When I was a kid, I was a DC Universe guy all the way, with rare forays into X-Men books.
I realized last week, though, that the DCU does absolutely nothing for me these days, and I’ve stopped reading DC books, even Batman, which I don’t even recognize at the moment.
The Marvel Universe, though, has been blowing my mind and pleasing me greatly for at least the last year. I’ve been reading Captain America, Uncanny X-Men, Invincible Iron Man, Secret Avengers, Thor, and Osborn. I eagerly anticipate every Wednesday with an excitement I haven’t felt since I was a teenager.
Via Reddit, I came across this article at Platypus Robot: A Marvel Universe Primer. It gives some basic history of the Marvel Universe, and suggests some starting points for new readers. If you or someone you know is interested in reading some amazing stories but don’t know where to start, check this article out; I think you’ll find it quite useful.