After trying out some of the New 52 DC stuff, I thought a bunch of the books were good, but I'm still bothered by the fact that it's such a huge universe, and I'll never get the complete story, and it seems they're just going to keep getting their continuity screwed up.
So now I'm thinking of trying out some Dark Horse of Viz manga. Why those two publishers in particular? Because they have very reasonably priced digital options. 70 pages of "Dark Horse Presents" is $4. 120 pages of "One Piece" is $5.
I'm also looking into Red Circle comics or maybe the new Transformers books.
I'm open to other publishers too, but I do want to try to get three specific things:
1. A lot of bang for my comic buck.
2. A complete universe in one or two titles.
3. Something that's not too graphic or mature. I'm burned out on dark and bloody stuff.
I think the 3rd criteria may be the least important.
I just really want a good comic book world to get into on the ground floor, for a reasonable digital price point.
So, can anyone recommend me their favorite indy stuff, perhaps based on my criteria?