I'll add you. Thank you. Feel free to discuss anything. I don't read a lot of comic books. I just talk about animated adaptations.
I just added SexyMerc and Guyver.
Comics I'm reading at the moment. Or will be.
Green Arrow - Jeff Lemire and BEAUTIFUL art by Andrea Sorrentino - who I joined GA for
Action Comics - Greg Pak who has put a really good feeling back into Superman.
Batman & Superman - Greg Pak and Jae Lee - who again has beautiful art.
Green Lantern The New Guardians - mainly for Kyle Rayner - but am behind a lot on it.
Wonder Woman - Azzarello has got me to read WW, that is a fantastic achievement. I've tried for years and not worked. I'm behind on it, but will catch up.
Superman Unchained - Scott Snyder and Jim Lee - behind, will catch up
Superman & Wonder Woman - I'm reading it for how the act with each other
Batman - I've been really pleased with it. However, I've stopped until Zero Year is over, then I'll read them all in one go.
Batman Eternal - am waiting for Tim Drake to shine in it. They're taking the PISS!!
I'm looking forward to reading Teen Titans by Pfeifer. I hope he uses Tim well. HATED LOBDELL'S TEEN TITANS
Another one is Geoff Johns' Superman. This is what Johns has done on Action Comics years ago: Last Son - BRILLIANT; BRAINIAC - GREAT; LEGION OF SUPERHEROES - BRILLIANT. I have not not liked his work. I love Johns.
@takashichea: As a young child, I had older relatives who were into comics. I picked up a few of them and read them. Plus this was during the 90's and the X-men and Spiderman shows were airing during that time. The first comic I remember reading was an old Thor comic. The first exposure to comic characters overall was probably the 90's X-men show. I read a couple Justice League but mostly marvel since that's what most of my family read. At one point We had a fair collection of around 300 issues, but eventually I was the only one really reading them. On my own I bought a few classic books including Jack Kirby's New Gods and Miracle Man which are DC and Classic 60's and 70's issues of X-men, Spiderman and a few others. My favorite back then was probably Silver Surfer and he's still in my top 5 solo heroes. Comics lead me to anime and manga for the most part I would say, even though I had seen episodes of Fist of the North Star and DBZ around the same time I got into comics. I didn't know exactly what they were though at the time.
If you want to jump in, maybe starting with the 90's Spiderman or X-men would be a good idea. They are comparably lighthearted to most of the anime I've seen but have their moments of darkness and emotion. I know light-hearted series aren't a turn off for you though so I think you will enjoy them. If you don't then you probably won't need to try the comics. Those two series in particular have mostly canon material so getting into the comics from them would be a pretty smooth transition. Marvel also made the Ultimate line of comics to give new readers the easy opportunity to understand all the major characters like the X-men, Avengers and Fantastic Four and what not. It's not canon but is enjoyable.
I remember the X-Men animated series was the best Marvel animated series of its decade. You started out with Marvel. I can't remember what I started with in comic book based animated shows back then. My favorite Marvel hero was always Spider-Man while DC was Batman for me. Their shows were great. I got through the animated shows first then the comic books. I still want to try the comic books. It's just that the world of comics is so big. I'm overwhelmed with what to try. Plus, that's the whole canon or not canon thing that confuses me.
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look for those.