How can a manga be so awesome and disgusting at the same time? That’s Junji Ito’s work. Gyo really impressed me with its drawings of horrible mech-zombie bodies expelling gases, thanks to a germ developed by the Japanese army. I can’t recommend it enough, although the story is a bit short.
The copy I bought off Barnes and Noble also included two short stories, one had ready many years ago (“The enigma of Amigara Fault”), which I liked a lot back then. It was a surprise to find it again in this copy.
I recommend checking out other works of Junji Ito. I just finished reading Black Paradox, a story about a group of strangers willing to commit suicide (together), but a lot of strange events happen before they succeed.