If anyone's interested in trying out Marvel Comics, a bunch of the series are starting out with #1 in October/November, under their Marvel NOW line.
Basically, a bunch of series are going to react to the events of Avengers vs. X-Men, an event that includes a 12-issue miniseries (#11 came out last week) and affects many of their titles. So at the end of it, several series, most notably those that directly implicate the Avengers and the X-Men, are restarting at issue 1, or are starting new.
As a result, it might be a good jumping-off point. I myself haven't bought Marvel books by the issue before (only the occasional TPB and library reading), but I'm checking it out.
I personally will be buying "All-New X-Men" (the original 5 X-Men coming from the past into the modern time), "Thor: God of Thunder" (replacing The Mighty Thor), "The Indestructible Hulk" (replacing The Incredible Hulk), and "Uncanny Avengers" (new, a team made of both Avengers and X-Men).
But they're also doing Captain America, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, FF, Thunderbolts, Deadpool, a couple of other Avengers and X-Men titles. For more information, check out the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_NOW!
I'm also reading Captain Marvel. The character of Carol Danvers (formerly Ms. Marvel, Binary, and Warbird) has taken on the mantle of Captain Marvel, and thus is more prominent. I loved the old Ms. Marvel books from the 70s (got the Essential Ms. Marvel book and loved it!) so I thought I'd try it out. It's really well written, and the art is really cool. Reminds me a bit of the painted style in the Star Wars: Blood Ties books (but better).
It was the year of fire… the year of destruction… the year we took back what was ours.
It was the year of rebirth… the year of great sadness… the year of pain… and the year of joy.
It was a new age. It was the end of history. It was the year everything changed.
The year is 2261.
The place: Babylon 5.