Even the most ardent of comic fans can likely see why people shy away from getting into comics. Often, the plotlines require you to have a knowledge of comic history that is borderline encyclopedic, and involve you caring deeply for characters that are about as loveable as the guy who tries to offer you mysterious substances outside your local corner store.
But this isn't to say that people who think badly of some comics should never read any - or that lapsed fans are doomed to never be able to get into a series ever again. Because the issues that many comics suffer from aren't a widespread contagion, but rather a plague that the hardiest and best of comics manage to overcome through the strength of good writing, a unique concept, or just some good old fashioned brutal violence.
Whatever the means, there are plenty of comics that are more than capable of kickstarting someone's love of comics - you just have to find the right one for you. And lucky for us, it looks like there's going to be no shortage of these comics anytime soon.