Starslip Crisis is in the middle of an absolutely killer storyline. Admittedly, this is not a great time for new readers to jump in cold. But it is a great time for them to start reading the entire comic from the very beginning, so that they can properly enjoy the delicious payoff that is currently unfolding. A major commitment, sure, but when have I ever steered you wrong?
(And no, that one time does not count. The other three wheels were fine, ketchup and tomato sauce are easily confused, and they totally didn't look like a cop from behind.)