Batman: Year One, Franck Miller & David Mazzucchelli
Lee Bermejo has risen to the cream of the crop of the comix industry. Starting 10 years ago working for Wildstorm his work looked like it had been created by a seasoned pro despite his young age. You can find his gallery over at Splash Page Art. His graphic novel Joker (written by Brian Azzarello)is a bestseller. It hit stores after The Dark Knight was in theatres.He's a master that creates textures and layers with pencil and then highlights and outlines the shapes with ink. Brilliant work!
The incomparable Gil Ichiyama's - Ichi - Story within the story The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon
Batman #1 - by Lucky Star
Metal Gear Rising - Solid Snake *
Honestly, the Watchmen movie ending probably made more sense, but you've gotta love the squid-thing from the original comics!