The list author says: "This is my list of non-traditional (superhero) comic books. All of these I personally love and can't recommend higher. I avoided posting any multiples by the same author, but if you enjoyed any of these, you should look up what else an author has done.
I will add that these are not for the faint of heart. Many of these stories can be mature at times, and are probably not recommended for anything younger than a high-schooler."
"Joe Hill's series was one of the most surprising I have read in a long time. The premise is that of a magical house and the family that resides in it. This story switches from heartwarming to terrifying at the drop of a hat. Interesting fact: Joe Hill is Stephen King's son."
"This one is a futuristic portrayal of sexuality. Pope's fantastic designs are not to be missed, nor is his strange ideas for future strip-clubs where women's organs are broadcasted to give the viewer the ultimate in voyeurism. If you are not inclinded to read about sexuality, might I suggest Batman: Year One Hundred, which is also a futuristic portrayal."
"Brian Wood's vikings are amazingly realistic and give him a perfect reason to switch stories every volume. Characters age and die like true men of the North. Wood tells some of the most realistic and intense stories. If you don't want to read a sword and axe tale, look to DMZ, where New York City is torn apart by the Second Civil War."