are there any decent mecha manga series' out there? I know the origin is supposed to be really good, I can't find a way to read it online (I would absolutely pay for the privilege, but it seems like only way to read it is to pay thirty bucks a volume for poorly bound books)
what are some good titles?
That new Ultraman manga is okay and Cobra is a classic.
Those Gundam the Origin volumes are some of the best western manga releases ever and I haven't paid a dime over $20 for each, check them out. You can also read a chunk of it for free at Comic Walker, but it adds a new chapter once a month so it'll be a while before it's done.
FSS is certainly very interesting, even if the mecha are more like part of the setting than the central focus. It's basically Dune in manga form.
Still mad that the English translation was never finished for it.