This year marked my first year of really reading comics. Although I’d always been interested in superhero stories and the comic format, it had seemed seriously overwhelming and I never truly knew where to dive in. Late in 2013, I saw clips from Matt Fraction’s Hawkeye on Tumblr and decided to start reading it. From there, I found other series that people recommended based on reading Hawkeye, then I read lists of comics that were generally recommended.
While I’m still far behind on the list of series I want to read — Captain Marvel, Young Avengers, She-Hulk, Bitch Planet, The Wicked + The Divine, All-New Captain America, and Rocket Raccoon are high on my list — I made some serious headway this year. (If you have any recommendations, I’ll happily take them!) These are the six comic series that I enjoyed most in 2014.