Let's see, I'm a long time Marvel reader, a friend got me into some DC with Identity Crisis. I've read Fables and enjoyed, beyond that I know nothing of independent titles.
For Marvel, X-Men guru. Currently reading Uncanny X-Men (UXM) starting back in 1963. Currently on issue #34
Growing up, my mother worked at a grocery store, and brought home a 12 pack of comics, X-Men/x-titles and it was all one big storyline. I had already been watching the Fox cartoon, so I was instantly hooked. Before that, I saw Pryde of the X-Men (you can find on YT) which was the 80's attempt of an X-Men cartoon that didn't catch on. I saw this when visiting family in FL when I was maybe 4-6 yrs old. Didn't even know X-Men was a thing til later when X-Men returned to TV on Fox in a new form.
What do/did you read? Fave characters, stories,etc?