HOW TO: COMICS (NO, YOU DON’T HAVE TO ONLY READ ABOUT SUPERHEROES) // a quick guide for beginners + some recs

Hey guys, today I’m coming at you with a new How To post, this time featuring comics. I know that some of you guys are interested in starting to read comics so I thought this post might help in some way, especially since I don’t talk about them enough on my blog!

I hope you guys enjoy this and find it somewhat helpful! Let me know if you love reading comics too!

(Remember to click on the covers to go to the Goodreads pages!)


books booksLumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten HolyΒ Β The Flash, Vol. 1: Move ForwardΒ Β Gotham Academy, Vol. 1: Welcome to Gotham AcademyΒ Β The Complete Chi's Sweet Home, Part 1Β Β I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After

I started reading comics quite a few years ago so I’m slightly qualified to give advice on this post! I do read a lot of superhero comics but not always, and so I will be recommending some of my favourite non-hero comics later in the post if you want to skip to that!

So, for this section of this post, I’m going to try and recommend (^^comics shown above^^) some comics that are handy for people trying to get into comics. These are all good for all ages, this way they’reΒ too complex & there’s no crazy lore or background where you have to know about a whole previous universe if ya get my meaning.

If you’re trying to get into comics I recommend starting with something you might have already read the novelisation of (Percy Jackson, Alex Rider etc.) or a comic without a crazy plot. For example, try something like Lumberjanes or a comic with a superhero character you’re familiar with. I also recommend getting them out from the library if you can because comics can be quite expensive, especially if you don’t know what you like yet!


books booksAmazing X-Men, Volume 1: The Quest for NightcrawlerΒ Β Nova Volume 1: OriginΒ Β Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, MoreΒ Β I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever AfterΒ Β Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Vol. 1: BFF

I thought I show you guys some of my favourite comic next because I’ve already shown you some of the comics I have read and recommend for beginners. These comics are all pretty great for beginners too, but the Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur series does require a tiny bit of background knowledge on the newer Marvel universe (you might also like Ms Marvel if you’re looking for more info on newer Marvel stuff).

The above comics are some of my absolute favourites and I own most of them physically, which definitely shows how much I love them.


Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten HolyΒ Giant Days, Vol. 1 (Giant Days, #1)Β Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird TrickΒ Paper Girls, Vol. 1 (Paper Girls, #1)Β Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary MachineΒ In Real Life

I thought to end his post I would also talk about whether or not I only read superhero stories and then recommend you guys some comics without supers! Don’t get me wrong, I love superheroes in comics and I do read a lot of superhero comics but, they’re not all of what I read.

A lot of the time I enjoy reading fun comics like Lumberjanes or more satire comics like Bitch Planet because I also find them interesting. I’ve linked a bunch of comics above that I recommend. They’re all good places to start and at least four of them are PG13 (Obviously not Sex Criminals or Bitch Planet).

If you want any other comic recommendations you can find my Goodreads shelf hereΒ or you can ask me in the comments!







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3 thoughts on “HOW TO: COMICS (NO, YOU DON’T HAVE TO ONLY READ ABOUT SUPERHEROES) // a quick guide for beginners + some recs

  1. oh this is such a great post, thank you so much for putting this together! I am not used to reading comics, but sometimes I think that I really want to try them out, so that’s the perfect blog post for me πŸ˜€ I have been recommended Lumberjanes already, I think I might start with that one sometime πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you! ❀️❀️ I’m glad you got something out of it!
      Comics are so much fun and such a different reading experience to a text novel. Lumberjanes is a great place to start and if you like the art style Nimona by the same author is also a great starting point!

      Good luck and happy reading! πŸ“š

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