Just to let you know some of the riches and most sucessful people in the world purchase and read comic books. Some of the original art sells in the millions.
In Europe and Asia graphic novels (thick comic books) are read by everyone. In Germany and Japan mainly, graphic novels outsell standard books all the time and a single issue sells about 500,000 copies easy. New issues come out every week. An average of 50,000 of a single issue sells in the US. We may be dorks but we are way behind compared to rest of the world in considering graphic novels and comics as a legit form of art and entertainment.