What would be a good approach to start reading these series?
My only familiarity with that universe is:
The TV series "Witchblade", which I assume was done based on the comics.
Some tactics I can think of are:
Should I merely start with the oldest comics on Top Cow?
These seem to be "Angelus Volume 1", "Witchblade: Prevailing", "Magdalena Origins Volume 1" and some others that didn't seem Witchblade/Artifact related.
However it's hard for me to tell if any given title belongs to Witchblade/Artifact line or not.
Should I start with specific Witchblade series comics?
Should I start with some "best of" set? If so, which?
Should I start with specific issues containing critical info, even if they are not oldest or best? If so, which?
Your other idea.
I explicitly cenetered on Witchblade/Artifacts series, but if any tied-in series issue (Magdalena?, Angelus?) should be included in the starter set, I'm fine with that.
I am open to the idea of reading the comics in order other than #1=>#N in the series, provided most of the significant plot info from the ones I miss can be found online, such as ComicVine
If possible, the recommendation should fit into 4 waves of 3 issues
If possible, the recommendation should be biased towards comics available for sale, especially at comixology. Howeever, that is a weak preference - I'd rather expend the effort tracking down a hard-to-buy issue if that issue is considered critical to read.
For any suggestions, it would be strongly appreciated if specific reasoning to choose that specific set/order is provided instead of simply a bare list.