Gah. Where to start...
I was 10 years old, and Sailor Moon first started airing. That got me drawing for about 4 years, and then I got into Dragonball Z. That lasted for a year because I got bored. I should've stuck with it longer, I'd have learned to draw big BURLY men earlier!
So a year later, the Ayashi no Ceres manga stepped onto the scene. It was beautiful, it was bloody, and it was sad sad SAD. Back then, it was only available in plain text format if you wanted to read it in English online -- they would describe what happens in each panel and write out the dialouge. But I read the whole thing without seeing one picture.
5 years later (like, two months ago), I read the FMA manga online. TLH put it well, in that the artist uses a fairly simple style but stretches it in every way possible. It's just remarkable. Not to mention, most characters have different faces from eachother.
Anyway, these particular comics at these points in my life have continuously nudged me into drawing, even when I think I don't wanna. Oh yeah, I also forgot the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. When I was 8 years old, I would draw Sonic all day long.