Where to Start Reading — Simple comic guides, with links to books.

Where to start reading Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman — Spider-Woman is one of my favorite series out at Marvel right now, and it has cemented Jessica Drew as one of my favorite characters in the marvel universe.
Last updated Mar 25, 2017

Where to start reading Patsy Walker, AKA Hellcat

Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat — The 2015 series, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat is a really fun series, with unique manga-inspired art. Very all-ages, but aimed at people in their 20s and 30s.
Last updated Jan 30, 2017

Where to start reading Spider-Gwen

Spider-Gwen — The big Spider-Man story of summer 2015, Spider-Verse, introduced a world where Gwen Stacy, not Peter Parker, was bit by a radioactive spider.
Last updated Jan 26, 2017

Where to start reading Captain America comics

Captain America — I recommend starting Captain America comics either with the fantastic current Cap storyline by Nick Spender, or a self-contained book with classic Steve Rogers.
Last updated Jan 09, 2017

Where to start reading Iron Man comics

Iron Man — The best places to start reading Iron Man comics are Extremis or The Five Nightmares which inspired the movies, or the 2015 series for the latest on Stark.
Last updated Jan 09, 2017

Where to start reading Superman comics

Superman — The three best places I would recommend for new Superman readers are the New 52, Rebirth, and a self-contained story.
Last updated Jan 07, 2017

Where to start reading Ant-Man comics

Ant-Man — If you've seen the Ant-Man film, you have a good idea of Scott's personality and the kind of humor you'll find in the 2015 Ant-Man series.
Last updated Jan 05, 2017

Where to start reading Archie comics

Archie — The new 2015 series was the rebirth of Archie comics into a modern era, and they could not have gotten a better team to do it.
Last updated Jan 04, 2017

Vision: Marvel's best new series

Vision — I haven't been this excited to lend out a book since Ms Marvel. It's a tragedy, from the very first issue.
Last updated Dec 28, 2016

Where to start reading Hawkeye comics

Hawkeye — Hawkeye is one of my favorite series of all time. The art is flat and geometric in a really beautiful way, and the story is solidly grounded. If Hawkeye calling
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Wolverine comics

Wolverine — The story of Wolverine is a weird one for new readers. Logan is dead, and has been for a while, and his clone, Laura Kinney, has taken up the mantle.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Old Man Logan comics

Old Man Logan — Old Man Logan began as a great short story, but has recently become a major part of the main Marvel universe.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Squirrel Girl comics

Squirrel Girl — Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is one of my personal favorite series to come out of Marvel recently. But both the writing and the art are very polarizing.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Black Panther comics

Black Panther — Ta-Nehisi Coates is a very respected writer for The Atlantic who has made his comics debut with the 2016 Black Panther series.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Iron Fist comics

Iron Fist — The 2004 series Iron Fist: The Living Weapon is a great place to start, but has a darker feel.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Thor comics

Thor — These are the two most recent Thor series, and they both make great starting points depending on what you're looking for.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel — Ms. Marvel is, in my opinion, the best new comic book character in at least the last decade. Her story is unique, inspiring, hilarious, and emotional.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel — The best place to start reading Captain Marvel is at the beginning of Carol Danver's 2014 series. Vol 1 & 2 especially are some of my favorite issues.
Last updated Jan 02, 2017

Where to start reading Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange — The 2015 series is a great starting point for new readers, and I've enjoyed the series a lot. Modern, funny, and beautifully drawn.
Last updated Jan 03, 2017

Where to start reading Deadpool

Deadpool — I highly recommend anyone interested in reading Deadpool start with Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan's 2012 series. These are the two current authors.
Last updated Feb 18, 2017

Where to start reading Secret Wars

Secret Wars — The seeds of the 2015 Secret Wars by Jonathan Hickman began in his series Avengers (2012) and New Avengers (2012), greatest comic stories I've ever read.
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Where to start reading Marvel events

Marvel Events — Comics events are like Avengers movies. Tons of characters, all with their own stories, come together for something bigger than their parts,
Last updated Dec 18, 2016

Comics can be confusing.

Sometimes you just need a friend to tell you where to start. If you have any questions, , tweet, or comment on an article.