Breaking into comics is way too hard. For real though, the level of secrecy involved and the vast array of obstacles you'll have to overcome, makes the average cat decide to work for the CIA instead. You should write a best selling novel, date several super models, play one-on-one against LeBron or Kobe and then maybe, maybe think about trying to break into the comic business.
If you don't live in NYC or in LA your chances of walking in off the street like Joe Q did and landing a gig are slim and none. Truth be told, most people get jobs in the comics industry by knowing someone already working in the comics industry.
If you really want to tell great stories, as an artist or as a writer--self-publishing is the only way to go. Capcom will get around to making Street Fighter 5 before the average comic fan gets a gig at Marvel.
But I'm sure that with Disney owning Marvel, a "reality show" filled with socially awkward comic fans looking to break into the business is probably on the horizion.
Love CB's comments about chasing your dreams. Thats the one thing everyone's story has in common. Everyone gets in a little different....but everyone went after it too. Every rejection and stumble is just a step in the progression of reaching your end goal.