- The Wicked and the Divine: Gods as popstars, or maybe popstars as gods. If you liked Sandman's pantheonic bits and would like them mixed up with fandom and some pretty art, check it out. There's a collection of early issues to get you started.
- The Fade Out: Noir crime in oldtime Hollywood. By Ed Brubaker and Sean Philips, who've done some darned nice crime comics in the past few years (and some other stuff too). There's a collection of early issues to get you started.
- Southern Cross: Characters and settings good enough so that I like it even though it's a ghost story and I theoretically don't like ghost stories. This one's so new that there's no collections yet, sorry.
- Lazarus: Grim meathook future; wondering what family and humanity mean as technology blurs the lines. There's a collection to get you started.
(As I put together the links for these, I notice they're all to one publisher: Image Comics. That probably says something about me or about them or something.)
If you're putting off your annual comic book store trip until May 13 when the new Optic Nerve ships, that's OK too.