So I stopped off at my Local Comic Book Store on Thursday to pick up the Firefly comic that just came out. It reminded me, once again, that I should really probably get into comic books since I read scans_daily on occasion and am tired of being confused. Thing is, I have no idea where to start.
Are there any comics out there where Property-Destroying Villains don't show up seemingly just because the hero is there? Or, even better, where the economic costs of having a superhero keep a city safe are mentioned/dealt with? (In case you can't tell, this is kind of my pet peeve with action/adventure stories in general.) I'm also interested in strong female heroes. Snark a plus.