EARTHLIGHT - Tokyopop
For my money, former Marvel editor Stuart Moore is perhaps one of the most underrated writers in comics, especially in terms of sci-fi. But then good sci-fi comics are undervalued... Here, Stuart creates a great concept, the colonization of the moon as a resource station for Earth, and the children of it's colonizers, and what it's like to grow up in that situation. Couple this with some strong manga/animation inspired artwork from Christopher Schons, and Earthlight is a top flight comic.
The first volume is also one of the strongest stories you'll find anywhere. However, the more recent second volume was not near as solid, and, as with most TPop OEL manga, the artwork is rushed at times.
FREE RUNNERS - Seven Seas
The art by Rosero is pretty... but the story feels fairly derivative, almost as if it's the straight up swipe at Oh Great!'s AIR GEAR it appears to be on the surface. It's not bad though, especially if you're looking for something in that thrust.
KAMIYADORI - Tokyopop
Solid-if-familiar sci-fi story, interesting characters, and great art have me eager to return after volume 1.
Kei Sanbe's artwork and cyberpunk world are cool by me.
KING CITY - Tokyopop
Brandom Graham is like the Fruity Pebbles of comics, a wacky but tasty choice. King City showcases his penchant for offbeat ideas, and funky imagery. Anything this man does is imaginative in spades! Roll up your sleeve and mainline some Graham today!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (In fact, I'd highly recommend anything this man does!)
SHAMAN WARRIOR - Dark Horse
A Korean manhwa fantasy battle epic with detailed, lush artwork, and pitch perfect combat action.
There's also some odd gender/orientation stuff going on around a baby that I haven't figured out yet...
WITCHBLADE TAKERU - Top Cow
Manga or Anime adaptations of Witchblade?!? Yes please.
Besides being an interesting experiment in seeing a Western comic adapted as an Eastern manga, Top Cow’s dual release, in both full size color comic format serialization, or standard size b&w manga format is unique. I'm following the color comic format...