"Maus" by Art Spiegelman
"Yes. Life always takes the side of life, and somehow the victims are blamed. But it wasn't the BEST people who survived, nor did the best ones die. It was RANDOM!"
Uh-oh, a serious comic book!
And yeah, I know that a lot of serious comic books are lame and uninspired, but this one is different. This one is actually good.
"Maus," recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, explored the Holocaust through the recollections of the author's father. Much of this comic book is autobiographical in nature, and flashes backwards and forwards between the 1980s and the horrors of places like Auschwitz. It is a very personal story, and there were parts of it that moved me very deeply.
I'm not planning to wholeheartedly switch over to "serious" comics anytime soon, but "Maus" is an excellent comic book, and as such is more than worth your time. There are plenty of uninspired, "third party" comics out there, but this is not one of them.