A general recommendation of "the one book to get into comics" is bullshit, anyway.
For some, it's gonna be Raina Telgemeier, or a single X-Men issue from 1994, or reading a Scott McCloud book, or webcomics, or a Chinese copy of Maus they found in a hotel room and can't actually understand -- there's no one-book-fits-all.
What "start with Watchmen" communicates is: "I think it's the best one, and my opinions haven't changed since 1995."
How *I* got into comics is essentially impossible to recommend outside of the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, and 1993 -- Donald Duck comics don't tend to exist in the same way, and you're not learning to read.
How I got into superhero comics is with Ultimate Spider-Man, and though that's aged pretty well, it's extremely 2001, extremely decompressed, and not something I'd necessarily recommend to a new reader in 2019.
@Alexis And I mean this applies for recommendations of ANYTHING. No one ever seems to start with asking what the other person likes! They just start listing what THEY like and I'm like what makes you think you have the same tastes as this other person, why does everyone do this
@InspectorCaracal That's exactly what I meeeaaannnn~
I get that top ten lists are the basic default format for the internet these days, but, like, fuck, start at "What superhero movies did you like?" or "What's your favourite TV show?"
(Thor 1? Try Thor: The Mighty Avenger. The Good Place? Try Grant Morrison's Animal Man.)
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