This is a really understandable, and in many ways, wise move.
A lot of the draw for getting DC/Marvel books is the fact that you know the characters. Despite any other facets, perceived to be negative or not, readers know who those characters are. There isn't any need to waste pages on getting into who characters are.
This is really the only difference between indie and DC/Marvel, on the whole, without bringing things like events or crossovers into the equation, because some people dig that shit
There are, of course, exceptions; Spawn, Hellboy, Walking Dead; that have popular cultural relevance enough to fit this bill, but...maybe not.
With all that said, I have loved a ton of indie books, simply because they were able to tell the characters backstory while telling his story going on in the book. There's baggage that comes with knowing everything
about a character, that makes the character stale, and this simply doesn't happen in most indie books, because they are "told and done".
Alright, we got all that out of the way. You knew it was coming and necessary...at least, I thought it was necessary.
But, are you going to be jumping into new indie book feet first? Giving them a try? Jumping in feet first?
Its a but tougher with indie books to do this. But trades are definitely where its at. You can get a good bearing on what's good and what sucks.
Saga is worth getting.
I love Manhattan Projects.
Skullkickers is fun; sort of DnD fantasy comedy.
Trades are also good because you can thumb through them, most of the time, at the shop and see what's up.
I'm just glad to see you reading comics.