At first I was wary of indie titles, mostly because I thought that only snobs read them. I got over that when I found myself disappointed with the marvel dc fare. New volumes starting, old ones ending, big events where everything gets retooled, revamped, or rebooted. I found it to be more and more revolting.
So I decided to branch out and try some indie stuff for myself. I've really getting into archie books. Yes that archie. At first it was sonic the hedgehog, a title I've loved since I was a kid. I always thought it was interesting that a video game character had his own comic book. Then came mega man, and the new crusaders. The crusaders I like because it's a team of teenage superheroes trying to get into their fill their roles as legacy characters, but unlike the X-men its not filled with angst, nor does it cater to the tumblr crowd like young avengers. Its more straight forward, which I appreciate. The Fox, with the shield backup announced today, sounds very interesting as well.
One archie book that I really like that I never thought I would is The Married Life. It takes place in two parallel worlds where archie is married to Veronica in one, and Betty in the other. It covers the perils of being a young married adult, relationship problems, money problems, dreams not coming to fruition. It's a very mature book, without being overtly dark, violent, or sexual.
I am also looking forward to Afterlife with Archie in october, a zombie apocalypse starts in riverdale.