I mean, it depends on the person and what they're into, but I've always thought that One Piece is a solid series that people would like and sort of help them get into comics (though it has peaks and valleys).
I've always disagreed with the thought that you should find out what their tastes in other entertainment are first. If I like a movie, I will recommend it if someone asks, regardless of whether they like that genre. I will leave it to them to be open to it or not.
If the hypothetical person asked me about comics, I'll assume he is interested in them as a whole, so I would definitely pass along what I thought were the best examples.
Plus, your taste in movies or whatever doesn't always match up. I am a dyed-in-the-wool horror movie fan, for getting close to 30 years. But with very, very few exceptions, I do not think horror translates to comics very well. I love TWD, and a few other kind of off-the-wall things...like Burns' Black Hole is kind of horror-ish, I guess. But mostly, I never can get into horror comics.
domu and dragonball z are the only two comics I'd recommend (also deathnote first half).
for some reason i haven't enjoyed a lot of other popular comics like watchmen, y the last man, the walking dead, naruto, one piece, gantz, berserk and only read a portion of them.
Yeah, but movies don't carry the same stigma that comics have, and I think that everyone knows the massive range of genre that movies cover... I'm not sure social awareness of the range in comics is as equally well-known. When you recommend a movie to someone, it's not likely that this will be the first time they've ever sat down and watched a movie.
Originally Posted by Terminator X
If someone's totally not into superheroes or anime, then it's very possible they've never read a comic. If you hand 'em something else they're not into, then they might come away feeling like, "yeah, comics are neat, but there's nothing there I'm interested in".
We all take the potential and capability of comics for granted, because here at PJ we're all comics-literate fans, but for some folks who are completely outside, the comic you give them might be the first one they ever read. By tailoring to their tastes, you help ensure that they see comics for their potential, not their reputation.