are my favorite part . The story is interesting as well and involves a Harry Potter type character and meta ideas about writing.
Y: The Last Man. I love that this comic takes the idea of "all men die" and make it interesting and avoids b scifi movie tropes. I love all the characters and the plot is amazing.
Skim. a standalone comic that really resonates with aa younger me. The art is fantastic.
Persepolis. A autobiographical book about life in Iran and Europe. The movie is also pretty good.
Freak Angels: I love Warren Ellis and this graphic novel is online for free which is great. It's post-apocalyptic, mysterious, and pretty cool.
Ex machina: I need to reread his but it kept me entertained. I feel the ending was rushed though. It's a sci-fi superhero type thing.
Transmetropolitan. This is a really colorful futuristic scifi series by Warren ellis, again.
Manga I love:
Ooku: Another spin on "all men die" except its not all men and its set in the Tokugawa shogunate. It's a brilliant romance-alt history combo.
Otoyomegatari: I love this for the detail. The author/artist researched so much about Central Asian cultures and makes a great story with it.
Angel Sanctuary: God this is such a nostalgic thing for me, but I love the gothic horror elements to it.
Y: The Last Man is one of my favorite series so far.
I'll add the following:
Chew: It's about an FDA Agent who is also a cibopath, meaning he gains pyschic impressions by eating things in order to solve crimes. This has included dead people. Five stars on all fronts, in my opinion.
Batwoman: If you are looking for some kick ass female superheroes, Batwoman's new series has started out strongly and gotten better over time. I don't read a large amount of superhero comics, but out of the ones I have read, this is the most compelling and beautifully executed.
The Walking Dead: If you're following the TV series, but haven't read the comics, I suggest you go read them. The TV series is going in a wildly different direction than the comics, which isn't a bad thing in my opinion, but the story in the comics is freaking amazing.
Wonder Woman: Hiketia: I love the dynamic between Wonder Woman and Batman, and this arc in particular is one of my favorites.
American Vampire: I'm sick of vampire anything these days, but this one is complete and total eye candy and the story is really, really good.
Alabaster Wolves: A short run that has been quite enjoyable.
Saga: A new series from Brian K Vaughn that the boy and I are HUGE fans of. The story is killer, the art is beautiful. I can't recommend it enough.