The notion that we treat the creative pinicale of working in comics in the west as “getting” to draw Batman or Superman or Spider-man or whatever is so patently absurd, but yet it’s the accepted wisdom with a lot of the culture surrounding comics in the west. Particularly America.
I think the notion that your best work would be in the service of these large corporations intellectual property management is crazy. You wouldn’t have told Ingmar Bergman that he was a nobody until he made an Indiana Jones sequel. Imagine selling Lars Von Trier on the notion that he needed to make an Avengers movie to “be in the big leagues”.
And yet the notion is perpetuated because so much of the best talent in American and Western Comics are happy to put their shift in and perpetuate the myth.
What I want to see happen is more creators telling DC and Marvel “no” and making the best books outside of the DC/Marvel Superhero paradigm. I think it will be better for the health of the industry as a whole, and I think it will be better for the diversity and strength of the medium as a whole and go a long way toward creating the perception that comics can be a panoply of things for a diverse group of readers.