Honestly, I've never been a very big comics guy. I just happened to stumble on a review of this comic when it first came out and decided on a whim to get it, because it had so many SF themes and elements I really love.
What I really like about it is it's something in between a space opera and more serious sci fi fare. There's great writing, spectacular (mind-blowing!) art, and the only thing I don't like about Volume 2 is the fact that the writer and artist are taking a month-long break every time a new volume comes out on print -- and I want to know what happens next!
All kidding aside, if a series like this can grab a person like me who doesn't normally read graphic novels or comics, I think many, many people should check it out. This is fantastic work and deserves every sale and piece of recognition it gets, and the price is a steal for six chapters of story, every bit filled with stunning art, great characters, beautiful worlds and fantastic writing. So, give it a shot!