I've been plowing through the published volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist (finished vol 24 last week), and am kind of blown away by it. I think it's pretty much the most fantastic popular manga ever, and written and drawn by a lady cartoonist as well (which is very exciting to me, as I am also a lady cartoonist). I've been doing some fanart of various characters. Here's Izumi, Ed and Al's Alchemy teacher, and badass housewife. God, I love her. I love them all, actually.
Awesome series, just awesome.