One of my pet peeves with comic fans is when they say: “I wish someone could explain to me why this (writer/artist) is popular?”
Why do you even care? If someone rattles off the creators big hits or get into the details of its status is that really going to change the inquirers feelings? Of course not. They will brush it off. They do not want people to explain what makes a creator they dislike popular. I guess maybe its all about connecting with fans a bit closer to ones own self in terms of interest. It just makes me scratch my head. Buy comics you like, skip comics you don’t. If you don’t like a creator, great, there are so many others to choose from. Just popping up on message boards or commenting on articles just to express that one thought you don’t really want an answer for seems a waste.