10 Best Intro Stories to Iconic Heroes

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As a long time comic book reader, I will often have people ask me questions about the medium. But the most commonly asked question is always the same: "I want to start reading (insert character name here), where do I start?" So, I figured, why not put out a handy list for y'all. Here are ten comics that should serve as a good 100 level course to some of the most popular characters in comic books right now. All of these should be currently in print and available for purchase. Happy reading!

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10. Brand New Day

(Spider-Man)

Brand New Day is one of the most successful character revitalizations I've ever seen. Spinning out of the famously bad One More Day, BND took a bunch of great writers and artists and let them take turns at writing Spider-Man. What resulted was a fun series of short adventures that eventually gave way to some larger story arcs.

That first year led to a bunch of stories about brand new villains, brand new supporting characters and some fun stories. Spider-Man and Wolverine fight Mayan Snow Monsters. Doctor Octopus returns with a final master plan. A new goblin emerges and it's a race to discover their secret identity. Etc.

Brand New Day ran for years, and while it has some less great stories, stuff like "The Gauntlet" and "Shed" are more than worth it. Truly, Brand New Day took Spider-Man in new and entertaining directions and felt like a true breath of fresh air.

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