Which Comic To Read

Which Comic To Read

Errant Venture Errant Venture
Morning all!

My sister (yes, I really do mean my sister) wants to start reading some superhero comics, like Batman or X-Men. The trouble is, there's so many! Those two, for example, have so much history that she has no idea where to start, and even I wouldn't know where to start - though I'm also not that into comics. So I'd like to ask you all if you know of a good place for her to jump in? Either to these series', or others like, oh I don't know, Spiderman? Ironman?

Thanks for your time!
08/22/2011
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Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Errant Venture
Morning all!

My sister (yes, I really do mean my sister) wants to start reading some superhero comics, like Batman or X-Men. The trouble is, there's so many! Those two, for example, have so much history that she has no idea where to start, ...
Y the last man. My all time favorite series. It's about all the men on earth dying except one. Such a phenomenal series.
08/25/2011
One of Five One of Five
I'd start her off on some manga comics. thats just the geek in me speaking out though.
08/25/2011
Cedarlooman Cedarlooman
They just started a brand new Ultimate Spider-man after killing off Peter Parker, and DC is shutting down all their existing comics and relaunching 52 titles at #1, so that would be a good spot to jump on with Superman, Batman, Justice League or any of the other DC characters.

Other books I recommend would be Powers, the Walking Dead, and Unwritten.

For some great stories about Super Heroes without all the baggage necessary, I would recommend some Graphic Novels like: The Dark Knight Returns,Batman: Dark Victory or Batman: The Long Halloween, or Batman: Year One.
08/25/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Cedarlooman
They just started a brand new Ultimate Spider-man after killing off Peter Parker, and DC is shutting down all their existing comics and relaunching 52 titles at #1, so that would be a good spot to jump on with Superman, Batman, Justice League or any ...
Ill second the dark knight returns, its great.
08/25/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
They certainly sound right up her alley. Thanks, people! These are some good idea. Keep them coming!
08/27/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Runaways is another good one, its about all these kids who find out there parents are part of some evil bad guy thing with super powers.
08/27/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
My best friend and I have been reading graphic novels for years, and she just began nurturing a new love for classic superhero comics. I sent her an email, as I know she recently began reading X-men, and here was her response on how she started tackling the HUGE library:

"I'm reading Ultimate X-Men, and I've been reading in the trade paperback editions, so I started with Vol. 1. The Ultimate series are Marvel's re-booted versions of the different superhero franchises, so they're the original characters set in a modern setting and not the original stories."

Hope that helps! I've thought about becoming familiar with the classic X-men, Spiderman, Batman stories, but then I see how many different issues there are at the comic book store and shudder! There needs to be a "start here" sign posted.
08/27/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
Oh, I most heartily agree with you, Ablaze! I go to the comic section of the book store and come away with a headache, for all the comics! But thank you for the head's-up on the Ultimate X-Men. She likes Wolverine .
08/29/2011
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