Comic Newbie Tries DC's Countdown to Infinity Crisis - Robinson Duffy of the Sun Star is urged to try what would seem to be a book designed for the long term reader. When he does it has a surprising, to me anyway, result.
I suppose someone with no knowledge of comics would be surprised at the leaps and bound comics have made over time. The production values and approach are drastically different than what are commonly thought of.
I still just find it quite strange that even the most die hard superhero fan would recommend such a history(big picture) themed comic as someone's first. Yet perhaps with the direction it takes, with a slightly skewed and darker take on past events. It takes a newbie to appreciate it, because there isn't a "Where did they get that from?" counter there.