Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 4 story and art by Hiromu Arakawa
Ed and Al finish up their battle at the abandoned alchemical lab. Their enemies, Lust and Envy, leave them alive for some nefarious purpose. The brothers need a lot of recovery time, especially Al (he's the one who's just a soul trapped in a suit of armor)--he doubts whether he is a real person or not. They resolve some personal issues and decide to go back to their original teacher to get more information on the philosopher's stone. Meanwhile, the conspiracy around the philosopher's stone seems to be getting bigger and bigger as more members of the military are involved, including possibly the president?!?
The story is charming, funny, and dramatic in just the right mixture. I am enjoying it a lot and look forward to the next issue. Nothing too deep here but lots of fun.