Saga (vol. one-two) - Brian K. Vaughan

Discloser, I hated Y the Last Man and didn't really care about Ex Machina, yet I gave this a try and was glad I did. The story seems pretty cliche: alien races at war, star-crossed lovers, bounty hunters trying to take them down, gratuitous sex and violence, etc. Vaughan makes it work with humor and excitement, and throws us into a world(s) and makes us want to read more. I ate it up and am hungry for more.