Interesting about the slide into comics via anime/manga. That’s exactly how my 16 year old daughter, an avid reader, got from princess/fairy/magic/Greek mythology to Avengers somewhere between ages 12 to 16. I’m not sure she has ever read an actual comic book though. But she went from “I’ll wait in the car” to “Dad, there’s a comic book shop can we stop?” Contrast with my 10 year old who learned to read on Marvel Origin Stories, has a subscription to comic books, and has had a 36” Spider-Man since she was about that tall. Two different paths to the same store.