Welcome to the Comics Stand, Moviefone's look at comic books and their big screen adventures.
You've gotten a Christmas gift card to a book store, but you don't know what to buy. Maybe you made a New Year's resolution to "read more." Or perhaps you're aware of the ensuing glut of comic book movies coming next summer and you still don't know why it's such a big deal. With the new year approaching, it's the perfect time to pick up a comic book and broaden your horizons.
But how do you know which comics are right for you -- especially if you've never read them before? That's simple: ask yourself what kind of movies you like. We all consider ourselves some kind of "movie buff" in one way or another. Your taste in film is the crucial clue for what comics you might like. After the jump, we've got comic picks for the war, action, crime, samurai and "quirky" indie movie buff.