It's never a bad time to get into comics. You love the characters, the movies and the fandom, so why not start now?
With so many series and publishers out there, it might be tough to narrow down what you want. That's where we can help. Each week we'll profile the must-have comics for the week and recommend some jumping-on points for you to get reading.
This week's pulls are:
Doctor Strange #381 | Marvel Comics
Donny Cates, Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Garland-born Donny Cates makes his Marvel Legacy debut this week with Doctor Strange #381, which promises to shake up the Sorcerer Supreme's story -- you know, by giving Loki the title instead. But the story is about Stephen Strange, so we can only imagine he won't take to the news very lightly.
If Cates' other exploits in comics are anything to go by (see Redneck and God Country), then this is set to be a tentpole series for Marvel's new initiative. On top of that, his Thanos series premieres in just a few weeks.
Justice League #33 | DC Comics
Bryan Hitch, Ethan Van Sciver
The trials of Dark Nights: Metal continue as the Justice League continues to face off against the evil versions of Batman from the Dark Multiverse. The last few crossover issues have been pretty similar, so expect this to continue the thread of how the members of the Justice League can take down their equals.
While Bryan Hitch's Justice League has had its hits and misses, between its last arc and this event, maybe it can end on a high note. Deathstroke's Christopher Priest will take over the series later this winter.
Fence #1 | Boom! Studios
C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad
Boom! Studios is prepping this to be a hit for fans of sports anime and all of the wonderful things that come with it. Novelist C.S. Pacat teams up with Johanna the Mad for a sports action/drama about fencing -- something you'd least expect to be incredibly emotional and exciting.
With that in mind, Fence is set to cover everything from training, determination and perseverance in the eye of diversity, as protagonist Nicholas Cox sets himself on the road to Kings Row, an elie all-boys school.
The Punisher #218 | Marvel Comics
Matthew Rosenberg, Guiu Vilanova
In one of the more wild Marvel Legacy shakeups, Frank Castle is donning the War Machine armor -- and we can't help but think this is going to level up his quest for revenge. Acclaimed writer Matthew Rosenberg joins the book with Guiu Vilanova which is sure to be a violent ride.
Plus, it comes at a time when Marvel's The Punisher is hitting Netflix. And while the show is drawing its own level of criticism and controversy, it makes this comic a great jumping-on point for new fans and readers of the comics that inspired the show.