Dipping my toes into the sea of manga: Fullmetal Alchemist vol. 1-3 by Hiromi Arakawa
This is the only manga people recommended to me that I turned out to actually like. It reminded me a bit of the early seasons of Avatar - funny, exciting adventure, faint hints of political issues and other dark hints, but not detracting from the essential fun of the story. I read all three of the volumes in this collection and intend to read a few more, at least until it gets depressing which it hints that it will at some point. The art was pretty typical, but it helped to tell them apart that they're made of different amounts of metal.