Dave---Your explanations are sensible but yet the fact is that a great many people have no interest in comic books and movies made from comics and information about such things is filtered out when (and if) encountered. Our friend Gaffo is evidently one of those people. And why not, we all have to filter the vast amount of information thrown at us these days, some filter this and some filter that.
I, being a fairly well informed man, am aware of Sin City yet I've no interest in it at all, neither in the comic nor the picture.
I bought the 300 comic several years ago from curiosity and found it, well, let's just say I prefer the depth of traditional books.
Funny papers--comics; same thing. One can use synonyms if one wishes.