Bone is an underrated (well, actually “Not-as-well-known-as-it-should-be” would be more accurate) all ages comic series. I first heard about the series in the long defunct Disney Adventures Magazine. And honestly: it was the main reason I tried to collect all the issues (though the covers were also cool af and i’m 98% sure it would do well now-a-days). Smith tells an epic fantasy with a WARRIOR princess who truly is multi-dimensional. Also, there are dragons! Also, also there are Stupid stupid rat creatures (the creature in which an early meme tag/usage got the title from).
2). The Astonishing X-Men’s Age of Apocalypse series
This was my first or second comic book ever and I bought it at a class “auction” in school. It was my introduction to Clarice “Blink” Ferguson (my fave X-Man of all) and why I don’t completely hate Sabertooth anymore. Also: hot af Iceman ;) lol. I love re-reading them. And I try to buy ANY blink stuff (except when she had the mullet). Also: Morph in this series made me laugh aloud like a loon.
As for number 3, it is my most favorite manga (even more than Sailor Moon):
Nana is my most favorite manga, and Yazawa Ai my favorite manga-ka. The reason I got into Nana was via Paradise Kiss (another of her manga titles that serves as a pseudo-sequal to Gokinjo Monogatari). But Nana? Nana resonated! Even thinking of this manga makes me feel like a whole new person. The story and its puns, and its art?!?! It’s so beautifully realized and clever! I adore it. Sadly, around 2007 Yazawa-san got very ill, and the completion of the story has been on hiatus ever since. I wish I could writer her and ask even for the most basic essay form for what happens, and how it ends. But alas, I’d still want all the beautiful minor details.