So I did not grow up reading comics like David did. I have only recently gotten in to reading comics, partly due to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I did like some manga, but the problem is that it goes on for so long and can take up an entire room with comics or manga. The amazing thing that has happened is the ability to get my comics on my iPad (or other tablet devices), which means I am not taking up precious space and since there is not a comic book store in my town I can actually access comics.
So the thing that really got me started was season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I have been trying to keep up with season 9, but I just get so busy and then get behind and then I have to catch up. At the same time I have really enjoyed reading the comic version of Buffy and have read all of the Firefly continuations. Part of the other problem that I have is wondering where do I start.
Movies Based on Comics
So the safe option would be to do the movies based on comics. I already have an understanding of the characters and I know I like the basic premise. David has given me some X-men to read, I have particularly liked ones that are short comic series instead of something that goes on for a long period of time. David has also had me read other Marvel comics such as 1602 and Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe. Both of those were fantastic. At the same time the one shots do not help me know where to go from there.
I have not really read much DC (partly because I cannot get it on my iPad), but I am interested in Batman and Green Arrow. I recently learned about a Harley Quinn comic being released that I am pretty excited about, but again there is a problem of access to those comics.
Another thought is to go with an indie comic or at least one that is not the big Marvel or DC. I already read one Dark Horse comic with Buffy and want to read the other Buffy related comics (Angel and Faith, Spike, Willow), but I wonder if there are other Dark Horse comics that I would like to read. I have tried a couple of free options, but am still not quire ready to commit to anything else. Some of it is the monetary commitment, but the other part is just not quire sure what the best place to start is.
So this is a long way of saying does anyone out there have a suggestion of where to start with getting into comics.