The Flash has been my favorite superhero ever since I watched the 1990 TV show in middle school with my dad. The fascination continues because of course this is the best power ... who wouldn't want unlimited time? Check out Speed Force, a great Flash blog. Here's a fun article about Flash time.
Locke & Key was an amazingly tightly-plotted and equally tightly-drawn masterpiece. An epic of consistent quality from start to finish.
Boneyard was an obscure title that deserved a lot more attention. Richard Moore blended humor, drama and beautiful line art into a well-rounded mix. The characters are a blast. Look it up.
This original series is a late lamented comic about Jamie, a boy who finds the Blue Beetle scarab and becomes a reluctant (at first) superhero. Fun and well-written, with great, expressive art, too.
This fun but dramatic book follows escapees from the Fables Lands into our world: characters like Cinderella the spy, the beautiful Snow White, the obnoxious Pinocchio, and lothario-turned-mayor Prince Charming. The book is also famous for James Jean's amazing covers.
Wonderful magnum opus by J. Michael Straczynski. A group of kids gain superpowers, and then carry them through to adulthood - each following a different path, with drastic effects on the entire world.
Emily Carroll produces some of the most haunting and gorgeous horror stories I've ever seen in any medium. Read her stories at her web site.
I've been following Noelle Stevenson's Tumblr for years now. It's hilarious, and her art keeps getting better and better. She also does a wonderful web comic called Nimona.
The most fun and endearing comic you'll ever read - but also with tons of drama and shocking surprises!
This comic was the first one that got me reading Marvel books: a gateway drug. Here, Peter Parker is still a teenager, and his best friend Mary Jane knows he's Spider-Man. You know a book has good characters when you want the super-hero fights to be over so they can get back to the conversations. The adventures continue with the brilliant Miles Morales.
Justice League: Cry for Justice
This book got a lot of flak, but I liked it, just like I enjoyed Identity Crisis. It's not for the unecessary grim n' grittiness, which I could take or leave, but just for the well-written, unique characters. Characters who can seem bland and cookie-cutter under other writers here have interesting dialogue and realistic traits. Both miniseries were better than the regular Justice League book had been in years and years.
Brian Michael Bendis had a spectacular run on this title, a many-years-long arc that Ed Brubaker continued. Mark Waid's series is also good. Daredevil is pretty much always a sure bet. To the left is not Daredevil, but a beautiful White Tiger (another Daredevil character) painting by David Mack.
Batman & Robin
Well, I really enjoyed having Dick Grayson as Batman, but of course, it couldn't last. Heaven forbid comics ever change the status quo. I felt the same way when Steve Rogers came back from the dead too soon. Somebody write me a comic where Dick & Bucky team up.
Jason isn't a comic, he's a person - the Norwegian creator of such bizarre and dryly funny comics as The Iron Wagon, I Killed Adolf Hitler, The Living and the Dead, and Werewolves of Montpelier. I've grown to appreciate his work more and more over the years.