DailyBits, calls them "sensational" and I agree. Look at some of them:
Fell #1 from Warren Ellis
Detective Richard Fell is transferred over the bridge from the big city to Snowtown, a feral district whose police roster numbers three-and-a-half people (one detective has no legs). Dumped in this collapsing urban trashzone, Richard Fell is starting all over again.
Y: The Last Man Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan
When a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, unemployed and unmotivated slacker Yorick Brown suddenly discovers that he is the only male left in a world inhabited solely by women.
Sandman #1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
A wizard attempting to capture Death to bargain for eternal life traps her younger brother Dream instead. Fearful for his safety, the wizard kept him imprisoned in a glass bottle for decades. After his escape, Dream, also known as Morpheus, goes on a quest for his lost objects of power. On the way, Morpheus encounters Lucifer and demons from Hell, the Justice League, and John Constantine, the Hellblazer.
Next time someone asks you to define awesome, you may want to point them to this list (you could also show them this collection of people posing with album covers in a rather clever way.) It's also a spectacular resource to use if you've ever wanted to introduce people to graphic novels.
(via Pulp 2.0)