I do really wish I could get into Marvel comics, I've always loved the aesthetic designs of the villains in Spider-Man, especially the origins of the villains, but just... comic books. I've never really enjoyed them, they just seem so overpriced for the extremely meager stories they offer compared to a novel. It would be nice if Marvel could ever expand their audience target and start producing actual full 500+ page novels on the 616 superheroes.
Any advice on how to get into reading comics when you prefer books instead? 'Cause I want to, just that they don't feel accessible.
Have you tried borrowing graphic novels from your public library? That way you can dip your toes in and not have to make the financial investment, if you don't want to. Plus, you can read an entire storyline in one go, rather than waiting on each single issue.