My father is a die hard D.C Comics fan growing up and continuing to read mainly Superman and Batman comics. He asked if I knew anything about the Marvel universe and where a good starting point would be as he is interested in expanding what he reads. I had no idea. I only have a tew trades and 80% of the characters in them I know nothing about. (we both know of the characters who've appeared in movies, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk etc etc) Is there a definitive jumping in point, that introduces you to the characters without relying on reading several years worth of back story just to get an understanding of their general roles? I've been promising for months to find him some info but i've been a bad son and only just got a round to it. Is anyone able to offer any help for where a new Marvel fan should start? Cheers. P.S this isn't going to be a hardcore super duper hobby, it's just something to keep him occupied when he wants a lazy weekend.