I was having drinks with a friend the other day and we got to talking comic books and graphic novels. Somehow in my drunken stupor, I failed to mention one of my all time favorites: Transmetropolitan.
Written by Warren Ellis, this 60 comic series features the exploits of one Spider Jerusalem, a columnists and author who does more ranting and raving than writing. Spider is my hero. He's a lot like a ninja, but instead of being stealthy, he openly runs amuck, shouting his identity into his victims fearing faces. Instead of killing people with concealed weapons, he stomps on their faces. Instead of bowing into a dark room to achieve inner tranquility and god-like zen, he screams his head off until people realize they are complete morons who must commit suicide. It's brilliantly written. The visualization is a perfect representation of a grotesque future. Dig it.
Other must read comics here (oddly all Vertigo comics):