Good place to start for Manga n00bs

Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom - Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata

Bullet Review:

Manga is one of those genres I typically avoid, but a goal for 2013 was to try something I normally wouldn't. After loads of amazing recommendations, I settled on Death Note.

Turns out, that was a good choice. Great characters, interesting story, brisk, exciting pace. Not sure I'll be joking head-first into manga and I won't be buying the whole Death Note line (2014's goal is to reduce book spending and read only my own books), but if you are interested in checking out Mangas, this is a good place to start!!