I have never, ever, had any experience with graphic novels or manga (are they the same thing?). I feel like I missed something in my childhood by not getting into comics (graphic novels?) at a young age, but just because I'm an adult doesn't mean I can't start now! As I've grown as a reader I have found myself interested in trying new things and am now at a point where I would like to give these items a shot, especially manga. Problem is, I have no idea where to start!! Anyone have any facts or info or ideas for me?? Recommendations on where to start?.. HELP!