Pro-Tip: Cut back on DC & Marvel books and start reading creator owned books by the creators you enjoy and you just might start to feel smarter.
They'll still take your lunch money though... Though maybe not as bullies. More like, friends. Who just need a little bit more money in order to finish that one project which is just about to break through. Any day now, really.
They don't take your money until it's done though. And I've never understood why so many comic fans put schedule at the absolute top of their priorities, or right below the licensed intellectual property. Far above talent and quality of product though. Does it have my favorite character? Will it be there every single Wednesday, no matter what? Best comic on Earth. A quarterly anthology featuring internationally renown writers and artists showcasing completely unrestrained creativity with no editorial mandates or shareholders to please? No thanks. Deadpool isn't in it.