I just recently got into comics, and decide to start reading MTMtE. Being a new reader, I had a few questions. Do the IDW comics tie into any existing continuity, or are they set in a completely seperate universe? Should I bother trying to read all of the comics leading up to the current ongoing series, and if not, what are some specific stories you would recommend reading to get caught up? Do I have to keep up with both current ongoing series to understand any important plot points?