Warren Ellis is one of the best comic book writers working these days. He does high profile work (Astonishing X-men) to pay the bills, but most of his current output is for indie comic book companies that allow him and the artists to maintain ownership of their work. He also has a popular blog that is always worth daily reading. For the last two years he and Paul Duffield have published a weekly web comic called FreakAngels, 6 pages every Friday.
FreakAngels is the story of a group of superpowered twenty somethings who have flooded London and destroyed the UK government.
FreakAngels starts here