Marc Singer has composed a list of comics he feels are good “starter comics.” To make determining where you would like to begin your comic journey, Marc has divided the list into subcategories according to genre. While I don’t agree with all of his choices (I hate Akira, but that may well be a personal problem), his list is quite good and well worth looking at, even for those of us who have been reading comics for decades. Take a look at the list here.
While you’re there, take a moment and browse Marc’s blog. It’s always nice to see texts that are considered popular culture discussed in a meaningful and intelligent way.
I’m hoping that intellectual ability in some way arises from his first name.