Why is it that some people insist on maintaining that those of us who don't consider superhero books to be the be-all and end-all of comics goodness must automatically be pining for the medium to adopt fine art/high literature's somewhat condescending aesthetic standards?
It seems to me a woefully specious argument, and says more about the persons making said argument than the people (like myself) who merely want to distance themselves from the rather benighted critical inflation of the superhero genre. I don't care about "respectability" or anything like that on any terms other than whatever terms the comics medium may or may not make for itself. If it comes, great - more people get to experience the wonderful world of comics. If not - well, no biggie. Our medium does not live and breath according to the whims of North American book consumers.